Six Degrees of Separation: Where am I Now? to The Odyssey

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Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly blog event hosted by Kate at booksaremyfavoriteandbest. It’s inspired by the 6 Degrees of Separation, a movie game where you attempt to connect actors in six movies or less. But we do it with books!

This month we’re starting with Where am I Now? by Mara Wilson.

I’ve not read Where am I Now?, but the author, Mara Wilson, starred in the film adaptation of the classic novel Matilda. An actor memoir I have read is…

There and Back Again, an Actor’s Tale by Sean Astin. When I was going through my Lord of the Rings obsession phase (which is now downgraded from obsession to fangirl), I was lucky enough to randomly be at Mall of America when he was there for a signing! Another book I have a signed copy of is…

Turtles All the way Down by John Green! I wasn’t originally planning on buying this book, but I’m a big fan of John as a human being, and watch his YouTube and listen to his podcast regularly. So when I saw a signed copy at half-price, I couldn’t resist! Another book I never planned on owning but picked up on the cheap is…

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. It was in the Little Free Library, and I figured, hey, why not? I love to hate Twilight. It is so, so bad on so many levels, and yet I’ve re-read the entire series anyway. Another book I love to hate is…

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. I read this my freshman year in high school, and I despised it. Dickens is most definitely not for me. Too many words. (Too many notes, Mozart!) (Shout out to the nerds who got THAT one…) But I’m sure it’s a fantastic novel, so my ramblings on how much I hate it are always good natured. If you’re a Dickens fan we can still be friends, I guess. Another required reading from freshman year was…

The Odyssey. Because, obviously. Why we are still making kids slug through boring direct translations of this book when there are so many great modern-language editions is beyond me. Get it together, America.

So, there you have it! Where am I Now to The Odyssey!


Thanks again to Kate for hosting! Looking forward to seeing everyone else’s trains (why am I calling them trains???) and how different they are sure to be from mine!

4 thoughts on “Six Degrees of Separation: Where am I Now? to The Odyssey

  1. What fun connections! I actually loved The Odyssey when I had to read it for school. I couldn’t tell you what translation I read though. I was one of those students who liked almost all the required reading selections we were assigned. I know what you mean about Twilight. Haha. I haven’t read Great Expectations. The couple of Dickens books I have read I loved though, so who knows? I might like that one. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. Ohhhh! I love the book signing link (might have to steal that idea in the future!).

    I’m with you on Twilight – so bad but oddly gripping. I’ve read the whole series (but not re-read!).

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