Saturday, July 7, 2012

15 Day Challenge: Day 7's my birthday.

Happy Birthday, Me!

I'm 24 today and since my blog is about Books and Musicals, I thought I'd start it off right by blogging about a book and end my day by going to see Les Mis with three of my hands down favorite people!!!

Day 7: Recommend a book for us to read. Why do you think it's important?

So I'm not going to cheat and lift a book from my blog (although go read The Magicians by Lev Grossman, now!)

 I'm sure all of you are very different and therefore my recommendation will have to accommodate many varying tastes. A daunting task, indeed.

 So here's a book I recently found for Shauna's husband, Tim,  that I think will have something for everyone.

It's called What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower by Margaret Killjoy

The reason I think all of you will find something to like about this book is that it's a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book! For readers above the age of 7! So depending on your mood or day or personality, you'll be taken somewhere new.

I feel like you learn a lot about yourself from these kinds of books. That life doesn't always lead you down a linear path and that sometimes you have to move backward in order to move forward. That a choice you made 5 decisions ago could've been the one to save your life (or kill you). That in order to get the most fulfilling experience, you sometimes need to step a little out of your comfort zone.

And, you know, aside from all that semi-deep stuff, it's a choose-your-own-adventure-book! How fun!!!

Have a wonderful Saturday blog world!  See you tomorrow!


  1. You're the second blogger I've seen today with a birthday! Happy day :) Good selection

  2. Oh my gosh! I haven't read a choose your own adventure book in forever! I just might have to hunt this one down now. :)

    Happy birthday!

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  4. Happy Birthday! And that book was awesome and Choose your own adventure books are the best.

  5. Hapy birthday! Also, how does a Choose Your Own Adventure book work?!

  6. Happy birthday! And I've never heard of these kids of books! I'm intrigued!

  7. Thanks everyone!!!! Sar and Karenna, a Choose Your Own Adventure Book is one where you get to make decisions for the character. If you decide to do one thing you turn to page 2 or if you decide to do another you turn to page 7 and so on and so on. Some decisions are easy to make and some are random but they all take you somewhere else!