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This is a really cool meme that I shamelessly stole from tari_roo. So, without further ado:

List 10 books that have stayed with you. 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 ones which have touched you.

In no particular order:

  1. Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse

  2. Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

  3. The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis

  4. Hamlet - Shakespeare

  5. The Black Stallion - Walter Farley

  6. Demian - Hermann Hesse

  7. The Fear in Yesterday's Rings - George Chesbro

  8. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

  9. Slake's Limbo - Felice Holman

  10. Requiem for a Ruler of Worlds - Brian Daley

I did cheat a little bit - The Chronicles of Narnia is a series and not a book; Hamlet is actually a play, but as I read it before I saw it performed, I fudged and added it to the list ;) There were many others that came. this. close. to making the list, but, sadly, had to keep it pared to just ten :(

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fanspired
Dec. 17th, 2013 02:42 am (UTC)
I'd have liked to include Hamlet in mine, but then I'd have had to add Antony and Cleopatra and Henry IV Part 1 as well. Then Yeats and Eliot have had a huge influence, too, and the Tao of Physics . . . I really need two lists, one for stuff I read at school and college that stuck with me, and another for all that subversive sci-fi/fantasy stuff :P

And then another for weirdass esoteric text books . . .

Edited at 2013-12-17 02:47 am (UTC)
ferrous_wheeler
Dec. 17th, 2013 03:42 am (UTC)
It's tough to choose isn't it! Didn't want to go tooo far back (I loved Dr. Seuss and The Cat in the Hat ;) ), and I totally agree with needing multiple lists, but that's too much work for a Monday night ;)
fanspired
Dec. 17th, 2013 04:36 am (UTC)
I somehow missed out on a lot of the usual kiddie books (including The Hobbit! But I read it when I was older). I will confess to a misspent youth reading Blyton's Famous Five and Malory Towers books, though :S
fanspired
Dec. 17th, 2013 02:55 am (UTC)
Btw, how did you copy in Tari_roo's link? When I tried it with yours it didn't work properly.
ferrous_wheeler
Dec. 17th, 2013 04:08 am (UTC)
Hmmm... it's easier to get the name to link when you're posting an entry rather then in the comments. In the comments you have to use html code, and this link http://www.livejournal.com/support/faq/67.html should help with how to do that. (I go to lj help a lot)

Hope this helps, kinda, sorta, maybe... :)
fanspired
Dec. 17th, 2013 04:36 am (UTC)
That is helpful. Cheers.
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