So, my eight facts will be eight of my favorite non-romance novels, in the order I thought of them (not at all the order in which I read them).
- The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich
Lyrical, dreamy, and delicious.
- The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
A punster's wet dream.
- Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis
The first (and best) of the Marcus Didius Falco mysteries set in second century AD Rome.
- I, Claudius by Robert Graves
Brilliant, timeless historical fiction.
- Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart
Bizarre yet oddly believable and unimaginably clever.
- Holes by Louis Sachar
A tour de force of interwoven plot lines and rich characterizations.
- Anything by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
I know this is cheating, but I can't possibly limit myself to Slaughterhouse Five or Breakfast of Champions or Sirens of Titans or...
- Pompeii by Richard Harris
You are there! No, I swear, it really is like you're there!
Okay, that's my eight. Of course, this isn't even close to a comprehensive list, but it's a pretty good start.
The meme also calls for me to tag eight other people, but since almost everyone I know online has been tagged recently on this one, I'm going to leave it to anyone who wants to do the eight random facts meme to do it on their blog and then leave a comment for me letting me know you did so I can come read it.
Also, in a quick bit of news, Jackie Barbosa launched her own blog today. She needed a place to push her books under her own name :). She'll be posting on Mondays beginning next week, while I'll be posting here on Fridays and at the Mavens on Tuesdays. We've decided we're taking the remainder of the week (Wednesday and Thursdays) off to write!