Friday, 24 June 2011

Friday Challenge

Ok so as it's Friday I thought I would do something different and  have posed a fun challenge for anyone to take part in. It's nothing too taxing- I am just interested to find out about my fellow readers and blog followers and  have composed a few questions for you to answer!

So that it isn't a one sided exercise, I have posted my answers underneath each question to help you get started.

So here goes;


A book that disappointed you

The Other Hand by Chris Cleave- this book was really hyped up at its release in 2008 but it left me cold.                                    

A book that surprised you
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier- This book was recommended to me by my Grandmother who is also an avid reader and it is amongst my all time favourites.

A book that frightened you

The Fog by James Herbert. I never finished it because it scared me so much and have been unable to read any more James Herbert since!

A book that shocked you 
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini - There are some very upsetting scenes in this book but it an excellent read and I recommend it highly.

A book that made you laugh out loud 

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4- I read this first as a teenager but have been back to it since as an adult and still love it.

A book you didn't expect to enjoy

Star of the sea by Joseph O'Connor (Brother of Singer Sinead!) A surprisingly good read.

The book you have re-read the most

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte- This is the first book I fell in love with as a teenager. I have lost count of just how many times I have read it.

Your favourite genre

I like books from all genres but if I had to choose I would say historical fiction.

And finally......

Name a book that will always live on your bookshelf and why
Eckhart Tolle A New Earth (see my previous blog post)  

I am really looking forward to reading your answers and I hope you all enjoy taking part.

Happy Friday everyone!!



  1. NAME: Emily
    A BOOK THAT DISAPPOINTED ME: New Moon - Stephanie Meyer
    A BOOK THAT SUPRISED ME: The Pursuit Of Happiness (Not the same story as the film) - Douglas Kennedy
    A BOOK THAT FRIGHTENED ME: Woman In Black - Susan King
    A BOOK THAT SHOCKED ME: Cobain Unseen
    A BOOK THAT MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD: Michael Mcintyres autobiography
    A BOOK I DIDNT EXPECT TO ENJOY: The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
    A BOOK THAT I HAVE RE READ MOST: Anne Franks Diary
    MY FAVOURITE GENRE: Crime Novels mainly
    A BOOK THAT I WILL ALWAYS KEEP ON MY BOOKSHELF: Chicken Soup For The Teenage Soul - Various Authors

  2. Nice choices Emily. Thanks for taking part. Enjoy your weekend.

  3. BOOKS THAT......
    DISAPPOINTED ME.....Little Red Riding Hood...
    SURPRISED ME....Princess and the Pea...
    FRIGHTENED ME......The 3 Bears....
    SOCKED ME....The 3 Little Pigs.....
    LAUGH OUT LOUD.....Pinocchio....
    DID'NT EXPECT TO ENJOY.....Rapunzel.....
    READ THE MOST....The Godfather....
    FAVOURITE GENRE......Crime/Psychology.....
    BOOK ALWAYS ON THE SHELF.......The Godfather....