Hello world! I am going to call this site Blog 2.0. There will be a lot more to this blog site than there was on my anonymous blog, and I hope all of you will join in. For the first order of business, let’s talk about books! I love books. I have always loved books. Some of the brightest moments of childhood were the days we got the Scholastic book orders to take home. I went through those little catalogues no less than a dozen times, trying to come up with the perfect combo to max out whatever dollar amount my parents gave me.
There are books from different stages of my childhood that I still love. I searched high and low for a copy of “There’s a Monster at the End of This Book” after my son was born. My hardcopy of “Harold and the Purple Crayon” was given to me when I was in my 30’s by my cute Grandma D, and sits with the rest of my grownup books on the bookshelf. It’s the perfect replacement for the paperback copy I wore out at her house. I went from “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” and “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margret”, to the first true story in my collection; “Robyn’s Book” around fifth grade. That one was a Scholastic order and probably the first book I read that left me in uncontrollable, wet and ugly tears. I cried so much for a girl I didn’t know, who had a disease I had never before heard of, that I had to immediately read it a second time. I cried just as much that next time around…
As I got older, I read everything from Anne Rice to Anne Rule. Nothing was off limits. I’ve laughed and cried through stand alones and multiple series. I’ve grown, and suffered, and investigated, and celebrated with so many characters. Many that I count as friends. And with all that I’ve read, if you were to ask me what my favorite book is, I wouldn’t be able to answer. I could give you a list of my favorites, and if you asked me again in a month that list would change, but I could never list just one. So…that’s what I want to know. Could you name a favorite book? What would it be? If not, what are a few that would at least make the list?