Six Degrees of Separation: WILD!

March 17, 2015 Six Degrees of Separation 15

Greetings Bookworms!
It’s been a while since I played one of my favorite games, so I’m SUPER stoked to tackle Six Degrees of Separation for Wild by Cheryl Strayed (review). This game is hosted, as always, by Annabel Smith and Emma Chapman, who are both lovely and delightful. Just so you know the rules, I’m going to start listing books beginning with Wild and connect them via any old thing my heart desires. It can get pretty crazy in this noggin of mine, so you’d best buckle up.

6degreesnew1. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (review)- Hear me out on this one. Cheryl Strayed’s poor feet were absolutely mangled by the Pacific Crest Trail. In fact, the only feet in literature I could think of who’d had it worse were the poor girls in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan who had their feet bound. Holy ouch, you guys.

2. Sula by Toni Morrisson-  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan was at its heart the story of female friendship and misunderstandings. When I think of best friendships gone awry, I can’t help but think of Sula.

3. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf- I read Sula in the same college class during which I read my one and only Virginia Woolf novel, To the Lighthouse. You guys, I think I’m just not smart enough to GET Virginia Woolf.


4. Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff- Speaking of lighthouses, what about the Lighthouse of Alexandria, y’all? Cleopatra had a kickass lighthouse. This non-fiction account of Cleopatra’s life taught me ALL THE THINGS. Completely fascinating.

5. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare- What? I can’t very well include Antony and Cleopatra, seeing as I haven’t read (or seen) it. Besiiiiiiides, I now know the tragic ending and it totally works with R&J. For reals.

6. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion (review)- Romeo and Juliet and Zombies. Boom.

So there we are. Wild to Warm Bodies in 6 easy steps! Seriously, though, Bookworms. Is anybody keeping tabs on Kevin Bacon these days?

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15 Responses to “Six Degrees of Separation: WILD!”

  1. Megan M.

    It makes perfect sense to me Katie! All I know is that Kevin Bacon is on The Following and I will never, ever watch The Following. If I want Bacon I have to have Nostalgia Bacon, a la Footloose.

  2. Rory

    So guess what I watched yesterday? Footloose. That’s the closest I’ve come to Kevin Bacon lately. Oddly enough, my six degrees post will post tonight! We’re practically twins. Or not. 🙂

  3. Leah @ Books Speak Volumes

    I wouldn’t let To The Lighthouse ruin Virginia Woolf for you. I had to read it in high school and had no idea what was going on, but I really enjoyed Mrs. Dalloway when I read it last year! A Room of One’s Own is much easier, as well.

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