Anne Marie has apparently tagged me:

1. Total number of books owned:

Hmm, I’m looking now. Looks like somewhere around 1,000. We had more but got rid of some when we moved to Brazil 7 years ago.

2. Last book bought?

INKHEART by Cornelia Funke

3. Last book I read?

BUD, NOT BUDDY by Christopher Paul Curtis, if you mean for me.
DINOSAUR ROAR by Paul and Henrietta Stickland, if you mean out loud to my kids.

4.Five books that mean a lot to me?

HINDS’ FEET ON HIGH PLACES by Hannah Hurnard; I’m not usually a fan of allegory but I read this at a perfect time in my life to appreciate the symbolism.

A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L’Engle

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (and the rest) by L.M. Montgomery; It’s a close call but I think I loved them even more than the LITTLE HOUSE books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, but not by much.

OUT OF THE DUST by Karen Hesse; my introduction to free-verse novels

This last one will leave a few of you shaking your heads in disbelief, but it’s true. In the spring of 1985, just after my father died, I had to do a book report for my sophomore high school English class. I needed to escape. It couldn’t be anything sad or realistic. It had to be something that took me to another time and place. So it was that THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL by Baroness Orczy Emmuska became a temporary journey for me during a very difficult time. I remember that book fondly every time I think of it.

Okay, you’re it

Now you have to ante up and make your first post, Katygirl!

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2 thoughts on “Anne Marie has apparently tagged me:

  1. THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

    I read that book,when I was still at home, must have been around 16 (My parents died around then, so it may have me a nice escape for me too. I loved it. So much. Reading this post made me want to read it again.

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