Friday, June 08, 2007

BTT: Encore (June 7, 2007)

Hi Melody and all, I've decided to do this week's TBR after all. I don't have much to say, but anyway...

This week's question

Almost everyone can name at least one author that you would love just ONE more book from. Either because they’re dead, not being published any more, not writing more, not producing new work for whatever reason . . . or they’ve aged and aren’t writing to their old standards any more . . . For whatever reason, there just hasn’t been anything new (or worth reading) of theirs and isn’t likely to be.

If you could have just ONE more book from an author you love . . . a book that would be as good any of their best (while we’re dreaming) . . . something that would round out a series, or finish their last work, or just be something NEW . . . Who would the author be, and why? Jane Austen? Shakespeare? Laurie Colwin? Kurt Vonnegut??

Most of my adult life, from the age of 13 and onwards, I was acquainted with textbooks and self-development books. At that point of time, due to financial constraint, I borrowed books from the school and state libraries. They're not impressive, but they're good enough to keep me occupied. Only when I started working, I began spending money buying my own books. I didn't splurge though. Therefore, this week's question is a little tough for me because I don't know what to say!

It was only recently, beginning of 2006, that I started exploring and developing a passion for fiction. For that, I have all of you bloggie friends to thank for. Hehe... (I am turning into a bookaholic and it's not even funny. My TBR is mounting and I seriously need to manage it AND control my finance. Piggy Bank is not very happy.)

Anyway, I have enjoyed J.R.R Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I finished the book and 'studied' Middle Earth before the first part was screened. I guess to answer this question, I would say it's got to be Tolkien for me. I will read more of Tolkien in the future. I have enjoyed Mary Shelley's Frankenstein too. So it'd be lovely to read more of Shelley's work.

Happy (belated) BTT, everyone!

Book Quote:

"To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting."

— Edmund Burke