Wednesday, January 18, 2012
B is for...what else...BOOKS!
Welcome to post two of my A2Z4UandMe meme. This will be a long, but fun, process as we go through all the letters of the alphabet this year. Nobody played along with A, but I'm hoping it will catch on and more of you will start blogging the alphabet along with me.
So the letter B.
What kind of author would I be if I didn't use this awesome double-bubbled letter for the word BOOKS.
BOOKS are and always have been a part of my life. My two favorite things to do growing up were read stories and make up stories while bouncing a super ball against my closet door. Seriously.
I remember reading every BOOK in the Little House on the Prairie series, Cherry Ames, The Bobbsey Twins, Nancy Drew. Yes, I'm dating myself, here, but those are the BOOKS I loved.
BOOKS by authors like Judy Bloom, Beverly Cleary, then moving on to C.S. Lewis and Carolyn Keene. One series I devoured was by John Benton. He wrote the "Living Hope" series which centered around troubled girls who got into some rough situations like prostitution and drugs, then ended up at a Christian half-way house at the end. Each BOOK title was a girl's name - Lori, Debbie, Candi, Jackie. I couldn't get enough of this wonderful series of redemption. I just ran across John Benton again on Goodreads and am considering buying a few of those BOOKS to read again. They would be interesting to read as an adult and see if they have the same impact.
It's really hard to believe that today I actually review books for a living and even have my own BOOK published, with two more contracted! Sometimes I have to pinch myself, just to be sure it's real. Fiction is so much a part of my life, I can't be sure.
So what about you? What BOOKS have impacted your life over the years?
Got a "B" word of your own you want to Blog about? Play along by leaving the link to your post below, using Mr. Linky.