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Day 13

Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television programme
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently

Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobby of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy

A fictional book I want to talk about is... Lolita!

Everyone knows the general storyline, but one can only appreciate the complexity of this controversial relationship between Dolores “Lolita/Lola/Lo” Haze and her step-father/lover, Humbert Humbert, by reading Nabokov’s hauntingly beautiful prose, which reveals his expert awareness of the English language (though it wasn’t even his first!). This dangerously romantic, mysterious, violent and highly emotive novel foraged ahead into new territory, and has yet to meet its literary match.

I've been reading this book on and off for the past couple of years and have loved every single second of it. Especially when I couple it with the audiobook, where Jeremy Irons (<3<3<3!) reads it to me ever... so... softly. Even when I'm not listening to the audio, I still hear his voice in my head. And from what I've seen of the film, he IS Humbert Humbert, and Kubrick can go suck it.



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Jan. 15th, 2010 04:41 am (UTC)
Ah. Possibly the best book of all time. Maybe. Or, one of them.

I just adore Lo so much, every time I read it I want it to end better for her.
It was all the more poignant for me as well, since I read it at age twenty, just after my sordid love affair with my older English professor...

Jan. 15th, 2010 07:12 am (UTC)
Oooh, I've got some dashing, older English professors I'd love to affair ;)
I haven't read to the end yet... I'm planning to finish it by the end of the month.
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