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Rewarding Reading

Yes, has honored me with The Booker Award – for which I am grateful.  The truth of the matter is any award that acknowledges that I live in my own world is very cool.  It’s ok though – they know me here.

I love Jenni’s blog because she suffers no fools, poses timely and provocative questions and engages her readers to think.  And she manages to do this with a very deft touch.  I’m not saying this to suck up – after all, I was one of the lucky ones who got this award – therefore, everything I’m saying is just accurate and objective.  Truly, check out her blog if you’ve not done so – it’s a great place to spend some time.

The other fun part of this particular award is that I’m to list my five all-time favorite books.  I can’t do that, though I have tried to winnow the field down.  So, the only way I can be compliant is to list five books that I love with the caveat that they are five of probably fifty that would be up there in the ‘amazing’ ether.

A Wrinkle In Time – Madeline Engle

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

The Catcher In The Rye – J.D. Salinger

Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Truman Capote

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis

Now I’m feeling guilty because of all the ones that I’m not listing..maybe this award is more difficult to accept than I thought.  Perhaps I can wax eloquent about this little world I live in…?  I didn’t think so.

Now to  pay this forward I nominate others who undoubtedly have favorites we may want to add to our cosmic library (for a library of outstanding books would surely be cosmic)..I’m tapping on the libraries of:

It’s your turn!

Oh one more thing – Rhoni my dear…I think you still owe your loyal friends and followers a few more bits of information??

Have a great evening everyone..


44 thoughts on “Rewarding Reading”

  1. Mimi – I Love this, so fun and thanks so much for tapping my library! 🙂 I just ordered a new copy of To Kill a Mockingbird – it’s been on my mind lately and have been wanting to read it again, I just love that book. And believe it or not, I never read Catcher in the Rye, so I ordered that one too. Hmmm…it will be fun to think of the books to list, but you are right, just five? I gots to get my thinkin’ cap on! thank you! xo

  2. CONGRATS on yet another award, my dear, and thank you for the acknowledgement. This is going to be challenging, as I have many books that I adore. Will start perusing the shelves… 🙂

  3. Yay! Thank you for the fun nomination!! “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Catcher in the Rye” were on my short-list as well – although I’m ashamed to admit that even though “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is my favorite movie, I have yet to read it!

  4. All great books, Mimi! And congratulations. I haven’t ever read “To Kill a Mockingbird,” even though I’m from the South(although I’ve seen the move – but I suspect the book is amazing). I was intrigued by Harper Lee’s character in “Capote,” so I think I’ll order it for my Kindle…And if you’ve never seen “Capote,” I highly recommend it. Phillip Seymour Hoffman definitely gave an Oscar winning performance!


  5. I pegged you for a To Kill a Mockingbird gal, and you know I love me some Rhondiffinay. About that sneaky little comment at the end….verrrrry cheeky of you Mim! I shall consider it, but I still say you are ‘in line’.

  6. Yay!!! Thanks for playing along. I cann’t wait to see what others recommend. Great list! Breakfast at Tiffany’s is my favorite movie, but I haven’t read the book. Looks like I should!! Thanks so much for playing along and for the very sweet words!! And happy weekend!!!!

      1. I’m glad you found it to be fun and not extra work. It is really cool to see the diversity of suggestions. I now have a great reading list I need to dig into!!

  7. Anyone whose favorite book list includes “To Kill a Mockingbird” is first class. I love your blog title and had to check it out. Jenni is a good reference and I speak of her as a dot connector in my thank you post. Regards, BTG

    1. Hi BTG – thank you for stopping by and for your comments!! Please come by for a cup of coffee anytime you’d like. Jenni seems to connects a lot of us – I agree with your reference to her as a ‘dot connector’! It was hard to narrow the list to five – but that one is always at the top of my list..:-)

      1. I just heard from Amaya at thebrabblerabble. She also likes To Kill a Mockingbird, so much that she almost named her daughter Scout. Her husband disagreed. Best regards.

  8. Thanks bunches my friend! I’m with you on having trouble winnowing down my list of favourite books … but what lovely trouble to have! 🙂

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