My Favourite Book



How difficult it is to choose. 

I instantly think of Yeats and Louis Mcniece,  wondeful poets who enchant me. F Scott Fitzgeral and the Diamond as Big as the Ritz and Tender is the Night so sublimely well written, books to dance too. Rebecca and I Capture the Castle brimming with mood and emotion and romamce.

I think about Charlottes Web and The Magic Faraway tree enchanting stoires of my youth, dozens of Agatha Christies especially Poirot who I adore, read at my gorgeous Grandads (love and miss you Grandad) as he watched the horse racing. Oh, those were the days!

The Colour Purple, The Third Life of Grange Copeland wonderful… Alice Walker….divine Maya Angelou and all her memoirs.

I think about The Prophet, the Bible, Women who Run with the Wolves teaching me, guiding me, helping me grow.  How can I choose my favourite book?  These books have shaped me and taught me.

Ah. I think I know.

The book, the play  that had the most profound effect on me ever. Not pretty or romantic but simple and heartbreakingly profound:

All my Sons by Arthur Miller.

I urge you to read it.  I think it is a really important book with an important truth, it definitely changed me. Opened me up to my responsibilities and the choices I make in life. Wow.

Books hey!  So wonderful to enjoy books and all they bring.

Here are the other entries in this Book Carnival:

Jax from Making It Up reviews ten favourite books she loves to read with her children in My favourite books. Kelly from Domestic Goddesque posts about the book that gave her back the joy of losing yourself in a book in I read books once. Now I have small children. Jenny from GingerBread House reviews her favourite book: Orla Kiely – Pattern. Nova from Cherished By Me posts about the books that fuelled her passion for reading in My favourite book. Not So Single Mum from Diary of a (not so) Single Mum reviews The Lady in the Tower. Becky from Book Reviews for Mums reviews the book that opened her up to her responsibilities and the choices she makes in life in My Favourite Book. Helen from Cheeky Wipes reviews her favourite books in From Riders to The God Delusion – my favourite books. Cass from The Diary of a Frugal Family reviews her first and favourite cookbook in Where It All Began. Cara from Freckles Family reviews a favourite from the past few years in A Favourite Book. Maggy from Red Ted Art reviews a recent gift, a Pop-up, Pull-out, Picture Atlas. Ella from Notes From Home reviews Sad Book.

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  1. January 29, 2011 / 12:31 am

    That’s some write up – will have to look out for that one.

  2. January 29, 2011 / 2:42 pm

    Just reading the synopsis of the play, what a sad story.

    Some of my most favourite books are a criticism of the American Dream so I would really like to read this, thanks for the recommendation.

  3. January 29, 2011 / 3:09 pm

    Such a hard choice isn’t when you enjoy books at different times of your life and one appeals now but not at another time.

  4. Becky
    February 4, 2011 / 2:18 pm

    Yes exactly…a book for all seasons!

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