Thursday, September 16, 2010

Booking Through Thursday - My Favorite Reads
Today’s question is suggested by Mae.
“I couldn’t sleep a wink, so I just read and read, day and night … it was there I began to divide books into day books and night books,” she went on. “Really, there are books meant for daytime reading and books that can be read only at night.”
- ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera, p. 103.
Do you divide your books into day and night reads? How do you decide?

Hmmm never heard of dividing books into day and night reading! I like to read scary books at night but I would continue to read it during the day. 
So this is an interesting question and I wonder how many out there divide their books. I'm going to check out some sites and find out!

Alyce over at At Home With Books hosts this weekly meme, My Favorite Reads. This is what she says about it:
Each week I feature one of my favorite reads from the past.  Most of these are my favorites from my pre-blogging days, but occasionally I throw in a current favorite as well. Since I haven't read these books in a long time I generally include the publisher's blurb and my reasons for featuring the book as a favorite, including any special memories I may have of the book.

If you would like to participate, please leave a link to your post in the comments.

Life of PiOne of my favorite books of all time is The Life Of Pi .  The beginning was boring and I was just about ready to ditch it but I think after the 3rd chapter, when their ship sank, it picked up speed and I couldn't put it down. I loved how he describes his situation being on a raft with a huge tiger which he named Richard Parker and an orangutan.

From Publishers Weekly

A fabulous romp through an imagination by turns ecstatic, cunning, despairing and resilient, this novel is an impressive achievement "a story that will make you believe in God," as one character says. The peripatetic Pi (ne the much-taunted Piscine) Patel spends a beguiling boyhood in Pondicherry, India, as the son of a zookeeper. Growing up beside the wild beasts, Pi gathers an encyclopedic knowledge of the animal world. His curious mind also makes the leap from his native Hinduism to Christianity and Islam, all three of which he practices with joyous abandon. In his 16th year, Pi sets sail with his family and some of their menagerie to start a new life in Canada. Halfway to Midway Island, the ship sinks into the Pacific, leaving Pi stranded on a life raft with a hyena, an orangutan, an injured zebra and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. After the beast dispatches the others, Pi is left to survive for 227 days with his large feline companion on the 26-foot-long raft, using all his knowledge, wits and faith to keep himself alive. The scenes flow together effortlessly, and the sharp observations of the young narrator keep the tale brisk and engaging. Martel's potentially unbelievable plot line soon demolishes the reader's defenses, cleverly set up by events of young Pi's life that almost naturally lead to his biggest ordeal. This richly patterned work, Martel's second novel, won Canada's 2001 Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. In it, Martel displays the clever voice and tremendous storytelling skills of an emerging master.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

I have looked for books with similar themes and am not able to find anything so if you have any suggestions let me know! 


Kristina♥ said...

I don't divide my books either -- I just read them one at a time! I NEVER read scary books at night, though. Haha, I can't do scary at all! :P

Here’s my Day and Night response :D

Alyce said...

Life of Pi was one of the first books I listened to as an audiobook and it was fantastic! It really gave me a lot to think about and I hope to read it again someday. My husband liked the book so much that he picked up an extra copy while on a trip - he couldn't wait until he got back home to finish it.

resugo said...

I don't split up my reading either. When I get into a book I don't want to be distracted from it by a different story!

I'm excited about My Favorite Reads. I hadn't heard about it before but it sounds fun! I always like to talk about my favorite books. Thanks!

Natalie W said...

Going to check out your response Kristina,
Another Life of Pi fan! That's great Alyce. I'm going to have to read it again.
Thanks for stopping by Resugo.

Suko said...

What an interesting question! If I like a book I read it day and night. But I can understand reserving a certain book for a certain time.

I have heard that The Life of Pi is really good!

bermudaonion said...

I only read one book at a time, no matter if it's day or night.

Lori said...

I don't divide my books by day or night. Here is my answer for Booking Through Thursday.

Molly said...

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Anonymous said...

I have The Life of Pi to read soon. Thanks for letting me know it may not start off with a bang :)

Alice Teh said...

I love LIFE OF PI! Well, I don't read scary at night but I did start to develop a liking for horror recently.