. . . By the letter "T". Frances of Nonsuch Book caught my interest when she shared a mini list of favorites beginning with the letter "B". Simon at Stuck in a Book lent her her letter and she in turn lent me my letter. I'd be happy to loan you a letter next, though we might soon need a venn diagram to keep things straight. If you don't have a blog but want to play along feel free to leave your favorites in the comments. It's been ages since I've joined in a meme. Simon's the author of this one and his instructions are as follows:
I'm going to kick off a meme where we say our favourite book, author, song, film, and object beginning with a particular letter. And that letter will be randomly assigned to you by me, via random.org. If you'd like to join in, comment in the comment section and I'll tell you your letter! (And then, of course, the chain can keep going on your blog.)
To be honest my first letter was "Q", but I think "T" is a much more agreeable letter when it comes to favorites.
I thought it would be cheating if I picked a title beginning with "The" (though how would I choose as I have lots of favorites in that case: The Age of Innocence, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Woman in White . . . ). I do love a good swashbuckling yarn, and Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers most certainly fits the bill!
Ooh, definitely Elizabeth Taylor. Is she still one of those "most underrated" authors? Surely by now (having been published by Virago, NYRB and Persephone Books!) she has gained fame and acclaim? If you've not read her yet, you really must. As a matter of fact, I should read something else by her now that I think about it. It's been far too long since I've pickec up one of her novels. She's amazing. Really.
Okay, I am going to cheat on this one. I love Loreena McKennitt and The Mummer's Dance is one of my favorite songs by her. Her music always sounds so exotic. I have several of her albums loaded on to my MP3 player.
I'm not sure I would call this my all-time favorite film, but it's a good one! If you like a well-done, wonderfully atmospheric, noir espionage story set in post-WWII Vienna (Bonus!) The Third Man is an absolute must-see! I first saw it when I traveled to Vienna--how fitting is that?
My TBR pile, of course. (Well, this is one of them anyway).
Can I interest anyone in a letter?