The other day I was listening to All The Books, a Book Riot podcast that I listen to weekly for book recommendations. It’s a pretty decent book podcast although I still miss Book on the Nightstand terribly. Anyway, one of the podcasters, instead of talking about books she had recently read, answered some questions about books she had read in the past. I have stolen three of them to use for this week’s Three on Thursday.
Three Book Related Questions:
What’s the first adult book you ever read?
It was The Thornbirds by Colleen McCullough and I remember it distinctly because I had to get special permission from my mom to check a book out of the adult fiction section. I was 12 and this was probably way racier than my mom realized but I loved it so much!
What’s your Swiss Army Knife recommendation?
A Swiss Army Knife recommendation is the book you have read that you would recommend to anyone because you believe it’s universally enjoyable. For me this would be Mary Doria Russell’s The Sparrow. Or, as we fondly call it, Jesuits in Space. It’s an incredible story that is beautifully written and utterly compelling.
What book do you wish you could read again for the first time?
Without hesitation I wish I could read The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. It’s heartbreaking and wonderful and tragic and I’d love to experience it again for the first time. I’d also like to erase the movie from my memory because it’s just not at all how I pictured Henry and Clare.
I’d love to hear your answers to these questions – either in the comments or in a blog post of your own.
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