BA’s 2013 End-of-Year Countdown #4-#1

The Idea

The 2013 End of Year CountdownFor something different to bring in the new year, I thought I’d create a countdown of book-related posts. Each day, as 2014 approaches, one of my posts would go up until we hit 2014.

The Catch-up

Holidays got the better of me! Then January happened. Seriously, if January is a sign for what 2014 holds for me… I’m going to be sleeping well. I’m playing catch-up by doing the rest of my End-of-Year Countdown all in one go.

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Countdown Day #4 Newest Fictional BFFs – They don’t have to be BFFs of course, but share the characters you’ve grown to love during 2013 and what you loved about them. Continue reading

BA’s 2013 End-of-Year Countdown #6

The 2013 End of Year CountdownFor something different to bring in the new year, I thought I’d create a countdown of book-related posts. Each day, as 2014 approaches, one of my posts will go up. If you want to take part, you’re more than welcome to.

I’m coupling this countdown with the BA Posts Challenge, but you don’t need to do the same. You can share these posts in any order you wish, as spaced out as you wish, and interpret the topics in a way that suits you. You can find all the countdown topics here.

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BA’s End of Year Countdown Day #6: Newly Discovered and Rediscovered Authors in 2013

Were they awesome, have you decided to read more books by them, why did you decide to revisit their work, or what about them does or doesn’t suit your reading tastes? Continue reading

Fun Fridays: A-Z

I nicked this one from Jacq at BookBites

For this meme, you list a favourite book that starts with each letter of the alphabet. If you don’t have a book for a letter (such as Z or X) than you can substitute a favourite book that simply has that letter in the title (e.g. The Lost City of Z or Hot Six by Janet Evanovich). However, you can only do this a maximum of 3 times. (Z, X, and Q. But not Z, X, Q, and V.) Books can be of any genre from fiction to non-fiction to poetry to textbooks.

This is a difficult task to fulfil, because obviously some letters, like S and T, have many books that might be favourites, whereas others, like Q and X are unlikely to present you with difficulties making a choice. I have chosen Fiction:

A: A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
B: Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
C: Contagious – Scott Sigler
D: Dracula – Bram Stoker
E: Exorcist, The – William Peter Blatty
F: Feast of All Saints, The – Anne Rice
G: Gone – Michael Grant
H: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
I: I Am Legend – Richard Matheson
J: Jesus Weed – Gerard Taylor
K: Kallocain – Karin Boye
L: Life of Pi – Yann Martel
M: Mists of Avalon, The – Marion Zimmer Bradley
N: Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
O: Odd Thomas – Dean Koontz
P: Painted Man, The – Peter V. Brett
Q: Queen of The Damned, The – Anne Rice
R: Road, The – Cormac McCarthy
S: Slights – Kaaron Warren
T: Time Traveler’s Wife, The – Audrey Niffenegger
U: Unmentionable – Paul Jennings
V: V For Vendetta – Alan Moore
W: The Name of The (W)ind – Patrick Rothfuss
X: Battlea(x)e – Sarah Douglass
Y: Cr(y) To Heaven – Anne Rice
Z: The Hori(z)ontal Instrument – Christopher Wilkins

What are yours?