Update: By the way, congratulations to everyone who made it here from the blog hop linky even though I didn’t fill out the form correctly. The name of this blog is Reading with Analysis, and I need to wear my glasses more often. Cheers – and enjoy your stay!
Feature and Follow Friday is a meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. It’s a blog hop–a way to connect with other bloggers and make new friends. This week’s featured blogs are Alisa from Books Are My Reality and Concise Book Reviews. If you haven’t checked these blogs out yet, you should (assuming you have time to putz around on the Internet, that is…).
In addition to featuring a blog, the meme also asks participants to answer a question, and this week the question is: “What is/was your favorite required summer reading (in school)?”
I loved Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton. Actually, I still love it and reread it every few years. My copy has all these angsty comments written in the margins, and it’s fun to see how much I’ve changed over the years (and how much I haven’t, as the case may be). When I was in high school, I had this fascination with the grittier side of humanity, so this story of human nature gone awry really appealed to me. As an adult, I enjoy this story because it is beautiful and tragic, occasionally transcendent, and because the lines that arrested me as a child still have that power now that I am an adult. If you haven’t yet read it, you should.
I’m on WordPress, so the following options, should you choose to follow me, are somewhat limited. I’ve been trying to figure out the mysteries of the RSS feed but no cigar just yet. In the meantime, if you’d like to follow me, please do so by email, or you can follow me on Twitter. Happy Friday!