Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Six Degrees of Booking

Booking Through Thursday

This was suggested by Mary.

Connect any six books in your library to each other by any way you want. One book will remind you of another because the author's name is similar, a fictional character shows up in someone else's book, another author is talked about by characters in a book, maybe the same friend recommended both books, or whatever. Books from a series count as one entry in your list.

1. In Weiss & Hickman's Dragonlance Chronicles: Dragons of Autumn Twilight lifelong friends, newly reunited, find themselves on a quest whose success or failure will determine the survival of their world - Krynn. The Companions, who include a kender, a knight, a dwarf, a half-elf, and a mage, always remind me of another group of travelers on a similar quest except this group is known as

2. The Fellowship of the Ring. In Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring there are hobbits, a knight, a dwarf, an elf and a wise, powerful, very old, bearded wizard called Gandalf the Grey. Another wise, powerful, very old, bearded wizard appears in

3. J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone. Dumbledore is the head of Hogwarts, the school for wizards that Harry Potter attends. Harry isn't the only boy wizard destined for greatness who learns his craft at a school for wizards, but unlike Harry, who had no idea that he'd any magic ability until he was accepted into Hogwarts,

4. Ged had been taught simple magic skills and spells by his aunt before receiving any formal training in magic. Talented but impatient Ged chooses to continue his studies on Roke Island at the School (for sorcery) instead of staying with his mentor Ogion. In much the same way that Ged had originally left his village to follow Ogion in Ursula K. LeGuin's A Wizard of Earthsea, becoming Ogion's apprentice and developing his magical abilities,

5. Luke had left his home on Tatooine and learned how to "feel" the Force from the Jedi Master Obi Wan Kenobi whose presence is still felt, at least by Luke, in Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire, a novel which takes place five years after the movie Return of the Jedi. In the original Star Wars films, Obi Wan Kenobi was played by actor

6. Alec Guiness, author of My Name Escapes Me.

No comments: