How do you get Pikachu on a crowded train?
I know, what can I say? Sorry?
As I said I'm probably about to lose any street cred I ever had and believe me ever since I offered to look after the then primary school age Niece #1's Tamagotchi (I know, how cool of me was that?) only to 'kill it' (not quite so cool, eh?) that doesn't say much BUT I simply had to join in the latest Pokemon craze ...
Not fully up to speed with the exact etiquette of the meme but it seems that as well as the book that started my love of reading I should also name my favourite Pokemon(????)
Not as easy as it sounds. Rumoured to have been born with a paperback in my hand, I guess my love of reading began with the very first story book ever read to me. As for my favourite Pokemon?
Let's go with the one residing on the steps outside the church where Mr T worships. Don't know which one it is but, yes, that's my favourite.
Ooh! Possibly one of the first 'classics' I ever had read to me and certainly one of the classics I'll always love, The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley. I still have the beautifully illustrated copy that belonged to my mam as a little girl. There is no date of publication but an inscription shows it was awarded to my mam, aged 6, in March 1955.
That's easier. A series I lost interest in reading because it was literally everywhere but have promised to read ... one day - The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins.
Not normally at a loss as to an answer for these things but this one has me stumped. Mmm! Err! You know you can have too much of a good thing and after a while reading one modern 'vampire' book (lets say any of the True Blood books by Charlaine Harris) can became pretty much like reading any other modern 'vampire' story (let say the Twilight books by Stephenie Meyer) and yet love them we still do.
This year Kelly threw down the gauntlet and challenged me to read at least 6 books of 600+ pages. So far, so good, I've read 3 (or is it 4?) but so far have put off reading Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl which, drat, I've only just realised, is only actually 563 pages.
I don't actually do scary books any more so if a book has kept me awake it hasn't been for that reason sooo the most recent books to keep me awake until silly-o-clock recently simply because I couldn't put them down were The Six Train To Wisconsin and, book 2 in the series, Highway Thirteen To Manhattan by Kourtney Heintz.
OTP? (Is that another piece of my street cred I see disappearing before my eyes?) Aah! One True Pairing. Of my recent reads I guessed that would have to go to Daenerys and Khal Drogo (Game Of Thrones)... what a love story.
Oh dear! A bit of a prude, I don't tend to do fire-hot, lukewarm being more my kind of read so with that in mind can I go with the aforementioned Kourtney Heintz books which were rather smokin'.
Ooh! No matter how many Winnie The Pooh spin-offs there are I can't see myself ever really tiring of Eeyore.
If not because of its plot (which lets face it was pretty mediocre) so much as the wonderful character that is Cormoran Strike, I thought Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling's) The Cuckoo's Calling surprisingly awesome.
Not sure if its a debut novel (Drat! A quick 'google' shows its not) but I'm so excited by the thought of The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu.
I don't even have to think about this one, Philippa Gregory.
That would have to be the paperback edition of the second book in the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. A book I've been waiting for so long that I've forgotten what its called.
Well that was a fun filled few hours and though I do say it myself, a bookish meme, perhaps I'll retain some of the street cred I (never) had ...