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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Currently reading

The Dower House Mystery
Patricia Wentworth
Progress: 42 %
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries: A British Library Crime Classic (British Library Crime Classics)
Martin Edwards
Progress: 105/410 pages
Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry

Moonlight Reader's 30 Day Challenge: Days 17, 18, 19

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh - A.A. Milne To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee The Annotated Pride and Prejudice: A Revised and Expanded Edition - Jane Austen, David M. Shapard

I pretty much hate all of these questions, so I'm lumping them together in what will be a short and not very interesting post.

 

Day 17: Favorite quote from your favorite book:

 

I don't have a favorite book. I have favorite books. If I post a quote from all of them, this post would never end.

 

I'll just mention two, specifically, that I really like:

 

"Promise me you'll always remember: you're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

 

"The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird.

 

Day 18: A book that disappointed you.

 

I just can't even answer this. There are so many different levels of disappointment: books that didn't live up to my expectations, but which were still good; books that have been overhyped; books that actually suck; books that I can't figure out how they ever got selected for publications; books that were written by celebrities that expose the narcissism that is rampant in our culture; books by people that I admired until they wrote a book.

 

I reject this question.

 

Day 19: Favorite book turned into a movie:

 

Pride and Prejudice by Austen. I like both the BBC production with Colin Firth AND the newer version with Kiera Knightly. Although each of them has it's own problematic scenes: in the BBC version, Colin Firth swimming in his regency smallclothes is swoonworthy, but ridiculous; and the last scene in the Kiera Knightley version with Lizzie and Darcy in their jammies on the patio at Pemberley just makes me cringe.