The time has come to announce the winner of One Hundred Great Books in Haiku: Sue from Books, Books, the Magical Fruit. Congrats, Sue!
I’m sorry for the rest of you disappointed folks; don’t blame me – blame your luck. Clearly, you need to save some soggy homeless kittens, soon, to give karma a nudge. But because I adore each and every one of you, I’ll throw in a haiku as a bit of a consolation prize:
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Act I. ‘It’s hopeless.
My boots don’t fit. Where is God?’
Act II. The same thing.
(Note: My only experience with this play comes from an annoying classmate who insisted on pontificating about it for the entire semester. One Hundred Great Books in Haiku sure would have come in handy back then…)
So a sincere thank you is in order for all your entries and book recommendations. And for those of you that suffer from habitual curiosity, or have a particular love of stats, I made a pie chart of the most popular suggestions:
Books recommended by three or more people
Apparently I’m supposed to read Wuthering Heights next, but this depends on how masochistic I’m feeling in the near future.
Also, a special shout out to Todd Pack for writing me a haiku in the comments here!
Considering this post is all about winning things, I should mention that the lovely Callista and the equally lovely Zee each awarded me with a Versatile Blogger Award a few days ago. For those of you keeping track at home, you’d know that this brings my grand total up to three awards. (It’s so exciting, that I had to brag a little bit!)
If you do want to read seven things about me, or, more likely, check out the fifteen bloggers that I passed the award onto – as per the instructions – go here.
Edit: Hey, whaddya know? Apparently I’m a nice person after all; I was drawn as second prize winner for Martha’s Bookshelf’s Got Books? Event giveaway.
A sensational weekend, my sweet chinchillas, and I hope you had the same.