unfortunately the kickboxing class is over so I’ll have a pretty uninteresting Sunday lying in front of me. But on the other hand I am pretty lucky that I don’t have to use my muscles too much today. My soccer coach somehow made himself familiar with cross fit and he confronted us with a cross fit circuit training yesterday. Today everything but especially my arms and upper back hurt!
Today I keep it simple with a cross county run and cleaning the apartment. And tonight we’re going to a sensationally great Steak Restaurant with some friends. Great times 😀
But for now I am talking about the first love of my life: Books! Great topic. All my life I’ve dreamed myself away and lived many lives vicariously through my favorite characters. Favorite books tell so much about yourself. So I am going to check out and enjoy reading all the other’s participants posts immensely right after publishing mine.
A couple of month ago I’ve published a post about favorite books. So I won’t speak about the ones I already showed. You can read about those here.
I don’t have ONE favorite novel, genre etc. So I just give you some of my favorites. Let’s face it who could choose one?
1. Favourite novel(s) of all time?
2. Favourite genre
Though I don’t stick to a certain genre and enjoy different books of different genres according to my mood I would say if In was forced to choose one I’d settle for Crime. My love for crime stories started with R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series which I basically inhaled in my early teenage years.
My favorite Crime authors now are Elizabeth Corley, Henning Mankell, Kathy Reichs and Hjorsten & Rosenfeldt.
There are a few great local crime series here in Bavaria which I enjoy immensely. You just can’t deny the appeal of local color, can you?
A close second is Mystery 🙂
3. Favourite childhood novel/Favourite teen novel
As a child I loved Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five series. I’ve always been a very boyish and adventurous girl and I dreamed being just like George. I practically lived a second life being her whenever I opened one of the books.
As a teenager I loved everything from John Irving and Jostein Gaarder. And of course Harry Potter accompanied me from my teenage years until my mid-twenties. Hogwards was for sure a great place to live side-by-side with Harry, Ron and Hermione.
4. Favourite Series?
Along those I already mentioned I love Kerstin Gier’s Ruby Red Trilogy and her 1st book of her new series called Silver.
I devoured the The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I like Dan Brown’s books centering around Robert Langdon but I have to say that I likes the first two books way way better than the last two. And I started to read all from Sophie Kinsella e.g. Shopaholic when I lived in London and her books always give me these throwback moments. And I can laugh heartily. And I love the Lonely Planet‘s and Dorling and Kindersley Travel books if they count as a series.
5. Which book would you hope future generations will continue to consider a classic?
This really really is a tough one. I’d go for Jostein Gaarder’s The Solitair Mystery
6. Books I didn’t make it through
Though I really hate to stop reading a book I just didn’t make it through Son of a Circus by John Irving and Carlos Ruiz Safon’s The Shadow of the Wind. And as much as I enjoyed Henning Mankell’s Crime stories I couldn’t warm myself for his Africa novels.
Here’s the weekly selfie 🙂 A little breathless after last week’s 16k with an alcohol free beer 🙂 So thirst-quenching 🙂
Thank you Arman it’s a pleasure as always 🙂
Hope you have a lovely Sunday!