Books have been a huge part of my whole life. Maybe that's why I love to write. I was raised by a mother who got her Masters in English Lit, so I had early exposure to books most kids would never read. Some of them are still faves. But I like many books other than the classics too. I believe the books we read, especially early on, shape how we percieve the world and who we become. Even now, I will find a book that will profoundly influence me and open my mind to new possibilities and thoughts.
Margie over at Spin Me Write Round is doing a blog hop. Share some of your favorite books throughout your life. The ones that you enjoyed and that had an impact on you. Join this cool blog hop at Margie's blog!
As a little child : The Happy Dromedary, Stone Soup, Fat Cat, Eggs and Ham, The Velveteen Rabbit, My Father's Dragon
Elementary school: The Secret Garden, Nancy Drew, Little Women series, Lizard Music, Summer of the Monkies, Island Of the Blue Dolphins, Sweet Valley High series, The Indian In the Cupboard, The White Mountains, James and the Giant Peach, Tuck Everlasting,
Middle Grade: The Witch of Blackbird Pond, The Deryni Series, Shannara Series, Ann of Green Gables series, Emily of New Moon series, Jane Eyre, Pride and Predjudice, Great Expectations, The Rise of Silas Lapham, Porttrait Of A Lady, Anna Karenina, Heart of Darkness, Oz Series, Those Who Love, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn
High School: David Copperfield, Cold Sassy Tree, The Great Gatsby, Tartuffe, The Bostonians, The Turn Of the Screw, The Scarlet Letter, Tess d' Urbervilles, Complete Works of Shakespeare, Wuthering Heights, Moby Dick, A Tale of Two Cities, Madame Bovary, The Crucible (and various mystery novels)
College: Emma, Northanger Abby, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, Washington Square, A bunch of C.S. Lewis, Les Miserables, Rebecca (notice how reading for pleasure tapered during my university days)
As an adult: Of Human Bondage, Ann Veronica, The Bonds That Make Us Free, Bradshaw On the Family, Between Parent and Child, The Believers, Rachel's Holiday, Cinderella Pact, Little House Series, I Capture the Castle, Boy's Life, Sugar Blues, Bridget Jones's Diary, Brother Odd, The Fiction Class, Omnivores Dilemma, The Murder of Tutankamen
Actually it is impossible to put all the favorites to date . . . I just devour books!! But these are several of the ones that stand out as I look back at my life in books.
HERE IS ANOTHER REMINDER TO ENTER MY 100 FOLOWER GIVEAWAY!!!
I won't draw until I've had some more entries!
Also, take a look at Jennifer Jenkins blog! She wrote a sweet little post about MOI! She's a talented writer and a good friend. SO follow her blog! (=