[bksvol-discuss] Re: Another New Year's Challenge: Bookshare Volunteers' "100 Most Enjoyable Books of all Time"

Dear Denise,  and Booksharian Friends,

Thanks Denise for taking on stats which will be fun to follow.

If we limit suggestions to three each, I wonder if we'll even have a hundred books since it doesn't seem we have very many active volunteers posting these days.

After a lifetime of reading, it's almost an impossibility for me to limit my nominations to three! All I can think about is the favorites I'm not mentioning.

1. Watership Down, Richard Adams, imaginative, pastoral, promotes the benefits of co operation.

2. Jurassic Park, Michael Chrichton, exciting, gripping, a world of beauty and horror.

3. Proof, Dick Francis, informative about the spirits manufacturing and retailing, suspenseful, a lonely, self-effacing, believable protagonist out of his depth for a good cause. ... and I'm a nondrinker so had it not been for this author's fine writing I wouldn't have expected to even like this book.

I beg forgiveness from the hundreds of worthy books and authors who couldn't fit in the above field of three.

I hope more of you will post your top threes here with your reasons for choosing them to inspire me to select my next reads from the Bookshare collection.

Always with love,

Lissi


----- Original Message ----- From: "Denise Thompson" <deniset@xxxxxxx>
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Another New Year's Challenge: Bookshare Volunteers' "100 Most Enjoyable Books of all Time"


I think it sounds interesting. I'd be willing to keep a spread sheet of people's most enjoiable book or books. I think we need to limit submissions from a person, for example, most enjoiable 3 books?
Denise
deniset@xxxxxxx

At 02:25 PM 1/1/2011, you wrote:
Ok, so what would a Bookshare Volunteers' "100 Most Enjoyable Books of all Time" list look like?

Judy has started the conversation with "The Colonel's Ladies" by Eric Hatch. At least 99 more to go - and one scorekeeper to capture all the entries. Any volunteers?

Scott Rains
Benetech Fellow

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That would be a fascinating list! Hmm, a Bookshare Volunteer list
of 100 most enjoyable books... how would we go about creating
such a list? smile.

Judy s., who's current top-10 favorite book is "The Colonel's
Ladies" by Eric Hatch.  It's hard to resist a smartly written
book about a small-town east coast girls' college teacher who
decides that what he needs to break out of his boring life is his
own working horse-drawn canon! It's in the collection at
http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/36407


Scott Rains wrote:
> Judy,
>
> I do think that you introduced an important metric -- "enjoyability."
>
> I wonder what a Bookshare Volunteer list of
the "100 100 Most Enjoyble Books of all Time" would look like?
>
> Scott Rains

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