Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Favorite Book

30 Day Blog Challenge 4/30

Okay, I guess this blog challenge has prepared me to admit that I can't pick just one favorite anything.  That may have something to do with my inability to make decisions. Our bedroom is covered in books and picking a favorite one is like trying to pick a favorite child or pet.

When I was a kid, my mama and I visited the library a lot.  It was fun for both of us and I really enjoyed leaving with the maximum number of books allowed.  My favorites were The Boxcar Children, Anne of Green Gables and Little House series.  I devoured any and all Judy Blume, especially the Fudge books, Blubber, and It's Not the End of the World.  I also made sure that I had a non-fiction book of some kind.  This was usually a craft or joke book.  When I was a little older I started reading the Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley Twins, just like every other tween in the late 80s and early 90s.
My favorite book from this time in my life was the Sweet Valley Saga.  I read it over and over, it was like some kind of pre-teen, historical soap opera.  Really sickening and dramatic, right up my bratty alley.

When I entered seventh grade I discovered Christopher Pike and R L Stine.  I loved the Remember Me trilogy, what's better than a dead girl trying to find her killer?  I amassed quite the collection of young adult horror books.  Fast forward to the present and I still enjoy reading these stories the most, just with more adult themes and language. This is where everything gets blurry and all the sci-fi and horror books start piling up and blending together.  I still love a good series.  I also love the feeling of being upset when a good book comes to an end and the world inside shuts you out.  I still throw in some non-fiction every once in a while to keep things interesting.  I've always considered the books that make the most impact on my life and way of thinking to be my favorites.  The most recent book that I have read that made an impression on me was Into the Wild.  It wasn't the best book but reading it, a few years ago, activated dormant rebellious feelings and started me on a new reading path filled with books about wanderlust and anti consumerism. 

I'm not happy with this entry and not being able to pick a favorite book.  I also wish that I could just list The Bible as my favorite book like a good Christian, but I've always struggled with it and I know that God loves me anyway.

Right now I am reading Under the Dome. It's not going to be my favorite but it is entertaining.

I loved Big Dog ...Little Dog when I was very small.  My mama read it to me before I could read myself and now I read it to Lucas.  I think I will say that it is my favorite book.

For tomorrow:  My Favorite Quote

1 comment:

josslynsmom said...

Sweet Valley High certainly did rock.