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Let's start off the day with a book meme:
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Name fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you, and don't take too much time to think about it (the first fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes). Copy this into your own post.


1) Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt

2) Ghosts I Have Been - Richard Peck

3) The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin

4) Phantom - Susan Kay

5) The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver

6) Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay

7) Doomsday Book - Connie Willis

8) The Godforgotten - Gladys Schmitt

9) The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle

10) The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

11) Jacob Have I Loved - Katherine Paterson

12) Stonewords: A Ghost Story - Pam Conrad

13) The Reluctant God - Pamela F. Service

14) The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - J.R.R. Tolkien

15) Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

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Well, we have 3 common out of 15. (Didn't read any of the other, but Tigana, LOTR and GO would make it to my sticking-books list anytime.)

Guy Gavriel Kay is just amazing. I would have put Fionavar Tapestry on here, too, but I didn't have room.

Kay is one of my top two favorite writer of all time. There isn't one of his books that I didn't deeply enjoyed on some level.
Tigana was an amazing read, but I think my favorite is still the Lions of Al-Rassan.

Ooh, books that I haven't even heard of! I'll have to check some of those out.

♥ for Doomsday Book and LotR. :)

They're all fairly whoa. Smack you upside the head. In a good way.

I dunno how I could like you anymore than I do. POTO was my first fandom eons ago and Kay's book was amazing, I'm still trying to hunt down my own copy, the librarian judges me for checking it out like six times.

POTO was also my first fandom ages ago - thirteen years ago, to be exact. So long ago that my first fics appeared in a Xeroxed amateur fanzine *g* Those were the days.

As for Kay's book, I think I'm on copy #5. Not kidding. I kill that book over and over again.

The Poisonwood Bible! I really adore that book!

And, of course, GO is fabulous!

I hated the fact that Oprah's selection of Poisonwood for her book club seemed to stigmatize it. I think it's genuinely amazing!

I read it my junior or senior ywar of high school. It was one of the few books I actually read and I really loved it!

Knowing my teacher, though, the selection of it probably had something to do with it being on Oprah's list. ;)

Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt

This book! I had completely forgotten about its existence until this moment.

Now I want to re-read it.

This was the first novel to really slam me down and say, now, pay attention, girl. This is how poignant is done.

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Collins and Graham, absolutely! As for the others, I haven't read them.

eeeee The Reluctant God. Honestly, that is the first book that really made me think about the fact that a lot of archaeology is really digging up *graves*, and is that okay? And I know it's still lurking in my head when issues like the repatriation of artifacts come up.

I want to reread Doomsday Book, but ouch--it wiped me out. Same with Tuck Everlasting--though I do seem to reread it every once in a while, and cry like a baby.

Lorna and Ameni just...gnrgh. Such an amazing duo of protagonists, not to mention a great couple! It was the first work of fiction concerning Ancient Egypt that really made my personal interest in writing about it start to perk up (my two short stories published in anthologies are both, ironically, about Ancient Egypt in one way or another).

!!!! You like Jacob Have I Loved too? You're the first person I've seen to put it on her list as well, I thought I was the only one. xD And omg, The Westing Game, how could I NOT have put that one? I love that book so much. :3

Yep. It's one of maybe five books that has actually made me cry.

I read The Westing Game ALL the time when I was younger. I must have read it a ridiculous amount of times. I love it. And, of course, I love Doomsday Book and Good Omens. I'll have to check out some of the other ones though.

The Westing Game is sheer, unadulterated fun - but it's not without excellent characterization and genuine emotion. I think that's what makes it so impressive.

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