Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
mrissa

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Literary obsessions, take 452

So I was thinking about Lloyd Alexander's Westmark trilogy, because I do that a lot. Because it's such good stuff and hits so many of my buttons. Because I am bitterly opposed to total orderings, but The Kestrel is pretty close to the very best book if there was a very best book. And I had recently wanted to press these books upon at least half a dozen people.

Then I thought, hey, most libraries in the US have these books. (I have no idea about other countries.) They are readily available for purchase. It would not be hard for people to get their hands on them to read them and talk to me about them. And they are short, so people who would otherwise be interested in this sort of thing could read them without much investment of time or emotion. So I was wondering whether there was interest in that kind of discussion here on my lj after a suitable time for finding and reading them, and I was wondering what a suitable time for finding and reading them might be.

(Brief description for those of you who are unfamiliar: Ruritanian fantasy, if revolution came to Ruritania. No magic that I recall. YA. Very political and somewhat bloody in spots--bloody, not so much gory, if that distinction makes sense.)

Poll #1342952 Westmark ho!

I would like to participate in a Westmark online pseudo-book club with you, Mris!

Yes!
23(31.9%)
Perhaps!
29(40.3%)
Not so much!
5(6.9%)
As I am not feeling Panglossian, I have to say that I would like to but do not think it is likely to actually happen.
10(13.9%)
I don't intend to reread anything, but I'd like to read thoughts/discussion.
5(6.9%)

I would like the following approximate amount of time to get and read each book:

Not relevant to me.
8(11.9%)
One day
1(1.5%)
One week
13(19.4%)
One fortnight
25(37.3%)
One month
12(17.9%)
Six weeks
4(6.0%)
Could you perhaps get back to me in Octoberish?
4(6.0%)

My favorite Lloyd Alexander series is

Prydain
30(41.1%)
Westmark
4(5.5%)
Vesper Holly
3(4.1%)
I don't know.
33(45.2%)
I don't like Lloyd Alexander's work.
3(4.1%)

Mris has specific ideas about coordinating her Finnish symphony experiences with appropriate Finnish chocolate experiences.

Well, obviously. This is only sensible.
27(35.5%)
This is perhaps the teensiest bit eccentric.
3(3.9%)
This is perhaps the teensiest bit eccentric, and I am not surprised.
18(23.7%)
Lady, you have a crazy.
0(0.0%)
The only relevant point here is whether Mris is sharing the chocolate.
28(36.8%)
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