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The unanswerable question

I made it! This is the very last entry in my 26-Week Book Challenge, even if this is an afterlude. Don’t tell me that’s not a word; it is now. Anyway, I posted 37 entries in total: 26 actual entries and 11 interludes on questions I could not (or would not) answer. Today’s is the last of those, and it’s the question which, to me, is the silliest of them all: your favourite book of all time.

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Falling out of love

I’m nearing the end of my 26-Week Book Challenge (and I do believe I’ve managed to string it out for almost a year), only to find that for this week’s entry I already sort of wrote a post. However, since that was now about a month ago, I’m going to shamelessly tread the same ground and talk about it again. ‘It’ being an author I used to love but don’t anymore.

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Pretentious bullshit

Apologies for the strongly-worded title, but it is time for another interlude in my 26-Week Book Challenge. (Which is sort of nearing the end now, and I’m not really sure what I’m going to be posting about once it’s done. Suggestions welcome!) The subject that I do not have an answer for is a book you tell people you’ve read but haven’t. This shouldn’t really come as a surprise to regular readers of my blog, because I don’t buy into that kind of (and here’s the title!) pretentious bullshit.

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The importance of a good villain

Before I start part 29 in my 26-Week Book Challenge I would like to say that it’s quite hard to keep on track with finishing your third book when you wake up at 5am because the characters from your previous book demand sex. Needless to say I’ve taken a little detour. On the plus side, this means I will have one more story for my erotic short story collection.

So, this week will be a post quite close to my heart, because I will be discussing my favourite side character, and from the title of the post you can probably guess that this one is a villain.

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Delayed pleasure?

Another Monday, another post in my 26-Week Book Challenge. I have no idea how long this one will be, since I’m still a little distracted with what I’ve been doing this past weekend, which is this:

Not to that standard, but the fantastic Mugenkyo run a taiko dojo and every now and then they do a workshop where you are taught the basics of how to play taiko, which is the most brilliant fun I’ve had in a long time. I’ve got the bug.

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More is sometimes better

Another entry in my 26-Week Book Challenge, and I have now officially exceeded the supposed limit suggested by the title, because this is entry number 27. Yes, I’ll do anything to write a weekly blog post, including devoting a number of weeks to a question which I said I wouldn’t answer. This is not one of those weeks though, because this week I’m talking about a series I wish had gone on longer.

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I didn’t see that one coming!

Last week was a ‘proper’ post, so this week it’s time for another interlude, in my quest to try and balance things out a little bit more. This question wanted me to give you my most surprising plot twist or ending, and the title of this post kind of says it all, because for me most books are a surprise. Unless I’ve read them before, of course.

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