January 07, 2005

Friday Evening Fun

From the Llamas, who swiped it from JenSpeaks(whom I find I simply must blogroll) and she borrowed it from Fire Ant Gazette: A book meme. Copy the list from the last person in the chain, delete the names of the authors you don't have on your home library shelves and replace them with names of authors you do have. Bold the replacements.
From my shelves:

1. J.K. Rowling
2. Anne Lamott (let this not be an endorsement of her politics).
3. George MacDonald
4. Jane Austen
5. CS Lewis
6. JRR Tolkien
7. Emily Brontë
8. Isak Dinesen
9. Sophie Kinsella
10. William Shakespeare

Posted by Rae at January 7, 2005 10:05 PM | TrackBack

(let this not be an endorsement of her politics)

But don't you love the way she writes about her faith? (Well, that's assuming that the book you've got is "Traveling Mercies" and not "Bird By Bird"...which is excellent in its own right, but for much different reasons.)

Posted by: Eric S at January 7, 2005 10:18 PM

Eric- hi. Thanks for coming by :) and thanks for commenting, too :D

Yes, I do enjoy most of her books and particularly the way in which she writes about faith and her road to it and in it and on it. I do have Traveling Mercies and Operating Instructions and several others waiting for me to read. I finished one (I can't recall the name but the protagnonist female was semi-autobiographical of Anne)recently that was too descriptive for me (think Herman Melville) and so I found myself skipping whole paragraphs.

Posted by: Rae at January 7, 2005 10:29 PM

Rae, I can't place the last book you describe, so I guess I haven't read it. She can get, um, "descriptive" at times. ;-)

I highly recommend "Bird by Bird" as a wonderfully encouraging and instructive "how to" book for aspiring writers.

Posted by: Eric S at January 7, 2005 10:34 PM

Thanks for the recommend, Eric. I will have to look for it first in my beloved used books nook.

Posted by: Rae at January 7, 2005 10:51 PM

What a great site! I love the layout and did you have to be pretty? I mean, honestly !! I've had it with beautiful internet women! ;)

Thanks for stopping by my site. I'll be by yours too! :)

Posted by: Sam at January 8, 2005 08:53 AM

I don't like Lamott's fiction at all, but her nonfiction is great. Operating Instructions is hilarious diary of having her first kid, & Bird by Bird is great writing advice.

Sam, please don't encourage the pink on gray, we're working on that ;p

Posted by: jeff at January 8, 2005 01:35 PM

Don't read Blue Shoe by Lamott. I loved Operating Instructions, but Blue Shoe was very disappointing and bizzare (which I usually kind of like). I finished the book wanting my money back. There just wasn't anything to it.

I have to agree with Jeff on the Pink thing. I am thinking purple! Purple on grey, or purple on white, or purple...

Posted by: Kelli with an I at January 9, 2005 06:30 AM

Purple anything would make you happy, K.

Hmmm, speaking of purple, get your bd present yet?:D

Posted by: Rae at January 9, 2005 10:19 AM

i think Bronte would make a beautiful middle name(or first i geuss) for a daughter of mine.
hey sis, how are ya?

Posted by: Nick at January 10, 2005 11:05 PM
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