1. One book you have read more than once
And on the 1st September, I’ll start reading Patrick White’s The Vivisector with the other members and lurkers at the Patrick White Reader’s Group Blog.
It was a revelation: they all agreed on the basics of dates, places and major events, but the interpretation and tone of the books was so different! Yet they were all supposed to be history, based on fact – how could one write of Richelieu as a great reformer and another write of him as a reactionary whose restructuring of French legislature and taxation to bolster the monarchy led directly to the bloodbath of the Revolution? And why did none of them think the royalty and aristocrats written of by Dumas in his Musketeer books were romantically noble and wonderful at all? I never looked at my nana’s Georgette Heyer and Jean Plaidy books the same way again.
Brooklynite: enough with the cute kid, dammit. Renovation can’t possibly be all that time-consuming either. Thesis to edit? – pishposh. Feed me book titles!
Matilda T. Zombie Queen: because she’s more up-to-date with SF than I am, and ghoulish too.
Blogger on the Cast Iron Balcony: Helen seems to read lots of things I don’t (yet) and that’s cool.
Don Quixote of Silent Speaking: he’s spending too much time out and about with that cameraphone, and some inside bookthinking time will do him good.
BiblioBillaBong‘s Ron: I should tag at least one actual book blogger, yes?