451 Fridays is based on an idea from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. In his novel, a group of people (Bradbury calls them Book People) are trying to keep the ideas found in books alive. Instead of actually saving the books, the Book People each "become" a book - memorizing it, word for word, and passing it down to the next generation.
451 Fridays asks what books you feel passionate about. What book do you think is so important that you would be willing to take on the challenge of "becoming"?
Today, I have the pleasure of welcoming Kathy to 451 Fridays. Kathy's blog, Bermudaonion's Weblog, is a great source of reviews and information, and I am pretty sure Kathy is the best commenter in the blogosphere! She hosts a fun weekly meme, Wondrous Words Wednesday, in which participants get to share the interesting new words they've discovered in their reading. Welcome, Kathy!
Which 5 books do you believe are important enough to be saved, and why?
This assignment was much tougher than I thought it would be. Here's my list:
- The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Of those 5, which book would you choose to "become"?
I would become The Diary of a Young Girl and my quote from it is:
"I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are good at heart."
Kathy, thanks so much for taking the time to share with us YOUR list of books which must be saved. Next week, TJ from Book Love Affair will be joining us to share her list. If you would like YOUR list featured, send me an email and we will chat!