Book Meme Day 30: Favorite Book of All Time

Well if you are going to deal in absolutes, then fine. The Holy Bible. Old and New Testaments. Not a word more nor a word less. Preferably the New American Standard translation, but as long as a translation is meticulously accurate, it counts as my favorite. You see, there really is no book nearly asContinue reading “Book Meme Day 30: Favorite Book of All Time”

Book Meme Day 29: A Book I Liked But Everyone Else Hated

I am somewhat puzzled as to how this differs from a book that is underrated, seeing as both involve a case where I value a book higher than an unspecified group of other people. However, since I have neither the time nor the desire, at the moment, to redefine the meme, I shall merely redefineContinue reading “Book Meme Day 29: A Book I Liked But Everyone Else Hated”

Book Meme Day 28: Favorite Title

Ah, the story title. Is it merely a way to distinguish one from another, or can the title be considered an actual part of the artistic work itself? Ideally, it should be the latter. A great title sticks in your mind, creates whole images and feelings before you’ve even read the book, and once youContinue reading “Book Meme Day 28: Favorite Title”

Book Meme Day 27: The Most Surprising Plot Twist or Ending

To spoil, or not to spoil, that is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler on the blog to make known The most outrageous secrets of a book, Or to write vaguely about an author’s ciphers, And by saying naught preserve them? Not to spoil, I think. Why should I rob you of the joy of discoveryContinue reading “Book Meme Day 27: The Most Surprising Plot Twist or Ending”

Book Meme Day 26: A Book That Changed Your Mind About Something

Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between a book that changed your opinion, a book that taught you something new, and a book that flat-out amazed you with its uniqueness. You must forgive me if I allow these definitions to blend. Regardless of your thoughts, if any, on women authors and racial prejudices in earlyContinue reading “Book Meme Day 26: A Book That Changed Your Mind About Something”

Book Meme Day 25: A Character To Whom You Can Relate

I nearly gave up on this post. The difficulty of finding an answer for this meme topic distressed me. For a bibliophile to be faced with an inability to choose a single literary character he very much relates to is a troubling concept, for is that not one of the highest purposes of stories, toContinue reading “Book Meme Day 25: A Character To Whom You Can Relate”

Book Meme Day 24: A Book You Wish More People Would Read

What an obstacle is before me! For once I shall endeavor to stay true to the limitations of the meme, and bestow my award of literary importance on but a singular collection of pages. However, I should hope you would not demand that I keep from the dropping of book titles which it pains meContinue reading “Book Meme Day 24: A Book You Wish More People Would Read”

Book Meme Day 23: A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t

Oh boy, where do I begin? There are more than I can list, and one is not more prominent than all others, so what follows will only be a selection, in no particular order. Farmer Giles of Ham by J.R.R. Tolkien This little-known children’s story is much shorter and more whimsical than The Hobbit, andContinue reading “Book Meme Day 23: A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t”

Book Meme Day 22: Guilty Pleasure

[As my observant readers will notice, I missed yesterday’s post. I was tired, I was a little busy, I was diverted by other things. No matter. The bulk of this post was indeed written on the 22nd, so even though it was finished today, I have left it in the present tense so it willContinue reading “Book Meme Day 22: Guilty Pleasure”

Book Meme Day 21: Favorite Book From Childhood

Another difficult pick, seeing as different books might be considered my favorite at different sections of my childhood. But perhaps the one which holds my interest the most, even now, is: Saint George and the Dragon, retold from Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene by Margaret Hodges, and wonderfully illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. In the daysContinue reading “Book Meme Day 21: Favorite Book From Childhood”