I grew up reading and never stopped, being raised by two teachers I got the bug for the solitude and adoration of getting lost in a really good story. Now that I am older, I read every night to my daughters when they are with me, I read magazines, blogs, books, and poetry. My favorite relaxation on a winter day is leather arm chair, my blankie, the fireplace roaring and a great book. It’s pure bliss. Give me some tea and a banana and I’m a happy cookie for a few hours.
I fell in love with On A Pale Horse in High school and I think I had it checked out from the school library for most of the school year. I loved the Incarnations of Immortality series; Piers Anthony has a way of weaving his stories together and immersing the reader in a world that is fantastic and believable.
When Rabbit Howls is an amazing story about the human mind’s ability to handle adversity; I have read this about 30 times. Truddi Chase survived the worst of mankind and never knew she came out of it with “extra” parts of herself.
Then I fell into the Sword of Truth Series (adapted into the TV program called Legend of the Seeker). Oh how I love Terry Goodkind. His ability to create prophesies and the reluctant hero is beautiful. I’ve fallen in love with Kahlen and Richard, the stories that Mr. Goodkind shares with us. If you get the chance, check out the series, it’s worth the addiction.
However, the one that pulls at my heart strings when I see it, the one that I cry every year when I read it to my kids, the one I’ve held onto for my whole life is ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by: Arthur Rackham Copyright: 1931
The way this story reads, how it smells and the older photos brings me to a different time. It’s absolutely my favorite read!
How about you? What is your favorite book(s)??