Tuesday, April 19, 2011

30-days of book meme

Well, hello there, my friends. I've been tagged. That's the reason why you're seeing/reading this post. This lady has tagged me for a 30-days of book meme. Which I will gladly complete. You know that I'm in a serious relationship with books, right? There will be 30 questions/categories for each day. So there will be altogether 30 entries for this meme.

Shall we start now?

Day 01 - Best Book You Read Last Year

Well, well, well. This is a tough one. I don't want to discriminate any of my books, you see. But alas, I have to choose one, and only one. So the best book I read in 2010 is *drum roll*...

Nora Roberts' Tribute

Tribute tells a story of Cilla, a former child star who has found more satisfying work as a restorer of old houses, has come to her grandmother’s farmhouse, tools at her side, to rescue it from ruin. However, someone is not happy with what she is doing. And that person wants Cilla to be gone. Living in the shadow of her famous grandmother is not easy for Cilla. And because of her grandmother's old ways, Cilla has to deal with the consequences.

I've always been a fan of Nora Roberts. I think she is a damn good storyteller. The detailing in Tribute is rich and vivid. I could easily imagine the farmhouse Cilla's restoring. The communication between Cilla and her love interest, a graphic novelist, Ford Sawyer is simple and casual. Ford is one of my favorite male characters, by the way.

The story is well-written, the characters are well-developed. Once I started reading this book, I'm lost in Cilla McGowan's world. It's her struggle, her background, her attitude that got me loving this book. They made a TV-movie out of this book but it isn't as good (as usual for books-to-movies thingy). But I do like Brittany Murphy's portrayal of Cilla. I want a different Ford, though. The Ford in the book is funny, silly and oh-so-romantic. The Ford in TV is... boring. But maybe that's just me.

That's it. The best book I read last year. Be warned, though, that my list will be infested with chick lits or contemporary romance or historical romance. I'm a hopeless romantic. I devour romance novels like I devour a piece of very good pizza.

End of Day 01. Wonder what's in store for Day 02...


  1. Nora Roberts has always been descriptive and vivid in her books. One of my fav author too :D

  2. Sue: Kan? She's such a great author. I love most of her books.


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