Monday, April 9, 2007

Know Thyself

Jackamo ran across the following quote the other day, and it beautifully sums up how we define our true selves.

“If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads but what he rereads.” —Francois Mauriac (1885-1970), acclaimed Roman Catholic author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Now we share just a few of our oft-read favorites:

What does Jackamo reread?

The Chronicles of Narnia, Lewis
The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien
Watership Down, Adams
Alice in Wonderland, Carroll
Pride and Prejudice, Austen
The Harry Potter books, Rowling

What does Watoosa reread?

The Chronicles of Narnia, Lewis
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien
The Wind in the Willows, Graham
Wuthering Heights, Bronte
To Kill A Mockingbird, Lee
Wives and Daughters, Gaskell

Share your adored tattered titles with us in the comments section!


Kevin said...

To list just a few...

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Dillard
The Lord of the Rings, Tolkein
A Prayer for Owen Meany, Irving
Purgatorio, Dante
The Great Divorce, Lewis

Phil K. said...

I know I should leave something productive but I was left scratching my head. What about the Harry Potter series is worth more than one read? I just don't get what's so ground-breaking about that series. It's overly long and drawn out, IMHO.

I re-read:
Orthodoxy, Chesterton
Politics of Jesus, Yoder
Resident Aliens, Hauerwas/Willimon
Hobbit, Tolkien
Bible (cause I don't understand it)

Jennifer said...

I'd love to share my re-reads, but it may sound a bit too much like the Watoosa/Jackamo list:

Chronicles of Narnia
Wind in the Willows
Lord of the Rings, et. al.
Sanditon by Jane Austen and Another Woman
A Long Way from Chicago, Richard Peck
The Well at the World's End, William Morris