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Cyranny’s quickie!

 

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In Ray Bradbury’s famous Farenheit 451, the rebels become a litterary masterpiece by picking their favorite book and learning it by heart to someday perpetuate its memory when reading is no longer forbidden. What book would you like to be?

 

 

 

 

I am not the first blogger to start a ”Question of the day” series. I used to participate to Danny’s Let me ask you a question posts regularly, but since he has almost stopped pubishing them, I thought I’d give it a go. We’ll see if I stick to it, depending on the answers I get!

11 thoughts on “Cyranny’s quickie!

  1. Is it a favourite book (for if it was then this would be a ‘what is your favourite book’ question) or is it a book that you think important to be preserved for further generations?

    If it is the later, then I will be ‘The Sirens of Titan’ by Kurt Vonnegut, because it is all about the utter futility of everything. If I thought about it for 5 more minutes I would say something else.

    For there are so many others that need to be memorised too.

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    1. I think it would have to be a mix of favorite and important to be preserved. I can’t see anyone learning a whole book just out of a sense of duty.

      I’m like you, there are so many books that would be worth salvaging, that I’d have to make a first pick and then not think about it anymore… Otherwise I’d be tempted to switch over and over again!

      I Googled The Sirens of Titan, and checked out some quotes (Definately interesting… I put it on my ”to read” list of books) and stumbled on this one, that spoke to me:

      “That is the first thing I know for sure: (1.) If the questions don’t make sense, neither will the answers.”
      ― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

      I’ll keep that in mind for the days to come 😛

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  2. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance—Robert M. Pirsig.

    On The Road—
    Jack Kerouac

    The Wisdom of Insecurity—
    Alan Watts

    I’m a woman….there is never ONE answer for anything. My top three. I loved each of them equally as much and would even go as far to say they should each be required reading before ones Freshman year of College.
    Great answer @RichmondRoad!
    I love Kurt Vonnegut and Ernest Hemingway as well. I’ve been an absolutely voracious reader since I was barely four years old. I could NEVER pick just one. Books. The loves of my life.

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      1. My pleasure. I’ve been a “bookworm” my entire life. I love to learn. Especially from others points of view or perspectives. Im actually writing a novel right now. It’s slow going because I have had so many bad things happen to me in my life, that I’m working through said issues as I write AND blogging is my first foray into writing publicly although I’ve journaled religiously since I was 10 or 11 years old. Once I get a little further into it, I can e-mail it to you and have you critique it if your busy schedule allows?

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    1. Rules are meant to be bent, Rob 🙂 And I think it would only be fair that some people would become important official documents too! Thank you for joining in! xx

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  3. Damn, this is a hard one. 🤔 If I was to say my favorite of all time book ever was and my life depended upon it… I’d be dead. However, I so love the story of “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott that was broken down into two volumes between (1868-1869). It’s a story of four young teenage girls and their “Marmee” that live in Concord, MA, during the Civil War. The story carefully and delicately shares about teenage girls growing into womanhood. One can say the book is a quest to seek a rich man as a husband, but a man like their father with whom is a poor man with morals, and kindness is also considered a fine catch. There is one character, Josephine “Jo” Marsh, who is by far my favorite. “Jo” is a tomboy who loves to write about fantasy, and does not seek romance as she wants to become a writer. She does eventually find true romance with a philosopher who is poor. He guides her away from writing fantasy stories and wishes for her writing to take a more personal turn. In the story, it is “Jo” that ends up writing her story about the Marsh family as they grew up.
    I was assigned to read this book in the fifth grade and it has really stuck with me. I was so excited when they turned the book into a movie starring Winona Ryder as “Jo” and Susan Sarandon as “Marmee” – I watch it at least 4 times a year.
    I suppose I love this book for its history back in American History and how a family can withstand all the trials they were up against. Family oriented book. In essence, a family in which I wouldn’t have minded having in real life. 😊

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