It’s time for #6degrees. Start at the same place as other wonderful readers, add six books, and see where you end up.
This month we begin with the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, a book that I’m sure will send bloggers in all sorts of directions.
The Secret River was performed as a stage play in Melbourne last year. Alas, I couldn’t fit it into my theatre schedule, but I did manage to see another book-to-play, The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett.
I’ve read a few of Bennett’s stories and so far, the one that I loved the most is The Uncommon Reader.
In The Uncommon Reader, the Queen makes her feelings about Harry Potter perfectly clear –
There were many who hoped for a similar meeting of minds by saying they were reading Harry Potter, but to this the Queen (who had no time for fantasy) invariably said briskly, ‘Yes. One is saving that for a rainy day,’ and passed swiftly on.
I have to say, I’m with the Queen on this one… (I realise the book-blogging interwebs may go into meltdown after that statement). But it’s true, I have zero interest in reading about wizards. I also don’t like reading horror, mostly because I attempted (not sure I finished it) Carrie by Stephen King and it scarred me for life.
From one girl’s strange adventures to a strange girl! Where will other chains go? Link up below or post your link in the comments section.
I’m throwing a curve ball for next month (December 7, 2019) – we’ll begin with Jane Austen’s unfinished manuscript, Sanditon.