The book that's been on my shelves the longest:
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare.
Read it with my mom when I was six. I wanted to be Kit. And I'm still in love with Nat.
A book that reminds me of something specific in my life:
Middlemarch by George Eliot.
The best book I read during grad school. It summed up exactly why I was there and springboarded me into my thesis. One of the books of my life.
A book I acquired in some interesting way:
A box of the first 15 Trixie Belden books when I was 9.
They were sitting on the side of the road with a FREE sign taped to the side of the box.
The most recent addition to my shelves:
Wake by Lisa McMann
I finally got around to this one. So very glad I did as it is excellently creepalicious.
The book that's been with me to the most places:
I take it with me on almost every trip I take. Three continents and counting. Always makes me feel as though I'm embarking upon a great adventure.
If you feel like it, consider yourself tagged!
The Rules 1. Tag 3-5 people, so the fun keeps going!
2. Leave a comment at the original post at A Striped Armchair, so that Eva can collect everyone’s answers.
3. If you leave a comment and link back to Eva as the meme’s creator, she will enter you in a book giveaway contest! She has a whole shelf devoted to giveaway books that you’ll be able to choose from, or a bookmooch point if you prefer.
4. Remember that this is all about enjoying books as physical objects, so feel free to describe the exact book you’re talking about, down to that warping from being dropped in the bath water…
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What a great meme. I think I shall have to steal it! Of your list I've only read Middlemarch but they all sound good, especially the book you take on every trip!ReplyDelete
I think as far as books go, my mom must have just taken your mom's lead in everything. The first book I remember reading with my mom was the Witch of Blackbird Pond too.ReplyDelete
Steal away, Alexa! And I, unsurprisingly, highly recommend Madam, Will You Talk?. Any Mary Stewart, really. But that's a good place to start.ReplyDelete
Liz, that's funny. Another memory we have in common. I like it.
My copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond looked just like that! It came in a set of Newbery award/honor books. Sadly, I read it to death by the time I was in high school and I've never replaced it. I still have the other three books it came with, though. This reminds me that I need to get another copy so Vicki can read it! Just like you, I so wanted to be Kit. Ahhh, what a great book. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!ReplyDelete
Awesome, Allie. I love that you had one just like it. And I think Vicki would love it!ReplyDelete