I have to admit, when I was in elementary school, I loved doing book reports! I especially loved doing book reports where we had to dress up as a character from the book we read. My most memorable? Pippi Longstocking. Oh man, do I wish I had a picture to share with you guys. We would have so much fun laughing and enjoying those pigtails stuffed with pipe cleaners. Seriously though, I love books and I love reading. Although I may not read every night as I wish I did, I love opening a book and getting lost in it. I love having dreams where it feels like a page out of my favorite book. And, yes, I do love the smell of books. All that to say, I was so excited to see that this month's topic for The Circle with Kiki and her co-host Anne was a book report. I might be a little late to the game this month, but I can't wait to go and see what you all are reading and hopefully get a few new ideas for my bookshelf.
Favorite Book(s) Of The Year?
I've enjoyed some great ones, like Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Divergent, and I Am Malala. However, I have to say my most favorite read of the year so far is The Book Thief. I'm sad that it took me this long to read it, but I'm so glad I did. That book is so tragically beautiful. I got so attached to the characters and their relationships with one another. The friendship between Max and Liesel is just incredibly heartwarming. The Book Thief is now one of my top favorite reads ever.
What Are You Reading Right Now?
Currently, I am reading The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers. I was given this book by my secret sister at church and decided to give it a read. I tried reading Redeeming Love by Rivers earlier this year and just couldn't get into it. I tried and made it about halfway, but I just couldn't finish it... However, this one has drawn me in!
What Book Did You Just Finish?
Well, like Kiki said, I just finished reading Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins which was for my preschoolers...but when talking about a book for me, it was I Am Malala. It was a fantastic book. I definitely recommend reading Malala's story. She is definitely an inspiration and I was very happy to see that she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
What Are You Reading Next?
I really want to re-read Mockingjay before the movie comes out. Or even the whole Hunger Game series once again. However, I have a couple of books I have had for awhile and have been meaning to read, like Hearing God (which I have previously started) and Let Hope In.
Favorite Book(s) As A Kid?
My favorites were the Nancy Drewbooks, The Chronicles of Narnia (which I still love very much), and The Little House on the Prairie series. I also really loved Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and Pippi Longstocking! Scholastic book fairs at school were like Christmas to me...and maybe still are.
What Book Would You Take On A Deserted Island?
Deserted island questions are always so hard for me... I'm going to cheat and say that I would take my Kindle because then I could take multiple books and read until my battery ran out. However, I would miss turning pages...so, because of that I would bring two. Pride and Prejudice and the Bible. Pride and Prejudice is a story that never gets old to me, it is one of my most favorites. And the Bible teaches me all I need to know for life, encourages me when I'm low, and feeds me truth that will never lead me wrong.
Are you a book lover?
Is there one book that you could read over and over again and never get tired of?
What would be your desert island book?
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