A reader lives
a thousand lives
before he dies.
The man who
lives only one.
George R.R. Martin
And a thousand places I have been, with a thousand more places will I go.
If all else must be taken from me, I ask but one thing, a place to read. If there is a heaven, or even a hell, may it be filled with rows upon rows of books, so that my gypsy soul can forever be free.
This is such a great challenge, connecting a Tarot card to a top ten of my favourite books. I've ranked them from 10 to 1, with 1 being my favourite.
10. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton ~ The 4 of Swords
9. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck ~ 5 of Pentacles
8. Rush Home Road by Lori Larsens ~ 3 of Swords
7. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice ~ The Devil
6. Memory, Sorrow and Thorns by Tad Williams -
The Suit of Wands, Page, Knight and King
5. Romeo and Juliette by Shakespeare ~ The Lovers
4. Roots by Alex Haley ~ The Hanged Man
3. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien ~
2. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett ~
1. Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley ~
The High Priestess
Do you see any of my picks on your bookshelf? What cards do they pair up with?
Something I'd like to do in the future, is create a reading based on a book. What a great way to connect with the energy of a story!