Kim of Sophisticated Dorkiness asked a question (via NPR) on her blog the other day: what three books summarize YOU? What books would you want someone to see on your shelf so they’d “get” you?
Here’s what immediately popped into my head:
The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte. Mystery, magical realism/fantasy, book-related intrigue. Everything I like packaged into one really awesome book. (You may be familiar with the movie version starring Johnny Depp; believe me when I say the book is much better.)
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Humor, fantasy, things about what makes a person human and things about gods/religion/people and how that all blends together.
Going Solo by Roald Dahl. A travel memoir written by one of my favorite children’s book authors; it’s funny and enthralling and I had to get a nonfiction book in here somewhere.
Sooooo, based on these books, what sort of person would you think I am? As someone who like magic and adventures and enjoys funny situations that also make you think about how the world works? That’s what I’m hoping comes through, both in my book choices here and in the writing on my blog. (And maybe IRL, too, though that’s trickier to judge success on.)
Which three books describe you?