Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Life Changing Fiction





Awhile back (before the full time teaching gig set in), I spent some serious time strolling the blog scene and came across more goodness than I could possibly list in one sitting. So, instead, I use this time to highlight a great anecdote and a interesting project for all. I read on a few blogs, but the full story on this one, about this classic issue of copyright. Seems another blogger used the phrase "life changing fiction" when writing about a book he read and he received, basically, a 'cease and desist' letter from an author who claimed she had copyrighted that phrase. So, of course, in the name of blog: This started a backlash. (Ooooh, good times) I wanted to join in here and show some of my life changing fiction. When I started in a-thinkin', I realized the list was too big...so, I decided to stick to just the ones I still have in our bookcase...and then I realized, we're missing tons of good books! After that, I realized, the list is just too huge to put down in a list. I could barely scratch the surface. So, here's just a few I've loved and loved again...



4 comments:

amy said...

those are a few of my favorites. i really need to read the fountainhead!

Elizabeth said...

I 100% agree about The Giving Tree and The Fountainhead, and basically anything Roald Dahl. And now I'm dying to read the other books too!

Sandra Evertson said...

Holy Moly! Opps! :)
And Fountainhead, yesss....
Sending Season's Greetings!
Sandra Evertson

Ellen Zachos said...

Fountainhead, Roald Dahl, Handmaiden's Tale, and please oh please A Prayer for Owen Meany. Even people who don't like John Irving (and I knew several) concede they like this book. It is wonderful.