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4 Books

Posted on: November 17, 2007

Stolen from casa az, who plundered it from alejna

Four childhood books

  • Freddy the Pig — don’t really remember much about the books, but that I used to love them. (Animal Farm always sort of freaked me out, with my Freddy background.)
  • The Donkey Rustlers by Gerald Durrell. Again, I don’t remember much about the story, but I do remember taking it out of the library again and again.
  • Paddington Bear — of course. I think he is the root of my love of the absurd…how can you resist a world where people don’t think twice about talking to a bear in a coat carrying a suitcase full of marmalade sandwiches, with bacon hanging out of it and dogs following him?
  • No fourth comes to mind…the Hobbit, the Narnia books — all begun in my childhood, and continued to be read and re-read in my teens, my young adulthood, my middle ages, my dotage…

Four authors I will read again and again

  • Robertson Davies (I’m with az here)
  • Lois McMaster Bujold
  • JRR Tolkien
  • Jasper Fforde
  • [This is all really quite random…there are 100s (10s?) of authors I would re-read again and again, I could continue this list on to the next page…]

Four authors I will never read again

I blank out the unpleasant in my life. I’ve not much interest in ever reading Dan Brown, Terry Pratchett (sorry az for putting those two in the same sentence), or Stephen King. Authors I don’t like, I just don’t remember. 😦

The first four books on my to-be-read list

  • Ulysses by James Joyce (az, alejna and I are threatening to read this together)
  • Dante’s Inferno
  • Plus a cast of 100s! Too many to list. (Wow. I’m being rather lazy with this one.)

The four books I would take to a desert island

  • LOTR
  • The complete Shakespeare
  • Norton Anthology of Poetry
  • a big blank book, with some pens

The last lines of one of my favourite books

  • I don’t have any. Sorry to disappoint. Although I may think on this one, and change this some random morning at 4 a.m. when a line pops into my head and won’t let me sleep until I’ve added it here.

Anyway — tag yourselves on this one!

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3 Responses to "4 Books"

sorry az for putting those two in the same sentence

I still think if you read Night Watch you’d change your mind about Pratchett.

I mentioned over at my place how curious it is that some authors/books can have such opposite affects on people, including those you like and feel you have stuff in common with. I also said I wouldn’t hold the Pratchett thing against you. 😉

Ooooh, Dante’s Inferno. Another one right up there in the Ulysses category … I’d even forgotten it’s on my bookshelf.

My Dante’s Inferno is on by bedside table…started reading it this summer — aloud in the hot tub. I keep meaning to get back to it.

I may give Pratchett a try yet…Every bit that my hubby reads aloud to me just strikes me as a little too ‘twee’ — a little too trying-too-hard-to-be-funny. Ah, well. We’ll see.

@Az:
With the entire length and breadth of Pratchett to choose from you’d pick Night Watch?

>blinks<

It’s one of the few Pratchetts I genuinely didn’t like.

Monstrous Regiment and The Truth are far better books, to name only two. I can’t wait for Making Money.

I suppose it’s one of those opposite-effect thingies.

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