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RevGals Friday Five: Books, Books, Books – Shawna R. B. Atteberry
Jun 152007
 

I’ve just returned from a meeting in Cambridge so I’m posting this late here in the UK (it is 3:45pm).. because I took the opportunity of a free afternoon in Cambridge’s wonderful book shops… I only bought a few- and they were on sale- very restrained for me!!!

So with my head full of books I’ve seen and a long wish list in my mind, I bring you a Friday Five on books!!!

1. Fiction what kind, detective novels, historical stuff, thrillers, romance????

Urban fantasy, mystery, thriller, classical fiction, fantasy, and historical

2. When you get a really good book do you read it all in one chunk or savour it slowly?

I devour books.

3. Is there a book you keep returning to and why?

Several: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books, Little Women, The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, A Wrinkle in Time series, Neverwhere, and Sunshine.

4. Apart from the Bible which non-fiction book has influenced you the most?

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship

5. Describe a perfect place to read. ( could be anywhere!!!)

Bed. Or sitting by the lake.

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  5 Responses to “RevGals Friday Five: Books, Books, Books”

  1. Is that your bookshelf? 🙂

  2. 1. The only fiction I’ve read in the past, I don’t know, five years, is by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Flannery O’Connor, and classical Greek plays. I read those kinds of fictions.

    2. Depends on the writing style of the book. Lots of the books (maybe even most of the books!) that I love are slow-going and terribly written.

    3. Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard and The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky because they are completely misunderstood by most readers and because I think they are both so wrong (in such interesting ways!) and I’m trying to make clear to myself just why I think they’re wrong. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to stop reading them.

    4. Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Genealogy of Morals

    5. On the porch with a cool breeze, a beer, a cigarette, my fat cat, with Mahler playing in the background.

  3. Kievas, no that’s not one of the seven bookshelves in our place. 🙂 But it might as well be. When bookaholics marry: it’s not pretty.

    Matt I love Flannery O’Conner too. She’s part of my classical fiction set I love. I still need to read The Brothers Karamazov. So many books, so little time.

  4. Had to check out someone who calls herself a “bookoholic.” (biblioholic?) And who loves Little House, and Little Women. When I was in college (and already collecting) my dad once said, “Think of all the money you’d have if you didn’t have all these books.”

    There is that. Oh well, I love them, everything about them.

  5. Bonhoffer is amazing- great play!

    On the subject of bookaholics one of my sons friends dropped by the other day, walked into my office and stood open mouthed- he’d never seen so many books in a house before!

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