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Mercy Tournament at school today, I taught all day including someone else's class, and ran a sausage sizzle at lunchtime... then we had a lecture this evening at a local church on Mercy from an Irish sister, and after that since everyone else scarpered, my boss and I went out for a wine and a chat until I had to go pick up Christy from art. I'm so freaking tired! Early start tomorrow, St Vincent de Paul street day appeal. OMG!
But I liked this one and couldn't resist taking a moment to think:
FROM blue_leaf
Don't take too long to think about it.
Fifteen books you have read that will always stick with you.
First fifteen you can recall in no more than a few minutes.
Copy the instructions into your own post.

This is what I came up with (who knows how clearly I'm thinking right now) at John's LJ - I may be well educated but I'm not an academic *g* ...definitely an eclectic list - but also books I return to again and again for various reasons.

The Testament by John Grisham
The Bible by Various *g*
Campbell's Kingdom by Hammond Innes
Perfect Skin by Nick Earls
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
The Eucharist and the hunger of the world by Monika Hellwig
Just Shy of Harmony by Phil Gulley
The Golden Rendezvous and The Satan Bug by Alistair MacLean
I heard the owl call my name by Margaret Craven
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Bone People by Keri Hulme
*sigh* I love a good book to read. I really do.


Jun. 14th, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)
Any list from you that's pared down to 15 would have to be pretty impressive in my opinion, since you're such a voracious reader!
I'm amazed we have one in common! I re-read A Suitable Boy every few years!

I'll have to try some of your books. ALthough since I didn't like LoTR, Jane Austen, George Eliot, ...maybe our tastes are quite different! Thanks for sharing your list here. I do appreciate you bothering!!! Sorry to make you flail LOL! xxx

And yeah, there are plenty of books in the Bible - maybe I ought to have picked one out. In which case I'd pick... hmmm... maybe John's letters. Or Paul's letter to the Ephesians. Or Luke's Gospel. Yeah, maybe Luke's Gospel.
Jun. 14th, 2009 09:46 am (UTC)
Because of doing it in a hurry I missed out Tom Holt's The Walled Orchard (Greek historical, not humour) and White's The Once and Future King which is my 'canon' of Arthurian legend. I think White should replace George Eliot because, of hers, I only like Middlemarch and only because it has a lot in common with Trollope. Not sure what to chuck out to leave room for Holt - possibly Williams' War of the Flowers so that he only gets one place on the list! I did a list of twenty not so long ago and found it... The others were childhood favourites or non-fiction!

No, I don't think our tastes are the same at all. I enjoy some Grisham but he would never make my top 15 (or 20). And of course you have a leaning towards religious books and my non-fiction list wouldn't include those. And we already know I'm a fantasy-holic!!!



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