Friday, 10 February 2012

Friday Hop Dix-Sept

Q: What would your prefer: reading your favorite book over and over again until you got sick of it OR reading 100s of mediocre books? And why?

I would definitely say my favourite book. Everytime I read it I am bound to discover something new in it and I enjoy it so much more for that and I can see the whole book in a different way. Also, why would I settle for mediocre when I can have the utmost best? Also, it's that idea that I would rather live a terrible life but have one moment of pure bliss than merely abide a life of pure mediocrity. It's like choosiing true love over simply living with someone you like for your whole life.

Love Stories: What are some of your favorite fictional love stories?

I adore Jane Austen's stories, and Pride and Prejudice still kind of holds the title of my favourite of all time. It's so perfect, in my opinion, in every which way and I knowing the ending (who doesn't know the ending?!?) makes all the little machinations and side comments up to that point so much better. I've read Emma and Northanger Abbey too- both of which I adored- but Pride and Prejudice is and will remain my favourite.

I also liked the Time Traveller's Wife for the romance since the disjointedness of it makes it quirky and you doubt that it might ever work- but the romance is believable and you're swept away with it all (well, I was).

A non-novelistic love story that always makes me squirm with joy and anticipation is the one in Love Actually- namely Colin Firth's Character's one. He's an English writer, recently in France, with a Portuguese housekeeper. But they slowly fall in love with one another and their conversations, where neither understands the other, is blatant but sweet way to say that on some level they understand one another and that they are on the same page (ha...) in an odd, inexplicable way.

Happy Hopping!


  1. So agree - my favorite books would win out!

  2. I agree - while I do wonder about getting sick of my favourite book, there's always some new angle or nuance to discover. Plus, I just can't bring myself to waste time with mediocre reads. New follower, by the way. :)

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  3. I would much rather read my favorite book. I have been reading 100 mediocre books and I miss the times when I used to re-read my favorites. There is something comforting in that - like meeting up with old friends.
    Did you like The Time Traveller movie?

  4. Pride & Prejudice is SO good. And Love Actually is a really cute movie! <3

  5. Hopping through. I loved the romance with Colin Firth and the housekeeper. So sweet and funny.
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  6. Sorry you're not feeling well!

    I absolutely agree on the reading one awesome book over and over. I had about 5 favorites in college, and I read them each about twice a year, always making notes and underlining passages with a different pen. By the time I'd made 4 passes through the book, it was like reading a different novel just by reading my different impressions over time!

    Yes, Pride and Prejudice wins. It just does. It's popular because it's /good/.

  7. Hi, I just stumbled across your blog. :) I must say that I loved Colin Firth's story line in Love Actually, too!!! It was my favorite part of the whole movie! The way their conversations lined up was kind of unrealistic, but I LOVED it.