Don't miss a thing: Get full posts emailed daily or summaries emailed semimonthly.

Passing Along My Love Of Books (Plus A Gift Card Giveaway)

by Alex Iwashyna

in Reading, Sponsored or Giveaway

Between the list of books to read from y’all on Facebook and an NPR interview with James Patterson, we needed a family trip to the bookstore.

“I think e-books are terrific in their own right. I love being able to get on a plane and basically carry around seven books and it weigh 10 ounces. But what about your kids? … One of the bad things that’s going on with e-books now is people used to go into the bookstore and they would think about their kids, and they would maybe buy a book for their kids. Now they go on e-books, and we haven’t figured out how to deal with e-books in terms of our children. … So it’s not happening. With my adult books, in the beginning, the first four or five weeks, it’s about 60 percent e-books. With the kid books, it’s like 5 percent, and the tragedy there is less and less adults are getting books for their kids, wherever they get books.” -James Patterson

When I was young, I only wanted money and gift cards for books. Yes, I loved the library but owning a book was something special. I could dog-ear the pages and underline the best passages. It’s how I began collecting words and phrases and quotes. I have carried my library with me from house to house with pride.

Today, my kids see me reading on my phone or computer or kindle, and they are too young to realize that I am reading a book or an article which is the same as a book off the shelf.  They see an electronic device so, without meaning to, I’ve set a precedent that electronics are preferred over books.  I, who as child, left the library at my book limit every time and would be back in only a few weeks for more. I, who fell in love with Scott because our second date was at a book store finding paragraphs in our favorite novels and poetry collections to read out loud to each other. I, who sees a good book as dangerous because I may never eat dinner or go to bed until I have finished. My children’s shelves are full of books we’ve read, but there’s nothing like a new story, a new twist, a new laugh, a new character.

I want to impart this love, this desperation, this obsession with books and stories and knowledge to my children, but I couldn’t even remember the last time I took them to a bookstore.

Well, I fixed that this week:

Books Rock

Be still my heart

I want to pass it forward, too.

I’m giving away two (2) $25 gift cards to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winners’ choice). I’m not telling either of the two winners to not buy ebooks with these gift cards, or they must have children to enter (because that would be weird). I hope they’ll buy at least one paperback book, and maybe my kids will see them reading in a coffee shop. Or not.

NOTE: This giveaway is only open to LateEnough.com subscribers. If you aren’t one, you can subscribe by email, RSS, or newsletter. (Remember that Google Reader ended on 7/1 so if that was your preferred way, it doesn’t exist anymore. I listed out some other options in the beginning of this post.)

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment on this post about one of your favorite books.

Additional Entries:

Share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or any social media site you like (each social media platform up to once a day). Every share is an extra entry if you leave a new comment below with a link to where you shared it so I can verify that you did. Every share must have its own comment because each comment receives a number for the drawing of the winner.

This giveaway ends July 12th at noon EST. I will use random.org to choose my two winners and email them. They will have 48 hours to respond before I have to choose someone else. Read official rules here.

I’ll also announce the two winners on Late Enough along with a compiled list our favorite book list from the comments so everybody wins!

PS. This post is not sponsored by anyone. I just love reading and my freaders.

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

{ 261 comments… read them below or add one }

vindhya ganhewa July 3, 2013 1

I love C.S Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters” What an original, inventive and imaginative way to talk about living out the Christian faith. I loved being able to draw pictures in my mind from the words on the page when I was young.

Reply

Carrie Humphrey July 3, 2013 2

I agree with the ereader quandary. My kids have 3 shelves of books at home, but they don’t see me reading the same way. Last week we picked up some new books from the library and I purposefully picked some hard covers for myself. I love passing a book on too. I just lent my favorite childhood collection to my nephew while he is visiting for a few weeks. The stories have been good conversation starters for us.

Reply

Mami2jcn July 3, 2013 3

I like Amy Tan’s books, especially “The Joy Luck Club”.

Reply

Mami2jcn July 3, 2013 4

Shared on Pinterest–http://pinterest.com/pin/400046379370639993/

Reply

Mami2jcn July 3, 2013 5

Shared on Google +–https://plus.google.com/u/0/107669395021498938685/posts/15f23DB9gAc

Reply

Mami2jcn July 3, 2013 6

Shared on Facebook–https://www.facebook.com/mary.happymommy/posts/597745560255811

Reply

Mami2jcn July 3, 2013 7

tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/352451017142566912

Reply

Elva Mapp July 3, 2013 8

I loved Eloise and Madeline and Pippi Longstocking as a child. I loved strong eccentric female characters, and if they had red hair, all the better (I was a strawberry blonde).

Reply

Lily from It's A Dome Life July 3, 2013 9

I loved Pippi too! Thanks for reminding me to look for those books for my daughter.
Lily from It’s A Dome Life recently posted..For Some Reason My Husband Puts Up With Me

Reply

Jessica Summers July 3, 2013 10

I love too many books to name. My son says “yay!” when we pull into the library parking lot, because we go several times a week. It makes my heart thrill to see him sit down with a book and ask to be read to (he’s 20 months old).

Reply

Marge Wood July 3, 2013 11

I love all the Richard Peck novels, especially SEASON OF GIFTS and other two novels featuring Grandma Dowdel.

Reply

latanya July 3, 2013 12

One of my fave books is Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

Reply

Lily from It's A Dome Life July 3, 2013 13

My husband and I were just talking about this. How do we set the example of reading a book when we are reading on electronic devices? I mean I could be reading a book, on a website, on Facebook…playing a game. It’s not easy to tell that a person is reading a book. We have tons of books in our house. I have moved them several times too! We buy most of our kids books at the thrift store. There is one thrift store we go to that sells kids books six for a dollar! We have gotten “Fancy Nancy” books and “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” books. It’s like hitting the jackpot. We only get to an actual book store a few times a year. I wonder about how to show kids that we enjoy reading and love books in this modern era of electronic devices. Life is sure more complicated than it used to be.

One of my favorite book series, as a kid, was “A Wrinkle In Time”.
Lily from It’s A Dome Life recently posted..For Some Reason My Husband Puts Up With Me

Reply

Elena July 3, 2013 14

I subscribe to your newsletter
My favorite book is Gone With The Wind

Reply

Elena July 3, 2013 15
Elena July 3, 2013 16

pinned:

http://pinterest.com/pin/113715959314350013/

elena150980 at yahoo dot com

Reply

Elena July 3, 2013 17
Elena July 3, 2013 18
Carrie July 3, 2013 19

I have WAY too many favorite books to list just one! I, like you, was the child who took out her limit in books from the local library. My parents house is crammed with books, something I have followed in their footsteps with.

Gone With the Wind, Harry Potter series, Time Traveler’s Wife, A song for Julia, Just remember to Breathe, The Last hour (Previous three by same author who ROCKS!!) Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series…I could go on FOREVER.

My husband is big on buying books for our kids…those Scholastic book order forms my kids bring home always result in new books. We read before bed every night and if I threaten to take away books…well THAT is a punishment :)
Carrie recently posted..Play With Me & Ryan Hunter {Book Reviews}

Reply

Carrie July 3, 2013 20
Sara H July 3, 2013 21

My favorite book as a teen- Izzy Willy Nilly by Cynthia Voigt. Recent favorites I read this summer- Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg and Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Melton. Thanks for the chance!!

Reply

Kelly D July 3, 2013 22

I like The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Reply

Kelly D July 3, 2013 23
Kelly D July 3, 2013 24
Brooke Malko July 3, 2013 25

My kids love little critter books, which were my favorites as a kid too! Asan adult I LOVE Francine Rivers books!

Reply

Brooke Malko July 3, 2013 26

I shared on FB!

Reply

Amanda Sakovitz July 3, 2013 27

I love The Secret Lives of Dresses

Reply

Amanda Sakovitz July 3, 2013 28
Amanda Sakovitz July 3, 2013 29
Amanda Sakovitz July 3, 2013 30
Erin P. July 3, 2013 31

To Kill a Mockingbird…what a life changer. Though I have many e-books, we still frequent the library for the kiddos. Love this post.

Reply

Jessie C. July 3, 2013 32

One of my favorite books-Le Petit Prince By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Reply

Jessie C. July 3, 2013 33

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/352510102793756676

Reply

Jessie C. July 3, 2013 34

-http://pinterest.com/pin/177329304050862728/

Reply

Jessie C. July 3, 2013 35

-https://www.facebook.com/tcarolinep/posts/10200319963537846

Reply

Jessie C. July 3, 2013 36

-https://plus.google.com/u/0/113311189549277555078/posts/ZW8znakuiWR

Reply

courtney b July 3, 2013 37

we have always loved the polar express

Reply

courtney b July 3, 2013 38
Tracie July 3, 2013 39

We do a combination of ebooks and real books (real books? paper books) at our house, and my husband has been getting into audiobooks lately. I love paper books the most – but it is nice to have the convenience of an ebook when I want to quickly check something out from the library.

They are not my most favorite books ever in the world (although I do love them), but right now I am really enjoying reading through all of the Harry Potter books with my daughter.
Tracie recently posted..Someone Needs A Candy Crush Intervention

Reply

Jessica To July 3, 2013 40

I like the book Perfect by Judith McNaught. I also like her book Paradise.

Reply

Marjorie July 3, 2013 41

My favourite book is Dreams of Joy by Lisa See, it is about the Great Leap Forward that took place in China during the 1950′s. It is an amazing story that is based on fact. Many, many people in China died during this time due to starvation. A story you will not forget.

Reply

Thomas Murphy July 3, 2013 42

My favorite book is Harry Potter.

Reply

Thomas Murphy July 3, 2013 43
Thomas Murphy July 3, 2013 44
Thomas Murphy July 3, 2013 45
Thomas Murphy July 3, 2013 46
Stephanie July 4, 2013 47

I’m not sure I can pick a favorite, but I love reading biographies (All Over But the Shoutin’, Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress, & The Color of Water); Young Adult (The Dragon Rider, Redwall, & Magyk); Historical Fiction (The Other Bolyn Girl, Cleopatra’s Daughter, The Garden of Last Days, The Red Tent); Fantasy (Wicked series; Magyk series); Steve Berry, Stephen King, Amy Tan, Diana Gabaldon…

My 4 year old daughter has shelves of her own books that she chooses 2-3 to read every night before bed – her favorites are Beatrix Potter, Corduroy, Little Critter, Dr. Seuss, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (and others in the series)…

She sees me listening to my headphones with audio books occasionally, and on my ebook reader, but I have a few Beatrix Potter books on there that I read to her so she knows it’s a “book,” but mostly I try to read real books with her and in front of her. Sadly, I can’t remember the last time we went to a bookstore… I guess this weekend would be a fabulous time to go :) Thank you for the reminder!!!

Reply

Stephanie July 4, 2013 48
Stephanie July 4, 2013 49
Stephanie July 4, 2013 50
Mami2jcn July 4, 2013 51

7/4 tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/352772500519788545

Reply

Mami2jcn July 4, 2013 52

7/4 shared on Pinterest–http://pinterest.com/pin/400046379370644824/

Reply

Mami2jcn July 4, 2013 53

7/4 shared on Facebook–https://www.facebook.com/mary.happymommy/posts/598120460218321

Reply

Mami2jcn July 4, 2013 54

7/4 Shared on Google +–https://plus.google.com/u/0/107669395021498938685/posts/47tPN3FdSZw

Reply

KLZ July 4, 2013 55
Barb Newton July 4, 2013 56

I have loved reading since I was in the first grade. Going to the library was about the most exciting thing I did. I use a Kindle now, and I really miss books, so I still get one now and then. My basic reason is space – I have no room for any more books. I gave many of my books to the library. I miss them. One of my favorite books is actually a series – The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. Hope I spelled her name correctly. I loved those books just because they were such an adventure.

Reply

Elena July 4, 2013 57
Elena July 4, 2013 58

pinned 7/4-http://pinterest.com/pin/113715959314354815/

Reply

Elena July 4, 2013 59
Elena July 4, 2013 60
Christine July 4, 2013 61

I still buy books pretty compulsively, though I cull through them pretty often and give back to the Friends of the Library. So maybe I am only renting them? I still have many bookshelves full — and every time we move, I have to justify which ones make the move and are worthy of display. The others are in boxes in storage. A friend mentioned a book she thought I’d like, and my choices were (a) put it on hold at the library (b) download it to my Kindle, or (c) see if Paperback Swap had it. Which it did. So now I am the proud owner of another book. It’s an addiction. My son, seeing all this, has not inherited my addiction. He reads most things online. It makes me sad — but he is a compulsive reader and has an impressive vocabulary, so I guess it’s ok….

Reply

Thomas Murphy July 4, 2013 62
Thomas Murphy July 4, 2013 63
Thomas Murphy July 4, 2013 64
Thomas Murphy July 4, 2013 65
Amanda Sakovitz July 4, 2013 66
Amanda Sakovitz July 4, 2013 67
Amanda Sakovitz July 4, 2013 68
lizzy July 4, 2013 69

I have never read an ebook, but really need to start. I started to love reading when I got hooked on the “Babysitters Club” series. After that, I started reading Stephen King books. I still do!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Reply

lizzy July 4, 2013 70
lizzy July 4, 2013 71
Wild Orchid July 4, 2013 72

I loved the Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe series as a kid, and I still love it!

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Reply

Wild Orchid July 4, 2013 73

tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/352879644090966016

wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Reply

Wild Orchid July 4, 2013 74

shared–https://www.facebook.com/wild.orchid.33821/posts/204349676389178

Reply

Mami2jcn July 5, 2013 75

7/5 Shared on Pinterest–http://pinterest.com/pin/400046379370648939/

Reply

Mami2jcn July 5, 2013 76

7/5 tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/353103827253211136

Reply

Mami2jcn July 5, 2013 77

7/5 Shared on Facebook–https://www.facebook.com/mary.happymommy/posts/598459863517714

Reply

Mami2jcn July 5, 2013 78

7/5 Shared on Google +–https://plus.google.com/u/0/107669395021498938685/posts/5pMMzFXepJB

Reply

Betsy July 5, 2013 79
Betsy July 5, 2013 80

To Kill A Mockingbird

Reply

KLZ July 5, 2013 81
KLZ July 5, 2013 82
KLZ July 5, 2013 83
Jaclyn July 5, 2013 84

ONE of my favorite books? Oh so many. Let’s go with the one I’m reading right now, I’m I’m absolutely loving: “Of Human Bondage.” I discovered Somerset Maugham, of all places, on our honeymoon. The rooms had lil libraries in there, and I HAD to utilize it. I picked up a book of Maugham short stories and loved them (and loved that I loved them — I don’t tend to enjoy older books; my fav author is Stephen King, for cryin’ out loud).

Reply

Jaclyn July 5, 2013 85
Alaine July 5, 2013 86

I am an email subscriber! One of my favorite children’s books is Courderoy.

Reply

Melissa July 5, 2013 87

My favorite book as a child was Mr. Popper’s Penguins. I cannot bring myself to see the film version. :(

Reply

Abby July 5, 2013 88

I have a hundred “favorite” books, but I think the one that was most surprising for me was “Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follet. I don’t normally read historical fiction, and this book is a MONSTER (almost 1000 pages). But the characters are SO good, and the descriptions are so real that when I finally finished, I felt like I’d been on a sabbatical with them in their place of origin. That’s the testament of an amazing read.
Abby recently posted..My Alarm Clock Is On The Fritz

Reply

Abby July 5, 2013 89

I shared on FB, and as long as I’ve been doing this, you’d think I’d have this whole “share your comment link” figured out. But I don’t, so I’m sending you the link to my FB profile page in hopes that it counts. If it doesn’t, I won’t be heartbroken. I should really learn how to do this…

https://www.facebook.com/abby.chamberlain.5?hc_location=stream
Abby recently posted..My Alarm Clock Is On The Fritz

Reply

Abby July 5, 2013 90

But luckily, I know how to work the Twitter…

https://twitter.com/ThatGabbyAbby/status/353157774663884801
Abby recently posted..My Alarm Clock Is On The Fritz

Reply

Abby July 5, 2013 91
Abby July 5, 2013 92
Tara Morris July 5, 2013 93

My favorite all time book is “To Kill a Mockingbird.” I read it every year. I’m a huge bookworm as well. The only thing I hoard is books. Mo Williems is a huge favorite in our house for my son. We love reading!

Reply

Andi July 5, 2013 94

I’m a flight attendant, so the EReader has saved me in carrying heavy books with me everytime I leave for 3-4 days across the country. Especially now, since I’m reading ‘Game of Thrones’ and that sucker is HUGE. Soooo glad it fits in a tiny lil’ ol’ Kindle, rather than the massive paperback.

I first read Mary Roach’s book ‘Stiff’ when I was working at Barnes & Noble and another bookseller recommended it as a funny read. A funny read about cadavers. And cadaver research. And the history of cadavers and cadaver research. I knew I had to check it out for myself. And it was witty and interesting and smart. My brother just had a cornea transplant in November, and I went back to read it again, thankful again for all that gave my brother the chance to see again.

Reply

Jess July 5, 2013 95

I have quite a few favorite books (book nerd since I learned to read) but one of my top favorites is “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving. My 5 year old’s favorites are the Berenstain Bear series which makes me happy because I love them, too, and we are reading my books from when I was little.

Reply

Jess July 5, 2013 96

Shared on Facebook

Reply

Elena July 5, 2013 97
Elena July 5, 2013 98
Elena July 5, 2013 99
Elena July 5, 2013 100
Thomas Murphy July 5, 2013 101
Thomas Murphy July 5, 2013 102
Thomas Murphy July 5, 2013 103
Thomas Murphy July 5, 2013 104
Amanda Sakovitz July 5, 2013 105
Amanda Sakovitz July 5, 2013 106
Amanda Sakovitz July 5, 2013 107
Tabathia B July 5, 2013 108

Beside the Harry Potter series, I really enjoyed A Discovery of Witches By Deborah Harkness, I didn’t like the 2nd book Shadow of Darkness as much

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Reply

Tabathia B July 5, 2013 109
lizzy July 5, 2013 110
lizzy July 5, 2013 111
maureen July 5, 2013 112

I love watership down- one of my all time favorite books.

Reply

Rachel Snyder July 5, 2013 113

My favorite book of all time is probably Jane Eyre, but right now I’m reading The Stand. I’m pretty sure it’s going to rock my socks.

Reply

Mollee July 5, 2013 114

Thanks for doing this giveaway! We’re currently building our baby’s library of “real” books, and this could really help. One of my favorite books growing up was Corduroy, and I can’t wait to read it to our little girl while she holds her stuffed Corduroy doll.

Reply

Mollee July 5, 2013 115
Mollee July 5, 2013 116
Mollee July 5, 2013 117

I shared this giveaway on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/1970393559882361/

Reply

Aimee Marie July 5, 2013 118

I don’t have a favorite book. There are ones I read over & over again, Jean M Auel, Stephen King, Watership Down, Les Miserables, but to pick 1 favorite book is impossible

Reply

Aimee Marie July 5, 2013 119
Betsy July 6, 2013 120
Mami2jcn July 6, 2013 121

7/6 tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/353482575328710656

Reply

Mami2jcn July 6, 2013 122

7/6 shared on Pinterest–http://pinterest.com/pin/400046379370655435/

Reply

Mami2jcn July 6, 2013 123

Shared on Facebook–https://www.facebook.com/mary.happymommy/posts/598855923478108

Reply

Mami2jcn July 6, 2013 124

7/6 shared on Google +–https://plus.google.com/u/0/107669395021498938685/posts/jLy1id6GsDR

Reply

Krista W. July 6, 2013 125

I’m a newsletter subscriber & right now I’m reading The Power of Habit and liking it… might end up being one of my favorites, we’ll see! :)

Reply

Krista W. July 6, 2013 126
Krista W. July 6, 2013 127
Elena July 6, 2013 128
Elena July 6, 2013 129
Elena July 6, 2013 130
Elena July 6, 2013 131
Angela Alvarez July 6, 2013 132

I hadn’t even realized I might be doing this! I read to my son every night so my favorite book now is Dr. Seuss’ Sleep Book because it is the one we share. He knows most of it by heart now and we recite parts of it togehter. Before that, The Giving Tree held a special place in my heart since I became a mother. I think I have a favorite book for every time of my life. Childhood definitely belonged to Shel Silverstein. Youth was Nancy Drew’s. A single favorite book? Not even possible.

Reply

lizzy July 6, 2013 133
lizzy July 6, 2013 134
Thomas Murphy July 6, 2013 135
Thomas Murphy July 6, 2013 136
Thomas Murphy July 6, 2013 137
Thomas Murphy July 6, 2013 138
Annette Kelley July 6, 2013 139

Right now-Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo. I read it the week we buried my husband’s grandmother. When I sat with her the day she died I told her to go to her husband-that I knew he was waiting for her. I also miscarried a twin, and I’ve always believed this child was in heaven, watching over his/her brother-and boy has he needed it! I sobbed through most of the book-very intense for me!

Reply

Katie Sluiter July 6, 2013 140

How am I supposed to choose a favorite book? That is like picking a favorite child. Actually, depending on the day, choosing a favorite child might be easier because there are only two to pick between.

I can confidently say that other than The Great Gatsby (which doesn’t count because I read it every year as a teacher and I am not sure I would love it as much had I not read it over 100 times), East of Eden has been my fave for the past 8 years.
Katie Sluiter recently posted..Red, White, and Cool

Reply

Betsy July 7, 2013 141
Mami2jcn July 7, 2013 142

7/7 tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/353847722421395457

Reply

Mami2jcn July 7, 2013 143

7/7 shared on pinterest–http://pinterest.com/pin/400046379370659641/

Reply

Mami2jcn July 7, 2013 144

7/7 shared on Facebook–https://www.facebook.com/mary.happymommy/posts/599318830098484

Reply

Mami2jcn July 7, 2013 145

7/7 shared on Google +–https://plus.google.com/u/0/107669395021498938685/posts/41jDVECBtpm

Reply

Elena July 7, 2013 146
Elena July 7, 2013 147
Elena July 7, 2013 148
Elena July 7, 2013 149

pinned 7/7-http://pinterest.com/pin/113715959314369022/

Reply

lizzy July 7, 2013 150
lizzy July 7, 2013 151
KLZ July 7, 2013 152
KLZ July 7, 2013 153
KLZ July 7, 2013 154
Tabathia B July 7, 2013 155
Betsy July 8, 2013 156
Mami2jcn July 8, 2013 157

7/8 tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/354211778009374721

Reply

Mami2jcn July 8, 2013 158

7/8 shared on pinterest–http://pinterest.com/pin/400046379370667556/

Reply

Mami2jcn July 8, 2013 159

7/8 shared on Facebook–https://www.facebook.com/mary.happymommy/posts/599701273393573

Reply

Mami2jcn July 8, 2013 160

7/8 shared on Google +–https://plus.google.com/u/0/107669395021498938685/posts/4HaG79DM9Fp

Reply

KLZ July 8, 2013 161
KLZ July 8, 2013 162
KLZ July 8, 2013 163
Elena July 8, 2013 164
Elena July 8, 2013 165
Elena July 8, 2013 166
Elena July 8, 2013 167

pinned 7/8-http://pinterest.com/pin/113715959314375257/

Reply

Sara Floyd July 8, 2013 168

I follow you via RSS. It is so hard to choose a favorite book! I love the Harry Potter books, His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman, and anything by Robert J Sawyer

Reply

Sara Floyd July 8, 2013 169
Amanda Sakovitz July 8, 2013 170
Amanda Sakovitz July 8, 2013 171
Amanda Sakovitz July 8, 2013 172
Amanda Sakovitz July 8, 2013 173
Ellie W July 8, 2013 174

I just got an ereader for the first time but have yet to put any books on it. I am a die hard ‘real’ book lover. As a kid one of my favorites was As The Red Fern Grows. As an adult I would rate The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy as one of my all time favorites.

Reply

Thomas Murphy July 8, 2013 175
Thomas Murphy July 8, 2013 176
Thomas Murphy July 8, 2013 177
Thomas Murphy July 8, 2013 178
Carolsue July 8, 2013 179

I just read And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini — it was good, but his other book, The Kite Runner was one of my all time favorites!

Reply

Carolsue July 8, 2013 180

I forgot to mention that I subscribe via e-mail
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

Reply

Carolsue July 8, 2013 181
Carolsue July 8, 2013 182
Carolsue July 8, 2013 183
lizzy July 8, 2013 184
lizzy July 8, 2013 185
Tabathia B July 8, 2013 186
Betsy July 9, 2013 187
Mami2jcn July 9, 2013 188

7/9 shared on PInterest–http://pinterest.com/pin/400046379370676188/

Reply

Mami2jcn July 9, 2013 189

7/9 tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/354571522456821760

Reply

Mami2jcn July 9, 2013 190

7/9 shared on Facebook–https://www.facebook.com/mary.happymommy/posts/600102753353425

Reply

Mami2jcn July 9, 2013 191

7/9 shared on Google +–https://plus.google.com/u/0/107669395021498938685/posts/fBL3FtHQaCb

Reply

Elena July 9, 2013 192
Elena July 9, 2013 193

pinned 7/9-http://pinterest.com/pin/113715959314381714/

Reply

Elena July 9, 2013 194
Elena July 9, 2013 195
KLZ July 9, 2013 196
KLZ July 9, 2013 197

July 9 Twitter
KLZ recently posted..Netflix Families #Ad

Reply

Shannon July 9, 2013 198

In the honor of the children’s theme. I thought I’d share my favorite kids book at the moment which is Goodnight Construction Site. It is really cute and doesn’t get old reading it again and again

Reply

Shannon July 9, 2013 199
Thomas Murphy July 9, 2013 200
Thomas Murphy July 9, 2013 201
Thomas Murphy July 9, 2013 202
Thomas Murphy July 9, 2013 203
Amanda Sakovitz July 9, 2013 204
Amanda Sakovitz July 9, 2013 205
Amanda Sakovitz July 9, 2013 206
karel July 9, 2013 207

My favorite books are A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A Tale of Two Cities and The Handmaid’s Tale.
karel recently posted..Giveaway: SodaStream Fountain Jet

Reply

Mami2jcn July 10, 2013 208

7/10 shared on pinterest–http://pinterest.com/pin/400046379370683642/

Reply

Mami2jcn July 10, 2013 209

7/10 tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/354924311754190851

Reply

Mami2jcn July 10, 2013 210

7/10 Shared on Facebook–https://www.facebook.com/mary.happymommy/posts/600619113301789

Reply

Mami2jcn July 10, 2013 211

7/10 shared on Google +–https://plus.google.com/u/0/107669395021498938685/posts/a9GDM5XX8Dd

Reply

Betsy July 10, 2013 212
KLZ July 10, 2013 213
KLZ July 10, 2013 214
Tracie July 10, 2013 215
thekitchwitch July 10, 2013 216

I do read e-books but nothing beats cracking the pages of a REAL book. I’m a sucker for The Great Gatsby.
thekitchwitch recently posted..Just Write: Not Yet

Reply

Elena July 10, 2013 217
Elena July 10, 2013 218
Elena July 10, 2013 219
Elena July 10, 2013 220

pinned 7/10-http://pinterest.com/pin/113715959314387502/

Reply

Ginny July 10, 2013 221

Ken Follett’s “Pillars of the Earth”
Dorothea Benton Frank’s “Sullivan’s Island” and any of her other delightful books.

Reply

Amanda Sakovitz July 10, 2013 222
Amanda Sakovitz July 10, 2013 223
Amanda Sakovitz July 10, 2013 224
Amanda Sakovitz July 10, 2013 225
Annie July 10, 2013 226

One of my favorite books is Before I Go to Sleep.

Reply

Annie July 10, 2013 227
Tabathia B July 10, 2013 228
Thomas Murphy July 10, 2013 229
Thomas Murphy July 10, 2013 230
Thomas Murphy July 10, 2013 231
Thomas Murphy July 10, 2013 232
Erica July 10, 2013 233

I hope I never get an e-reader. I love my books. This is why the room in our house that’s technically a formal dining room has become “the library”. We are so not formal dining room people, but we are library people. :) My FIL told me a while ago that he got rid of most of his books and found it to be a really freeing experience, and I think I might have cried a little.

Gosh, favorite book… _The Picture of Dorian Gray_ by Oscar Wilde. I have always loved the way the story unfolds and the creepy magic of the ending. More recent favorites include _Life of Pi_ by Yann Martel and _The Lacuna_ by Barbara Kingsolver. I always thought Kingsolver was fabulous, but _The Lacuna_ absolutely blew me out of the water. Brilliant narration.
Erica recently posted..Using my words

Reply

Leigh Ann July 11, 2013 234

To Kill a Mockingbird and Memoirs of a Geisha are 2 if my very favorites.

Reply

Betsy July 11, 2013 235
Mami2jcn July 11, 2013 236

7/11 tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/355289069661593600

Reply

Mami2jcn July 11, 2013 237

7/11 shared on pinterest–http://pinterest.com/pin/400046379370691042/

Reply

Mami2jcn July 11, 2013 238

7/11 shared on Facebook–https://www.facebook.com/mary.happymommy/posts/601107789919588

Reply

Mami2jcn July 11, 2013 239

7/11 shared on Google +–https://plus.google.com/u/0/107669395021498938685/posts/1vQq3SmxBgo

Reply

angela July 11, 2013 240

We are in the process of moving, and I haven’t read blogs in too long, but I <3 this.

Books I love: The Fountainhead for making me think, The Virgin Suicides for the language and emotive mood, Little Women for pure comfort, and The Great Gatsby for everything.
angela recently posted..I Know This Place

Reply

Angela H July 11, 2013 241

My all time favorite book which also actually changed my life is Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. I read a lot about the Holocaust and it was amazing to me to read what people are capable of – both good and evil. Also I loved learning about logotherapy of which the main principles are:
1. Life has meaning under all circumstances, even the most miserable ones.
2. Our main motivation for living is our will to find meaning in life.
3. We have freedom to find meaning in what we do, and what we experience, or at least in the stand we take when faced with a situation of unchangeable suffering.

And I have it both paper form and ebook :)

Reply

Elena July 11, 2013 242
Elena July 11, 2013 243
Elena July 11, 2013 244
Elena July 11, 2013 245

pinned 7/11-http://pinterest.com/pin/113715959314392886/

Reply

Shannon July 11, 2013 246
Amanda Sakovitz July 11, 2013 247
Amanda Sakovitz July 11, 2013 248
Amanda Sakovitz July 11, 2013 249
Amanda Sakovitz July 11, 2013 250
Thomas Murphy July 11, 2013 251
Thomas Murphy July 11, 2013 252
Thomas Murphy July 11, 2013 253
Thomas Murphy July 11, 2013 254
KLZ July 11, 2013 255
Betsy July 12, 2013 256
Mami2jcn July 12, 2013 257

7/12 shared on Pinterest–http://pinterest.com/pin/400046379370697255/

Reply

Mami2jcn July 12, 2013 258

7/12 tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/355651799576879105

Reply

Mami2jcn July 12, 2013 259

7/12 Shared on Facebook–https://www.facebook.com/mary.happymommy/posts/601653326531701

Reply

Mami2jcn July 12, 2013 260

7/12 Shared on Google +–https://plus.google.com/u/0/107669395021498938685/posts/7Ls9X2eXzWd

Reply

Shannon July 12, 2013 261

{ 4 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post: