Sunday, 4 October 2015

Name in Books

Following on from the Author A-Z game, here's another one inspired by Linda Huber, called Your Name in Books. The idea being to use your name as a sort of acrostic, matching the letters with book titles:

Okay – the book game. You put your own name in the sentence, so for me it’s – Linda loves books. Now ‘all’ I have to do is find a book I’ve read and enjoyed for each of the letters. 

Here goes. Many of the book titles link to reviews on this blog:

M - Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Great story all about books.

AA Magick Life by Martin Booth, biography of Aleister Crowley.

R Ronia the Robber's Daughter by Astrid Lindgren. A delightful story from the lady who brought you Pippi Longstocking. A friend named her daughter Ronja after this character.

I - If This is a Man by Primo Levi. Surviving Auschwitz.

O - Out of Africa by Karen Blixen, for my links to Africa.

N - Now & Then by William Corlett. I have absolutely no idea why I don't have a review of this on Deckle-Edged. Think I must have written one for an older blog and forgotten to transfer. Anyway - this is such a good book.

L - Lights Out in Wonderland by DBC PierreDebaucherous fun.

O - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Started on the audiobook after being left traumatised by the end of the fist series of the TV adaptation. Good stuff.

V - Vampire State of Mind by Jane Lovering. Vampires performing administrative duties at York City Council. Reading is believing.

E - Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett. Women are just as capable as men, especially when it comes to turning people into toads.

S - Snake Ropes by Jess Richards. A world of its own.

B - Beach House by R. L. Stine. One of the best of the Point Horror series

O Oleg the Snow Leopard by Jean-Claude Brisville. A beautifully illustrated children's book.

O - Oven Ready Chaos by occultist Phil Hine. An introduction to Chaos Magic, free to download.

K - Knights of Doom by Jonathan Green from the Fighting Fantasy series.

S - Sex, Lies & Book Publishing, a useful guide for authors by the Rupert Heath Literary Agency.

1 comment:

  1. Great choices! Though Out of Africa is one of the very few where I prefer the film to the book. And I'd forgotten about Ronia...