Hello my dear bookworms,

Here's another quiz to show how great readers we are :P 
Let's take a look at our bookshelves again! 


DO YOU HAVE (or have you ever read)...

1. A funny book.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)

2. A book with a one-word title.

Cathedral (Raymond Carver)

3. A book based on a true story.

On the road (Jack Kerouac)

4. A book you can finish in a day.

The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

5. A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit.

Trainspotting (Irvine Welsh) Set in Edinburgh, Scotland. I've always wanted to visit that country... for no reason :P

6. A book with a color in the title.

The Black Cat (Edgar Allan Poe)

7. A book you own but still you haven't read.

Steppenwolf (Hermann Hesse)
A secondhand copy that I found few time ago in a charity bookstore. I've never read any book by this author, but I'm curious about his work, and I think I'd like this one.

8. A non-fiction book.

Just Kids (Patti Smith) A memoir.

9. A book you chose by its cover.

Hell, no! ¬¬

10. A book that inspired you.

A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again (David Foster Wallace)
Wallace's way of writing about the western culture and society inspired me to keep 'awake', to analyze and question my society's behaviour, and ofc, also to analyze/criticize myself.




Ok, now lemme check your bookself! \(^-^)/




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  • Hi, MARY, here is my list:

    1. A funny book: Greg's Diary by Jeff Kinney.  (It's a series of books for children but funny also for adults.)

    2. A book with a one-word title:  Nana  by Émile Zola

    3. A book based on a true story: Queen by Alex Haley

    4. A book I finished in a day: The Tin Church by Rosamund Haden

    5. A book set somewhere I've always wanted to visit: There were some, but I don't remember a special title. Most of the books were travel descriptions or illustrated books about Canada and New Zeeland.

    6. A book with a color in the title: The Green Mile by Stephen King / The Woman In White  by Wilkie Collins / The Woman In Black by Susan Hill / Ann of Green Gable by Lucy Maud Montgomery

    7. A book I own but still I haven't read: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoi ( The German edition has 1645 day, I am going to read it.)

    8. A non-fiction book: Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl

    9. A book I chose by its cover.  No!

    10. A book that inspired me: There are books but I don't remember the exact titles. I read them years ago, but I don't own them.

  • Hello! Stay at home and read books :)

    1. A funny book:  Diary of a Wimpy kid - Jeff Kinney

    2. A book with a one-word title: Submission - Michel Houellebecq

    3. A book based on a true story: Prisoner of Tehran - Marina Nemat

    4. A book you can finish in a day: Ghoulia - Barbara Cantini

    5. A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit: Pan - Knut Hamsun ( set in Norway )

    6.A book with a color in the title. - Black Swan Green - David Mitchell

    7. A book you own but still you haven't read: The Postman Always Rings Twice - James Mallahan Cain

    8. A non-fiction book: I'll Be Gone in the Dark - Michelle McNamara

    9. A book you chose by its cover: Under an Amber Sky - Rose Alexander

    10.A book that inspired you: Brave New World - Aldous  Huxley


    • Hey Marija!

      I don't know many books or authors you mention, but Michel Houellebecq, Prisoner of Tehran or The postman always rings twice -well, that's a classic, i guess... But I just love that you add Brave New World by Huxley as a book that inspired you. It's really great :))

      Thanks for letting us check your bookself!


  • Ok, it´s my turn:

    1. A funny book: The life and adventures of Lazarillo de Tormes

    2. A book with a one-word title: Nada by Carmen Laforet

    3. A book based on a true story: Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich

    4. A book you can finish in a day: An illustrated book of bad arguments by Ali Almossawi

    5. A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit:  nope

    6. 6. A book with a color in the title: nope

    7. A book you own but still you haven't read: The revolt of the masses by Jose Ortega & Gasset

    8. A non-fiction book: Why nations fail by Acemoglu and Robinson

    9. A book you chose by its cover: Charlie and the chocolate factory 

    A book that inspired you: Oblivion. A memoir by Hector Abad Faciolince


    • Gerardo! How nice to see you around ^_^

      Oh, El Lazarillo de Tormes! how cool! haha... I didn't expect to see this book in any list :D

      Also, Carmen Laforet, Ortega & Gasset... You know some of the classic spanish literature :))

      The book you chose by its cover is Charlie and the chocolate factory? haha, that's cool... and weird, 'cause Roald Dahl is a 'classic' :D (I love his stories, btw)
      Anyway, I hope you chose a copy illustrated by the great Quentin Blake :)

      Ok, I take note of the book that inspired you. I've checked the story and it seems an interesting book to know about the recent Colombian's history.

      Thanks for dropping by and let us see your bookself! :)


  • Oi there, folks

     Ready, steady….go:

     1 – Rally Round the Flag, Boys - by Max Shulman

    2 - Germinal: by  Émile Zola

    3 - All Creatures Great and Small: by James Herriot

    4 - Dr. Jekkyl and Mr. Hyde: by Robert Louis Stevenson

    5 Around the World in 80 Days: by Jules Verne [ I love travelling, no matter where, when or how]

    6 – Anne of Green Gables: by Lucy Maud Montgomery 

    7 – The Idiot: by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    8 – A Brief History of Time: by Stephen Hawking

    9 – The African Queen: by C.S. Forester

    10 – On Writing: by Stephen King

    Everybody is invited to steal...errrrr...borrow any of the books on my shelf.

    • Rys, Hats off to you and your bookshelf! I love your books!!

      I only didn't know the 3 first titles you mention (well, I do know Émile Zola, but not that book) so I've been reading their storylines and I found them very interesting as well, especially the one about the veterinarian :))

      About the book set in a place you want to visit... how smart of you!! hhahaha... Now I'd like to pick that too! :D

      And that book by Stephen King, even if I'm not a reader of his books, I totally understand that you chose it as an inspiration. That guy is really good. You know? last summer I was watching some talks of him (don't ask me why, haha... my interests are so 'random' XD ) The way he tells stories and talks about his work is really inspiring... and he's a very funny guy too. As i said, i'm not a reader of his work, but I think he's really good and deserves all the success he has. Also, many of his books gave us some of the best horror/thriller movies (I dunno why I love horror/thriller movies, but I'm not into reading books of this genre... how weird I am! haha)

      Thanks a lot for sharing your books! I totally would love to borrow some of those!!


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