So my Bestie tagged me in an award thingy where i get to name my five favorite books. Basically it’s passed from writer to writer (blog, author, whatevs) so that we can share our favorite books.
Seriously–picking 5 was impossible. There are a gajillion more books on my favorite–I picked some that changed me, or set me on certain paths, or that i simply cannot live without…
The Handmaid’s Tale
This book marked my awakening as a feminist. Not only did it hold all that yummy biblical imagery that i adore–but it was intelligent and scary. When one or both parties start chipping away at my rights, i remember the lessons of the Handmaid’s Tale, and start hollerin.
The Mists of Avalon
A friend of mine once compared me to Morgaine–and it was the nicest compliment i ever got, in my book. She was always that perfect flawed hero to me–TRYING to do good, but fighting those emotions that often get the better of her. Misunderstood.
I love anything Arthurian, but this book and the others around it hold a special place in my heart.
Of Mice and Men
I remember it clearly. We were assigned this book in 9th grade. I sat down to read the first chapter for homework–DID NOT PUT IT DOWN UNTIL I FINISHED IT. George, Lenny–Steinbeck just painted such a story that i couldn’t put it down. I never had the same luck with any of his other books, but i certainly don’t look at rabbits the same way…
The Tao of Pooh
In my studies for school i read A LOT of religious scholarly stuff. Most of that stuff–pretty dry and many religious scholars take A LONG TIME to get to the point.
The beauty and simplicity of Taoism in a nutshell. ANd i still use the Taoist pickle jar opening method–thank you Tigger. I try very hard to no be a “Busy Backson”, and i worry a great deal like a certain small animal. Pooh is my reminder to slow down and let go.
Confession–i love trashy sci-fi/fantasy romance novels. LOVE THEM. This book is actually the first one i read from this series, and i had to go back to the beginning, and read all of them. Pure fluff. with some greek mythology.
(I will admit i love the mash-up of mythology and sci-fi. It is just more fun in my book)
Like i said–this is just a short list. There are a gajillion other books i love, and it’s why I love my kindle. I realize that not everyone loves them–but i love that i can have many of my favorite novels right there, weighing in under 5 lbs. (and don’t worry, i’ve got shelves of “real” books too. The middle path people–the middle path)