Six degrees of separation: from fair to dining


Six degrees of separation:
from fair to dining!

Using my own rules for this fun meme hosted by Kate at Booksaremyfavouriteandbest (see there the origin of the meme and how it works – posted the first Saturday of every month), I started with a title containing the word Fair (I did have to break my rule and start with the second word, as I didn’t have any title on my shelves with the word ‘vanity’) and ended up dining.
This is really fun, you never know where you’ll end up.

Here are my own quirky rules:

  1. Use your list of books on Goodreads
  2. Take the first word of the title offered and find another title with that word in it
  3. Then use the first word of THAT title to find your text title
  4. Or the second if the title starts with the same word

After the covers, you can find the links of my reviews or the title on Goodreads:

  vanity fair  Death at the Fair

  death-comes-for-the-archbishop  reader come home

  Proust's Search dining with proust


1. Vanity Fair = I confess I have never read anything by Thackeray, and I don’t really intend to, unless you manage to convince me!
2. Death at the Fair = very good historical novel by a Midwestern author I met at a book festival. Set during the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago
3. Death Comes for the Archbishop= great author, great classic, where the main character is the landscape – in my opinion
4. Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World = this one is on my TBR
5. Marcel Proust’s Search for Lost Time: A Reader’s Guide to the Remembrance of Things Past =  I read this a few years ago, as a companion to my reading of the seven books of In Search of Lost Time (here is my review of volume 1)- this title is closer to the French title.
So I would read one volume, and then read the corresponding chapter in this book, as a recap. After I finished the 7 books, I finished reading this book, which has lots of great background information on Proust’s society and times

6. Dining with Marcel Proust: A Practical Guide to French Cuisine of the Belle Epoque = obviously, I also read this one after I finished my Proust adventure. Click on the link to discover why I found it so cool!


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28 thoughts on “Six degrees of separation: from fair to dining

  1. I like your quirky rules for this meme -once I’d worked out how it works! The Willa Cather book appeals to me as I’ve read a couple of books by her which I enjoyed.

    Thanks for telling me about the gap on my blog where I’d posted a photo of my copy of Vanity Fair. I’ve changed it and I hope you can now see it.


  2. I love your twist on the meme! I have not read Vanity Fair either, and admittedly most of the books you mention are new to me (although the authors are not). I have wanted to give Willa Cather a try. I hope you have a great weekend!


  3. Death Comes for the Archbishop is a great book. I agree that the landscape is really the main character, but I also loved the relationship between Bishop Latour and Father Vaillant.


  4. I have not read any of your choices though have always meant to read Death Comes for the Archbishop. I have not participated in this meme but I love reading the entries from the bloggers that I follow who do.


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