Brought to you by the letter O

Posted July 5, 2014 by Lory in lists / 6 Comments

This is a meme started by Simon of Stuck in a Book. He picked his favorite book, author, song, film and object starting with a randomly-chosen letter, and said he would assign a letter to anybody responding in the comments who wanted to do the same.

I responded, and got assigned…Z. Ouch. He took pity on me and assigned me O as a second choice. Also not so common! However, I was surprised that it wasn’t too difficult for me to find good options.

Oz book cover

 

Book: Ozma of Oz

Since I’m currently reading this to my son, I didn’t seek any further. (Plus, it has O and Z in it!) One of the best of the Oz books, exciting, funny, and without too many puns.

author Aubrey Maturin


Author: Patrick O’Brian

I was skeptical about the Aubrey/Maturin books for a long time, wondering how a series about life in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars could possibly be so interesting, but once I started reading I was hooked. (Although I admit to skimming through the battle scenes.)

 

Song: O Vos Omnes

This was another one that I didn’t have to go far to find, since I just sang it in a concert. Glorious, melancholy Renaissance polyphony.

 

Film: Oklahoma!

There are other great “O” movies, including other musicals (Oliver! and On the Town) but this is the one I grew up watching. Plus, my mom was born in Oklahoma, so it deserves a nod.

Christmas tree holiday Nutcracker

 

Object: Ornament

I love my Christmas tree ornaments, which remind me of my childhood. My parents gave us one every year, marked with the date — since there were five of us kids, our tree got quite full, but nobody’s favorites could be left out.

Here is Simon’s round-up of the respondents to his original post.

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6 responses to “Brought to you by the letter O

  1. I love that you picked Ozma of Oz for you 'O' book. I should have thought of that for mine…it's my favorite Oz book. (Tik-Tok of Oz is a VERY close second.) Great post!

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