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I am a product […of] endless books. My father bought all the books he read and never got rid of any of them. There were books in the study, books in the drawing room, books in the cloakroom, books (two deep) in the great bookcase on the landing, books in a bedroom, books piled as high as my shoulder in the cistern attic, books of all kinds reflecting every transient stage of my parents’ interest, books readable and unreadable, books suitable for a child and books most emphatically not. Nothing was forbidden me. In the seemingly endless rainy afternoons I took volume after volume from the shelves. I had always the same certainty of finding a book that was new to me as a man who walks into a field has of finding a new blade of grass.
~ C.S. Lewis
A good story allows the reader to step into a different world, to see problems with new clarity and stir the imagination. Have you ever found yourself so absorbed in a story that you lose track of time? Location?
I am thankful for stories, both fiction and non-fiction. I have thoroughly enjoyed discovering (and sometimes re-discovering) great children’s literature with my children.
Some books I have really enjoyed (including children’s lit) in no particular order and definitely not comprehensive:
The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maude Montgomery
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
Mrs Piggle Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
American Sniper by Chris Kyle
The Count of Monte Cristo
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannet
The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I could go on listing books all day…
I am thankful for books!!