Friday, December 18, 2009

451 Fridays

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'm so happy to welcome Tif to 451 Fridays. Tif blogs at Tif Talks Books - have you visited her there? She hosts a very cool feature called Literary Locals, where she invites readers to highlight the local authors from their community that might not get as much press as the "big guys" - cool, right? Welcome, Tif!

What 5 books do you believe are important enough to be saved, and why?

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Blindness by Jose Saramago

Maus & Maus II by Art Spiegelman

Of those 5, which book would you choose to "become"?

This is a really hard question for me, but I think I will have to go with Harry Potter. It has fun, romance, and most importantly adventure.....all a girl really wants in life! =)

Do you have any favorite quotes from that book, so we know why you love it so much?

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." (Albus Dumbledore)

"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." (Sirius Black)

Tif, thank you so much for taking the time to share with us YOUR list of books which must be saved!

451 Fridays is taking a hiatus until the New Year - I'm hoping to have lots more great lists of books to share - I'd even love to have YOURS! Contact me if you'd like to participate!

Did you know I'm hosting the first annual 451 Challenge? Visit the challenge blog, look at the list of great books, and JOIN US!!

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