The second consolidation post for my #bookaday entries on Twitter. (Scroll down for the first.) Are you playing? if so, let me know your choices / leave your twitter handle in comments, so I can follow you.
June 6 – I one I always give as a gift
Simply because my friends are superheroes …. each and every one.
June 7 – The one I forgot I owned
The dangers of double stacking book shelves …. I rediscovered this in the back row during #pushkinpress fortnight as I was searching for the Szerb I decided to read for the event. Just as well, because I was about to buy it again!
June 8 – I have multiple copies of this.
This category could be renamed the book that launched a new bad habit. I loved Measuring the World so much that I bought myself Die Vermessung der Welt the next time I was in Germany. Since then a number of originals been purchased after reading the translation, to reread in the original. It’s a good intention, I’m sure. Though, to date, never realised.
June 9 – A film tie-in
I hate film tie-ins and was quite surprised to find one in the stacks. It has been marked for culling a couple of times already, but reprieved because of some excellent reviews. I’ll get to the book and the film some day.
June 10 – It reminds me of someone I love
From Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes – Bird Pie from The Twits. Baking this, complete with claws, was the only time I ever earned the “cool” accolade from my son. You bet – I lost count of the number of times I baked it … actually, it is pretty tasty!