This Week's Topic is:
3 Books You've Read Over and Over and Over and...
Do you know if you type "over" enough, it starts to look funny?
So here is my personal list:
1. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
This is the novel that got me into reading again as an adult. It is still the only book that I have read twice since I've been an adult (which is twelve years, if you're asking. :P).
2. The Babysitter's Club: Babysitters On Board by Ann M. Martin
As my mother can attest to, this book was constantly in my hands as a pre-teen. I know exactly why I liked this book, too. First, it was full of adventure that I had never known. At the time I had never been anywhere more interesting than my grandparents' home in Atlanta. I had not been to Disney World yet so that was completely different for me, and I still have not been on a cruise (but if you're offering, I'm taking! What? I'm just saying..)
Second, I really liked that each of the main characters got their own story lines and chapters. The chapters rotated through the main girls so that each was telling the story of their trip through their own experiences. It was the first book I read where this happened and I loved it. And I still like novels that do that to this day (The Poisonwood Bible also has this feature.)
3. Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever
Anyone who has read my About Me page knows that this was my first bookish love. This book is a dream come true to a kid with ADD who likes to read. I learned how to spell a lot of words through this book, too. I like to think it helped me ace those spelling tests that came later. I also got to use my imagination and creativity and make up stories about what was going on in the pictures, since the book was really a picture dictionary and did not have its own stories. I made up stories about the rabbits in their house, the bears working on the farm, the circus, the garden, even the grocery store page could lend itself to a story (as anyone who has seen or had or been a child who wanted candy in the checkout lane could attest to.)
So what about you? What books have you read over and over? Why do (or did) you love them? What keeps you coming back for more? Tell us all about it:
- Write a post on your blog that is a list of 3 books pertaining to the topic above. It can be super short or long and windy. Choose your own M.O. :)
- You may include photos with your lists, especially if that helps illustrate your point.
- You link back to the week's post here on Lost in Books in your post so if someone else wants to play, they can find their way here.
- Then you come here and leave your link in the Mr. Linky so other people can find your post and your list!
- There is no obligation to post every single week. Participate when you can!