Friday, December 2, 2011
I can play, too, please?
I'm new to the book-blogging game, but this community of book bloggers is one of the most incredible things I've found on the interwebs (yes, even better than Marcel the Shell), and I want to set a precedent for being a joiner. And, oh, look! I'm just in time for the Literary Blog Hop! Let the joining begin!
Each month, the folks over at The Blue Bookcase pose a question for book bloggers everywhere.
This month's brain picker is "What work of literature would you suggest to someone who doesn't like literature?"
When I first saw this question, I thought, "Maybe I'll be a joiner next month." This is a hard one for me because I grew up reading the classics (and The Saddle Club series, of course. I'm not a freak.). So it's hard for me to understand the kind of person who doesn't like literature (are you sure that's a thing?).
But then I realized . . . I'm married to just such a person. When we first met, my husband was reading The Art of War (and I said, "Come to mama"). But with 5 years of retrospect, I'm able to admit that he is basically classics averse. He's read a lot of classics, but he gravitates toward Harlan Coben and Robert Ludlum and away from Dickens and Eliot. Also, if he doesn't like what the characters are up to at any point in the story, he tends to proclaim his disagreement loudly, in quiet places where everyone else is being quiet. So the way I came at this challenge was by thinking of what I could recommend to him that would not cause him to yell in public.