January 24, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Huh?

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What’s your favorite book that nobody else has heard of? You know, not Little Women or Huckleberry Finn, not the latest best-seller . . . whether they’ve read them or not, everybody “knows” those books. I’m talking about the best book that, when you tell people that you love it, they go, “Huh? Never heard of it?”

And, folks–Becca was nice enough to nominate Booking Through Thursday for a Blogger’s Choice Award–while you’re here, why don’t you head over and vote for us, too. Because, a vote for BTT is a vote for all of us who play each week!


Congrats to the ladies who host Booking Through Thursday for the nomination!

Hmmm... This is a tough question. There are those books that although some people know of them, there is always a few people who have no idea what you're talking about.

Local books, on the other hand, don't get as much exposure as the latest bestseller by Stephen King and unless someone's 'from here' they've never heard of them. I'm thinking of books like My Grandfather's Cape Breton, and Bluenose Ghosts. The first one is reminisces of a boy's summer living with his Grandfather and the second is the stories collected by folklorist Helen Creighton.

Other books I've enjoyed that people probably never of are Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen. Now I'm going to snoop on the other BTT participants. My answer maybe adjusted ;)

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  1. No need to adjust. Your response is as good as any!

    "Huh?"

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  2. Those sound really intriguing books, the two Canadian ones especially. I'm compiling a list as I hope to visit Canada this year, and these two will definitely be on it.

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  3. I have a copy of Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen, but I haven't read it. Tops on my obscure list are probably Jessamyn West's Cress Delahanty and Margery Sharp's The Foolish Gentlewoman. I do tend to read a lot of fairly obscure old fiction.

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  4. Letters to Alice is one of my favourites as well. I have a lovely old battered second hand copy that was clearly well-loved before it came into my possession.

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  5. I have never heard of either of those. And now I have to read everyone else's replies to this question!

    Oooh, Cress Delanhanty. I haven't read that in years. Good book.

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  6. Good answers. I never read any of these but a couple look pretty good!

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  7. I've found that most books people have never heard of are generally really old or obscure.

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  8. I've never heard of these, but they are definitely going on my wish list. I've discovered so many new authors I want to give a whirl to during this BTT. :-)

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  9. Oh I love "Letters to Alice..." it was good book :) I never heard of the other books you've listed here.

    Happy BTTs! Have a good Thursday and good weekend ahead!

    Julia - Yen

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  10. Letters to Alice sounds interesting! Will check it out.

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  11. I liked your answer!! I couldn't think of anything to write, so I just skipped it!!

    By the way, I just tagged you for another meme!!

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  12. I haven't heard of any of them. Happy BTT.

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  13. I like finding books very local to somewhere, so your Canadian books sound really interesting.

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  14. I'd never heard of these books before, but now I'm intrigued by Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen....

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  15. Nice to see that a few people heard of Letters to Alice. I found it inspiring.

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  16. I always love discovering great local books. You're right, those are the books most people have never heard of.

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