I am a day late with Booking Through Thursday, mainly because I had to think. This week’s prompt asks
What authors and books are you most thankful for?
Good question, and not too hard for me to answer. I am most thankful for J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter series, the Brontë sisters and Wuthering Heights, To Kill a Mockingbird, Jane Austen, Judy Blume, Diana Gabaldon, William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens (especially for A Christmas Carol), F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, J.R.R. Tolkien, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Mark Twain, Neil Gaiman, Jasper Fforde, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Plague of Doves, The Thorn Birds, The Mists of Avalon, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Le Morte D’Arthur, Beowulf, Ahab’s Wife, The Poisonwood Bible, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and Gone With the Wind. At the moment, I’m feeling extremely grateful for Irish and Welsh mythology, particularly the legend of Deirdre of the Sorrows.
Speaking of which, I fell behind with NaNoWriMo because I went on a conference and had little time to write. Now I feel quite a bit hopeless and defeated regarding finishing on time, but I am going to keep trying. I do like my story.
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4 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday: Thankful”
I love the blog title. You have a very comprehensive and good list of authors and books to be thankful for. I agree with most of them myself.
I was poking around through Amazon's free ebook offerings the other day and came across a fictional piece that deals with Celtic myths and studies – The Paradise War by Stephen R. Lawhead – and was immediately reminded of your own mention in Celtic studies and then thought of your proposed YA book. Whether you finish it for NaNoWriMo or at your own pace, it sounds like a very intriguing tale and something to be quite proud of!
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