Monday, October 11, 2010

Time Capsule

Let's pack up a time capsule for future generations.

We're setting the dial for the year 2210.

You and I won a drawing - we each get to include one book or series in the capsule.

Pretty big responsibility. We want to make sure those kids/teens/young adults fall in love with reading like we did. Of course, there will be plenty of writers in 2210, but we want to share some of the great literature being written right now!

My first books that would go into the capsule would be
If you haven't had the delight of reading Laini Taylor yet, rush to your library or bookstore tomorrow and get this series. I'm no good at book reviews so I won't stumble through one. In a word: delicious. Reading her words is like biting into a ripe, juicy peach and having the words run down your mouth. You can taste it, smell it, feel it. Character names - Magpie Windwitch and Whisper Silksinger. How gorgeous are those names? These are books that are on my shelf and will be shared with my children, just as my mother shared her favorite books with me.

Who would you include?

What book?

What series?


  1. Great question! I'd put in the Harry Potter series. I just think Rowling's work really inspired a whole new generation of readers.

  2. Since Jennifer already put HP into the capsule, I'm going to add Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas series. I'm on book three of that series and it's been a wonderful read.

  3. Great question! I always loved reading "adult" books so instead of a YA selection I'm going to toss in The Spellman Files books by Lisa Lutz...funny family dysfunction at its best.

  4. I'd toss in The Giver by Lois Lowry. I still reread that from time to time.

  5. HP taken? Okay, I'll got with The Hunger Games series or Sabriel.

    Great question. And a toughy.

  6. Colene beat me--I think you'd have to include THG trilogy. And someone already said HP... Is it fair to leave out Twilight? I mean, it did spawn the paranormal craze and time capsules are supposed to capture trends~ :o)

  7. I'm with Colene on this one, pack me some HP for sure, then Roald Dahl books, along with the famous If you give a mouse a cookie ;) I think I'm all set!