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I got all snaggy-snagged...

...by ashmedai for a book meme as follows.

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends.

Chosen in under ten minutes (with Lauren's help); all fiction; in no particular order:
At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'Neill_Beautifully written historical fiction, this book is about the relationship between two mid-teen Irish boys during the pivotal years of 1916 &1917.

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card_I may not like Mr. Card but I love his science fiction, I first read Ender 20 plus years ago, then reread it several years ago, and am planning on rereading it yet again very soon.

The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling_I started reading these to Lauren when she was seven or so anxiously waiting with her as each new book came out year after year.  A couple of years ago, I reread them back to back and was just as enchanted as the first time even if reading them alone wasn't quite as much fun as reading them with my kid.

American Gods by Harlan Ellison_For this over 900 page book, Ellison deservedly won awards for fantasy, science fiction, horror and some other catagories too. It is about the battle betwwen the American Gods ie: the new gods and the ancient gods ie: Odin, Thor et al.

The Foundation Trilogy by Issac Asimov_Set something like 3,000 years in the future, this is hard core science fiction at its best.

Night Circus by Erin Morganstern_A weird and very visual fantasy encompassing three timeframes, all leading to one point and all focused around the most amazing circus ever.

Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley_About the relationship between two teenage boys living in relative ismall-town solation, one popular, one sexually abused, and how they attempt to protect each other.

Watership Down by Richard Adams_Rabbits, it's all about the rabbits and the world they live in.

Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix_A young reader fantasy series of seven books that Lauren recommended, this is a complex story of a young boy fighting for the survival of humanity with a completely unforgettable ending.

The Book Thief by Marcus Zukus_I love this book, how it's written, Death's little interludes, just all of it.

I tag fanseerocketjavafilm102techgirl_on_ijkinwadskimmed_milkmitakay,
mysweetprince_, rebeccama, secretsolitaire

Have fun!! I know I sure did :)



( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 23rd, 2014 04:50 pm (UTC)
YAY I got tagged! *off to work on my list*
Sep. 26th, 2014 10:00 pm (UTC)
Happy to have made you happy!! Have you posted yet?!!?
Sep. 27th, 2014 04:08 pm (UTC)
I have! It's right here http://techgirl-on-ij.livejournal.com/125878.html#comments

I just added Dream Boy from your list to my "Must read" list.
Sep. 23rd, 2014 08:18 pm (UTC)
Ah. I forgot Harry Potter! How could I? *slaps forehead* But then - I think the fiction that came after the books was loads better! Harry Potter inspired so much creativity in so many people. Fantastic!
Sep. 26th, 2014 10:05 pm (UTC)
The sign of a really well-created universe, when it is powerful enough to live on through others, however much the original author may or may not like that :)
Sep. 23rd, 2014 09:20 pm (UTC)
At Swim, Two Boys and Night Circus are in my "to read" stack, so it's nice to see both rec'd.
Sep. 26th, 2014 10:06 pm (UTC)
Both are amazing in completely different ways. I hope you enjoy each as much as I did :)
Sep. 24th, 2014 01:45 am (UTC)
I shall do it, I promise.

Of your list, I've read Ender's Game (I always recommend it as a starter book for folks who say they don't like science fiction), American Gods (so long ago that I can't remember a thing about it except that it knocked my socks off), The Foundation Trilogy (my husband's favorite fiction, bar none), Watership Down (meh), and The Book Thief (wonderfulest!).

So...a little overlap. FanSee
Sep. 26th, 2014 10:11 pm (UTC)
Quite a bit of overlap. You didn't, but I'm sure you meant to ask which of the remaining I would recommend, right?? Keys to the Kingdom. Seriously fine Young Reader books. Garth Nix is the man!
Sep. 24th, 2014 01:57 pm (UTC)
Another great list, I'm really enjoying seeing what books people choose. :)
Sep. 26th, 2014 10:13 pm (UTC)
It's fascinating, right? And so cool when there's overlap!
Sep. 26th, 2014 01:39 am (UTC)
thanks for tagging me. I'm going away for the weekend, leaving today, but will do it next week. :-)
Sep. 26th, 2014 10:14 pm (UTC)
Have a terrific weekend and I look forward to seeing your picks next week.
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Sep. 27th, 2014 11:51 pm (UTC)
I'll let him know how well this little book meme worked into your need for MORE books :) I've also gotten a few titles I'm looking forward to reading. Let me know what you think once you've had a chance to read something I've rec.
Oct. 5th, 2014 01:57 pm (UTC)
Ooh, just saw this. Hmm. Will have to ponder this...
Oct. 8th, 2014 02:01 am (UTC)
I see that you have posted your books. I will check them out tomorrow :) I also see that you've posted photos. Tomorrow!!!
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