Saturday, 5 June 2021

Six Degrees of Separation ~ The Bass Rock

  The Bass Rock

Wyld, Evie "The Bass Rock" - 2020

#6Degrees of Separation:
from The Base Rock (Goodreads) to The Stone Diaries

#6Degrees is a monthly link-up hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. I love the idea. See more about this challenge, its history, further books and how I found this here.

This month's prompt starts with The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld, the winner of the Stella Prize 2021.

As usual, I haven't read the book. Neither have I read anything by the author or ever heard of her. I thought about either starting with a book that takes in Scotland or one with three women but in the end, I went with the words in the title. It's interesting how the same word in a title often leads you to a completely different books.

Simmonds, Jeremy "Number One in Heaven - The heroes who died for Rock 'n' Roll" - 2006
A non-fiction book with facts on all those Rock & Pop icons that have left us far too early due to an untimely death.

Albom, Mitch "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" - 2003
An idea about the meaning of life.

Harris, Joanne "Five Quarters of the Orange" - 2001
A family trying to come to terms with their past, their behaviour in WWII.

LeBor, Adam "City of Oranges. An Intimate History of Arabs and Jews in Jaffa" - 2006
Another non-fiction book about the life in Jaffa before and after the declaration of the state of Israel and how much has changed for its inhabitants.

Löwenstein, Anna "The Stone City" (Esperanto: La Ŝtona Urbo) - 1999
Originally written in Esperanto (and translated into English by the author herself), this novel is a good information about life in the first century both in Britain and in Rome, life in freedom and life as a slave.

Shields, Carol "The Stone Diaries" - 1993
Another novel about the life of a woman born at the beginning of the last century.

And there I've wandered from rock to stone. Not such a long journey this time. 😉

Look for further monthly separation posts here.


  1. I used words in the title as the basis for most of my links as well this month. Interestingly, some other bloggers used the same book as their second link but we all went in wildly different directions.

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    2. So true, Kate, I just saw that some went to the same second book and then ended up with a completey different third one.

      I've used words once before and quite like it that way but I will try different approaches another time.

      I'm looking forward to next month because I actually read the starter book.

      Thanks for visiting.

  2. I keep meaning to give this meme a try. I love seeing what wildly different books you connect.

    1. You'd be perfect for this, Sarah, you always read so many different kind of books, I'm sure you'll get a fantastic chain. Looking forward to seeing yours next month, then. 😉

    2. I know you have a lot on your plate. But it's nice that it's only once a month.

  3. So... yours does connect to the first one... stone... rock! Cool!

    1. Haha, yes, even though it goes from Heaven to Five to Oranges to City but then it ends up with Stone again. Unintentionally but when I noticed that it worked, this was my chain.

      Thanks for visiting. I really enjoyed your chain, as well.

  4. Great chain - rock'n'roll! I remember enjoying that particular Joanne Harris a lot.

    1. Thanks, Annabel. I had to think about the Rock'n'Roll book right away when I saw the title. It was written by a member of one of my Online bookclubs and we all bought it. I don't think it's that well-known but it definitely deserves recognition.

      And I did like Five Quarters of the Orange a lot more than Chocolat (which is about the only book where I prefer the film), so I'm glad you enjoyed it, as well.

      Thanks for your visit.