Booking Through Thursday – Thankful
I’m a day late with Booking Through Thursday, but still wanted to answer the question:
It’s Thanksgiving here in the U.S. of A. so …
What authors and books are you most thankful for?
First off I wanted to say I am thankful for all authors for writing worlds and books that you can lose yourself in. Without their creativity and way with words I wouldn’t be able to escape the reality of this world. I love books for that very reason.
The two authors that came to mind when this question was asked, though, were Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and Douglas Adams. I am thankful for their wit and ability to draw the reader to question the nature of humanity. I love the fact that when I pick up their books I know I will end up with a smile on my face and a good laugh. Douglas Adam’s Hitchiker’s Guide is one set of books I can read over and over again and quote brilliant sayings out of as they mock the simple truths of humanity. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was also a master at making the reader think about the silly nature of humanity and I love the simple sayings out of his books. Reading this short limmerick from Jailbird always makes me laugh and I am thankful for Kurt Vonnegut Jr. for putting this in one of his books:
Sally in the garden, Siftin' through the cinders, Lifted up her arse, And farted like a man, The busting of her britches broke fifteen windows, The cheeks of her ass went (bam, bam, bam)
I just love the dirty and silly nature of this. I can quote Vonnegut for days and the same goes for Adams. This is why I am thankful for them especially.
BUT every author has their own special place in my heart and each does a great thing by writing brilliant books and worlds and characters for me to live vicariously through. I am thankful to have books in my life.