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“The battle of good and evil reduced to a fat woman standing in front of a chocolate shop, saying, Will I? Won’t I? in pitiful indecision.”
― Joanne Harris, Chocolat
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“Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.”
- Chocolat, Joanne Harris
Tags: Bernard C. Lamb, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, David Foenkinos, Delicacy, Diego Marani, Joanne Harris, Literature, Mixing It Up Reading Challenge, New Finnish Grammar, Peaches for Monsieur le Curé, Reading, Robert C. O'Brien, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, The Queen's English, Thomas Hardy, William Rowley, Z for Zachariah
I have finally completed my June challenge, despite thinking i wouldn’t be able to finish in time!
My tasks for June were as follows:
- Read a brand new book. - Read “Peaches for Monsieur le Curé” by Joanne Harris.
- Read a classic you’ve never tried before. – Read “Tess of the D’Urberviles” by Thomas Hardy
- Re-read a book you studied at school/college/university. - Re-read “Z for Zachariah” by Robert C. O’Brien.
- Read a play. - Re-read “The Changeling” by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley
- Read a book that you have owned for a while but haven’t started yet. - Read “Delicacy” by David Foenkinos
- Re-read a favourite book from your younger years. – Re-read “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Harvest” (A novelization from the hit TV series of the same title)
- Read a non-fiction title. - Reading “The Queen’s English” by Bernard C. Lamb
- Read a book that is totally different to the sort you usually read. - Read “New Finnish Grammar” by Diego Marani
I have finished all of the books, except for Task7, the non-fiction title “The Queen’s English” because it is fairly heavy going as a textbook (although the book says it is a “light” textbook, which it really isn’t!), but i will keep reading it inbits at a time because i won’t absorb it otherwise!
It has been an interesting challenge though, as you can’t deny that i’ve covered a wide range of books!
My favourite book was “Z for Zachariah” because it was easy to read, yet it was interesting to re-read it after so many years have passed since i studied it at school!
There isn’t a book i didn’t like, although i found myself getting a little irritated by “Tess of the D’Urbervilles” with Tess being a bit pathetic at times and the ending being a bit rubbish. I thought it was worth reading though, but i’m glad i didn’t have to study it at school/university!
That’s the end of my Mixing It Up Reading Challenge, and i will now have a little break from challenges because i want to just read without worrying about a deadline!