Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesday Thingers

I met Wendi not long ago. She enjoy her blog so I'm following her around. For Tuesday Thingers she writes:
Questions (yes - there are a bunch - answer one or two . . . or all of them!): What is your favorite book (yes - this may be a hard one!!)? Is your favorite book listed in your LT library? If it is listed, do you have anything special in the tags or comments section? Have you looked to see if you can add any information to the Common Knowledge? AND a little off topic, do you find that your 5-starred books are consistent with your favorites, and is your favorite a 5-star rated book in your library? How have others rated your favorite book?

I'm lousy at cataloging. The best I can manage is loading my books to my shelf, rating them, sharing a review when I find the time. I haven't bothered to mark all my favorites because they change and it depends on the genre and most importantly my memory which is poor. I don't read a lot of popular titles or award winners, and I don't look to see how others rate what I've read. I do look at others' shelves for new reads but I discover more reads through interaction in the forums. I belong to Shelfari, too.

Favorite children's book is a collection of poetry by Eloise Greenfield, Honey I Love. My children each have a copy and we're all very possessive of them.

Last year I began reading Octavia E. Butler and she is high on my favorite author list. The book that impacted me the most is Kindred.

I read a lot of multicultural literature. My favorites in this genre include by Edwigde Danticat's, The Farming of Bones, Purple Hibiscus by Chamamanda Ngozi Adichie, Sold by Patricia McCormick and In The Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.

Favorite American woman writer is Barbara Kingsolver. She's just plain funny, great at dialogue and I like her characters immensely. My favorite book of hers is The Bean Trees.

Favorite poets are Sonia Sanchez, like the singing coming off the drums and Audre Lorde's Collected Works.

My favorite YA author is Jacqueline Woodson. Can't pick one. Love them all.

10 comments:

cupcakewitch said...

Jacqueline Woodson rocks!

susan said...

Yes, she does. I'm on mission to read every one of her 22 titles. I've read a third or so. Do you have a favorite(s)?

Lenore said...

I really enjoy reading Barbara Kingsolver too. My favorites are Prodigal Summer and The Poisonwood Bible.

I'm definitely going to try to read Octavia Butler this year too - thanks to you!

Claudia said...

Hooray for Honey I Love! It is a favorite of mine as well, and one of the books I most frequently give to expectant moms.

...deb said...

I wish I could read all the time. I would add your favorites to my list and actually get them read. (Kingsolver, adored The Bean Tress. That's what got me started on her.)

susan said...

Deb, I blog, write a little, read a lot but not as much as I'd like. I read like some folks watch TV.

Thinking Aloud said...

Your list sounds a lot like mine! I read Kindred at a different time in my life and didn't like it so much back then, I MUST read it again!
I find that most of my favorites are written by women as well, I wonder why?

susan said...

T, I read Kindred after other titles by Butler and now that you mention it, at different time, I wouldn't have read it. I revisiting it. You still might not like it, but you might see things in it you can appreciate. Maybe there is something about her work or that book is similar to how I feel about Morrison. I'm not a fan. I think she is brilliant, but her writing is too dense, the symbolism requires more work than I want to do, still I am in awe of her skill and the message.

Bella Foxx said...

I gave you an award its here on my blog Bella is reading ....

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Wow - you've provided me quite a few books to look up! Sadly, I am very behind on my LT shelf at the moment. I think you have inspired me to go back and at least add the books I've read and reviewed. I can always star and add reviews later as time permits.

Thanks for stopping by and participating in Thingers last week! I've got the post up for this week, what do you do for your least-favorite books? ~ Wendi