30 Day Book Challenge – Day 19 & 20

30 Day Book ChallengeOops!  I totally forgot to do the book challenge post yesterday!  Guess I’ll have to double up today!

Day 19: Your favorite book of all time

This one was already kind of given away on Day 11.  Mansfield Park by Jane Austen.  I love the main character, Fanny Price.  The family members all have their own quirky personalities.  Definitely my favorite book of all time.

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Day 20: A guilty pleasure book

I’m going to have to go with a series of books that were turned into a TV show.  I got into the TV show before I read the books.  I like the show a lot so I decided I wanted to read the books.  The show seems to be pretty loosely based on the books.  Different characters, physical descriptions, setting, etc.  I like the books but definitely don’t brag or broadcast that I like them.  What can I say?  I’m a sucker for vampires.

 

30 Day Book Challenge – Day 10

30 Day Book ChallengeDay 10: Your favorite female character

My favorite character in literature would have to be Fanny Price from Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park.  In a time when women were often submissive and expected to act a certain way, Fanny Price fought that mold as best as she could.  At a young age she was sent from her poor family to live with her aunt and uncle at Mansfield Park.  She was raised there but not treated like one of the immediate family.  She was given certain privileges but not everything that was afforded to her cousins.  She had a mind of her own and wanted to learn everything beyond what women were supposed to learn.  When she received a proposal of marriage that would have ensured that she would never be poor again, she accepted but almost immediately rescinded because she did not love or trust the man.  She had her heart set on someone who would possibly never be hers but she held strong.  She took control when nobody else could or would in her family when shit hit the fan.  In the end she came out with everything she could have ever wanted and doing so without compromising her beliefs.

Who is your favorite female character?

30 Day Book Challenge – Day 3

30 Day Book ChallengeDay 3: A book that makes you happy.

There is one book in particular that makes me happy every time I read it.  I usually read it once a year, generally around Christmas.

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

My copy isn’t anything special but it has been well loved.  I love the feel of the pages and the smell.  The love story of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy always makes me feel good and happy.  The goofy characters like Mrs. Bennet, Mr. Collins and Mary Bennet make me laugh.  I love everything about this book.

What is a book that makes you happy?