Thursday, June 26, 2014
Today's Post is Brought to you by the Letter "D"
Posted by JaneGS
Simon of Stuck in a Book blog is hosting a really fun meme that I just had to play along with. You comment on Simon's post and he assigns you a letter of the alphabet and your job is to list a favorite book, author, song, film, and object beginning with that letter.
I was given the letter D to play with, and so here are my picks:
Book - D is for the Diary of Anne Frank. I spent a bit of time browsing my D titles on GoodReads Books Read list, and kept coming back to this one as a favorite. I've read it numerous times and as a teen and an adult. It has had a profound affect on our world, and Anne Frank's legacy is felt everywhere. Visiting the attic in Amsterdam where the family lived in hiding was incredibly moving.
Author - D is for Dickens. Duh? I admit that Dickens and I have our issues, but when it comes to authors, he is the letter D. I love many of his books--Pickwick Papers, David Copperfield, Little Dorrit, Tale of Two Cities, to name a few--and really only disliked one, Hard Times. But his impact on Victorian society, the reform movement, literature, and popular culture set him apart.
Song - D is for Devil Baby, by Mark Knopfler. I really love this song and listen to it a lot. This is the kind of folk-rock stuff that I groove on.
Film - D is for .... hmmm, I had a hard time with this one. Damn Yankees (I love the Bob Fosse choreography), Dances with Wolves (good movie, but I didn't love it enough to watch it more than twice), Dr. Zhivago (my Mom's favorite, but not really mine), Duck Soup (I was absolutely nuts about the Marx Bros when I was a teen). I have to go with Diner--it came out in 1982 when my husband and I started dating. We went to see it twice and it was one of the first VHS tapes we bought after we got married and bought a VCR. I really want to watch it again...it's been years!
Object - D is for dirt. It's that foundation thing. Without dirt, we have no flowers, trees, or mud pies. No places to bury pirate treasure. No way to preserve ancient villages. No place for rabbits, prairie dogs, and snakes to live. Without dirt, we got nothing.