I recently came across this poem while reading Lang Leav’s book “Lullabies” and fell in love. Review of the book will come later, but for now here are some “Lost Words” by Michael Faudet.
A midnight scribble,
a morning sigh;
you watch the words
curl up and die.
inside your head,
of poems lost
and pages dead.
A mind possessed
by unmade books
on empty hooks.
Today, I’m letting my own lost words float around my head and simply relaxing with my notebook and a cup of tea.
Welcome to my blog, where books are a way of life and you can never have enough coffee or comfy sweaters.
Since this is the beginning of my literary lifestyle blogging adventure I found this 30 day book challenge list on Pinterest that I think it may be a wonderful way for you all out there to get to know me a little bit better. It turned out to be more of a challenge than I anticipated, so many of my answers could change five minutes later, but that’s the life of a bibliophile. So anyway here is a snap-shot of my relationship with books for a quick bookish introduction:
- Best book you read last year: “Good Omens” by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett
- A book that you’ve read more than 3 times: “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern
- Your favorite series: “The Immortals” by Tamora Pierce
- Favorite book of your favorite series: “The Realms of the Gods” by Tamora Pierce
- A book that makes you happy: “The Little Prince” by Antoine St. Exupery
- A book that makes you sad: “The English Patient” by Michael Ondaatje
- A book that makes you laugh: “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman
- Most overrated book: “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain
- A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving: “Wicked Lovely” by Melissa Marr
- A book that reminds you of home: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by JK Rowling
- A book you hated: “The Magicians” by Lev Grossman
- A book you love but hate at the same time: “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon
- Your favorite writer: Sorry but this is just an impossible question!
- Book turned movie and completely desecrated: “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas
- Favorite male character: Wesley from “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman
- Favorite female character: Diane from “The Immortals” Series by Tamora Pierce
- Favorite quote from your favorite book: “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” From “Winnie the Pooh” by AA Milne
- A book that disappointed you: “The Selection” by Kiera Cass (But it was still an enjoyable read)
- Favorite book turned into a movie: “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy by JRR Tolkien
- Favorite romance book: “Persuasion” by Jane Austen
- The first novel you remember reading: I can’t even remember the title but it was about a girl who lived with dolphins
- A book that makes you cry: “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes
- A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t: “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Ernest Hemingway
- A book that you wish more people would’ve read: “The City of Dreaming Books” by Walter Moers
- A character who you can relate to the most: Princess Addie from “The Two Princess of Bamarre” by Gail Carson Levine OR Hermione Granger from “Harry Potter” by JK Rowling (Even though I’m a Ravenclaw!)
- A book that changed your opinion about something: “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes
- The most surprising plot twist or ending: Pretty much all of the Grimm’s Fairytales by the Grimm brothers
- Favorite title of a book: “Ella Minnow Pea” by Mark Dunn
- A book everyone hated but you liked: “The Odyssey” by Homer
- Your favorite book of all time: “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas
Do you think you could do the challenge? Did anything surprise you? I certainly surprised myself with a couple of my answers!
Please comment with your own list and follow along to read more on my literary opinions, fun discussions, and more on life as a bibliophile!