Just One Book??
Yeah yeah yeah, I’ve seen a gazillion tweets recently about people’s reading lists for summer or their all time favorite reading lists or whatever.
Anyone can make a list.
But what if you had to recommend JUST ONE BOOK??
I know, I know, that’s just crazy talk.
But I’m just saying, if you had to. What would you recommend? Hold on to that thought.
So anyway, I’ve mentioned my great love connection with Lisa from Coliloquy. Well Lisa sent me an email in February telling me about her friend Carlin Gettliffe and his project On The Read. It turns out, Carlin is traveling around the world, staying with people and asking them to recommend a single book (recommendations are to be made with solemn care).
In other words, if you could choose a single book that you would want someone to read in his/her lifetime, what would it be?
Carlin will stay at each place for as long as it takes to read that book, and he’ll blog about it at ontheread.com.
Now, I ask you, is this not a super cool project???
But of course, what really sold me on this was Lisa’s line about why I was receiving her email (along with other bcc’d people): “Please note that this means I put you squarely in the crosshairs of interesting person, reads a lot, and good taste.”
What??? You know I’m a sucker for compliments!!
Well, I gave my one bathroom caveat (offset by the cutest, most entertaining kids ever, of course, not to mention a husband who cooks!), and said count us in!! If you dare…
Well, he dares. And he’s coming. Soon!!
So, in light of our whole one bathroom situation, my husband was really pushing for ONE FISH TWO FISH.
But I don’t really think that’s the kind of “solemn care” that they were talking about.
Well, I’ve chosen my book for Carlin. I’ve bought a copy (for me to reread as well, which I should get doing by the way since he’s supposed to arrive next week), and I’m SO EXCITED to hear what he thinks!!!! (I guess he doesn’t want to know in advance so you don’t get to know yet either, sorry.)
He’ll blog about it and I will too. You know, assuming he doesn’t steal my computer or something.
But just out of curiosity, if you could choose only one book for someone to read, what would you choose? Tell me in the comments.