Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Challenge Day 4- Books

Today's Challenge is - What is my Favorite Book
This one is very hard so I am going to take this in a different direction....there is not just 1 book that stands out for me. Let's first start by what makes a book good? To me that is something that I can not put down, something that I will remember and mostly something that evokes emotion. For me alot of you know that whether I love a book could easily be affected by my mood and what I read prior to....if I just finished something I loved it is hard for the next book to compete!
Ok, now let's start off young.................I have always been a reader and the book I first remember checking out in the elementary school library is Where the Sidewlk Ends by Shel Silverstein.
As I got older I also remember begging my mom over the summers to take me to the Moore library so I could check out Goosebumps by RL Stine! I loved him!
My first series? The Babysitters Club by Ann Martin!! This series was so wholesome, fun and relateable.
Now, before you go off on me for being crazy and shallow by listing Twilight as my favorite book let me explain.....I am not saying this is the best book I have ever read but what I am saying is that I have read my entire life, my adult life included......but 2 years ago when I picked this up at Barnes and Noble and fell in love really lit a fire in me for reading all over again. This series really gave me the "umphf" that I needed to challenge me to read even more. This is also the first book I talked about in book club and in a sense started my friendship with these ladies who have become so dear to me. SO Twilight was alot more to me than a good book.
Lastly, Marley and Me by John Grogan..........Why? This is the book that evoked the most emotion from me EVER. And no, not because Marley passed it was so much more than that. After he passed the way John recalled his life with Marley and how he share what Marley meant to him.......I have never read more heartfelt words. And it was that last chapter and his touching monologue about Marley that really ripped my heart out. I have never felt anything like that since.
I know I just shared alot with you but isn't that what this Challenge is about? getting to know Me?


Saradee said...

OMG! Those are all some of my favorites!

Becky said...

I love Where the Sidewalk's been so long, I had forgotten about it. Great pick!

Elisha said...

Babysitters Club was my 1st series too!
Hey have you read The Hunger Games trilogy yet? The 3rd books comes out in a couple weeks. It's a must read! It's being turned into movies too.

Nicole said...

Heck ya! LOVE LOVE the hungers games!!

Shannon Plumb said...

I read your blog but I never comment, so I am trying to be better!:)

LOVE Where the Sidewalk Ends. I still have Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout partially memorized!:)

Natalie said...

Great choices! I LOVE Where the Sidewalk Ends. I also feel the exact same about Twilight. I remember you standing up at JH and talking about those books. I went and bought Twilight the next day. And before I knew it I had spent $80 on 4 books in 5 days. Aaron was very unhappy with me. But it was worth it! HA! :)


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