Challenge criteria: A best seller from the year you graduated high school
“Sometimes the greatest things are the most embarrassing.” Ellen Degeneres’ winning, upbeat candor has made her show one of the most popular, resilient and honored daytime shows on the air. (To date, it has won no fewer than 31 Emmys.) Seriously… I’m Kidding, Degeneres’ first book in eight years, brings us up to date about the life of a kindhearted woman who bowed out of American Idol because she didn’t want to be mean. Lively; hilarious; often sweetly poignant.
I am an unashamed book lover. I fell in love when I was very young, and I haven’t stopped since. To confirm just how much I love books, I’m taking a tag I spotted over on suckerforcoffee‘s blog.
For quite a long time, I was a little off with e books. For me, they didn’t feel the same as holding a real paperback book in my hands, and it was as if some of the magic had been taken away.
My tablet came pre-loaded with Google Books, and I’d been on the Book Store to download a couple of my favourite free books. I hadn’t yet bought and paid for anything though.
I am, by my own admission, not a very fast reader. It can take me up to a week to read your average 300 page novel. But, every so often, inspiration springs forth from god knows where and I manage to beast through a whole book in just a day. It doesn’t happen quite as much as I’d like it to, but I think its rarity is what makes it all that more special.
Sometimes, I do find that magic lengthy book that I just cannot put down, but more often than not the books that I manage it through within 24 hours are quite short. It still counts though, as every second spent reading matters.
For someone who loves Disney and books in equal measure, finding a tag that encapsulated both was the dream. This was created by Of Stacks and Cups, who I firmly believe would be one of my best friends if we were ever to meet in the real world.
3 Princess Facts
- My favourite Disney princess is Belle, because I feel like she’s the one I most resemble. Looking for some bookish, nerdy outsiders? We’re your woman.
- The Snow White and the Seven Dwarves ending freaked me out when I was a kid. I couldn’t get over the change between the Queen from young lady to old hag. And don’t start me on the cliff scene.
- The first Disney Princess movie I owned was Pocahontas, and I watched the tape of it at least every week. It came out when I was four, in 1996. My first classic was Sleeping Beauty.