For those who refuse to live in the real world: #Booker Award!

 Well, my dear friend Marina Sofia, who somehow finds time to write, has honoured this sinner of the very special Booker Award, and that seems to be particularly aimed at book lovers, and perhaps poets: indeed I am a book worm, if not totally immersed in fictional worlds… I have to say that among my fellow nominees I feel humble and perhaps not quite worthy –  this being typical (male?) timidity… Thank you Marina, your blog is a haven of sanity and calm in this hectic world! You were nominated by Pat Wood, and I must thank you also for allowing me to discover Pat’s wonderful blog.

I order, I will list my five currently most favourited novels, admit to what I am reading now, and, finally, risk nominating five innocent book lovers I admire…

I wrote “currently favourites” which shows what an unstable book lover this blogger is! It is a fact that favourites do change in time, as one reads, re-reads, and discovers new horizons…

At present (restricting myself to novels I read in the English language only, in so specific order):

Thomas Pynchon, Gravity Rainbow

James Ellroy, The Cold Six Thousand

Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

Stephen King, The Stand

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood…

Currently reading: Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao…

As to my five nominees – trying hard not to nominate readers already in receipt!

Donna B. McNicol, who writes her life, and is the inventor of the marvellously named Napping Blogger Award!

John Lavan, wondrous poet and world observer… who does live in reality!

Louise Hastings, the Wings of Beauty and the Phases of the Moon

Diana Lee, who sees life through beautiful eyes

Ash N. Finn, writer and survivor, a friend from Dublin.

 

4 thoughts on “For those who refuse to live in the real world: #Booker Award!

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! I know what you mean by ‘current favourites’ – it feels only fair to rotate the favourites a bit, so each of them gets a good airing, right?

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  2. Hello, nice to discover you too! It’s great how you stumble on great places on here through awards and so on. thank you for your kind comment and plug. Much appreciated. Will stop by again and bring a packed lunch so I can stay longer! And I’ve just finished a book, so thank you for the inspiration!

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  3. Chuffed, my dear friend, totally. Thank you so much. Looking forward to incorporating the mighty word “Booker” in an upcoming blog title – no pressure, eh? I will survive. 😉
    Might take me a little while to get my act together and fine tune my acceptance speech – stay tuned… Seriously, chuffed, thank you.

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