Sunday, November 08, 2020

Six degrees of Separation: Ready Player One to The Island of Sea Women

Welcome to this month's edition of Six Degrees of Separation, which is a monthly meme hosted by Kate from Books Are My Favourite and Best.  The idea is to start with a specific book and make a series of links from one book to the next using whatever link you can find and see where you end up after six links.  I am also linking this post up with The Sunday Salon, hosted by Deb at Readerbuzz.

This month's Six Degrees is a bit different. Rather than everyone starting with the same book, we all start with the book that we finished with in a previous edition. I chose to use last months. For me, that means starting with Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

I was debating about whether doing a straight forward list of numbers as a theme, but in the end I decided to be a little more random, and not go with a theme of any kind

The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline  - My first link uses the name Cline, despite the fact that it is spelt differently. 

The Bakers Daughter by Sarah McCoy - I have long been a fan of WWII fiction, and this is one that I read and loved years ago. The word Baker is the link here.

The Clockmakers Daughter by Kate Morton - From The Baker's Daughter to The Clockmaker's Daughter.

The Deadly Hours - This is a short story collection that followes a cursed watch through the centuries, the connection here being timepieces.

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley - One of the authors in The Deadly Hours is Susanna Kearsley, so I thought I would share the first book I read by her, and still one of my absolute favourites. I am kind of surprised to see that I have never used a Susanna Kearsley book before in Six Degrees. An oversight on my part for sure.

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See - The connection here is the Sea, although the two seas in question are very far apart. This book is about a group of women divers in Korea, whereas The Winter Sea is set in Scotland!

From a fantasy world in the future to  female divers in Korea  - that's quite a journey.

Next month's starting point is Are You There God, It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume. I have already started working on my theme, one of which might start with from the line in the book being "I must, I must increase my bust!" but I am not sure how far I can go down that path and keep it clean! lol


  1. Some good looking books here. Mind you, I wasn't thrilled with Clockmaker's Daughter, but I've had my eye on The Baker's Daughter for some time now...

    1. I loved The Baker's Daughter when I read it years ago..

  2. Very clever... I've been distracted by other things this month, I may have to skip it because I'm still behind with my reviews and if I don't write them when the book is fresh, I'm in trouble...

    1. I hear you. I have a couple of less than fresh reviews to write!

  3. Great chain! I was fortunate to be able to attend a talk by Lisa See about "The Island of Sea Women", but I still haven't read the book.

    1. That would have been an interesting talk to attend Linda!

  4. Nice chain! I love Susanna Kearsley, but The Winter Sea is one I haven't read yet.

    1. it is my absolutely favourite of her books Helen!

  5. I like the sea connection...

  6. So many on your chain that I still want to read. I did the numbers chain this month (as you've seen) and actually also thought of Ready Player One, but only started my chain at 2.

  7. The Exiles and Island of Sea Women are books on my TBR list. I haven't watched any Christmas movies yet - Elf, is a must each year as well as It's a Wonderful life.

    1. You know, I don't think I have seen either of those all the way through Diane!

  8. Neat chain! I so loved Ready Player One, I can't wait for the sequel!

    1. I am sure I will read Ready Player Two at some time Emma.

  9. I've heard so much about Susanna Kearsley but not yet read any of her books - a situation I must now rectify!

    The Island of Sea Women also looks interesting (and the cover made me think of the pearl divers in Krakatoa East of Java, who, when the volcano erupts, all dive into the sea). These modern women look very confident and empowered.

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