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30 Days of Books Challenge

Day 28, 29 August 2011 – Favorite title

That's hard. And I hate to reuse books in this challenge, but Without Seeing The Dawn is still my favorite title ever, because it's an allusion to the last scene in Noli Me Tangere.

Other favorites are from Barbara Michaels/ Elizabeth Peters -- The Grey Beginning, Be Buried in the Rain , Vanish with the Rose, He Shall Thunder in the Sky, Children of the Storm. Also, let's face it, the original V.C. Andrews books, Flowers in the Attic, Petals on the Wind, and If There Be Thorns. I like titles that are not very ordinary, and those that make allusions.


"I die without seeing the dawn brighten over my native land! You, who have it to see, welcome it—and forget not those who have fallen during the night!”
-from Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere

...no lights, no lights!    
The street's hushed, and I know my own way back,
Don't fear me! There's the gray beginning.
-from Robert Browning's Fra Lippo Lippi

The sun that warmed our stooping backs and withered the weed
We shall not feel it again.
We shall die in darkness, and be buried in the rain.
-from Edna St. Vincent Millay's Justice Denied in Massachusetts

Yet ah, that Spring should vanish with the Rose!
That Youth's sweet-scented manuscript should close!
-from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Then Re-Harakte said: Let Set be given unto me, to dwell with me and be my son. He shall thunder in the sky and be feared.
-from The Judging of Horus and Set, an ancient Egyptian papyrus

"The day of the children of the storm. Very dangerous. Do not go on the water this day."
-from an ancient Egyptian horoscope

Day 29 – A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 – Your favorite book of all time

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