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 eighth and last candle to mark the start of the eighth and last 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:
The Complete Miracle:
A book that made you say “WOW” when you’d finished reading it.
There are lots of options for this one, and I could always fall back on something by Ondaatje, or talk about the only book I’ve read more than once (“Catch-22“). But I’ve done that before on other posts. Instead, I’m going to go with Margaret Atwood and her novel “Hag-Seed“. This book was one of the 2016 Hogarth Shakespeare Series books to commemorate 400 years since William Shakespeare’s death, and they’re supposed to be re-imaginings of his plays. The thing is, Atwood (being the creative genius that she is), didn’t just write a modern version of the play “The Tempest,” and instead she writes about putting on a unique production the play novel, while having the essence of that play parallel the action of the story. Yeah… WOW!