tisdag 26 juli 2016

Top Ten Tuesday

The Broke and the Bookish July 26: Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them

Ulla Wagner, Japan Imagined: The Ida Trotzig Collection of Photographs from the Meiji Era in Japan. Ida Trotzig lived i Japan for about 30 years and she really loved her new country and learned a lot about it. I hope I can learn a little something of all that she knew of Japan.

A. J Cronin, The Citadel about a young doctor saving lives in the mine districts in Wales and in Africa made me wish being a doctor. I found some of his books in my parents bookshelves when I was very young

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina made me wish I had been there to prevent her committing suicide. I really don´t know how, but I would at least have tried.

Elin Wagner, Penwoman, 1910. The protagonist, Barbro Magnus, a journalist like Elin Wagner, plans to maintain her independence in a liberated marriage as she continues to be active in the struggle for women's rights. I would hav liked taken part in these struggles.
 
Helen Wells,  The books about Cherry Ames made me of course wish to be a nurse!

Walter and Steven Farley, The books about The Black Stallion. I wasn´t much interested in horses generally, but there was something special about the Black Stallion. Oh, what a horsewoman I should be!
Bea Uusma, The Expedition. This is a fascinating story about an expedition to the North Pole led by S A André, a Swedish engineer. It ended in disaster.
I wish I could have been there 1897 helping them out with their equipment, especially their clothes. They didn´t think of the arctic cold which is hard to understand.
Lian Hearn, Tales of the Otori. Otori Takeo och Shirakawa Kaede are a young couple who love each other. But you don´t marry for love in Japan by that time.
They meet with many difficulties.  I would have liked seeing them excercise sword art. Both of them were very skilled

Jules Verne, Twenty thousand leagues under the sea. If I could have managed my fear I would like to have taken part in this marvellous journey.

Susan Sellers, Vanessa and Virginia. A nice cup of the with the two famous sisters Virginia Woolf och Vanessa Bell would have been interesting. 

4 kommentarer:

  1. I don't think I'll go twenty thousand leagues under the sea either....

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  2. I loved The Black Stallion movie although I've never read the book. And I've always been fascinated by the Nautilus, so 20,000 Leagues is one I'd like too!

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  3. Cronin väntar i hyllan, och dessa systrar är intressanta.

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