It’s the last day of the 30-day book MeMe. I thought I’d be relieved but I’m a little sad. I’ve really enjoyed revisiting the books I’ve read in my lifetime and there are so many that I didn’t include! Books have always been a part of my life. My mother started reading to me when I was a baby and by the age of 2 or 3 I could recite most of the Mother Goose Rhymes. I love getting lost in a good book. It takes me to another world, an escape into a place where I can observe and interact with all the characters, celebrate their joy, feel their pain, try to solve a mystery, or learn how to do something. Picking just one book is nearly impossible for me. There are a few I’ve read over and over and will continue to revisit. There are some I put down because they didn’t interest me and weren’t worth reading. But if I have to pick just one favorite it’ll be (drum roll please!) A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter. I absolutely loved the books by this author when I was growing up. They took place in the midwest so I could identify with the surroundings. Ms. Porter’s characters are memorable and the story lines simple but refreshing. If you haven’t ever read anything by this author I suggest you do so – her books are a treat not to be missed!
What’s your favorite all-time book? I’d love to hear your thoughts!