17 November 2014

Most influential authors/books/poems/plays...

For last Wednesdays' meeting we each were to bring a list of 5 books or a combination of books and significant authors which we feel have importance; could be ones you come back to repeatedly or stand out for you for any reason. It could be anything fiction, non - fiction, poetry, children's books, anything at all!

I tried to keep up as much as possible, and have missed most authors, but its better than nothing.  So in no particular order:
  • Maus
  • Persopolis
  • The three musketeers
  • Once in future king (which is on radio 4 right now)
  • The left hand of darkness
  • Famous five
  • If by Rudyard kipling (poem)
  • The kite runner
  • The sense of an ending
  • 50 shades of grey
  • Ricky ticky tavi by Rudyard Kipling
  • The railway man
  • Wild swans
  • Touching the void
  • Scotts last expedition
  • Tender is the night
  • Jude the obscure
  • Jane Eyre
  • Emily Dickinson collected poems
  • Taking off Emily Dickinson clothes
  • The personal history of Rachel Dupree
  • The promise
  • The golden fleece
  • Black beauty
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • The taxidermist daughter
  • The fire people
  • One day
  • Not without my daughter
  • Alice in wonderland/through the looking glass
  • The book of nonsense
  • Children's garden of verse
  • Penguin poets book 10 - Liverpool poets
  • Cosmos
  • Issac asimov
  • Sons and lovers /Kangaroo
  • Anna Kerririna
  • Middlemarch
  • Tam o Shanter by Rabbie Burns
  • Misery
  • The lady in the van
  • Border country
  • Stones in his pocket - Murray Jones (play)
  • Janet and John/ Spot the dog
  • Agatha Christie
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Merchants of Venice
  • In pale battalion - Robert goddard
  • Mad dogs and Englishmen
  • Til death us do part
  • Cry of the curfew Kathy farmer
  • Delia Smith complete cookery course
  • Harry potter (series)
  • My sisters keeper

Quite a list, eh? I've had to try and keep the rest of the blog post short to fit it all in!  If you have read any of these and want to add your thoughts pop them in the comments below.

Our last meeting of the year will be held on Wednesday 3rd December at 7pm in Builth Wells Library. As its December we will have some party nibbles and be talking about our favourite books of the year as well as a talk about science fiction by our very own Rev. Neil Hook.  If you haven't been before this is a great meeting to start with and get to know all our friendly faces.

Hope to see you there...hands off the mince pies though, theyre mine!

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