trecedarko: 10 books that have stayed with you
1 · Don Quijote de la Mancha, por Miguel de Cervantes
2 · La Odisea, por Homero
3 · La Ilíada, por Homero
4 · El Corán
5 · Crimen y Castigo, por Fiódor Dostoievsky
6 · Así Habló Zaratustra, por Friedrich Nietzsche
7 · Mientras Agonizo, por William Faulkner
8 · La Isla, por Aldous Huxley
9 · El Viejo y el Mar, por Ernest Hemingway
10 · La Metamorfosis (y otros relatos), por Franz Kafka
11 · Pedro Páramo / El Llano en Llamas, por Juan Rulfo
blesoing: Brazilian bookworms.
Girls Who Read
Submitted by elrolfo
Having said that…
We have the Artists on Tumblr tag on our blog so you can discover new art (from illustrations to photographs).
It’s not complete because I just started doing it recently, but we have a pretty decent collection (=
by Sean Yeh
10 Books (+1) That Have Stayed With Me (in my mind, if not physically; listed in no particular order):
I saw someone else do this in reference to BookPorn’s “10 Books that Stayed with Me” and figured it was a relevant thing to blog. I have done a lot of moving in the past few years, and with each move, I get rid of some books to lighten the load. Here are my Big 10.
The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer I found this book a million years ago (single-digit age number) among some of my mom’s old things. I kept it because I guess even as a child I had a penchant for old, strange things, and though I may not have known its intellectual value at the time, I did notice that the binding was fragile and that left in the wrong hands, this sweet ass illustrated 1965 9th printing would be fated to ruin. Also, I didn’t appreciate this til many years and a few mushrooms later, but there is a quote at the front of this particular copy:
"…If I dared to wish for genius, I would ask for the grace to write The Canterbury Tales…" -Aldous Huxley (btw, whose Brave New World has always stuck with me, even though I gave my physical copy away to someone who needed it more.)
Nine Stories by JD Salinger- A friend gave me this book in the 8th or 9th grade. We were on the same wavelength so I trusted his choice. I have been a lover of Salinger ever since. Plus, with my short attention span, short stories are where it’s at.
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr- I’m really not sure who gave me this book, probably my mom or a teacher at school, but I have had it since I was 8. The story was so deeply touching that it changed the way I felt about a lot of things: my country, war, the global community, sickness, faith, magic, and a million other things I would write about if I was being paid for this. If you haven’t read this one, it’s about 75 pages, written for children, and includes a guide to making origami cranes. Well worth your time.
On the Road by Jack Kerouac- Mr. Phillip Tomlinson, AP Language at PFHS. One of the best teachers I ever had in high school who really got me thinking about the power of the pen and the value of a good book. We also read Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, which has stuck with me, but which, for the record, my dogs ate one time when I left it outside. On the Road was one of those really powerful stories that I know changed me as a person, even though I didn’t realize it until I started choosing my books for this list.
The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain- This is a little book of quotations that my 8th grade (insert name of 8th grade class that is equivalent to “literacy and stuff” but which is probably actually “communication skills” or “language arts”) teacher, Mrs. Rivers, gave to each of the AIG kids at the end of the year. I always kept it because Mark Twain was always one of my favorite writers and philosophers in general. As the title suggests, this book is full of…wit…and…wisdom.
Aesop’s Fables- I bought this old ass crusty copy of Aesop’s for 25 cents at a Salvation Army after buying a piece of furniture that wouldn’t fit in my car, returning it for store credit, getting a cheaper/better piece of furniture, and having like seven bucks worth of Salvation Army money leftover. I kept it for pretty much the same reason as Canterbury. I like old crusty books with fragile binding. Copyright 1928, and has the names and ages of 5 children with the last name “Mosch” written in pencil on the inside front cover. Too good to get rid of. Never underestimate the worthy weight of a classic set of cautionary tales, anyway.
Lilith by George MacDonald- One of my all time favorite books of all time, I could read it endlessly and still learn from it. MacDonald was a cited inspiration to CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien (whose Narnia, LOTR and Hobbit ((respectively)) have also stuck with me but I didn’t include them, because, duh, too obvious). Read this book if you dare, it’s a fucking trip and well worth it.
Peter Pan by JM Barrie- Another all time favorite. I have never not had a copy of Peter Pan, whether a book, the Disney version, or the Mary Martin performance on VHS, I keep Peter so damn close to my heart. The copy I have now is fully illustrated and double treasured; it was a high school graduation gift from my Oma and Opa, and on the inside cover my Opa wrote, “Congratulations, Brittany, you made it. ‘I’ll always keep the window open for whenever you fly home.’” He passed away from lung cancer last January and I am so glad I have all the books he gave me to remember him by, especially this one, because he knew it was my favorite.
Amphigorey by Edward Gorey- My dad bought me this book in a huge bookstore in Virginia when I was in middle school. Gorey has been a huge inspiration in my own art and writing, and I always look back on this dark anthology with fond memories.
Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairy Book- From the rest of this list, it should come as no surprise that I love art books and illustrations. This is one of the most gorgeous books ever ever ever, beautiful watercolor and ink illustrations with a great story of a girl growing up with the burden of knowing that fairies exist and the frustration of no one ever believing her. I FEEL YA, LADY C.
That was fun.
roccondilrinon: 10 books that have stayed with me. I’m living overseas now and don’t have all of them physically with me. I tend to read fiction as e-books.
Harry G. Frankfurt, On Bullshit.
Jane Jacobs, Cities and the Wealth of Nations.
Paul Brickhill, The Dam Busters.
John Armstrong, In Search of Civilization: Remaking a Tarnished Idea.
Robert H. Frank, The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good.
Fiction (not pictured):
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings.
Lawrence Leonard, The Horn of Mortal Danger.
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness.
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables.
James P. Hogan, Inherit the Stars.
10 Books That Have Stayed with Me (in no particular order)
1. Love Story by Erich Segal
2. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
4. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
5. A Series of Unfortunate Events (the complete series) by Lemony Snicket
6. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
7. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
8. Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat
9. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
10. Ghost World by Daniel Clowes