June 16, 2005

Not Really a Book Meme

But it sort of relates to what is going around. via Owlish Mutterings, via Small Victory.

Here's the rules to the meme

So, what fiction did you read as a teen/young adult that you have re-read as an adult (or would like to)? What pieces of fiction meant something to you? Put up your list, and pass it on to 2-3 people.

But I'm just listing the books that meant something to me somewhere along my life, those books which I either want to get or have and plan on never giving away even if I can't afford bread. I may never open the book again, but somewhere in my heart they have stirred something magical in me, have allowed me to believe there is a greater truth out there, one that is based on beauty, hope and love.

Here's the list. What books have touched you?

Edward Eager's books. I still believe a magic coin can grant me a wish, if I wish it twice.

Fog Magic. I want a grey cat. I will name the cat Fog.

Secret Garden. Ah....I want a secret garden.

I didn't get to read Phantom Tollbooth till I read it to my girls earlier this year. Both loved it. as did their mom. I also liked the movie which was a bit different.

Momo/Neverending Story--but I read them when I was older...still great books. I highly recommend them to anyone of any age.

Hobbit/Lord of the Rings :-). I had the set in a little box.

Watership Down. I really do need to read this one again.

The Last Unicorn.

Posted by Rachel Ann at June 16, 2005 12:27 PM

I'm a dope in that reading books upset me. I'd fall in love with the characters so much, that when the book ended I'd be heartbroken. Lame, I realize. Keeping that in mind, I didn't read as many books as most kids, so not sure how great my list will.

Mrs. Mike (can't even remember who wrote it), which inspired my adventureous heart

Wuthering Heights....loved the darkness of it

The whole Flowers in the Attic series...for the sheer trashy soap opera spectacle of it. And I became mesmerized with how V.C. Andrews continued to put out book even after she died. ;)

Posted by: Esther at June 16, 2005 06:19 PM

Man, I could go on all night with this one. I am the total book junkie, and I have to admit that both Conan, Tarzan, Doc Savage and the Dragonriders of Pern were far better books at 8-12.

But . . .

I prefer (heresy!) the stuff that's coming out now.

Eragon. Molly Moon. Bartimaeous. Charlie Bone. The Golden Compass/etc. HP (of course -- I apologize to the Literature Nazis). Gregor the Overlander. The Thief Lord. Keys of the Kingdom. Etc. Etc.

The best reason to have kids is for all the cool books and toys you get to play with. : )

Posted by: Anne at June 17, 2005 06:16 AM
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