13 June 2013

10 Day Challenge - Four Books

Four Books

The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy
by Douglas Adams
This will always be my favourite book.
The first one of the (now) five part trilogy.
I could read it everyday for the rest of my life.
I've talked about it on this blog many times.
If you haven't read it.
Read it!

I picked this book up a couple of years ago on a whim.
The cover was interesting and a quick read of the back
"Seriously unfit and unmotivated..." I'm seriously unfit and unmotivated!
 "...Lisa Dempster is an unlikely candidate for a gruelling outdoor adventure...." hmmm.... not a big fan of this "outdoors" stuff! 
"....When her life needs a shake-up...." oohhh That's what I NEED!
 "...she decides the only thing for it is to hike the henro michi, a 1200 kilometre..." say what!!?? how many!?
 "...Buddhist pilgrimage through the mountains of Japan..." ooooh, I like Japan!
 "...Lisa’s journey from overweight dole bludger to intrepid explorer is a witty and fascinating insight into Japan’s famed pilgrimage." okay.... you had me at seriously unfit!
I read it in 2 days!
It's her personal account of the adventure. All the blisters and temples and wonderfully old Japanese pilgrims. It's the first book that made me start thinking about doing Pilgrimages.
I would love to do the Henro Michi one day!

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone
by JK Rowling
I didn't know what to put here.
Do I write Harry Potter series....? but thats 7 books so I would be cheating.
Do I choose my favourite book...? which is The Prisoner of Azkaban
I decided on the book that started it all.
The first one.
The Philosophers Stone
(or The Sorcerers Stones in US)
It started the love.
The passion.
I started reading when they announced they were making a movie.
At that point the 4th book (The Goblet of Fire) had just been released.
Then on, I stood in line at 5am to get the 5th, 6th & 7th book!
I actually got pneumonia after the release of the 6th book :(

Saved By Cakes
by Marian Keyes
and yes, if you're wondering it's the same Marian Keyes that writes all those novels...
Which I haven't read because they're not really my thing.... I assume....
They seem to be very romance/family/friendship related...
give me a good fantasy or sic-fi any day!
It's my favourite cookbook.
Marian suffered really bad depression and anxiety and baking saved her.
It saved me too.
When I'm feeling sad or depressed I bake (if I can)
There are some pretty weird recipes in it, but some really yummy ones too.
One day I will make everything in it.
Even the stuff I don't like.

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