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

Hi Everyone,

I didn't think I could choose three books that are my top reads, but it
wasn't that hard.  Probably because my memory is so awful that I can't
remember even one tenth of the books I've read even in the last year without
looking at the list.

1. East of Eden by John Steinbeck 
2. The Book of Qualities by J. Ruth Gendler
3. "The Green Mile by Stephen King
This book so moved me that when I read it on audio cassette I found myself
so sad that I wanted to pick up the box of tapes and rock the book.  How
silly is that?

Mayrie

 

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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


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From: "Denise Thompson" <deniset@xxxxxxx>
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Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2011 5:36 PM
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
>>
>>________________________________________
>>From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>[bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Judy s. 
>>[cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>>Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2011 1:28 PM
>>To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: A New Year's Challenge: De Norske 
>>Bokklubbene "100 Most Meaningful Books of all Time"
>>
>>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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