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 Booklogged to 451 Fridays! Booklogged blogs at A Reader's Journal, where there is always something interesting going on. One of my favorite features on her blog is Blogging Around the States, where she is working her way through the 50 states, interviewing bloggers that live in each. What fun! Welcome, Booklogged! (Also, this might be my favorite 451 picture yet - love reading to the little ones!)
What 5 books do you believe are important enough to be saved, and why?
All the ones I've listed are engaging, well- written and teach us something important.
1. The Giver by Louis Lowry - Reminds us that it's good that we are different.
2. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver - Our way isn't necessarily the best way for everyone throughout the world.
3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - War is ugly, watch out for megalomaniacs and there is kindness to be found in humble hearts.
4. Atlas Shrugged - Socialism is scary and we need to be aware of it's sneaky entanglements.5. Anne of Green Gables - Keeping a child-like outlook on the world and looking for the good in people and moments can bring wonder into our lives.
Of those 5, which book would you choose to "become?"
Anne of Green Gables - I think if I 'became' that book I would be a pleasure to be around and my outlook on life would be honest, child-like, refreshing and I would be filled with delight. Also, people would like to hear my story over and over again.
Do you have any favorite quotes from that book, so we know why you love it so much?
"What a splendid day! I pity people who aren't born yet for missing it. They may have good days, of course, but they can never have this one." - Anne
"I'd rather walk calmly along and do without the flying and the thud." - Marilla
"Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?" - Anne
"Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" - Anne
Thanks so much, Booklogged, for sharing with us YOUR list of books which must be saved. (And YAY for another Anne fan!!)
Do you have a list you'd like to share? Please let me know - I'd love to have you!