Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Favorite Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger

These are books I read way, way, way before I was a blogger.
Or a BookCrosser.
Before I wrote reviews.
Or was online, if you can believe that.
Every one left me saying, "Oh!"


A Canticle for Lebowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
Sandkings by George R. R. Martin
Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott
The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry
Wild Mind by Natalie Goldberg
Working by Studs Terkel
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

Have you read any of these? What are your thoughts?

What did you read before you blogged? Any recommendations for me?

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  1. In Cold Blood & All the King's Men are amazing, true classics!

  2. I really enjoyed In Cold Blood as well. Such good writing and such a haunting story.

  3. I wish I'd seen this TTT prompt earlier, as this would have been a fun one for me to do. It's been a long time since I participated, and as I've been a lifelong reader but only a recent blogger, it would have been a touch choice!

    I confess that I've not read any of your favorite pre-blogging books, though I have a passing familiarity with many of them.

  4. I've read most of the Norton Anthology of Poetry, but a more recent edition than the one you have pictured here. It was a very long time ago.

    I feel like most of the books on my list, you've probably read. Maybe not Haroun and the Sea of Stories...

  5. The only one I have read and even heard of for that matter is In Cold Blood and that was quite a while back. Might be worth going back and giving it a reread!

    Thanks for stopping by my top ten :)

  6. These I have heard of but never read ..what a great list

  7. I haven't even heard of any of these =X But I'll have to check them out. Some of those covers look really interesting. Thanks for stopping by my TTT

  8. I tried to read A Canticle for Leibowitz when I was in my twenties, and it just didn't work out. I would like to give it another try. Thanks for reminding me that it was still out there. :)

  9. All the King's Men! I loved that book when I read it in high school! Such an interesting story!

    Thanks for stoppin' by! Have a good week!

  10. I've surprisingly never read any of them. o___o
    In Cold Blood looks interesting though because honestly, the title sounds exactly like my kind of book.
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT! (:

  11. Wow, I haven't heard of most of these - just All the King's Men, and In Cold Blood. Might have to check out that George R. R. Martin book, though!

    Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten :)

  12. I keep seeing such diverse lists. There are some here I need to add to my list. I have Wild Mind and I really need to read it. I love her books!

  13. I haven't read any of them! I've heard a lot of good about All The King's Men though, so I might have to get on that one soon.

    Also fun to see a George R.R. Martin book on the list :D

  14. I just real All the King's Men...loved it. http://100greatestnovelsofalltimequest.blogspot.com/2017/08/all-kings-men-by-robert-penn-warren-86.html


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