• 2007-09-02

    What books do I enjoy reading the most?


    I guess the criteria lies in what TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD and HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY have in common.

    Both of which I'm reading on and off recently.

    Great books,and I use the word 'GREAT' in its truest sense.

    TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD,a book by Harper Lee, will be my most favorite book NO 1 for ever,easily and safely.BRIEF PLOTLINE:"Set in the small Southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the Depression, To Kill a Mockingbird follows three years in the life of 8-year-old Scout Finch, her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus--three years punctuated by the arrest and eventual trial of a young black man accused of raping a white woman. Though her story explores big themes, Harper Lee chooses to tell it through the eyes of a child. The result is a tough and tender novel of race, class, justice, and the pain of growing up.".COUTESY Amazon.com

    As if it's not a mystifying enough book,it came about that the author Harper Lee wrote this only book her whole (writing) life.Like another classic and its author:J.D.Salinger's THE CATCHER IN THE RYE.(Another story deserving of a separate post)

    The stories told are just so real and touching.The way she related them is just so ingenious and ingenuous.The characters are all very likeable,even the most downtrodden and mean-minded.You will have to find out who I'm refering to after reading the book yourself.

    If I CAN trade anything in the world for a chance to travel back in time and live in Maycomb,the little town where all these occurred,I WILL.Period.Go read it,you won't regret you have.I've read it twice, and don't know how many times I will read it till I stop.


    Another masterful piece of work full of nostalgia.Written in 1939, How Green Was My Valley has become a bittersweet coming of age tale of a boy growing up in a large family in a small town, and of his love for his lovely sister-in-law. This is a coal mine story, so you just know there's going to be some tragedy involved, and of course there is. The story is written from the depths of the author's heart and soul.

    Now you start to sense it,what attracts me to some books.The nostalgia complex.I seem to have a soft spot for works that reminisce a lot,those that casts longing glances at the good ole days,the days that all seemed so good,so peaceful,so unhurried,so pure,so perfect,so....The days that never come back.

    Whatever books that fill this bill are the ones that will forever haunt my bookshelf.

    Let's see what you got for this category.Would be glad to know.