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muchabstracted ([personal profile] muchabstracted) wrote2009-04-20 09:23 pm

awesome meme!

Stolen from [ profile] shprintzah. Choose your favorite author for each letter of the alphabet and a favorite accompanying book (or series).

A--Asimov, Isaac: I, Robot
B--Baldwin, James: Sonny's Blues
C--Courtenay, Bryce: The Power of One
D--D'Aulaire: D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths
E--Eddison, E.R.: Worm Ouroboros
F--Fadiman, Anne: Ex Libris (Ed. note: Go read this. Now.)
G--Gaiman, Neil: Neverwhere
H--Hyde, Lewis: Trickster Made This World
I--Ibbotson, Eva: Which Witch
J--Juster, Norton: Phantom Tollbooth
K--Kushner, Ellen: Swordspoint OR Korman, Gordon: Son of Interflux
L--Le Guin, Ursula K.: Paradises Lost, or else Language of the Night
M--McKinley, Robin: Deerskin or (I know this is cheating, but [ profile] shprintzah did it) Montgomery, L.M.: Anne of Green Gables OR (dude, everyone's an M) Milton, John: Paradise Lost
O--Oaklander, Violent: Windows to Our Children or Hidden Treasure: A Map to the Child's Inner Self
Q--Quinn, Julia: The Duke Who Loved Me
R--Ragan, Kathleen: Fearless Girls, Wise Women, & Beloved Sisters
S--Sayers, Dorothy: Gaudy Night
T--Tarr, Judith: Alamut
V--Valente, Catherynne: Orphan's Tales
W--Woolf, Virginia: Mrs Dalloway
Y--Yolen, Jane: Sister Emily's Lightship or The Wild Hunt
Z--Zelazney, Roger: Amber series

Still thinking about N, P, U, and X.

[identity profile] 2009-04-21 03:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Great list! When I thought about this, I oddly came up with a ton of Young Adult novels from Middle School and High School. I think this is a reminder I need more free time to read!!!

When I think of Jane Yolen, especially today, it's always The Devil's Arithmetic. I haven't read The Wild Hunt :(

[identity profile] 2009-04-22 12:00 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you! Isn't it a fun meme? I found myself more inclined towards books I read in middle school and high school just because they were so formative.

I never read The Devil's Arithmatic, actually. I realize this makes me an inferior Jane Yolen fan, but mainly I find myself not seeking out any books related to the Holocaust.