March 17, 2011

Thursday Memes (2 of 2)



This week's question:
  The news has been horrifying and addictive this week, with catastrophe piled on catastrophe, to a degree that–if I had read this in a book or seen it in a movie–I’d be protesting that it was just too unlikely, too farfetched.

  But, topics for novels get ripped from the headlines all the time. Or real-life events remind you of fiction (whether “believable” or not) that you’ve read but never expected to see. Or real life comes up with an event so unbelievable that it stretches you sense of reality.
  Hmm … I can’t quite come up with an outright question to ask, but thinking about the theory of fiction and how it can affect and be affected by real world events can act as a buffer between the horrific events on the news and having to actually face that horror. So … what happens when the line between fiction and reality becomes all-too slim? Discuss!
My answer:
I touched upon this very subject in one of my Saturday memes.  A couple of years ago I read The Left Behind Series, which was written in the late 90s by 2 Pastors, a fictional story based on The Revelations of The Bible.  It is a series of 13 books, a series that I could not put down and read in a matter of a few weeks.  Due to my religious beliefs, what is happening and has been happening in real life, does not surprise me.  All of this was in those books along with a lot of other incidents that have happened.  And again, you have to remember, these books were based on The Bible and written in the late 90s.  Whenever asked what is your "favorite book/series", my answer has always been The Left Behind Series. 

Happy St. Patrick's day
Hosted by Lori from Dollycas's Thoughts
From Lori's site:
It struck me recently how much time I spend on this computer every day, blogging, chatting or playing games on Facebook, emailing friends and relatives, making cards and calendars, etc. etc. etc.
We depend on each other for book reviews, giveaways, encouragement, friendship, but how well do we really know each other?
So that is what this meme is all about, getting to know each other.
1. What is your family background regarding nationality?
100% Italian

2. Have you ever eaten corned beef and cabbage, the traditionally meal of St. Patrick's Day or drank green colored beer?

3. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in many cities in the U.S. and around the world, are there any celebrations happening near you?
Probably but not sure.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Good morning, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Julie P said...

Hope you have a great day today, Cheryl! Love ya....

bermudaonion said...

I'm not 100% sure of my background on my dad's side, but I'm pretty sure I don't have any Italian in me. There is a St. Patrick's Day celebration here, but I won't be going - I have book club tonight.

dollycas aka Lori said...

I loved the way you answered the question about the disasters and I too see the correlation with the Left Behind series. I also read a book last week Dead Reckoning, a non-fiction book about a terrible tragedy when greed overtakes and disaster occurs. Scary when you start to put them all together.

I should be Italian with all the pizza and pasta I eat. lol