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 I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith.
This quote from Smith –
Perhaps he found beauty saddening – I do myself sometimes. Once when I was quite little I asked father why this was and he explained that it was due to our knowledge of beauty’s evanescence, which reminds us that we ourselves shall die.
– links perfectly to the sentiment behind Susan Cain’s book, Bittersweet.
Bittersweet draws on a number of real-life stories, including that of Min Kym and her stolen violin. Kym has since turned her story into a memoir, Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung.
My next link is to a book that’s been on my TBR stack for years and I’ve picked it because it also features musical instruments – Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia. Bellweather Rhapsody is about high school music students trapped in the Bellweather Hotel because of a blizzard.
I’m finishing with another book with ‘lake’ in the title (it’s also waiting patiently in my TBR stack) – Hella S. Haasse’s novella, The Black Lake.
I went on a musical journey from castles to lakes – where will other chains go? Link up below or post your link in the comments section.