Monday, June 30, 2014

Brought to You By the Letter "G"


Today I’m joining in a meme I read about at A Work in Progress, and originally started by Simon at Stuck in a Book. His instructions were as follows: 

I’m going to kick off a meme where we say our favourite book author, song, film, and object beginning with a particular letter. And that letter will be randomly assigned to you by me, via random.org. If you’d like to join in, comment in the comment section and I’ll tell you your letter! (And then, of course, the chain can keep going on your blog.)

You, my dear readers, are welcome to play along. If you’d like me to assign you a letter, please comment below. You can participate even if you don’t have a blog—just leave your favorites in the comments.

My randomly assigned letter was “G,” and here are my favorites beginning with that letter: 

Favorite book: Gift From the SeaNot hard to choose this one.

Favorite author:  Elizabeth Gaskell. I have a couple of favorite “G” authors, but I think Elizabeth Gaskell ranks first. I’ve read North and South and Cranford, and have Wives and Daughters on my TBR pile.

Favorite song: “Gonna Get Over You,” Sara Bareilles. This was the hardest category to choose, but Sara is one of my favorite singer songwriters, so she gets the nod.


Favorite film: The Great Mouse Detective. I love this animated movie starring a Sherlock-Holmesian mouse. Ratigan, the villain, is voiced by Vincent Price. Great fun.

Favorite object: My girth, which keeps the saddle on my horse, is definitely one of my favorite objects!

Girths are not necessarity MY favorite objects...
OK, who wants a letter?

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12 comments:

Jen said...

oh, I'd like a letter! thanks!

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Kathy - what fun...enjoyed seeing what your favorites were using the letter "G". That girth was a good one too...although I don't think it is your horse's favorite one. Have a great day and enjoy your week.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Jen--Thanks for visiting. Your randomly generated number is "C." Good luck! Do let me know when you post your favorites.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Thanks, Debbie. I don't think girth is Tank's favorite G word--maybe gallop?

Danielle said...

How fun! G is a great letter, I see! I had a hard time finding a song to fit my letter--I don't listen to music as much as I used to so had to give it a lot of thought. I love A Gift from the Sea, too! And Elizabeth Gaskell is wonderful. I have read N&S, too (loved the movie adaptation--have you seen it?) and Wives and Daughters, but I should really read Cranford sometime. Thanks for playing along--it's always fun to do these memes--thinking about books and talking about them--memes always generate fun bookish talk! :)

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Danielle--The hardest category for me was the object. I almost chose "Google," but that's not really an object!

I haven't seen the movie version of N&S, but my library has it. Maybe I'll borrow it this summer before I completely forget the story.

I think the bookish memes I've participated in are great fun. Like you said, thinking about books and talking about them is so much fun.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

This is a challenge...I guess I'd have to search my bookshelves & Google to do it...or take a longer time searching my brain... :o)
But, I'm Game & Glad to try...Good Day, thanks, Rita
I'm going to borrow the Great Mouse Detective from the library...
I love your horse...

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Rita--I confess...I had to use Google myself for a couple of these. If you want to give this a try, your randomly-generated letter is "O." I'll watch for your post.

Hope you enjoy The Great Mouse Detective--it will always be one of my favorite animated movies.

Lory said...

O was my letter from Simon. I was late posting though so I didn't get on the list. I wonder what Rita will come up with?

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Lory--You had some great choices! I look forward to seeing what she comes up with, too. I thought this was a fun little exercise.

phrodeo said...

Hi, I just wanted to let you know I finally posted about this: https://phrodeo.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/i-got-the-letter-c/. thanks!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Yay--I'll check it out!