Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Letter G

Just a little meme - List your favorite book, author, song, film, and object beginning with a particular letter assigned by the Stuck in a Book blog. I was given G. This was random, it has nothing to do with my surname initial.


One of my all time favorite historical novels, this was published in 1972. "This unforgettable story of undying love combines mysticism, suspense, mystery, and romance into a web of good and evil that stretches from 16th-century England to the present day." (from Goodreads description)

Author: Gardner, John. There are several authors with this name, I mean the American (John Champlin Gardner Jr; 1933-1982). I've read most of his books.
Some of his works:
Grendel (illustrated by Emil Antonucci), 1971
The Sunlight Dialogues, 1972
Jason and Medeia, 1973
Nickel Mountain: A Pastoral Novel, 1973
October Light, 1976.
Freddy's Book, 1980
The Art of Living and Other Stories, 1981 

Song: First one that came to my mind was Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John 1976) It's on YouTube 

Film: Galaxy Quest (1999) A science fiction parody which I enjoyed because I saw it with a couple of good friends at a time when I needed a good laugh. Also there was a scene shot at Goblin Valley State Park (Utah) which I had just visited.  Here is one of the "goblins" Google Goblin Valley and look at the images and you will see why this made a perfect setting for a sci-fi film. These natural formations are huge and amazing.

Object: Greek figurine; Cycladic

This museum reproduction purchased on the island of Paros on an island hopping trip in 1997.

Photograph about 1/2 actual size. She's nowhere near as big as the goblin above, but she's mine and she fits nicely on a with some of my books about Greece. I shelve my books somewhat geographically; mixing fiction, travel, history according to locale. Each shelf has some object that goes with the books.

1 comment:

  1. I finally read Katherine by Anya Seton and promptly acquired Green Darkness--it looks so good. Glad to hear it's a favorite with you.

    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is definitely a classic song.

    I like your Greek figurine, and how it fits into your life and bookshelf. Great object!