Thank you, ktisnotdoinghw, for tagging me. I’ll take any excuse I have to talk about the books that shaped me.
Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.
Uh, all of my irl friends have been tagged already, but if any of you guys want to do this, please share with me!
Here they are:
1. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
2. Also the Harry Potter Series, especially Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
3. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J. R. R. Tolkien. (I do enjoy LoTR as well.)
4. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco. I loved this book so much that when my copy was damaged, my fifth grade teacher went out of her way to buy me a new one.
5. East by Edith Pattou
6. It’s a Magical World by Bill Watterson
7. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke taught me that it was okay to love and believe in the magic of books
cheesy but true.
8. Lord Brocktree by Brian Jacques
9. Backyard Dragon by Betsy Sterman
10. Persuasion by Jane Austen
A lot of people will hear me say that I also love Don Quixote, but it’s more for how satirical it is as opposed to ones that have greatly influenced me.