Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Seven top literary wedding themes

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Nicole Hill tagged seven favorite literary moments that could make a wedding shine, including:
The Lord of the Rings

The sheer scale of Tolkien’s trilogy presents ample opportunities for your big day. Plus, the whole ceremony can revolve around rings and The One! You’ll want to walk down the aisle with the grace of the elves, party hard like a hobbit on his 111th birthday, then drink yourself under the table with the dwarves. Vows, of course, would need to be said in the forms of riddles—or at least in Elvish, mellon nin. While I can’t suggest serving Lembas bread at the reception, a sumptuous feast like the ones at Lord Elrond’s table would be sure to wow any Fellowship. Aragorn’s Black Gate speech has the potential to be a powerful best man’s toast when paraphrased. And let’s not forget: Frodo’s got them moves like Jagger.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Lord of the Rings also made Charlie Jane Anders's list of fifteen moments from science fiction and fantasy that will make absolutely anyone cry, Elizabeth Wein's top ten list of dynamic duos in fiction, Katharine Trendacosta and Charlie Jane Anders's list of the ten sources that inspired the dark storytelling of Game of Thrones, Rob Bricken's list of 11 preposterously manly fantasy series, Conrad Mason's top ten list of magical objects in fiction, Linus Roache's six best books list, Derek Landy's top ten list of villains in children's books, Charlie Jane Anders and Michael Ann Dobbs' list of ten classic SF books that were originally considered failures, Lev Grossman's list of the six greatest fantasy books of all time, and appears on John Mullan's lists of ten of the best women dressed as men, ten of the best bows and arrows in literature, ten of the best beards in literature, ten of the best towers in literature, ten of the best volcanoes in literature, ten of the best chases in literature, and ten of the best monsters in literature. It is one of Salman Rushdie's five best fantasy novels for all ages. It is a book that made a difference to Pat Conroy.

--Marshal Zeringue