An impartial judge & I considered every entry in #thebookishbillboardhot100
(there were well over 100!). We laughed, we pondered, we debated & we sang (not necessarily in tune!). But we were on the same wavelength when it came to choosing #simplythebest
The winning chart topper is @the_lady_who_reads
with her excellent "Jane Eyre" entry!👏🥇👑
It is a stunning photograph & Claire expertly linked Brontë's novel to Duran Duran's classic 1983 hit "Is There Something I Should Know?" As Claire wryly points out in her post:
"Surely Jane Eyre should have asked Mr Rochester, ‘Please, please tell me now. Is there something I should know?’ Although the book would be considerably shorter if she had."
Congratulations to Claire, and thank you so much to everyone who has taken part 😗💞 It has been so much fun (and quite addictive for some of us!) I've been really impressed by the time & effort people put into their entries 👌 and I've listened to more music in the last couple of weeks than I have for years!
We've been introduced to the fabulous Annie Smith Peck by @priestlakepie...we
've cheered on the NHS with @renie.baxter...and
celebrated pink power with @amyandbooks...thanks
we've discovered that @sandfordparkslido
is an instagrammer's paradise...along with @bridierosereads
we've lamented the #pricetag
left on books...oh and we've wondered about pineapples, George Orwell & David Bowie🍍🤔🤣...This is a mention of just a small selection of the entries - do check out #thebookishbillboardhot100
to enjoy all the fantastic posts👌
And so it's now time for the last song of the night...raise your lighters or phones in the air and sing along with me to Jim Morrison & 'The Doors': "This is the end
This is the end
My only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end..."