So The Book Monster hosts this Scavenger Hunt Challenge for Bout of Books. Usually I’m not the biggest fan of scavenger hunts, but since I can do this from the safety of my own library, I decided to join. Also, I can tell you some stuff about some of the awesome books I have!
1. A Book that begins with “B” (for Bout of Books!)
Bint, by F. Bordewijk. One of my favourite books of Dutch literature that I loved more for the style than the content. Some more information in English about the author and this story can be found here.
2. A book that has been made into a movie/tv show
I guess we have all seen The Neverending Story. This is my copy of the book (in Dutch). I must have read it at least a dozen times. I love how they did printed the book: with what happens in “our” world in red, and what happens “in the neverending story” in blue.
3. A series you love
This is a series I loved as an adolescent, about a young woman who is a witch, and who has to deal with demons and other kinds of evils. I loved it, even at that age, because of the Necronomicon-references (and now I love the Cthulu mythos), and the fact the books seemed to take me as a reader seriously. And the stories and characters are just awesome. I still miss one or two books from this series, that I hope to get from a friend of mine who is cleaning out her stack of books.
4. An anthology of poems or short stories
This is a book with 101 poems about goodbye, aimed at children/adolescents. The title would be something like “Can you greet death as well?” As you can see, I have some pieces of paper in there, to reach my favourites quickly. My mom gave it to me after my sister passed away, 11 years ago. I found some comfort in the words others wrote.
5. A book on your TBR shelf, or your full TBR shelves