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 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 19: Favorite Film Adaptations of Books

I have already modified the original meme to allow for multiple choices, and I will now modify it even more to allow for multiple meanings of this exceedingly vague topic. The original topic of “favorite book turned into a movie” does not allow for substantially different books for me to feature than the previous topics,Continue reading “Book Meme Day 19: Favorite Film Adaptations of Books”

Book Meme Day 17: My Favorite Quote From Some of My Favorite Books

Memetic modification is the order again. I neither want to spoil the “surprise” of my final choice for favorite book (which of course will not be “final” and could in fact end up being multiple books), nor limit myself to the impossible task of one favorite passage. Some of my favorite books, like The LordContinue reading “Book Meme Day 17: My Favorite Quote From Some of My Favorite Books”

Book Meme Day 13: My Favorite Writer(s)

J.C.R.S.R. Tolewkienis. Ahem. WELL? Does anyone seriously have an objection? Ah well, perhaps I should spend a few words explaining the obvious. These writers have defined my imaginative life from my youth. They are my teachers, my mentors, my guides, and the poets for the songs of my soul. So often it seems that theyContinue reading “Book Meme Day 13: My Favorite Writer(s)”

Book Meme Day 4: My Favorite Book of My Favorite Series (except not really)

In my previous post, I created for myself a minor conundrum, unintentionally yet not entirely unwittingly. By categorizing The Lord of the Rings as a series, rather than as a singular complete story, I am now faced with the impossible task of “choosing” one of the three parts to be my favorite. But it can’tContinue reading “Book Meme Day 4: My Favorite Book of My Favorite Series (except not really)”