The Top 5 Wednesday topic for this week:
Books as Event Themes
This is a great topic, even though I do have some reservations about crossing reality with book worlds.
- The Lord of the Rings
- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
- Pride and Prejudice
- Peter Pan
- The Very Nearly Honourable League of Pirates
1. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
Not to be a sellout, but Middle Earth is awesome. I don’t believe in discounting authors and their work just because it is already beloved by the multitudes, so I’ll just face the music and say: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings would make one heck of an event theme!
2. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by the Pearl Poet (author unknown)
I have this secret obsession with Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. I learned so much about medieval literature and culture through reading this tale, and I think it would be buckets of fun to turn into an event theme.
3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Who doesn’t want to go to a ball and dance with Mr. Darcy? Period.
4. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
Peter Pan is so.. something. Too stubborn to grow up, too much a scamp to behave himself. Neverland is a bit tragic, but it enchants me. I would love to go to an event with lost boys romping, grouchy fairies twinkling, pirates, indians (posthumously going to correct that as Native Americans), and enough magic and belief to make a person fly.
5. The Very Nearly Honourable League of Pirates by Caroline Carlson
It could have been any pirate series, probably. But this one is adorable. I think it would make a super event theme, especially if that “event” is teaching first grade next year, which I am totally going to do! (Sidenote on that: teachers at my school just received our teaching assignments. Big yay for this victory!)
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