"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Monday, September 19, 2011

Vlogging for Figment!

Last week I was thrilled to be featured on the Figment blog in a back-to-school special! And because vlogging can be so much fun, here's what I came up with.

Happy Monday!


Angela Brown said...

Great suggestions. Oddly, I loved many of the classics. I just had a hard time interpreting them the way the teacher said I was supposed to. I saw things in different way.

A Backwards Story said...

I loved BRAVE NEW WORLD...1984, too! :) Have you heard about the BEOWULF retelling coming out in 2012, PEACEWEAVER by Rebecca Barnhouse, up on NetGalley atm?

Homer, yay! :) I liked OEDIPUS REX & ANTIGONE as well.

My four favorite books that I first read in school are TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee, THE GIVER by Lois Lowry, THE WOMAN IN WHITE by Wilkie Collins, and...mmm...I'm having trouble choosing just ONE book by Oscar Wilde...!

PJ Hoover said...

Hey Angela, LOL! I know exactly what you mean. I was always stunned when I learned "deep meanings" behind stories.

I just requested it, Bonnie! Thanks for the rec. And THE GIVER was certainly edgy for the young crowd. I'm still surprised it's a Newbery.

Matthew MacNish said...

Great selections, PJ! Also: you're funny.

I love three of those, but I've never read Oedipus Rex. I do know the legend though, and what Freud did with it.

Huxley is one of my favorite writers. The Doors of Perception is another great one.

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Matthew! I almost pulled out my copy of the Doors of Perception when I mentioned Brave New World. :)

Cheri Schmidt said...

LOL! This was great. Who knew a writer could be so entertaining to watch? Good job, PJ!

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Cheri! I get very passionate when I talk about The Odyssey :)