Top Five Wednesday, which right now is taken over by the author Laura A Grace. Top Five Wednesday is a weekly book prompt that might help you pick your next read.
April 19th: Fictional Job
Books can be an amazing escapism, but how exciting would it be to be employed at one of your favorite places you’ve read in fiction or become a powerful wizard simply because you wanted to? Sounds fun right? For today’s prompt share either occupations (magical or non-magical) or places you would love to work at! Could be a teacher at Hogwarts, a librarian at a magical bookstore, or something else altogether that you find just as fun!
Let’s see if you can guess which jobs I would pick!
A Tour Guide
Spending time with the woman who can’t stand the sight of me? Not my best idea. But I can’t help it. Those red lips suck me in.
My job is my life. It’s one of the only things I have going for me. Finding true love? Not in the cards for me.
When the mysterious Celine comes driving into my life, I can’t help but be drawn to her. Those curves and that sexy French accent.
But Celine is closed off and wants nothing to do with me. Yet, I don’t miss the way she looks at me. Like she wants more. Like she wants to kiss the life out of me.
Everything single touch we share lights a fire inside of me. I want this woman more than I’ve ever wanted anything in my life.
Can I convince Celine to take a chance on me? Or will she always be the one that got away?
A Bee Keeper
Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily’s fierce-hearted black “stand-in mother,” Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina–a town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.
A Story Keeper
Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust.
Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz.
Out of one of the darkest chapters of human history comes this extraordinary story of courage and hope.
A Dog Trianer
Ben Porter may be living the dream, but it’s not his.
His dad’s health scare might not be the ideal reason to come home for the summer, but it’s a welcome break from the stellar glitz of Ben’s life in Los Angeles. Even if modeling has him rivaling Marky Mark’s fame, posing isn’t his passion. Landing a role with a Boston Shakespeare theater brings him closer to fulfilling his dreams of being a real actor.
Facing the reason he went west in the first place? That’s another story.
Lucy Minola’s dreams were shattered seven years ago when a drunk driver smashed into her brother’s car. She knows it was her fault. So as penance, she works hard to care for her family, goes to confession faithfully, and buries all the feelings she had for the person who left when she needed him most: her brother’s best friend.
When an injured dog brings them back together, Lucy’s good-girl facade begins to crack. Women everywhere are obsessed with the rad body they see in magazines, but she’s the only one Ben seems to notice.
She can’t trust herself with the man who walked away… but can she let him go a second time?
A Zoo Keeper
When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw—and the city’s zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen “guests” hid inside the Zabinskis’ villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants—otters, a badger, hyena pups, lynxes.With her exuberant prose and exquisite sensitivity to the natural world, Diane Ackerman engages us viscerally in the lives of the zoo animals, their keepers, and their hidden visitors. She shows us how Antonina refused to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her.
6 thoughts on “Top Five Wednesday/ Fictional Job”
What a fun prompt! I loved reading about your top five fictional job choices. If you had to choose between all of these jobs, which one would you actually want to pursue in real life?
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Somrthing with animals. they give the best love
I just finished Liquid Gold: Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey. It definitely has me wanting to get some bees – not that I could make a career out of it.
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Yea, we had bees in the family but as a kid it terrified me
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Hope you are feeling well.