"People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like."
~ Abraham Lincoln
The lovely Willow tagged me...
List the following:
(a) Fiction book
(c) Non-fiction book
(d) A fourth book of your choice from any genre
Explain why the books are essential reads in no more than 30 words per book.
Fiction: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. One of the most insightful of authors, this witty comedy transcends time and, as Mary Poppins would say, is practically perfect in every way.
Autobiography: The Story of My Life by Helen Keller. Not much of a fan of autobiographies as I feel they are mostly self-indulgent, but I did enjoy reading of Keller’s life.
Non-fiction: The House by the Sea by May Sarton. Admittedly, I got sucked in by the title (ocean lover that I am) but I quite enjoyed Sarton’s writing style not to mention her inclusion of part 4 of Spindrift by Galway Kinnell
I sit listening
To the surf as it falls.
The power and inexhaustible freshness of the sea,
The suck and inner boom
As a wave tears free and crashes back
In overlapping thunders going away down the beach.
It is the most we know of time,
And it is our undermusic of eternity.
Book of my choice: Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver. This is, quite simply, my favorite book by my favorite contemporary author. Kingsolver is brilliant.
“These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.”
~ Gilbert Highet
I don’t normally tag as I feel like one can follow along if one so desires, but I’d be ever so interested in finding out the favorites of Cuban and Tameka.