Yea, though we have frolicked in glee through these ten weeks, the time has come to put away the meme and go on with life.
It has been quite fun, and rather surprising. I learned a great many things about my fellow muses and even about myself:
Thalia wept over Julius Caesar!
Terpsichore finds Narnia to be the pinnacle of World Crafting.
Urania believes Captain Hook to be the most perfect of Villains.
Calliope would honeymoon with Kipling, of all authors!
And I would save political books from the World’s End. Huh.
But most surprising was the amount of fellow bloggers who graciously did this meme with us!
David of the The Warden’s Walk who, even though he is a tad bit behind, always presents his choices with a thoroughness and intensity that pits me to shame. His thoughtfulness and good taste are highly appreciated!
Anne, of Jubilare, has not only joined in this endeavor, but spurred many passionate and detailed discussions.
Emily Kazakah at Wander Lust took the time to play around with us as well, and contributed some wonderful ideas. And expanded my “to be read” list!
The Golden Bookwyrm at The Bookwyrm’s Lair. True to the name, the Bookwyrm brings the charm of biblophilia to the meme.
And, of course, our brother site, The Egotists Club over at blogspot. K cheerfully went along with our silliness, and offered some excellent reviews!
And it is quite likely that there were others as well. If so, please let us know! We would love to read what you have to say!
Also, in the interest of continuing this annual tradition, what suggestions do you have for next year?
- Any new way of organizing?
- Ideas on subjects? Preferably, next year’s will not be so “romantic” . . . .
- And can we find another name for it than “meme”? It just sounds silly and take too much explanation.
In case you missed any of our posts that you were absolutely dying to know about, have a recap.
Week 1: Book Crush(es)
Week 2: Books I’d give a theme song to
Thalia: Wooster & Jeeves & Stephane Grappeli
Urania: Hero & Endless Dream, and Twilight & Angels
Terpsichore: Many Lists
Melpomene: Dark Waltz & Melian and Thingol, Debussy & Woolf
Calliope: Make Way for the Ducklings & Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto
Week 3: Best villain
Thalia: The Man in the Brown Suit, from . . . . The Man in the Brown Suit!
Urania: Captain Hook, from Peter Pan
Terpsichore: Moriarty etc., from Sherlock Holmes, etc.
Melpomene: Mr. Jackman, from Old House Of Fear
Calliope: Edmund, from King Lear
Week 4: Best love story
Thalia: Our Mutual Friend, by Dickens
Urania: Gwyneth and Judd, from The Bell at Sealey Head
Terpsichore: A Severe Mercy, by Sheldon Vanauken
Melpomene: John and Abigail Adams, in their letters
Calliope: Sir Conan and Lady Anne, from The Red Keep
Week 5: Characters and literary figures I’d name my children after
Week 6: The author by whom you own the most books
Week 7: Favorite words and phrases, or lines and literary allusions that would win your heart.
Week 8: Best Story Settings
Week 9: Book(s) that you would bring on your honeymoon. (ie; so intrinsic to your life that it MUST be shared with your life partner as soon as possible. Or just fun to read together.)
Week 10: Books that I would bring if the world was going to be destroyed by aliens/cylons and we had to restart civilization as we know it. (ie: the basis of human knowledge and thought and civilization.)