I scheduled this blogfest before I realized today would by my first day back from the conference. That means you have to wait until tommorrow to hear about it. Sorry to keep you in suspense.
The challenge for this blogfest was to pick your top five favorite books and write one line of what each book is about and one line about why you liked it. This will keep going on for the next couple of days, so there's still plenty of time to join!
You have to sign up on the linky thing below, or no one will know how to visit your site.
The Phantom of the Opera: Christine, a gifted opera singer, believes she is being coached by a mysterious angel of music, until she discovers he is a deformed mad-man who’s irrevocably in love with her. This beauty-and-the-beast type novel delves into the psychology of overcoming cruelty, using genius that no one wants, and of loving the ugly.
Mama Day: Miranda, an African-American medical woman, helps her niece through a curse that could end her life and undo her relationship with her husband. This novel is a worthwhile literary challenge that sweeps you away into a world of magic where love lasts through eternity.
Beloved: Sethe murders her baby daughter to free her from slavery; decades later, the ghost of her child returns to punish her. Everything Toni Morrison writes is simultaneously beautiful and haunting, and this novel is perhaps her most intense.
Fahrenheit 451: When the government takes away the freedom to read books, they simplify people’s lives to the point of meaninglessness until most people can’t even recognize their misery. What’s terrifying about this book is even though Bradbury wrote it 50 years ago, all his prediction are coming true and all his advice is relevant to our lives.
White Oleander: After Astrid’s mother is convicted of murder, she struggles to find her own identity while bouncing from one dysfunctional foster home to another. There’s something magical about this book, and its lyrical quality was so superb, it helped me with my own writing.
If you've read any of these books, or if you have questions about them, please leave a comment! Then hop over to other people's blogs and see what books they enjoy.>