I know, I know, its Wednesday today, not Tuesday, but well…there were some misunderstanding between me and the calendar…
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week’s list:
Ten books from our childhood/teen years we’d like to revisit
Today I think I’ll just mix books mostly from my early teen, since books an time have a tendency to blur together.
Tordyveln flyger i skymningen av Maria Gripe
First on todays list is one of the older ones, a Swedish children’s book that I’ve actually never re-read, remembering that it was strange, mysterious and every page filled with magic. A nice memory worth a revisit.
The story, letters from the 18th century, a 3000 year old Egyptian statue, strange whispers on at tape, phone calls from an old lady that wants to play chess.
Solens dotter/ Child of the Morning by Pauline Gedge
Tordyveln flyger i skymningen did spark my interest for ancient Egypt, I started searching everything I could find at our local library, from novels to mythology to archeology books.
In Child of the Morning Hatshepsut (by far one of ancient Egypt’s most interesting historical figures), is at the center, it’s a story of a young woman who assumed the throne of Egypt, mastered the art of war as well as government and lived her life at her own design.
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
This was actually my favorite among all the Tolkien’s books, yes I know I’m a bit strange or just crazy. It’s been ages since I read it last, really wish that I had the time to re-read it! But this is not a book you read on the tram to work, so maybe next holiday or next year…
Tider skola komma/ There Will Be Time by Poul Anderson
Just remembered this one, I found it a long time ago in a box with random books at the local news-stand, I think I read over and over at the time, but have never actually revisited it or any other of Andersons works. As I recall There Will Be Time had a philosophical and almost melancholic feeling to it.
The story, what if you could travel in time, go back into the past and go forth into the future, what responsibility will it bring and what if there are more people like yourself?
Resande med vinden/ Les Passagers du vent by François Bourgeon
“Passengers of the Wind” is one of the first “real” graphic novels that I read and in a sense it is the start of a lifelong passion and love for all things comics. Don’t know if this one stand the test of time, but it would be nice if it did! It wasn’t just the story that I liked at the time, the artwork is just plain and simple stunning.
The story, it’s a multi-part series telling the story of Isabeau de Marnaye, an 18th century aristocrat feminist rebelling against the established order, it’s violent, and its misery and I loved it.
I’ll end this list with a couple series, instead of just pick one of the books.
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
As I remember it the Foundation books was the first real science fiction I read and as memory goes I loved it. After Foundation (the trilogy) I read the Robot series and then all the rest of the books that came after and/or were linked to Foundation series as a whole. I found it interesting and fascinating how Asimov during a lifetime of writing could tie in so many of his books into one great space opera. Don’t know if I would feel the same today, so I’m a bit cautious, should I revisit the epos or are all those books better left to my memories…
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Think I stumble upon the Narnia books at first in 4th grade or something like that, after that I’ve actually re-read the series more than once. But now it’s been a while since last time, maybe I should revisit these magical lands again, or at least just pick one or two my favorites in the series.
Lord of the rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Always want to revisit Middle-earth, always and at any time of day!
To be perfectly honest I do revisit rather often, there is the movies, both LOTR and Bilbo, there will always be time to watch them again and again. I also play the roleplaying game The One ring twice a month.
But the actual books, it’s been some year now since last, so might be time pick them up soon.