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An #AmReading ABC List

Monday, May 14, 2018

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The Literary ABCs

List your favorite . . .

Austen (Jane) novel: Persuasion

Brontë sister’s novel: Jane Eyre

Clancy or Crichton novel and/or movie: Jurassic Park (book & film adaptation)

Dickens novel and/or film: Bleak House (it’s the only one I’ve read through, and I love the 2006 miniseries adaptation)

English class you took: History of the English Language

Frequently read author: Currently, Julie Garwood (I’m re-reading her romance novels from the early 1990s)

Grisham novel and/or movie: Novel—The Rainmaker; film—A Time to Kill

Historical novel or era*: These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
*Written at a time well after that in which it’s set.

Iconic fictional character: Harry Potter

James Joyce or Henry James? Henry James—Turn of the Screw especially

King in literature (i.e., a character who’s a king, real or fictional): King Henry V of England (Shakespeare’s version)

Lord of the Rings character: Éomer

Movie made from classic literature: Persuasion 1995

Newberry Medal–winning book: Sarah, Plain and Tall (1986)

Oldest book you own (not necessarily “favorite,” just oldest): Best Loved Poems of the American People, © 1936

Pirate in literature: Tie: “El Salvador” and “Shaw” (Ransome’s Quest)

Quiet place to read: In bed

Robin Hood version (which film/TV series?): Disney’s animated version

Shakespeare play or poem: Much Ado about Nothing

Twain (Mark) novel/story/essay: “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” (short story)

USA Today Bestseller: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Villain: Voldemort

Walt Whitman or William Wordsworth? Whitman (Leaves of Grass is one of my favorite works of literature)

Xanthippe (an ill-tempered woman, a shrew): Lady Beatrice from Much Ado abuot Nothing

Yawn-inducing bedtime read: Something by Dickens

Zealously protected book you’ll never part with: Victoria by Willo Davis Roberts—I’ve had it since I was fourteen or fifteen, it was what really got me motivated to start writing, it’s taped together, and I haven’t read it in years, but I’ll never part with it.

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