Welcome to the Literary Blog Hop hosted by The Blue Bookcase!
The writing prompt for this week's blog hop is:
What one literary work must you read before you die?
I've always been a Bucket List kind of gal.
When I was eight, I decided to start with the A's
and read every book in the children's fiction section
of our small public library.
I didn't get very far before I realized that some books are
more worthy of being read than others.
Another life-changing moment came
the first time I visited the library at University of Houston.
I was a senior in high school
working on a paper for my Western Thought class on Kafka.
Perhaps because I looked so lost,
but for some reason a librarian walked me through the stacks
in this enormous library.
"Here," she said, finally, pointing to a shelf of books,
"are Kafka's original works in German. And here,"
she said, pointing to another shelf,
"are translations. And here,"
she said, this time pointing to a whole set of shelves,
"are commentary on Kafka in English and other languages."
It finally hit me: I could not read it all.
That was a terrible thought.
To take my mind off it,
I've chosen to focus on spending my time
reading the good books.
So, I don't know the answer to the question.
I suppose that's why I asked it.
Please tell me.
What one literary work must we read before we die?