February 13, 2012

Kindle Meme

Via the Curt Jester there's a new meme that consists of:
So, here are the rules. You post the rules and a link back to the person who tagged you. You also tell them that they’ve been tagged on their own blog, rather than just hoping they’ll discover it for themselves. Then you decide what three books are essential reading for anyone with a Kindle. Reasons would be good, but not essential. Then you tag five people.
"Essential" is a rather strong word but I can do three books that I really, really liked (I'll assume the Bible is out of scope):
Orthodoxy - G.K. Chesterton: GKC seems to have that rare quality of providing a sense of hopefulness and great cheer without relaxing the standard.

Out of Africa - Isak Dinesen: a transcendentally beautiful writer, Hemingway thought she should've won his Nobel Prize and E.E. Cummings revered her -- said her books were worth more than "all the Flakners in Missouriissippi"!

The Habit of Being : letters of Flannery O'Connor: a treasure trove of wisdom. Honorable mention to The Correspondence of Shelby Foote & Walker Percy.

Tag Steven, Dylan, Fr. Charles, Betty.

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