Thursday, June 4, 2009

15 Books In Fifteen Minutes!

This is a fun one that I just got tagged to do on Facebook, so, I thought it would make a great quick post (and no, don't have internet powers yet, darn it!)  Anyways, here how ya do it:  Don't take too long to think about it: fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. Make sure it's the first fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. Re-post on your bloggity blogs if you're so inclined (I hope!) and let's see what everyone comes back with!

Here are my fifteen in fifteen:

1. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
2. Smoke & Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
3. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
4. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
5. The Los Angeles Diaries by James Brown 
6. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
7. Different Seasons by Stephen King
8. Watership Down by Richard Adams
9. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
10. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick
11. Neromancer by William Gibson
12. Cages by Dave McKean
13. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
14. Clever Maids by Valerie Paradiz
15. Beloved by Toni Morrison

4 comments:

Kathy said...

oh...I like this idea!!! I'm going to have to do it and post it on my blog! I love's your blog my dear! Always get the old brain chugging!! :-)

MARIA GRAZIA said...

I love the idea! I'll do it on my blog. I love books, too!

robstu said...

I am delighted to see that "The Los Angeles Diaries" has been included as "a book that will stay with you."

Ironically, I became a fan of James Brown's writings as a result of being probably one of the oldest fans of his brother,the late Barry Brown (an incomparable actor of the 1970s.)

James Brown's writings pull no punches: they're raw, gritty, real.
They don't embrace any "feel good"
philosphy; the cavalry doesn't ride to the rescue, and there are no contrived happy endings (although "The Los Angeles Diaries"
does express a promise of hope.)

In fact, a new book of his memoirs
has been either just published, or is currently in production; in any event, preliminary reviews have
all been rave reviews. I'm looking forward to getting a copy just as soon as it becomes available.

James Brown's books are dark, brooding, tragic - distilled from
lifetime memories of loss and sorrow. But once you have read them, you are forever changed; you can never go back. You are seeing
reality through the eyes of a man who has been tested in the crucible of life - but prevailed.

Beckie Holso said...

It was very nice to meet you tonight =) Your book list looks like it's right up my alley. I recently picked up Stieg Larsson's 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' series and I was wondering if you've read them and, if so, what did you think? I haven't even cracked the cover yet... but soon!