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message 1: by Michelle, Mod Assistant (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 403 comments Mod
Day three is upon us, eager readers! Lets start the day with an opposites game! Kind of takes me back to elementary school. ;)

Opposites

Start digging through your shelves and tell us what you've got! For an extra challenge, try using only books you own (including e-books).

The book you've owned the longest:
The most recent book you've acquired:

A book with a male protagonist:
A book with a female protagonist:

A book you read quickly:
A book that took you a long time to read:

A book with a lovely cover:
A book with an ugly cover:

A thick book:
A thin book:

A book that made you happy/laugh:
A book that made you sad/cry:


message 2: by Michelle, Mod Assistant (last edited Dec 02, 2015 03:51AM) (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 403 comments Mod
The book you've owned the longest: Where the Sidewalk Ends
The most recent book you've acquired: The Complete Sherlock Holmes

A book with a male protagonist: The Maze Runner
A book with a female protagonist: Revolution

A book you read quickly: Daughter of the Flames
A book that took you a long time to read: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

A book with a lovely cover:
The Darkening Dream by Andy Gavin

A book with an ugly cover:
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1) by Hilary Mantel

A thick book: The Historian
A thin book: Charlotte's Web

A book that made you happy/laugh: My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands
A book that made you sad/cry: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


message 3: by E.A. (new)

E.A. | 11 comments The book you've owned the longest: Kingdom of Cages
The most recent book you've acquired: Noir

A book with a male protagonist: The Never Hero
A book with a female protagonist: Every Other Day

A book you read quickly: Demons at Deadnight
A book that took you a long time to read: Fallen <- I hate this book!

A book with a lovely cover: Moonlands
Moonlands by Steven Savile
A book with an ugly cover: Let It Bleed
Let It Bleed (Lucy Collins #2) by Francis Yamoah

A thick book: The Lost Hero
A thin book: The Son of Sobek

A book that made you happy/laugh: Pride and Prejudice
A book that made you sad/cry: With All My Soul


message 4: by Zaz, Mood Minion (new)

Zaz | 1387 comments Mod
The book you've owned the longest: Jeez. You know I've my picture books with me? Maybe Mr. Strong, it's one I remember reading at 3-4yo.
The most recent book you've acquired: Liesl & Po (paper), Awoken (ebook).

A book with a male protagonist: Fire Sea (Haplo)
A book with a female protagonist: I Shall Wear Midnight (Tiffany)

A book you read quickly: Hollow World (this was like an addiction)
A book that took you a long time to read: A Clash of Kings (2 years)

A book with a lovely cover:
The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris
A book with an ugly cover:
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1) by Orson Scott Card

A thick book: The Providence of Fire
A thin book: Coraline

A book that made you happy/laugh: Hollow World
A book that made you sad/cry: Messenger


message 5: by Marina H (new)

Marina H | 272 comments The book you've owned the longest: Dina's Book I think.
The most recent book you've acquired: Midnight Sun

A book with a male protagonist: The Shadow of the Wind
A book with a female protagonist: The Book Thief

A book you read quickly: A Man Called Ove
A book that took you a long time to read: Sarum: The Novel of England (I'm still struggling with this one)

A book with a lovely cover: Mellem rødt og sort by Jan Guillou
A book with an ugly cover: Manden der ikke var morder by Michael Hjorth

A thick book: A Dance with Dragons 1184 pages
A thin book: Rødby-Puttgarden 174 pages

A book that made you happy/laugh: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
A book that made you sad/cry: Me Before You


message 6: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 186 comments The book you've owned the longest: Secret Garden
The most recent book you've acquired: Lunch with Charlotte

A book with a male protagonist: Dark Prince
A book with a female protagonist: Guilty Pleasures

A book you read quickly: Magic in the Wind
A book that took you a long time to read: Outlander

A book with a lovely cover: The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3) by Deborah Harkness
A book with an ugly cover: The Third Victim (Quincy & Rainie, #2) by Lisa Gardner

A thick book: The Fiery Cross
A thin book: The Sheikh Takes a Bride

A book that made you happy/laugh: Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
A book that made you sad/cry: The Step Child: A True Story of a Broken Childhood


message 7: by Anna (new)

Anna The book you've owned the longest: A big book of Winnie the Pooh
The most recent book you've acquired: Mister God, This is Anna

A book with a male protagonist: Hood
A book with a female protagonist: Emma

A book you read quickly: 1984
A book that took you a long time to read: Mansfield Park

A book with a lovely cover: The Witch of Blackbird Pond
A book with an ugly cover:The Enchanted April

A thick book: Moby Dick
A thin book:A Seperate Peace

A book that made you happy/laugh: The Importance of Being Ernest
A book that made you sad/cry: My Sister's keeper


message 8: by Michelle (last edited Dec 03, 2015 12:16AM) (new)

Michelle (mich2689) | 122 comments The book you've owned the longest: Aside from picture books, most likely Black Beauty.
The most recent book you've acquired: Big Little Lies

A book with a male protagonist: The Martian
A book with a female protagonist: The Scarlet Letter

A book you read quickly: The Name of the Wind
A book that took you a long time to read: 1Q84

A book with a lovely cover: After Dark by Haruki Murakami
A book with an ugly cover: Becoming Naturally Therapeutic A Return To The True Essence Of Helping by Jacquelyn Small

A thick book: The Brothers Karamazov
A thin book: The Old Man and the Sea

A book that made you happy/laugh: Currently reading Big Little Lies and it's been making me laugh
A book that made you sad/cry: The Housekeeper and the Professor


message 9: by Francesca (new)

Francesca | 391 comments The book you've owned the longest: A Necklace of Raindrops and Other Stories
The most recent book you've acquired: The Blind Assassin

A book with a male protagonist: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
A book with a female protagonist: Mr. Kiss and Tell

A book you read quickly: Blackout
A book that took you a long time to read: A Clash of Kings (I love the series but each book does take me a long time to get through)

A book with a lovely cover: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
A book with an ugly cover: The Jigsaw Man by Gord Rollo

A thick book: It
A thin book: We Should All Be Feminists

A book that made you happy/laugh: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
A book that made you sad/cry: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


message 10: by Jody (new)

Jody (jodybell) | 531 comments I've decided to try and use just books I've read this year for this!

The book you've owned the longest: The Poky Little Puppy - my mother actually kept all of my books from my childhood.
The most recent book you've acquired: Annie Liebovitz At Work (this is the most recent physical book I've bought)

A book with a male protagonist: Brave New World
A book with a female protagonist:The Handmaid's Tale

A book you read quickly: Night
A book that took you a long time to read: The Idiot

A book with a lovely cover: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
A book with an ugly cover: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

A thick book: Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
A thin book: The Lottery

A book that made you happy/laugh:Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
A book that made you sad/cry: Just one?! The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly


message 11: by Anne (last edited Dec 03, 2015 11:00AM) (new)

Anne Mey The book you've owned the longest: Les malheurs de Sophie - Comtesse de Ségur
The most recent book you've acquired:Korean version of Dune by Frank Herbert

A book with a male protagonist:La pierre et le sabre - Eiji Yoshikawa
A book with a female protagonist:Le tueur aveugle - Margaret Atwood

A book you read quickly:Le pistolero - Stephen King
A book that took you a long time to read:The Stand - Stephen King

A book with a lovely cover:Pride and prejudice - Jane Austen
A book with an ugly cover:Les bébés de la consigne automatique - Murakami Ryu

A thick book:The great Dune trilogy - Frank Herbert
A thin book:Jonathan Livingston le goéland - Richard Bach

A book that made you happy/laugh:More tales of the city - Armistead Maupin
A book that made you sad/cry:The Dark Tower - Stephen King


message 12: by Laura, Mod (new)

Laura | 599 comments Mod
I don't own too many books since I use the e-book library 90% of the time. But I'm going to stick with my physical book shelf anyway.

The book you've owned the longest: Gone with the Wind (passed down by mom - bought in the 60's)
The most recent book you've acquired: House of Leaves

A book with a male protagonist:Joyland
A book with a female protagonist: The Exorcist

A book you read quickly: Lucky
A book that took you a long time to read: Gone with the Wind

A book with a lovely cover:
Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
A book with an ugly cover:
The Virgin's Lover (The Tudor Court, #6) by Philippa Gregory

A thick book: 11/22/63
A thin book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

A book that made you happy/laugh: Confessions of a Shopaholic
A book that made you sad/cry: The Time Traveler's Wife


message 13: by Marta (last edited Dec 03, 2015 04:30PM) (new)

Marta (gezemice) The book you've owned the longest: This is a toughie because I got all my kids books plus inherited my mom's library, and I have no idea what came first. I will go with The Three Musketeers because that is a very tattered copy of my mother's and I read it a bunch of times when I was a kid.
The most recent book you've acquired: this one is easy: Carry On

A book with a male protagonist: The Martian
A book with a female protagonist: Jane Eyre

A book you read quickly: The Road
A book that took you a long time to read: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future - it was worth it, though!

A book with a lovely cover: Possession by A.S. Byatt
A book with an ugly cover: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - ugh.

A thick book: A Memory of Light - this is my husband's and it is monstrous. I have no idea how you can read a book this thick.
A thin book: The Outsiders

A book that made you happy/laugh: Wyrd Sisters
A book that made you sad/cry: The Book Thief


message 14: by Michelle, Mod Assistant (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 403 comments Mod
I get the symbolism behind that The Perks of Being a Wallflower cover, Marta, but yeah... it's not cute.


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