Beginnings

Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Top Ten & Teaser Tuesday

I'm making a short & sweet post because that movie page exhausted me today...but I can't pass up doing the Tuesday memes :D



A weekly meme hosted by Jennifer @ The Broke & the Bookish.

In honour of Hallowe'en on Sunday, this week's topic is:

Top Ten Scariest Books

1)  Carrie- Stephen King- shocking climax, even by today's horror movie standards

2)  The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde- Robert Louis Stevenson- timeless scary story

3)  Going Rogue- Sarah Palin- picturing her as the potential VP (and Prez in waiting) couldn't be scarier :D

4)  The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe- the literary master of suspense in poetry & short stories

5)  The Shining- Stephen King- the movie also makes for a scary companion!

6)  The Lovely Bones- Alice Sebold- lots of shudder-worthy scenes, especially when Susie's murderer is being questioned

7)  The Lord of the Flies- William Golding- how power breeds violence, even with young children

8) Heart of Darkness- Joseph Conrad- the darkest and most disturbing novel I've ever read

9)  Dracula- Bram Stoker- hard to avoid that one...

10)  Frankenstein- Mary Shelley- probably the best scary story & written by a woman, too!



A weekly meme hosted by Miz B @ Should Be Reading

I haven't participated in this one for a while, but I finally get the chance to mention my current read!

Her Fearful Symmetry- Audrey Niffenegger
"A random memory came to her:  We stood here together, my hand on the doorknob just like this.  A younger hand; we were young."

14 comments:

  1. Wow, great choices!! You included some classics I hadn't even considered. And how could I have overlooked Poe? Perfect for Halloween. And I love your inclusion of Going Rogue! ha ha

    Oh, and yes, Shutter Island the book is excellent...though if you've already seen the movie, you already know the surprise ending, so it might not be worth it. The movie stuck very closely to the book.

    Sue

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  2. Ha! Sarah Palin! Love it!

    I'm trying to be read more of the classics, hence Wuthering Heights right now. Now that I've acclimated to the language, I'm really getting used to it! Thanks for stopping by (as always!!)

    Sarah

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  3. Scary has many different meanings for us, doesn't it?

    Listing Going Rogue made me laugh!

    Here's my TTT:
    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2010/10/top-ten-scariest-books.html

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  4. Edgar Allen Poe for sure! I have The Raven on my list!

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  5. I like your list. We have a couple of the same choices. The Lovely Bones is an amazing novel, I didn't even think of it for this week's list.

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  6. I too think Stephen King deserves to be on top of that list. The scariest thing I've read by him is Pet Sematary (and no, I haven't spelled that incorrectly!). I'm pleased to say I've read everything on your list :)

    p.s. I've subscribed to your blog, I hope that's okay. I love your eclectic reading tastes!

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  7. Ooooh Lord of the Flies is a good one for this list! That one was pretty creepy and violent.

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  8. Good one on The Lovely Bones. I was going to put that on my list too but then I forgot :-/



    My Top Ten

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  9. I love your list! I am gad you have so mnay "old" books on there...makes my heart happy to see the classics being read!

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  10. PS... you had commented on my Margaret Atwood posts a few days ago... I have not fully read The Handmaid's Tale, and hope you enjoy it more than I enjoyed alot of other Atwood books! I have heard that it is better. Enjoy!

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  11. I've heard a lot of people say that Heart of Darkness is one of the best and most terrifying books they've ever read. I don't know why it isn't higher on my to-read list than it is. I should go fix that.

    I love that you included Sarah Palin! Now that's seriously scary.

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  12. Good list. I'd probably put Fahrenheit 451 instead of Going Rogue. :)

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