Here it is, the first Saturday of the month again, which means of course, Six Degrees of Separation, that meme which, as you are sure to know, is hosted by Kate. The rules are on her blog – booksaremyfavouriteandbest.
And the first rule, of course, is that Kate sets our starting book. Well, how funny this month’s is for me, because Kate chose to surprise us with a wild card, the wild card being that we all start with the last linked book from our last Six Degrees post. Besides this meaning that I’ve not read two staring books this year, it’s a perfect choice for me because my last book was Catherine McKinnon’s Storyland. It could conceivably link to every novel written. Im spoiled for choice. However, I’m tempted to “write” another story as I did last time … hmm, more than tempted in fact, so I will.
Once upon a time in Storyland,
there was a Fish-hair woman
who decided enough was enough, and that it was time to visit The Dyehouse.
But there, a lurking Snake made her forget all about her hair.
What Beasts, she cried!
And so, with nary a beat, our fish-hair woman, that Fish girl,
Fled back to Ghost River, where she remains to this day.
(Links on titles are to my posts – and you will note that at least this time I didn’t cheat, but did the proper number!)
I promise I won’t do this again – at least not in the near future. Indeed, I wouldn’t have done it this month if the starting book had been something different, but Storyland was just too delicious to pass up doing this way. Forgive me?
And now, my usual questions: Have you read Storyland? And, regardless, what would you link to?