Day 4, your favourite book.

I do love to read. As with everything so far, I don’t have just one favourite, so I’m going to list the books I like.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – I’ve only recently read this, but I fell in love with it at first read. It’s such a sweet and interesting story about a boy named Bod who is raised by the ghosts of the graveyard after his family were murdered by one of the Jacks. I do recommend you read this as it’s nothing like I have read before.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman – I know, Neil Gaiman again but this book is wonderful. Everyone at some point wished they had different parents and this is the story of a girl who got her wish, but then regretted it. I really love this book and it is definitely one I will read over and over. I know this has recently been made into a film but I when I saw it I did not like it. They added things in where they didn’t need to and took things out where I think they shouldn’t have. I was a bit disappointed by it.

Bill and the Ghost of Grimley Grange by Anthony Stone –  Yes I know it’s a childrens book to help you learn to read (the back says “Read Alone. First solo reading; ideal for building confidence”) but it is one of my all time favourites. My copy is rather battered from the amount of times I’ve read it/carried it around with me. But everyone has their own favourite children’s book.

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll – I do enjoy this book. It speaks to me on the level of madness. I don’t know why but even though it is a very chaotic book, I can follow it quite easily. I never read things straight (if you understand my meaning) so having a book that almost talks in riddles is wondrous to me.

Colour of Magic/Light Fantastic by Terry Prachett – I do love this man and all his books. He is a genius and it saddens me to know he has Alzheimer’s, that we will soon loose him. But at least we have something of his to keep. But yes, the books. I class these as one because they are two parts of one story. These were the first discworlds I read and was what captured me. I had read carpet people by Prachett before the discworlds (that is also one I recommend) so was intrigued by him, so picked up Colour of Magic and started to read and haven’t stopped since.

I have many, many more favourites, but if I go on I’ll be here till next tuesday.


Day 01 — Your favourite movie
Day 02 — Your favourite song
Day 03 — Your favourite television program
Day 04 — Your favourite book
Day 05 — Your favourite quote
Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 — A fictional book
Day 14 — A non-fictional book
Day 15 — A fanfic
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours
Day 21 — A recipe
Day 22 — A website
Day 23 — A YouTube video
Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 — Your day, in great detail
Day 26 — Your week, in great detail
Day 27 — This month, in great detail
Day 28 — This year, in great detail
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 — Whatever tickles your fancy