So I follow some blogging friends (here and here) and they participate in Fill in the Blank Fridays hosted by another blog. This last friend I read both blogs one and two to see their answers. Being a bibliobibuli I couldn't resist filling in my own!
1. My favorite book growing up was Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. My two older sisters really enjoyed it. One gave me her copy of the book when I was in 4th grade or so. I really enjoyed reading - so I gobbled it up. My other sister continued to buy me Jane Austen books at Christmas. I love all her work but P&P remains my favorite! Now I have read P&P so many times I practically have it memorized. I am looking forward to reading the zombie version, which people have said I would love.
2. The funniest book I ever read maybe Man Eater... but I don't recall the author. Usually my books are more drama or suspense or forensic than they are funny.
3. The one book that truly changed my life . This is hard to answer because I really feel like all things do have cause and effect; therefore, I can't read anything without it changing me. I guess this idea might reflect Walt Whitman's poetry which I read a huge book of. So maybe that? Or When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron which really helped me find love and compassion for individuals I was having a really hard time showing those qualities to.
4. If you are looking for a real tear jerker you should probably read A Child Called It by David Pelzer. Even working in the mental health field and seeing patients with an array of backgrounds and negative experiences and hearing all their stories, this still had me crying from page one.
5. If I could meet any author living or dead it would be I guess Pema Chodron, while I would love to meet so many authors, I have a feeling she would teach me the most about my own life and not just tell me stories about her own. Although... Jane Austen is still my go-to.
6. The next book on my to read list is Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson; I still can't believe I haven't read it yet. Although, in all likely hood the next book I will read will be about working with troubled teens or how to do therapy with gang members and other difficult populations, because that is what I need to do!
7. If I was snowed in a remote cabin and could only bring three books with me, I would bring Pride and Prejudice, The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, and Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.
Goodness. I just love books. I've always wanted a library in my house. Some of these photos are different styles of libraries that I would love to have. Including the picture from Beauty and the Beast. I think my favorite thing about Beauty was her reading! (and this is fitting as tomorrow is Mother's Day and Beauty and the Beast is my mom's favorite Disney movie of all time!)
What are some of your favorite books? What books do you suggest everyone pick up?