Sunday, March 03, 2024

Six Degrees of Separation: Tom Lake to A Game of Thrones

 

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 we are starting with Tom Lake by Ann Patchett. I feel like I could have gone in a lake direction and pretty much have done the whole chain based on that theme, but in the end I took a different direction.






I decided to use another book by Ann Patchett as my first link and I have chosen The Dutch House






Recently I bought a book that has easily identifiable Dutch houses on the cover - Midnight Blue by Simone Van Der Blugt. I am looking forward to reading this at some point. When I do read it, it will count towards the Books in Translation challenge as it is written by a Dutch author..



I went looking for a book with the word blue in it, and found The Lady in Blue by Javier Sierra. This is another book in translation, this time by a Spanish author. 





If you were ever to ask me to name a Spanish author, then the first one that would come to mind would be Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I loved his book The Shadow of the Wind so much!







Another wind named book that I absolutely loved was The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.






Patrick Rothfuss is a somewhat famous, or maybe infamous, for being a bit grumpy when people ask when are we ever going to see the next book in the Kingkiller Chronicle series. Another author who is the same is George R R Martin, so I am finishing with A Game of Thrones.



Next month the starting point is a bit different. Kate's instructions are to "look to your bookshelf – do you see a Lonely Planet title there? Or an Eyewitness Travel title? Or any other travel guide? That’s your starting book." I don't think that my starting point will be a surprise to anyone who knows me at all!






19 comments:

  1. I bought Tom Lake ages ago but I still haven't read it. The TBR pile is ever growing...

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  2. Interesting chain here. People tell me that Patchett's Dutch House is her best, but I don't know... Maybe I'll read one of her books some day.

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    1. I've read a couple but neither of these!

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  3. Hmm, that starting point for next month would be impossible for me; I don't own any travel guides! I'd have to go creative and pick a vaguely related fantasy book (I guess Emily Wilde's Map of the Otherlands would work). It's a fun game though!

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    1. The good thing about this meme is you can twist it however you like Nicky!

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  4. I love your link from The Dutch House to Midnight Blue! I enjoyed both of those books.

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    1. I have Midnight Blue on my list of books to read soon.

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  5. I quit reading A Game of Thrones because I'm not convinced the series will ever be finished. I want to read The Name of the Wind, but I don't have the motivation for that currently. :)

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    1. I am not sure either of those series will have the final books published AJ!

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  6. That was a fun Six Degrees. I haven't read any of these but I might read Game of Thrones.

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  7. That cover on the Midnight Blue book is beautiful. I like your choices this month, and I look forward to seeing where your bookshelf takes you (I'm pretty sure I know) next month.

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    1. I'm pretty sure you could get it in one Deb!

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  8. Midnight Blue has such a pretty cover. Fun prompt! Have a lovely week!

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    1. It is a lovely cover and it sounds very good too!

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  9. Some very familiar titles in your Six Degrees post this time around. :-) I keep telling myself I will start participating again. It's always such fun to see where each book takes me.

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    1. There are so many possible variations!!

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  10. I have enjoyed all of Ann Patchett's books but Tom Lake is my favorite!

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