Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: If my house was abducted by aliens...

(Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish)

I don't really read that much horror, so I'm going to do a past Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'd save if my house was abducted by aliens. (Feb 2012)

1. The Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. I got this for Christmas a few years ago, and it is one of my most prized posessions.

2. The Complete Collection of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.

3. The Complete Works of Shakespeare.

4. My Kindle. That has all my Jane Austen books on it!

5. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.

6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

7. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

8. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. This was one of my favorite books as a child. My favorite line: "Goodnight, nobody. Goodnight, mush." :-) And it was so fun to find the mouse creeping around in practically every picture.

9. The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne. Another favorite childhood book. It was the book my dad was reading to me when he discovered that I was reading along with him! I was three years old.

10. All my notebooks of stories that I've written since I was eight years old. They're just so adorable and plot-less. :-)

And as a bonus, here are two creepy covers that I could think of. The books aren't necessarily creepy, however.

1. That Hideous Strength by C.S.Lewis

Yeah. Green heads with brains spilling out. Sounds about right.

2. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Those yellow eyes just creep me out.



  1. Ooh yes, those yellow eyes freak me out a bit too!

    1. Don't they!?
      Have you read the book? I read it a really long time ago, and need to revisit it someday.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. You've got some great books to grab and flee with! JANE EYRE would definitely be one of mine, and all of my journals too. My massive Harry Potter collection would be next, but that would require lots of muscle...

    I haven't read FEVER, but those eyes are scary, indeed! I haven't heard of that particular CS Lewis book though. What's that one about?

    1. I don't own Harry Potter (I got copies from the library when I read it), or else that would definitely be on the list!

      That Hideous Strength is actually the final book of C.S. Lewis's SPACE TRILOGY. He and Tolkein had a little challenge where Lewis would write SciFi, and Tolkein would write about people traveling from our world to another universe. Tolkien never finished his, but Lewis ended up with a trilogy:
      1. Out of the Silent Planet
      2. Perelandra
      3. That Hideous Strength: A Modern Fairy-Tale for Grownups

      They are definitely more intense than Narnia, as the subtitle for #3 shows - not children's books!

      You should read them if you like C.S. Lewis, scifi, or both!

      Thanks for reading,



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