Question of the day.

What kind of books do you like to read?

My answer:

Overall, anything that is somewhat related to my interests, books which can help me develop them and learn more about them. Other than that, I’ve always loved girly books, with my favourite author being Lucy Maud Montgomery, I liked authors like Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Eleanor H. Porter (the one who wrote Pollyanna or the book about that other girl Billy), and other such, and I still like this kind of books. I also love authors like Bronte sisters, Jane Austen or Elizabeth Gaskell. I love Scandinavian literature as long as it’s not crime novels or alike. My most favourite Polish author is MaΕ‚gorzata Musierowicz and I really like her style, but I also sometimes read other similar authors, just light stuff that could be read by pretty much whole family. I like some authors who wrote definitely for children, with Astrid Lindgren being my absolutely favourite in this category. I like anything to do with folklore – myths, legends, fairytales, etnographic books about some aspects of culture or folklore. – But folklore is actually one of my interests so I’ve already said that. I like historical novels but not all of them, same about other historical books, it really really depends on lots of factors and I’m very picky here. I like to read to develop myself spiritually so I often read some Christian books too, same about books about psychology/mental health but that’s also among my interests. So, very basically, that would be it, I suppose. I am a bit picky when it comes to literature, but I think I am also fairly eclectic. I usually stay away from crime novels, most of science fiction and modern fantasy.

How about you? πŸ™‚

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Song of the day (15th February) – Kate Bush – “Wuthering Heights).

Hey hey people. πŸ™‚

I’m here. I told you I’m going to share some more of Kate Bush’s music with you, but eventually everything just got messed up, I got some sort of norovirus or whatever, which if you know that I’m emetophobic you can imagine is quite horrific to me, although no I didn’t throw up. Anyway, I’m getting better, and I’ll catch up on posts soon I hope.

So here’s I guess my most fvourite song by Kate Bush, it’s just so stunning, I just love her high registers here, I love the lyrics, and also I’m a big fan of all three Bronte sisters, so no wonder I like this song. In comparison to most music on my blog, this one is quite famous, but if someone doesn’t know, Kate was inspired to write this song because of Emily Bronte’s book “Wuthering Heights”.

Karolina Czarnecka ft. UV – “Ronja”.

Hi guys. πŸ™‚

I thought I’d share with you another song by this Polish singer, from her last album. The rest of her music is much less widely known than the song I showed you yesterday, which I think is a pity, but on the other hand I guess it’s better, good things shouldn’t fall into the same bag with all the mainstream, or usually shouldn’t, as it doesn’t do much good to them. ANyway, if you’ve ever read “Ronja The Robber’s Daughter” by Astrid Lindgren you can easily guess by the title itself that this song is inspired by the book. Because I really like Astrid Lindgren, and because I think Ronja, just as all Lindgren’s character, is very inspiring, I really like this song. And it just sounds good.

Question of the day.

OK, let’s put away the Christmassy questions for a while, shall we? πŸ™‚ I’ll probably have more of them for you when it’s closer to Christmas, and today let’s talk about books. I have an impression I could have asked you a question like that sometime in the past, but since many of us read a lot, and also some new people might visit my mishmashy world, I’m curious what your answers will be this time. Or maybe I just have a deja vu and I hadn’t asked you about it ever before, I’m not perfectly sure. πŸ˜€

If you could recommend me one book, what would it be?

My answer:

Hm what could I recommend you guys? People have so different tastes, and just different things appeal to them… I tried to think about something universal and what came to my mind as first is the Chicken Soup For The Soul series by Jack… yes, my Jackophilic brain remembers exactly that the author of those books was called Jack, but what was his surname? Uncle Google says it’s Jack Canfield, yay! I don’t have as much of a memory for surnames as I have usually for names, but yes, I knew it was something with -field. πŸ˜€ Anyways, yeah, as I said I think it is a very cool and heartwarming series, although I guess that you, particularly AMericans, know it better than me, as it seems to be rather well known in the US from what I’ve heard, as it was published in the uS after all, and I haven’t even read all the books in the series. If anyone hasn’t ever read any of them I strongly recommend you reading at least some short stories in them, ’cause, it’s just that, a bit like chicken soup for your soul, which will help you to feel a bit better during a hard time and will show you that good things also happen in the world, no less frequently than the bad things.

How about you? πŸ™‚ What do you think I should read, regardless of whether you have the slightest idea about my taste or not?

Question of the day.

What was the first book you read?

My answer:

The first small book I read was “God And Mouse” by Angela Toigo. When my class had just learnt the whole alphabet we had an outing to the library and we were showed around and stuff and at the end everyone of us drew one of the small children’s books to read during the week. I drew “God And Mouse”, and it was like very small. I didn’t actually enjoy it that much, I found it rather boring, but I finished it in one day straight after school and I remember everyone being so very surprised. πŸ˜€ Probably because the rest of my class didn’t even start theirs yet hahaha. But I loved reading and could read relatively fast so that wasn’t much of a problem for me despite the book was boring, the problem was I wanted something more interesting to read. πŸ˜€ But that wasn’t that very important. The first book I read that I count as first, and that was really a book and something I did enjoy, was “The Six Bullerby Children” by Astrid Lindgren, which is what first made me love Sweden and Swedish language and Swedes. My Mum read this book to me countless times before I even started to learn to read so I already knew some parts of it by heart and I loved it, but I really really wanted to read it myself. It was more difficult as this is a bigger book, and took me much more time, but I really enjoyed it a lot. And since then I reread it many times, the last time was when it was a compulsory reading for Zofijka, and Zofijka is much less keen on reading than I was at her age, and was moaning how she doesn’t want to read it and doing nothing about it, so finally, not wanting to hear her whining anymore I just got pissed off and read it to her. Maybe not very pedagogical thing to do but I am not a teacher nor a parent and am not going to be either as long as it is up to me haha so I don’t really care, and we both had fun, and at least she managed to “read” it on time.

How about you? Did you enjoy it? πŸ™‚