Today’s challenge is hosted by Jenica from Firewhisky Reader. Her prompt is to describe your favourite winter scene from a book and explain why you want to be in it. As I’ve previously mentioned, snow is an alien concept to me. I’m pretty sure I would not thrive well in a snowy environment. I’m finding the current winter nights (13° C) only hard to bear, which should give you an idea of how I might feel stuck inside a winter scene. Nevertheless, I do have a favourite scene to talk about from a beloved children’s classic, so let’s get into it.
Often times when I state the fact that I’ve been reading since I was a kid, people tend to assume I have a great library back home. When I mumble something about e-books and using the library as a schoolgirl, I find that I myself am not convinced. I see bookworms on YouTube, the blogosphere, Twitter and Instagram (which I’m not involved in, but I see pictures shared elsewhere) and I start to feel incredibly guilty (also jealous) that I don’t have beautiful hardcover books (plus props, great backgrounds, lighting and an excellent camera) to share with the world. This post is all about me grappling with those feelings and coming to terms with being the kind of book lover who doesn’t own a ton of books.
Every once in a while I like to introduce a little fun into my blog posts with a book tag. There are so many of them that have interesting questions that I’m not sure when I’ll get through them all. For those of you who are new here, TBR stands for ‘to be read’ and is a generic term used by bookworms to talk about the enormous pile (physical or virtual) on their bookshelves that is waiting to be devoured. This tag was created by a YouTuber whose channel no longer exists, unfortunately. I didn’t get tagged by anyone to do this, but found that it fit my state of mind perfectly.
Lately, I’ve been in a reading slump. I’m yet to start a new book in over two weeks, which is starting to freak me out because I’m such a consistent reader. The reason for this is lesser time, lesser energy and the fact that the books I want to pick up are either too intimidating for me or I just don’t feel like getting into at the moment. I’m hoping this tag will give me the push I need to get back into reading again. With that little introduction out of the way, let’s get to the questions.
Hello and welcome! This is my weekly series, Top Three Thursdays, or, for convenience, TTT. Every week I discuss my top three in any bookish topic. If you’d like to participate, write up a post on your blog and leave a link to it in the comments below.
The topic for today (09/02/17) is: Favourite Books with Blue Covers
I wanted to spread a little bookshelf love with this week’s topic. I’m not a person who owns a lot of physical books even though I’d love to, but have an extensive collection of eBooks. When I was rifling through my small collection, I noticed that I own several books with blue covers. It’s not that I’m biased towards the colour; it seems I might have an unconscious attachment to it. Or maybe all the books I love have blue covers, coincidentally. For this post, although I loved the book and have talked about it in this post, I will leave out the Fantastic Beasts screenplay book because it’s been previously featured on here.
1. The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
3. The Secret to Teen Power by Paul Harrington
What are your three favourite blue books on your shelf? Share them with me if you’d like to.