Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #2

Thirteen Things about Juliadamus

I'm a dedicated book-lover! I've always been and I always will be. In this weeks TT I will show you my favourite books/authors. Some of them influenced me as a child, others are current reading. I hope you enjoy the list, and maybe I can inspire you to read one or two of theese books ;)

13. "The Complete Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales" by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

I guess everybody knows this one, and for those who don't: I'm sorry folks, but Snow White is not an original Disney-product ;)

12. "The Neverending Story" and "Momo" by Michael Ende

Both stories are classics of childhood-literature, at least in Germany.

11. "Mister God, This is Anna" by Fynn

This book not only provides answers to the big questions in life, it also provides the questions!

10. "Animal Farm" and "1984" by George Orwell

Big Brother is watching you!

9. "The Wizard of Oz" by L.F. Baum

We're off, to see the wizard! The wonderful wizard of Oz!

8. "Look Back, Mrs. Lot" and all the other books by Ephraim Kishon

Kishon writes short stories about the life of an jewish author married to "the best wife in the world". His wit and sarcasm, make me laugh out loud everytime!

7. "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4" by Sue Townsend

Simply hilarious, english humor. And so true!

6. "Good Omens" by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

The book is subtitled "The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch". It's the mixture between Pratchetts imaginative writing and the spell-binding power of Gaiman's plot.

5. "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll

I looovee the Mad Hatter!

4. "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman

The final showdown between the old gods, brought to America by all the different immigrants (including Thor, Leprechauns and the egyptian cat-godess Bask), and the new gods, created through our daily worshipping (yes, ther's a TV-God, think about it!). The perfect book for long winter-evenings on the couch!

3. "A Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" a Trilogy in five books by Douglas Adams

So true, so funny and simply one of the best books in the world!!! Favourite character: Marvin the depressed robot!

2. "Soul Music" and all other Discworl-novels by Terry Pratchett!

Terry Pratchett invented the Discworld, to hold a mirror up to our faces. Although settled in a world full of myth and magic, parallels are quite obvious. And btw it's hilariously funny written!

1."Ronia, The Robber's Daughter" by Astrid Lindgren

I don't remember how often I've read this book as a child. But it influenced me a lot. It's about strength, friendship, bravery and raising your voice for what is right. And all this from a girl's point of view!

Ooops! Do I have 13 already? Oh there's so much more but that gives me opportunity to write another TT about my favourite books ;)

Hope you enjoyed the list, I'm looking forward to your feedback!

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. Tilly Greene

2. EHT

3. ChaoticCrafter

4. Patrizia aka Gabriella Hewitt

5. Miss Mellis

6. yellowrose

7. doubledeckerbusguy

8. Julia #1

9. Cocoa

10. celticangel

11. Shan

12. Julia #2

Thanks everybody for stopping by!

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17 Kommentare:

Chaotic Crafter said...

Great books! There's several on your list I've read, several I've not. Since you've got some of my favorites on your list I'll have to keep an eye out for the ones I haven't read.

Oh, and to answer your question about Ravelry, anyone can join, beginner/expert, anywhere in between. I'm sure it would be a great tool for a beginner because there's so much information to be had there. I will warn you though, the wait can be pretty took me a little over a month to recieve my invite because there are so many people joining!

Happy TT!

Tilly Greene said...

Have you ever read any of the "Annotated" books for the Brothers Grimm, Alice Wonderland, Wizard of Oz? I received one for Hans Christian Andersen and it was very interesting. It gives you back notes and personal insight [maybe from a letter written] on specific pieces/passages.

My cutie is a huge Terry Pratchett fan - whenever a new Discworld book is out, he has it. It looks like they are finally making their way into the US market place.

Great list :-)

Patrizia said...

Great list! I see we overlapped on 1984 and Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I've read some of these but not all. I'm curious to check out the ones I'm not familiar with.

Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

writing as Gabriella Hewitt

EHT said...

Great list. I've read several, but am intrigued by the title by Neil Gaiman. I need to check out American Gods....

Thanks for the list, and thanks for visiting History Is Elementary.

Miss said...

Astrid Lindgren wrote stuff other than the Pippi Longstocking books? How cool.

American Gods is amazing, and one of the creepiest books I've ever read.


-- MissMeliss

Ann Aguirre said...

I am so with you on Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Douglas Adams. The brothers Grimm are wonderful too.

Julia said...

Thanks everybody for visiting my TT!

@chaotic crafter: thanks for the hint!

@tilly: Yep, I did read some of those with annotations, but only because I'm becoming a teacher ;)

@patrizia: thanks, I did enjoy your list as well, definitely an inspiration for future readings

@eht: Go for it, it's a great book! You might find it quite funny to figure out which god belongs to which culture ;)

@miss mellis: yep she did, and all of them are cool, fun stories about strong and smart children. I think I read them all ;)

@ann: word!

YellowRose said...

Very good list!! I am a avid reader also, I have read quite a few on your list and those I haven't I'll add to my "to read" list!!

Happy TT!

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

All wonderful classics in my eyes! (VERY glad to see Douglas Adams in there!!!)

Lynn / vigilant20 said...

Interesting assortment. Happy TT!

Julia said...

Oh I love "The Neverending Story" when I read it as kid. It was wonderful! And I also love "The Wizard of Oz" too. One of my personal favorite :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a vivid reader too! Although I haven't been posting my reviews lately. But I will soon. Happy Thursday Thirteen!

Cocoa said...

American Gods sounds like a very interesting read.

Elisa said...

Have you ever read "Mio My Son"? Astrid Lindgrin rules.

Great list. It makes me want to go back and re-read some of my favorite books.


Shan said...

Great list! I love that you have Orwell on there--too many schools don't teach him anymore and I fear that he will vanish.

Happy TT!

Mr. Fabulous said...

People still read books?

julia said...

The Narnia books were my favorite kid books, and I still reread them now. As well as the Little House books. Great list! Did you like the film version of 'Hitch Hiker'? The opening credits song - 'Goodbye And Thanks For All The Fish' - goes through my mind often!

MetaMommy said...

Great list. Those that I've read make me nostalic...they were so good. There's something about the Brothers Grimm, though. The lessons about life are so much more valuable than everyone living "happily ever after."