Friday, October 22, 2010

30 Days about Me - Favorite Book

This has been the hardest question so far, in fact, I wrote part of it while I thought about all the books I’ve loved in my life.

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

(Photo courtesy of An Enchanted Cottage)

(Photo courtesy of An Enchanted Cottage)

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)??


Lori said...

Gosh, I am and always have been so bad about reading. Now I have a stack of books that my son has given me to read, sitting next to my bed. By the time I get things done and sit down to read, I find my eyes so tired. But,I have alwyas loved reading zillions of books aloud to my children.

Your post reminds me that I really need to do a better job of picking up a book and reading.

Lavender Luz said...

OMG -- I loved the Incarnations of Immortality series, too! I own all 7 of them and they made a profound impact on me.

You have good taste in books, according to me.