World Book and Copyright Day

Monday, April 23, 2007
Today is World Book and Copyright day. It is also, unbeknownst to me (thanks to *Asterisk), St. George’s day. It is also the date the both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes died (yes, there’s the issue of the different calendars but I frankly don’t care). However, since yesterday was Earth Day, I’m not going to suggest going out and buying a new book. This is extremely difficult for me considering how much I love new books (and old books…basically all books). Instead, go to your library and check out, literally, something new. Borrow from a friend, or read one of the many offerings online.

Go on…READ.

In case you need some reading suggestions, my top four favourite works of fiction are: Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo, Austen's Jane Eyre, Cervantes' Don Quixote, and Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment.

3 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I've actually hauled one of my yellowed dog-eared Kurt Vonnegut books off the bookshelf and am rereading that.

* (asterisk) said...

Wow, I've not read any of your fave fiction... I've watched Jane Eyre and The Count, and I flicked through Crime & Punishment when a friend was writing a short script version for the stage. DQ eludes... except for the Nik Kershaw song of the same name and the Lost in La Mancha film.

Karen said...

You've never read any of them??? Oh my goodness. Jane Eyre is a classic and what some might call a girly book but it's so well written even men enjoy it. The Count is incredible! Revenge is better than Christmas. DQ - we all know my thoughts on that one. And C&P was a fantastic book too although the ending was disappointing. I'd highly recommend any and all of them! Perhaps I'll have to include one or two of them in the package I send your way.

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