Monday, July 14, 2014

30 Day Book Challenge! Days 12-13: Playing Favorites

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Good Monday morning to you all! I will be answering two of the questions today, to make up for skipping Sunday posts. The first question is the most fun. ;)

Day 12: Who are your favorite authors?

Firstly, I have to say that I an so relieved this question isn't "Who is your single, solitary, favorite author of all time?" Secondly, I have to wonder, then, who to include and who to leave out. If I've only read one book by the author, does that qualify me to say he is one of my favorite authors? Or is it simply that I just really like that particular book? Practically speaking, there are very few authors I've met through books that I don't like...how do I know if they're my favorites? Maybe I'm just enjoying the moment of indecision too much. Maybe I should move on and just answer the question.

- C.S. Lewis
- Charles Dickens
- G.K. Chesterton
- Rosemary Sutcliff (one of the authoresses of whom I've only read one book - but she is a fabulous writer!)
- John Milton
- Joel Rosenberg
- Baroness Emma Orczy

...to name just a few. :)

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Day 13: What is your favorite book from childhood?

Put simply: I. Don't. Know. 
There is not a book that stands out above the rest as one I love the most through childhood.

The Elsie Dinsmore series was dear to my heart.
So were the Tintin books, honestly.
Peter Pan was a favorite from the time I read it - but that wasn't until "later" (about 13 or 14).
Black Beauty - in fact, any and all horse books - was an obsession for a while.
Perhaps the book I loved as a child and still love the most is The Princess and the Goblin.

In short - there are too many to count! :)

Now it's your turn! Tell me, please, your favorite authors so they can become mine, too! And tell me your favorite book from childhood so I can read it!

4 comments:

Keri On said...

I didn't read much as a child, but I remember checking the book, 'Millions of Cats ' out from the library over and over and over again...when I was about 8 years old! Loved it!

Lauren said...

G.K. Chesterton made the list! Hooray! And a favorite childhood book would include the Laura Ingalls books, and Riki Tiki Tembo.

Karlena Ludlow said...

I loved mystery books, so I read all of the "Elizabeth Gail" series! I read a lot of not-really-kid books out loud to my children and they have loved The Hobbit, C.S. Lewis' works, Wind in the Willows, A.A. Milne, Ralph Moody... so many!

Beth said...

I think my favorite authoress has to be Janette Oke, she wrote the "Love Comes Softly" series and many other fascinating books!
My favorite childhood book.... hmm... to many to chose from! Off the top of my head is Winnie the Pooh, or anything book with horses. ;)

Tiffany