Monday, June 11, 2007

Five Books About Booklogged

I know I've been slow in posting my selections for this challenge, but I had a hard time deciding. Here are the five books that tell something about me.

1. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

I really like Lois Lowry, both as a person and an author. The other reason I chose this book is because my ancestor are from Denmark, which is the setting for this story.

2. The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread by Kate diCamillo

Sometimes I feel the size of a mouse trying to conquer problems that are so much bigger than me. My tools seem silly and inefficient, sort of like Despereaux's needle and thread. And sometimes my goals are not realistic in the same way that Despereaux had his heart set on marrying the princess.

3. From the Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz is my "chocolate" author. His books are like comfort food. When I pick up one of his books I feel like I'm "home". I know I'm going to being entertained and fully immersed.

This is one of my favorite of Koontz. He has a way of describing and defining good and evil. And I agree with his concepts in those regards. He helps us realize that we could be heading down one or the other path with the seemingly inconsequential decisions we make everyday.

4. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

I have similar religious beliefs with those expressed by C.S. Lewis in The Screwtape Letters and The Chronicles of Narnia. I think this little book instructs us in the methods used by the devil to gain our souls through the exchange of letters from Screwtape and his Uncle Wormwood. Screwtape is apprenticing and Wormwood is instructing.

This book reminds me that there's a battle going on between good and evil. I need to be mindful of the voices and promptings to which I listen.

5. Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading by Maureen Corrigan

Mostly, I like the title on this book, although I did enjoy reading Corrigan's thoughts concerning some of the books she's read.

Sometimes in the evening I will pop up a bowl of popcorn and sit down to read. Everyone in the family knows that is not the time to disturb me - I'm reading.

I will have these books posted on my sidebar as well as the 5 books I'm going to read from other's lists. You can see them at A Reader's Journal. Look towards the bottom of the left sidebar.


naida said...

great list booklogged.
I'm a big Koontz fan myself.

Lisa said...

Gosh, booklogged, I thought you'd chosen your books ages ago!!

By the way, I started the challenge, and my book blog is:


Bonnie Jacobs said...

Lois Lowry is a wonderful writer, and you have chosen one of her best books. One scene, which I won't mention now, always pops into my mind when I think of Number the Stars. Great list. Oh, and I see you have chosen to read one of my books. That's exciting for me. Thanks.

Dewey said...

Number 5 sounds really interesting!

Madame Rubies said...

I just listened to the audio version of Number the Stars and immediately bought the book for my stepdaughter.