Friday, December 08, 2006

Is this a meme?

Well it's the first anniversary of the ACS blog and all readers of the announcment post are requested to do this.... I don't know what to call it!

1. When did you first read a Chesterton book, story, or poem, and which was it? Does listening count???? If so, The Scandal of Father Brown, three or four years ago???? I'm not sure.
2. What was the most recent of GKC's writings you read? The Everlasting Man. Except I listened to the audio book.
3. Which is your favorite book, poem - or quote? I do not have a single favorite quote, book etc. But if you would like to read some quotes that I really like you might try here, here, here, here, here, or here. (And that's only a brief selection of favorite parts from Chesterton!!!!)
4. Which would you recommend to a beginner? The Man Who Was Thursday. It's engaging and VERY good!
5. What is the most unusual fact or quirky detail you know about G.K.Chesterton? Well I'm sure that there are many, many facts about him that would fit this description, but one that I've always found interesting is that long before he converted he defended Catholicism.

Okay all ye other ChesterTeens, you have to do this too!!!!!

4 comments:

Lewis the Editor said...

After surprising my mother and brother greatly by knocking on our front door and asking if I could please eat a meal on the floor, I answered the following questions:

1. When did you first read a Chesterton book, story, or poem, and which was it?
I was probably around 12 or so when I read “The Blue Cross” and enjoyed it greatly.

2. What was the most recent of GKC's writings you read?
“The Surprise”

3. Which is your favourite book, poem - or quote?
This is definitely the hardest question to answer. Book: The Ball and the Cross; poem: “The Song of the Strange Ascetic”; quote: “Journalism consists largely in saying “Lord James is dead” to people who never knew Lord James was alive.”

4. Which would you recommend to a beginner?
Depends on the age and interests of the beginner. Either The Innocence of Father Brown, The Man Who Was Thursday, or Orthodoxy, I guess.

5. What is the most unusual fact or quirky detail you know about G.K.Chesterton?
I can’t remember any at the moment.

Anonymous said...

5. What is the most unusual fact or quirky detail you know about G.K.Chesterton?

I would like to submit the fact that he carried a revolver around and offered the use of it to anyone who declared they were ready to give up. I think I remember that right. He was a quirky guy though - there are probably a few others that would really suprise.

Mapaz said...

Well...

1.I first read a Chesterton's book when I was about 10. It was The Innocence of Father Brown, but I had heard of Chesterton a long time before.

2.On lying in bed and other essays

3.I've just read something very nice: Dream for one mad moment that the grass is green!

4.I'm not sure. I think I'd probably recommend some stories of Father Brown like The Twelve True Fisher, if this is the original title.

5.Ummm, I'm afraid I can't rember anything now. I think that I have read so many funny things in the biography that I can't tell now which anecdote was the funniest.

Ineski Peski Petrova said...

1. When did you first read a Chesterton book, story, or poem, and which was it? My sister Lucia Rosa got the Complete Father Brown when I was maybe eleven, and I read all the stories then.

2. What was the most recent of GKC's writings you read? The Surprise.
3. Which is your favorite book, poem - or quote? Hard to say... I loved Manalive. And the Flying Inn.
4. Which would you recommend to a beginner? Manalive is hilarious; or some of the Father Brown stories.
5. What is the most unusual fact or quirky detail you know about G.K.Chesterton? I can't think of any just now....