Hello all! It’s time for this weeks Monday musing, and this week the question posed by Should Be Reading is: What is your favorite romantic book –or book that includes a love story?
My first thought when I read the question was “Romances? I don’t read romances!” but that thought was quickly followed by the realization that there are definitely books I’ve ended up loving for the romance. I haven’t read a book where the romance really jumped out at me in a while, but mentally browsing books I’ve read in the past one book really stood out to me. It’s been a while, so I wish I had this book on hand to remind myself why it left such an impression on me, but I vividly remember loving The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause. I think I might even have cried. Although I don’t remember all the details, I do remember this being a very moving book and might have to re-read it now.
In addition to answering the Monday Musing question, I’d also like to announce a few more challenges I found for 2012 (I’m a little slow, I know!) which fit particularly well with the reading I’ve been enjoying this year. Reading through the Dewey Decimal system has made me really want to expand the sorts of books I read. At first, I’d just wander through the non-fiction section and want to read everything, but now it’s gotten to where I wander the whole library feeling that way! So, to indulge my desire to sample new genres, I will be participating in the Around the Stack in How Many Ways Challenge at the Palin-esque level, which means I’ll be trying to read books from 20+ genres. For this to be possible, you’ll notice that the host Dog Ear Discus has defined genres pretty narrowly. I will also be completing the similar Eclectic Reader Challenge hosted by Book’d Out.
And last but not least, I will be starting the Book To Movie Challenge hosted by Para Junkee, because I enjoyed reading and than watching Percy Jackson so much. I think it will be a lot of fun to see how well (or not) different books are made into movies. Feel free to join me!