Sunday, June 5, 2011

a beginning...

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers."  - Charles W. Eliot, The Happy Life
Whenever I begin to read a new book, I always feel excited and just a bit apprehensive. What if I spend all this time reading it, and I don't like it? But, luckily, that feeling is almost always gone by the end of chapter one, and then the book starts to feel like a friend. Appropriately, starting this blog is creating that same feeling which is 99% excitement and 1% apprehension. I'm hoping after a post or two all the nervousness will be gone, and I'll be left with a few new friends. One can never have too many.

I will have a review for you shortly, but for now I thought I'd give you a short list of some of my favorite books. Maybe we have one in common, and if not, maybe we will soon. Either way, thanks for visiting our brand new site!


Some of the favorites (for right now, anyway) in my bookcase:
  • Favorite adult fiction book: Different Seasons, Stephen King
  • Favorite young adult book (read as a young adult): A Wrinkle In Time, Madeleine L'Engle
  • Favorite young adult book (read as an adult): Catching Fire (Hunger Games series #2), Suzanne Collins
  • Favorite biography: It's Always Something, Gilda Radner
  • Favorite non-fiction: (tie) The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, Carl Sagan, and Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Mary Roach
  • Favorite children's book (read as a child): (tie) The Lorax, Dr. Seuss, and The Monster at the End of This Book, Joe Stone
  • Favorite children's book (read as an adult): Interrupting Chicken, David Ezra Stein

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