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Monday, September 05, 2005

Books...

Tagged by Kat

1. Number of books I have owned:

Hundreds, I guess. In my uni days I was one of those "good" students who bought (& kept) everything off the set book list, so lots of them are French lit. Then a lifetime's accumulation by an accumulator with an inability to cut loose [see previous post]... Maybe about 8-900, not counting the family collection of children's books upstairs?

2. Last book I bought:

Flora I Farver (Danish wildflower book)

3. Last book I completed:

Hans Christian Andersen's unofficial autobiography, Erindringer (on holiday).

4. Five books that mean a lot to me:

Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett) – from childhood days: lonely misunderstood girl finds solace in “ a little bit of earth” & saves her hypochondriac cousin from himself (OK, so I didn’t know then that it was a sentimental Victorian “improving tale”) Online here

Thérèse Desqueyroux (François Mauriac) – from sixth form days: lonely misunderstood girl makes doomed attempt to rebel against her oppressive provincial background.

Pensées (Blaise Pascal) – from uni days: you don’t have to agree with his conclusions to admire this as the most trenchant analysis ever of the human condition.

Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys) - from OU days: powerful, subversive 60s ‘prequel’ to Jane Eyre; lonely misunderstood girl goes mad.

Multi-way tie for the 5th nomination, so I’m not even going to try.

5. Which five bloggers are you gonna tag?

I’m not, sorry, cos all the bloggers I know have already been tagged by Kat or by GW.

Maybe Pyk?

3 Comments:

  • At 06 September, 2005 01:29, Blogger Pelicanhellican said…

    Eek, wassa tag? Will it hurt??? Hmmm, seems to me there's a common theme to them thar books!!
    Something about lonely misunderstood girl??

    :)

     
  • At 06 September, 2005 05:12, Blogger Bluefluff said…

    Hiya Pyk - it just means it's your turn to answer the questions :-)
    & yes, there is a bit of a theme!

     
  • At 06 September, 2005 05:16, Blogger Bluefluff said…

    Multi-way tie for the 5th nomination, so I’m not even going to try.

    OK, it isn't a book, it's a blog. But it's so intelligently & amusingly written that I just stayed here for 5 hours reading it.
    Thanks nog for the link :-)

     

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