As you already know from my post last week (where you’ll find the concept and the topics), I invented a new meme to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah with all of my book blogging friends, of all races, creeds, religions, genders, and whatever. I’m calling it…
The Chocolate Lady’s
Eight Candle Book Tag Link Party!
This post is being published just as Jews in Israel light the fourth candle for the fourth day of Hanukkah. I have chosen one book for each night on bookish topics (the topics and rules can be found on this post, here). Also, you will find my Link Party at the bottom of each of these posts so anyone who wants to can join in the fun.
Remember, you don’t have to be Jewish to participate!
Here is my choice for:
A book that you read that you knew you’d like or dislike before you began reading.
There are lots of books I know I’m going to love just from reading the blurbs, but there’s one author that I can always count on to give me a really, amazing, fantastic read. That is my favorite author, Michael Ondaatje, who wrote “The English Patient” which I adored SO much that I have never had the courage to write a review for it. Of the other of his books, the one that is my second favorite is “The Cat’s Table” which is a semi-autobiographical novel about an 11-year old boy traveling all alone, by ocean liner from Sri Lanka to England to be reunited with his mother.
What book would you choose for this subject?
If you write a post for this meme, I hope you’ll put your link to that post into the link party tool here (or just put your choice in a comment on this post), so we can all see it!
The link party will run from 6:00am Israel time (GMT +2) on December 22 through midnight December 30!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
3 thoughts on “TCL’s #EightCandleBookTag Link Party – Fourth Candle for 2019 – Foregone Conclusion!”
This is a wonderful idea! I hope you’ve had/are having a wonderful holiday!
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Thanks, and yes, I am!
If stranded on a desert island and only allowed one book, I’d take “Mixed Marriage” written by Elizabeth Cadell and published in 1963. Written in diary format, it’s the story of a young English girl about to marry a young man from Portugal. Doesn’t sound like that big of a deal, does it? So why is it so special to me? The writing style is superb, the characters lovable, the story line intriguing, and, most importantly, the portrayal of family spot on and timeless. Uncle George huffing about as patriarch of the family could be your uncle. And, it’s funny, often laugh out loud funny. Here’s a snippet of the bride meeting the groom’s family.
“After lunch, entire disappearance of everybody; all reappeared for dinner, with addition of Ana, Valeria and black-clad companion known as Senhora Dona Beatriz; in all fourteen at table; Mama said with obvious sincerity that so nice to have little family party.”
I’ve read the book at least 6 times and I know I’ll be reading it again. I’ve also read almost all of her other books and love them all, but “Mixed Marriage” is by far my favorite.
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