Saturday, January 30, 2010

Book Week Five -- E is for eclectic


E is for eclectic.  Yep, that's right - eclectic.   A couple days ago I started thinking about the post for this week and continuing with the ABC theme, something that starts with E.   For some odd reason I couldn't think of anything. I tried thinking of books or authors that started with E and started perusing my bookshelves.  No help.  Dictionary - uh uh.   Last night however, after being woken up in the middle of the night by the cats to be let out, the e words starting flowing.    That's generally when I do my best brainstorming. In fact, a wide range of things popped into my head.  Edwardian, ethereal, earnest, educational, entertaining, endangered, experiment, echo.   The diversity of subjects reminded me of my reading lately which has been very eclectic - moving from reading a historical fiction to a romance to a murder mystery to fantasy.

What ideas came to mind from these words?  

Edwardian - great idea for reading books from the Edwardian era which are the early 1900's from 1901 to 1910.  Authors I found from that era are H.G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, D.H. Lawrence and Sir Author Conan Doyle. 

Ethereal - angels which of course lead to thinking about some interesting books about the supernatural such Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick or Fallen by Lauren Kate.

Earnest - the one and only Ernest "papa" Hemingway.

Educational - on my mind since I've been looking at 5th grade curriculum, plus trying to decide if going to take Nobel Literature or Short Stories for my next class. 

Entertaining - Books about entertainment or books that are entertaining.   You choose.  Amazon has an interesting list of the top 10 of the 100 most entertaining books of 2009.  I've recently discovered China Meiville and his The City and The City.  Speculative fiction. Now that's a whole other subject in itself. 

Endangered - endangered species, words or minds.  See where that leads you.

Experiment - science experiments with kids - so much fun which leads us to one of our faithful followers Kids Who Think.  Check them out.

Echo - I think the only reason this one popped up was because we were reading "The Story of Echo the Bat" from Nasa.  Very cute story. 

Interestingly enough, the book I will be reading this week starts with e.  This week I'm starting Eye of the World by Robert Jordan, book 1 in his Wheel of Time series.  Back in the 90's when the series started, I read the first three and then moved on to something else.  I was reminded of the series when Robert Jordan died and then again when The Gathering Storm, the 12 book in the series was released.  His wife and publisher chose Brandon Sanderson to finish the series Jordan had started.   Then Heather challenged me in a Dare Challenge to read Eye of the World among other things.    Will I read the whole series?  Don't know - will make up my mind once finish reading Eye of the World.

So, my challenge for you this week. Find something that starts with E -  a book, an author, an idea, a theory, read about it and then tell us all about it. 


In order that everyone may know what book you are reviewing this week, please link to your specific book review post and not your general blog link.

Your Name field:   Your name (name of the book)

Your URL field:    Link to your specific post.

Please note: keep in mind that we have all ages involved in the challenge, so please keep your reviews clean.   If I come across any link that is not appropriate (vulgar language, x-rated, that type of thing) it will be deleted.


  1. Eclectic is me this week--I've been so eclectic that I'm halfway through about 5 different books! I haven't actually finished most of them yet, but that's OK because I've been waiting for a chance to post one I read recently that deserved its own space.

    I have also been Emotional, as some really dumbfounding stuff has been happening in my family this week. No wonder I haven't finished anything...

  2. Exclectic works for me. So would unExpected, since this week's review was for a non-fiction book and I rarely enjoy NF enough to read an entire book straight through.

  3. The snow saved me this week. Started and finished my book today! Brave New World. Come check it out at:

    As always, I'd love to hear any comments you might have!


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