Friday, 10 August 2012

Friday Memes

Q: What would you do over if you were to start your blog again from scratch?

I'd probably plan it a bit more! Haha! I think I jumped in a bit eager and didn't really think of how available I'd be in coming months. I jumped into whatever I could- review and memes. But I couldn't keep it up as exams came, so I wish I'd had the foresight to realise that an plan accordingly. Instead I found myself stressed and annoyed because I had to drop them.

Funnily enough though, if I did start from scratch my biggest regret with probably then be ever stopping since I've a lot a year (almost) of blogging!

Unexpected Books: Which books did you have reservations about reading, but ended up loving once you did?

Despite being a lover of her now (that sounds so wrong), I was nervous about Pride and Prejudice: just Jane Austen in general. I thought that I'd just hate her romances and hate the books. Instead I love them and have read most of them- I finished Persuasion last week! She's become probably my favourite classical author and I'm now afraid to finish all her books.

I felt similar about Dickens to. The first book I picked up of his (Great Expectations) was huge and I was worried it would be too long entirely! Again it wasn't the case, and he takes the proud spot of my second favourite classic author!

Probably every sequel/sub-story I've ever read too- I mean, what if they don't live up to my precious book?

Also, check out my giveaway her for a fantasy book by Jennifer Ford, The Waking Dream! LINK!


  1. I just couldn't finish Great Expectations. I suppose one day I'll be in the right frame of mind and plow right through it.
    We'll have to do another read-a-long sometime. I think I was able to enjoy Jane Eyre more because e I discussed it with you :-)

    1. Maybe, but it's difficult for most people to read as it is. Maybe it's because I (and perhaps you) started reading with shorter, less descriptive books which means that these long things seem tedious and even foreboding to pick up.

      I'd love to do one! Classics I own are: Nicholas Nickleby, Tale of Two Cities (Dickens), Mansfield Park, Sense and Sensibility (Austen), Tess of the D'Ubervilles (Hardy), Portrait of a Lady (Henry James), Frankenstein (Shelley), All of Oscar Wilde's stuff and Treasure Island. But I'd be open to almost anything- and it's my birthday soon anyway so I could get whatever books as a gift!