It started, as many of my latest adventures have, with an invitation from my daughter, Emma. This time it was to join an online book club-sort of thing, where one writes reviews for the books one has read. It developed into a marathon of attempting to recall the books I have read (having been a voracious reader during various episodes of my life, I envisioned a list of thousands). Emma looked at my list-in-progress and left a note for me that read:
The immediate problem, Mum, is that you haven’t read enough books with titles that contain your first name. Apparently, over the course of my life I’ve read a number of books the titles of which contain my first name. But the list at that point contained a mere six or seven! Them’s fightin’ words, I thought.
Utilizing GoodReads’ search function, I typed in my name and selected a few choice titles. And then, I created a table for all of these titles. Which sadly had to be undone as I had not the wherewithall to turn a table into an image for the sake of displaying a lot of silly inside jokes.
We’re a snarky lot.
Ancient Sisterhood: Lost Traditions Of Hagar & Sarah - I know I’ve got them put away somewhere. I’ll keep looking. How odd.
Dear Sarah Bernhardt - Many a letter addressed to me has included this heading.
Homespun Sarah - We are a SIMPLE people.
Legend of Mother Sarah: Tunnel Town - I always dreamed of helping Harriet Tubman.
Love Me Or Kill Me: Sarah Kane and the Theatre of Extremes - ACTUALLY, this one is neither applicable nor appropriate, IMHO. Some people would probably beg to differ. Beg away! *Dramatic sniff*
Petty Treason: A Sarah Tolerance Mystery - I would NEVER tolerate treason! Unless it was to get my children and / or grandchildren to Canada or Mexico asap so they aren’t sent into a pointless farce of a war, in which case I’m first in line, baby.
Plenty: A Collection of Sarah McLachlan's Favorite Recipes - Sarahs believe in good eating.
S.A.R.A.H. - Give me an S! ...
Sarah Ban Breathnach's Mrs. Sharp's Traditions: Reviving Victorian Family Celebrations Of Comfort & Joy - I love the comfort and joy part, and the thought of reviving Victorian family celebrations at once intrigues and worries me. I am, however, appalled by the last name.
Sarah Bernhardt (Lucky Luke) - This is the actual title. Yay!
Sarah Bishop - Bishop, Priestess, Duchess…you can just call me Sarah, plain and short.
Sarah Canary - It’s just a voice. Nothing more. Please don’t make a fuss.
Sarah Dallas Knitting - I showed that Austin Craft Mafia a thing or two. They’re now calling me The Doña.
Sarah Jane Foster, Teacher of the Freedmen - They’re the guys we got out through those tunnels. Great bunch of guys!
Sarah Laughed - And had extended laugh attacks, complete with wetting of the pants.
Sarah Moon: Coincidences - What are they saying about my face???
Sarah Sze - The Chinese loved me.
Sarah The Priestess: The First Matriarch Of Genesis - Like I said. Just Sarah is fine. I am very modest.
Sarah, In Passing - I feel vaguely disrespected.
Sarah: Women of Genesis - The mother of them all, apparently.
Sarah's Child - I had another after this publication.
Sarah's Dad and Sophia's Mom - Let’s not go there.
Sarah's Daughter - Dahling!!
Sarah's Guide To Life, Love & Gardening - Life: live it. Love: do it. Gardening: enjoy it and try not to kill off too many.
Sarah's Key - I forgot where I left it; I’m pretty sure it’s with those Lost Traditions. How odd.
Sarah's Legacy - I hope to leave a good one. It just won’t involve cash. Sorry.
Sarah's Psalm - 63.
Sarah's Quilt - I am enrolling in a class in January. I WILL make it, dang it!
Sarah's Secret - I’m not telling.
Sarah's Secrets - I remembered some more. I’m still not telling.
Sarah: A Sexual Biography - Please refer to “Sarah’s Secrets.”
Sarah's Sin - Please refer to “Sarah’s Secret” (singular).
Sarah's Song - Personally, I can't decide amongst "Sara Smile" (Hall and Oates), "Sara" (Jefferson Starship) and "Sarah Maria" (James Taylor).
Sarah's Story: Sisters of the Quantock Hills - The alternative, Sisters of Carson, San Pedro, San Antonio, San Jose and Who Knows Where Else, was far too lengthy.
Sarah's Window - I have several, one of which is rose colored.
Saving Sarah - Thank you, Jesus!
Seed of Sarah: Memoirs of a Survivor - I am a survivor, by the grace of God, and my seed is lovely!!!!
Simply Sarah: Anyone Can Eat Squid! - It’s just THAT simple.
Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving - You are all quite welcome. Any time.
The Book of Sarahs - All the different Sarahs that are moi.
The Book of Sarahs: A Family in Parts - Once again, Gardena, Carson, San Pedro, San Antonio, San Jose, Moroleon and Who Knows Where Else!
The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough - It is a well-known fact that a Sarah is always the favourite.
The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow: The Diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo Girl - You are all quite welcome. Again.
The Redemption of Sarah Cain - Thank you, Jesus! Again!
The Secret of Sarah Revere - Paul slept through the entire incident. It was an exhausting trip, but someone had to do it.
The Voice of Sarah: Feminine Spirituality and Traditional Judaism - I like to think so.
Waiting for Sarah - The reason my man (wherever he may be) is not yet married.
Water from the Well: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah - Memoirs from my Mezcala (Mexico) days.
Sarah - ‘Nuff said.