Top Ten Books I Would Play Hooky With
And here are my choices:
1- All the Peter Whimsey books by Dorothy Sayers, because I just love Lord Peter and with him comes Bunter - what adventures.
2- Ulysses by James Joyce, because I would love to walk around Dublin for a day with Leopold Bloom again.
3- The Chalet School series by Elinor Brent-Dyer because I never went to boarding school and The Chalet School sounds like so much fun, not like school work at all.
4- The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett- Nick and Nora Charles, what a great couple to hang around with drinking martinis.
5- Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, because I would like to time travel back to England in the twenties.
6- The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling because I am basically a realist, so Harry takes me away from that for a while.
7- Midnight’s Children by Salmon Rushdie because if Harry is magical, this book is pure magical realism.
8- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak because I totally understand the whys of the need to read.
9- Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk because reading this book under my desk saved me from a horrible seventh grade year.
10- Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery because my mom gave it to me when I was very sick in fourth grade and I just love it.