Now THAT was an eventful week for the Egotist’s Club. Starting a meme, adding a muse and the marathon church sessions of the Triduum and Easter, I am exhausted. I went to work to relax! I just wanted to zip up the last week and prepare the ground for this week so that all my gentle readers can join me in anticipation of another great celebration of wonderful books.
Last Tuesday, when I (Thalia), mentioned the roster of my book heroes I was requested to make that list public. I still think it had better be in partiality, so I solicited Melpomene’s top 5 loves and I’ll give you my top 5. I’ve included their authors and titles so that you have a hope of finding these men if you happen currently to be strangers. That should tide you over and give you lots to read!
Captain Wentworth: Jane Austen Persuasion
Aragorn: J.R.R. Tolkien Lord of the Rings
Lord Peter Wimsey: Dorothy L. Sayers Whose Body?
Sir Percy Blakeney: Baronnes Orczy The Scarlet Pimpernel
Howl: Diana Wynne Jones Howl’s Moving Castle
Jamie: Gene Stratton Porter The Keeper of the Bees
Archie: G.A. Henty In Freedom’s Cause
Richard: Robert Louis Stevenson The Black Arrow
Nat: Elizabeth George Spear The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Malcolm: George Macdonald (rev. Phillips) The Fisherman’s Lady
Odd. My list has a high percentage of bagpipe players and soldiers. “This is an older scheme than I thought!” (Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens)
There you are for that topic. It is time for a new delight!
This week, we are considering books and music. Theme songs, iconic sounds, special effects? I don’t know! We’ll have to wait and see what our muses think of. Watch out! or perhaps I mean….