September 20, 2007

Booking Through Thursday: Sunshine and Roses

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Booking Through Thursday

The reverse of last week’s question:


Imagine that everything is going just swimmingly. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and all’s right with the world. You’re practically bouncing from health and have money in your pocket. The kids are playing and laughing, the puppy is chewing in the cutest possible manner on an officially-sanctioned chew toy, and in between moments of laughter for pure joy, you pick up a book to read . . .


What is it?

I've never really given this any thought. Hmmm...I'd probably read whatever I happened to be into at the time. But, I suppose you could say that if I wanted that good feeling to continue I'd want to read something happy. George Eliot is a favorite. Silas Marner has got to be one of the most feel good books I've ever read. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is another happy story. But really, I'd be game for anything!

14 comments :

  1. Silas Marner is such a wonderful book!! I did try to pick up Middlemarch, but I couldn't get into it at the time. Note to self: Must try it again, soon!

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  2. Yeah, pretty much anything works as a first pass for me, which is why I had several false starts on this question. But I'm happy with my ultimate "cookbooks" answer---it's a similar sort of "continue the happy feeling" thing, really!

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  3. I still need to read Silas Marner. I haven't participated in BTT in awhile, but hopefully I'll be back next week. Happy BTT!

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  4. Better than my ideas. :) Happy BTT

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  5. Yes, I can't think of anything specific I would want to read just because I was happy. Even the most depressing book would probably have me calling it, "beautiful" if it was really good.

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  6. I would have to hop on my scarier books. When I'm down, forget about it.

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  7. I haven't thought about Silas Marner in YEARS. Great suggestion!

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  8. I agree. I'd read anything if I'm in a happy mood. After all, it's our moods that call the shots, eh? LOL.

    Happy BTT!

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  9. Reading A Passage to India? I've loved all of his novels--

    I was thinking about you today, I'm going to Bouchercon next week here in Anchorage and one of the guests of honor is Diana Gabaldon and it seemed to me that you had her listed as a favorite.

    I was thinking that I should email her and see if she'd grant me an interview at the conference and I could ask questions that fans of her wanted to know.

    But you know how ideas are, lots come and go but unless I actually get my act together and DO something :)

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  10. Michelle- Oh you are so lucky! I'd love to meet her IRL. She's so approachable on the book forums and always answers readers' questions.

    I'm enjoying A Passage to India but it's heavy reading. The racism is terrible :(

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  11. i haven't read either Silas Marner or Pride and Prejudice. my classics education is severely lacking! :(

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  12. I had read Passage to India in school. I re-readit a while back and enjoyed it. I am an Indian, hence relate to that racism!

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  13. Pride and Prejudice sounds delightful! Happy belated BTT, Chris!

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  14. I'm totally with you on Pride and Prejudice, but Silas Marner is too sad for me, even on a good day.
    Donna

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