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Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you've’ve tagged them.
Anyone who is around me for 10 minutes or more will usually be subject to extended ranting about these books. Certainly shaped my development and understanding of justice, family, love, and sugar bowls.
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir A. C. Doyle
I was always confused and offended by what (real life) people said when they described the character Sherlock Holmes. The stories are fantastic, however. Specifically “The Adventures of the Copper Beeches.”
- The Horse and His Boy - C. S. Lewis
Shasta and Aravis. What else do you want from me.
- Libby on Wednesday - Zilpha Keatley Snyder
A passage in here describes the process of transitioning from various forms of yourself, and it allowed me to feel understood at a time where I was just beginning to understand people.
- Tales of Reginald - Saki (H. M. Munroe)
Sense of humor claims my love, and as such, Saki has possessed my heart since I first read “The Open Window.”
What I got out of this was a vividly clear portrayal of emotional attachment and dependency, from a male perspective.
- Anne of the Island - L. M. Montgomery
It’s like the perfect cup of tea. Sweet and funny and challenging and sad.
- Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
Recommended by the first author on the list. That should say enough about this.
I can still remember the almost blinding anger I felt at the end of this book. That’s all I have to say about it.
- Through a Glass Darkly collection - Agatha Christie
Destroying people by your presence and/or emotional attachment (love, if you will) is a reoccuring theme here that fascinated me and still does.
Honorary mention to the unpublished:
- Chasing Heroes - Kimberly McNeil
There will come a day when the world gets to experience these books, and shippers everywhere will be heard screaking from the mountaintops.
Tagging: Whatever the first people who come to mind or are on my dash plus all of you guys, specifically my Darvey/Olicity fam.
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