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I bookmarked this reading challenge from Dawnebeth about a year ago - as recommended to me by [personal profile] hardboiledbaby    So let's see how I get on!

1) A book published this year.  Stay With Me (Ayobami Adebayo)
2) A book you can finish in a day  Grief is the Thing with Feathers (Max Porter)
3) A book you've been meaning to read. Various Temeraire books (Naomi Novik)
4) A book recommended by your local librarian or bookseller. Murder Under The Christmas Tree (various)
5) A book you should have read in school  Cheating slightly, but whilst the son and daughter were at school: Harry Potter
6) A book chosen for you by your spouse, partner, sibling, child or BFF Housekeeping and Home (Marilynne Robinson) - recced by my flist
7) A book published before you were born.  The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
8) A book that was banned at some point.  I shall cheat and say The Bible in English
9) A book you previously abandoned. The Charioteer (Mary Renault)
10) A book you own but have never read I own most of the books I read - picked up cheaply on Ebay
11) A book that intimidates you. The Master and Margarita (Mikhael Bulgakov)
12) A book you've already read at least once.  Inevitably, the Sherlock Holmes stories!

Anyone like to share their answers to any of these questions?

Date: 2017-05-19 12:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] margaret_r
I do have an amusing story about a banned book.

When I was in South Africa during the apartheid era the government of the time had the habit of banning any kind of literature, film etc that related to white/black relationships. During a conversation on these banning I was told that the book Black Beauty had been banned because the authorities thought it was a story about a beautiful black woman … :‑O

Date: 2017-05-19 02:31 am (UTC)
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Hee, I knew the Holmes stories would figure in somewhere ;) Very impressive!

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