#bookaday 22nd-30th June

We are on the home straight now and so it is the final days of #bookaday which has been a wonderful initiative to get people to share the books they love (or hate) and find some other like-minded reading individuals out there. It may well have jogged some memories for some people of long forgotten books.

22nd Out of Print Turning this one on its head- 50 Shades of Grey was actually out of print. I recognise it got people reading but has it got them reading good novels, this poorly written and badly edited. And yes I have read it. 

23rd Made to read at school Barry Hines – A Kestrel for a Knave. Watched the film as well Kes. Rather a bleak book. 

24th Hooked me into reading I suppose going back to basics Ladybird Books, of which I had many. 

25th Never finished it Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama. It was a book club choice and remains unfinished by all of us. It is a very scholarly book and at times I was reading it and then remembering it was the actual President of the USA.

26th Should have sold more copies Anything by Linda Gillard. She is self publishing now, because her books do not fit into nice little pigeon holes. 

27th Want to be one of the characters I so would love to be in a Jeeves and Wooster novel. A woman with a bit of spike to ruffle Bertie into a jam or two! And share a cup of tea with Jeeves too. 

28th Bought at my fave independent bookshop I hang my head in shame. There are two fairly near me and I don’t use them. 

29th The one I have reread most often I am generally not a re-reader. When I was young, it would have been many Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl books, but now no rereads. Too many books out there for me to read. 

30th Would save if my house burnt down Can I say all of them? Or the ones that don’t belong to me? One is too difficult to choose……No please don’t make me choose. 

Thirty days done and dusted. I hope you have enjoyed them and it has certainly made me think about my reading and my books in many different ways.

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