Friday, November 30, 2007

friday five


Five Books* I Can Read Again And Again (And Again And Again...)

  1. The Giver by Lois Lowry This is probably my very favorite book. It reminds me how beautiful the world is, and how much I appreciate the freedom to make choices.
  2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak I found this book at the library last summer, and when I was done I went out and bought a copy for myself. One of these days I'm going to write a post all about this book, I can't say enough about how amazing it is. The Giver has been my favorite book for years...but this one is vying for the title.
  3. anything by Tamora Pierce I discovered her first books, The Song of the Lioness quartet, when I was in junior high, and I could not even try to count how many times I've read it since. It's about a young girl, Alanna, who disguises herself as a boy so she can become a knight. I wanted to be Alanna. Sometimes I still want to be Alanna. :)
  4. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare You can look at my Shakespeare anthology and pick out where Romeo and Juliet falls by the worn pages. One of these days I'll buy a little paperback version. It seems counterproductive, but when I'm feeling sad I read this play and it makes me feel better. The best part is I can read it in just a few hours.
  5. Spindle's End (and many others!) by Robin McKinley Rose Daughter named herself for one of McKinley's books; I like that one a lot, but Spindle's End is my favorite. It's Sleeping Beauty retold, and it's magical. I'm a sucker for fairy tales.
*or series of books, or plays...

note: This is not, by any means, and exhaustive list. It was actually very difficult to narrow it down to five! :)

13 comments:

  1. Do you know -- except for Shakespeare -- I do not know a single one of your books! How often does that happen?

    I'm actually pleased, because now I have something to do for the holidays.

    Thanks ! :)

    Heidi

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  2. Me either..and I thought I was a reader. I guess I have some catching up to do.

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  3. I have not read any of these books, but I am going to take your word that they are wonderful and might just make that a mission - read your list of books. Take care and have a great weekend. Kellan

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  4. now i have some new "must reads" for me on going lsit!

    and roeo and juliet--LOVE it.

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  5. i remember reading your copy of The Giver. perhaps when i was evacuated to your house after Katrina?

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  6. Hmmm, I've only read Romeo and Juliet as well. Unusual as pre-baby I was quite the avid reader.....

    So, you asked for some information in the comments of my blog and I'd like to email you privately to send it to you (I don't like to pinpoint my EXACT location in Germany - near Ramstein AB is close enough!) but your comments don't allow reply. Shoot me an email and I'll provide you with the information you so desperately seek. Heehee! (now everyone will have to check out my blog to see what you wanted - I'll give a hint, SHOPPING!) Jenn_White75@hotmail.com

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  7. I've only read The Giver and Romeo and Juliet. I feel so illiterate right now!

    Oh, and I finally answered your tag. Took me long enough. I had to work up to it ;>

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  8. Number 1 intrigues me. I'm picking that one up.

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  9. If you look at my profile, you'll see that The Giver is listed as my favorite book of all time!! It's fun to see it someone else's "favorites" list, too!!!

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  10. I *love* The Giver. I used to teach it to my kids - do you know there are two more books in the series? Gathering Blue and ... um.... oh ... Messenger.

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  11. I haven't read any of these! I'll add them to my wishlist @ paperbackswap.com ...
    I'm currently reading The Red Tent and LOVE it!! You should check it out when you have time... :)

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  12. I haven't read any of these! I'll add them to my wishlist @ paperbackswap.com ...
    I'm currently reading The Red Tent and LOVE it!! You should check it out when you have time... :)

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