Must Read Monday
November 14, 2011 § 7 Comments
The goal of the Must Read Monday is to find share your love of great books with others in the hopes that they’ll add a new title to their To Be Read list.
Your job is to create intrigue for other hoppers. What makes your book so swoon-worthy? What do you absolutely have to mention so they’ll read it?
On your post, you’ll make an acrostic puzzle (think of it as an overview/book blurb type of thing).
It’s all about powers of persuasion, people:) You might have to think a little, but channel that inner-creative goddess (or god).
This week’s category: A book so powerful that it changed you in some way.
The tale has been told
Handed down generations
Entwined in legend
Morgaine LeFay, once thought a witch
Immersed in a religious upheaval
She may be the key to save Avalon
Truth often hides in shades of gray
She may choose to destroy it all
Obeying always the Goddess
Fey magic to guide her
Accepting the burden that
Viviane placed upon her
Arthur offers a love that’s forbidden
Lancelet offers a love unrequited
Often the tale has been told
Never with a woman’s voice
Ok, so I’m not exactly creatively poetic but The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley is one of my all time favorite reads. As a teen, it made me really step back and consider what I believed as far as religion and motivated me to research where many of Christianity’s practices originally stemmed from. It was also fascinating to see how different a story could be when told from a feminine perspective. Finally, it began my interest in all things Fey which I continue to enjoy as an adult. Mists of Avalon was definitely a book that changed me.