Is it Sunday already? Where did the week go? Anyhow, J and I are both busy working on projects—I’m furiously drafting his birthday novel, and he is doing his prep work for his July Camp NaNoWriMo book. We’re also reading Gone with the Wind for my book club, and it has reminded us how influential Margaret Mitchell’s work has been on several of our novels and just how often we mention it. This started us thinking about what stories we always end up talking about, and we came up with the following list.
10 Stories We Reference Most
Amelia Peabody Mysteries, Elizabeth Peters
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Emma, Jane Austen
Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
Harry Potter, JK Rowling (and the movies)
Horatio Hornblower, CS Forester (and the TV series)
Jeeves and Wooster, PG Wodehouse
Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien (and the movies)
Song of Ice and Fire, George RR Martin (and the Game of Thrones TV series)
Star Wars, (all of the movies)
As we have time, we might start picking these apart here on the blog. In the meantime, we’re keeping our noses to the grindstone.