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..


  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. 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!

  3. 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!


  4. 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’.

  5. 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!!!!

  6. 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

    • 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..:-)

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