BTT: Read This. Do this.
A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.
Have you ever used a book to instruct someone of something or is there anyone for whom you would like to do that? (I don’t mean a text book for a class, but a work of fiction or non-fiction that would get a certain message across either through plot or character). What is the book and what do you wish to impart?
I think I’ve only used books in that way if I want people to like or understand a certain style or philosophy. I think that recommending Sartre or Hesse in explaining existentialism is probably as far as I’ve gone on that front. I suppose I’ve also recommended The Hunger Games around to explain the very best in current war-based satire. Aside from that, though, I haven’t really done much in that area. I think I’ve passed around a few of my favorite pregnancy books but those tend to be more neutral info, plain old science books than anything else. It’s an interesting idea, for sure and one I’ll have to think about going forward, though, for right now, I can’t say that I’ve done much in this area.