July 31, 2010

Dive Into A Book...

Which books or novels would you love to find yourself in...either as a character or a "fly on the wall"?

38 comments:

  1. EW of FloridaJuly 31, 2010

    The quiet solitude of WALDEN comes to mind as does the NEW TESTAMENT (to see if they got it right).

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  2. MM in AtlantaJuly 31, 2010

    A Prayer for Owen Meany... fly on the wall to hear Owen's voice... Hinds Feet in High Places... to take the journey with the Shephard.

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  3. 1) "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez. Travel, sex, mystery, secrets and adventure!. Need I say more!

    2) "A Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats: I was inspired by this children's story of a Black boy playing in the snow...oh how I would love to be a part of it.

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  4. S. N. in DCJuly 31, 2010

    Toni Morrison's Beloved as a fly on the wall and James Baldwin's Just Above My Head.. not sure if as an fly on the wall or one of the characters Arthur or Jimmy

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  5. WC in JerseyJuly 31, 2010

    What a fantastic questionn.

    Hmmm....my list would start with Giovanni's Room and would include: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Parting the Waters, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle and so many more.

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  6. OK, I guess I have quite different tastes in reading material. I would like to fly around anything by Stephen King. Don't want to be a character. Somehow too many of the characters in his books tend to die in the most gruesome and painful ways. I would, however like to be a character in one of John Sanford's "Prey" novels. Maybe as a cop on the scene of a murder. Meeting Lucas Davenport or even better his wife Weather, would be a real treat.

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  7. Winds of War and War and Remembrance. I've read both books twice and recently bought them for my Kindle. I was a child during the war and remember vividly how close we became as a nation and how excited everyone was when the war ended. Yes, wars ended back then.

    With a treaty.

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  8. R. RamseyJuly 31, 2010

    Not sure but I would much rather be a fly on the wall. I would not have to be part of any conflict or deal with any dilemma that the characters are faced with. However, if I was a character I would want to be one who maintains some level of morality but one who also provides a great bit of humor. Definitely not the antagonistic type.

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  9. D. BassettAugust 01, 2010

    I would love to be a fly on the wall in the book "The Shack". When you read it, you will know why I could never fill the shoes of any of the characters in the Shack.

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  10. fly, don't wish to change the story.

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  11. ‎"Waiting to Exhale" I read it as a teenager and thought it would be cool to be grown up! I guess I'm there now:)

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  12. S.Davis of DallasAugust 01, 2010

    I would love to hang out with Walter Mosley's Easy Rollins and get a chance to meet Mouse, Jesus and Feather. Without a doubt I would love to have met Toni Morrison's Sula. She was a hoot. I think just observing the fancy of the complex, multi-layerd characters in any Toni Morrison novel would be delightful.

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  13. i would love to be mary magdalene so i could wash my lovers feet with my tears and long tresses....

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  14. The Holy Bible...to see the miracles of God unfold before my own eyes...

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  15. Eat Pray Love, reading it a 2nd time since the movie opens on my birthday 8/13, trekking through Italy, India & Indonesia could be fun!

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  16. Jason Bourne! When I read I'm all about the adventure. Suspense, action and planning. Oh Yeah!

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  17. I would love to be a fly on the wall for the following:

    Thereafter Johnnie by Carolivia Herron-it was based in Georgetown, DC (same time and place that my family was there and because the book is so deep dealing with a mother who hates you because you have the darkest skin in the family, molested by her father and gave birth to a child by her father at 13 or 14 and forced to live separatly from your family in a rented room because her mother could not stand to look or love her because of the actions her father took on her)just deep.

    The Story of O by Anne Desclos aka Pauline Reage-I would love to see how a woman could submit herself they way she did.

    The Big Sea by Langston Hughes-his life was so interesting and he was a great writer and to see Harlem during the Renaissance would have been out of this world.

    The Autobiography of the Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson (wrote the Negro Anthem)-to witness him deny his race and live as a white man would have been interesting. Not to mention the book of his life is very interesting.

    Now for fun, I would have love to be a character in "How Stella Got Her Grove Back". I wanted to be part of the crew so I could enjoy Jamaica they way they did and see all the beautiful country sides of the island.

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  18. Some books I would like to be a part of (just to observe) have been mentioned, especially my first choice Just Above My Head. I'd be intrigued by The Abortion: A Historical Romance. And any of the Stay More novels of Donald Harington (mostly, though, The Choiring of the Trees.

    I hope this doesn't have a lot of ugly html!

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  19. Hey Harris, we read our kids "A Snowy Day" all the time. I always wonder where that book came from -- it just sort of appeared in our book collection and it's all torn up and covered in tape, but Zadie really likes it. Especially when the little boy makes snow angels.

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  20. Fly on the wall --- anything by I.B. Singer. Character -- Pride and Prejudice. Hopefully, I get to be one of the rich, pampered characters but would likely end up as the maid... in that case, I'll go with Zadie on making snow angels instead.

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  21. K.L.R. of AtlantaAugust 04, 2010

    The one where the woman meets a handsome, wealthy, fun loving, Godly, Prince; she loses a bunch of weight, they live in a beautiful home overlooking a lake, have a beach home, 2 dogs, and travel the world supporting their philanthropic endeavors….as they take care of their aging parents. …THAT ONE,…what’s the name of it?

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  22. ‎"The Five People You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom and "What You Owe Me" by Bebe Moore Campbell

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  23. A. Ball...August 04, 2010

    If I were to be in a book it would have to be "A Salty Piece of Land" by Jimmy Buffett. I want to be Tully Mars when I grow up... :)

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  24. P. Mona T.August 04, 2010

    To Kill A Mockingbird. I would love to hang out with Scout! And, to watch Atticus Finch prepare for trial!

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  25. Tommy MotoAugust 04, 2010

    THE HOBBIT ... to leave everything behind and take off on an adventure without knowing what's coming up ... and for everything around the bend to be more spectacular than the last. To get lost!

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  26. I would love to be in Brothers and Sisters by BeBe Moore Campbell in order to find out what the billboard with the baby was about.

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  27. I think i would like to a character or even a fly on the wall of the book "Parting the Waters" by Taylor Branch about the Civil rights Movement

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  28. Any Graham Green or John Le Carre spy novel...

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  29. War Anthem by Keith Andrew Perry

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  30. War Anthem by Keith Andrew Perry

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  31. K.L.R. of AtlantaDecember 30, 2010

    The one where the woman meets a handsome, wealthy, fun loving, Godly, Prince; she loses a bunch of weight, they live in a beautiful home overlooking a lake, have a beach home, 2 dogs, and travel the world supporting their philanthropic endeavors….as they take care of their aging parents. …THAT ONE,…what’s the name of it?

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  32. Jason Bourne! When I read I'm all about the adventure. Suspense, action and planning. Oh Yeah!

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  33. i would love to be mary magdalene so i could wash my lovers feet with my tears and long tresses....

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  34. ‎"Waiting to Exhale" I read it as a teenager and thought it would be cool to be grown up! I guess I'm there now:)

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  35. OK, I guess I have quite different tastes in reading material. I would like to fly around anything by Stephen King. Don't want to be a character. Somehow too many of the characters in his books tend to die in the most gruesome and painful ways. I would, however like to be a character in one of John Sanford's "Prey" novels. Maybe as a cop on the scene of a murder. Meeting Lucas Davenport or even better his wife Weather, would be a real treat.

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  36. 1) "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez. Travel, sex, mystery, secrets and adventure!. Need I say more!

    2) "A Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats: I was inspired by this children's story of a Black boy playing in the snow...oh how I would love to be a part of it.

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