Not only does Friday signify the oncoming of the weekend, a book buying, reading, devouring-words frenzy spread over 3 days, but also Friday Follow. Tarryn & I relish in Fridays for both reasons. We are satisfied with long baths, large glasses of wine and what seems like an endless 3 days of reading; but there is something that gets us all glowing and clapping our hands in ungracious delight as we skip about, flipping and flapping our hair and hands in excitement – You guessed it! Blog Hop Friday!!!
If you have, or would have a daughter, what book would you want your daughter to read?
Kelly: Matilda by Roald Dahl. This book was one of the first that I sat huddled over in our local library every Saturday morning. I relished in the sense of fantasy and the utterly grotesque descriptions that Roald Dahl is famous for. It was this book that harvested my love for reading, taught me that reading makes you smarter (Who would have THUNK!) with each word, broadens your horizons and anything that keeps you captivated is everything.
Tarryn: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. This novel is a book considered ahead of its time. In spite of the dark, brooding elements, it has a strong sense of right and wrong, of morality at its core. This book highlighted so many things for me as a girl: morality, independence, gender relations, love and passion (not necessarily the same thing), forgiveness and the importance of family. Why would you not want your daughter to read this?
What is the one bookish thing you would love to have, no matter the cost?
Tarryn: My Bookish Dream would be a library in my home.
Kelly: My Bookish Dream is to one day own a bookstore with dark mahogany shelves, spilling over with books. There would be four enormous couches and huge, delicious, gooey cupcakes would be sold off the one side of the bookstore. BLISS!