Yesterday was Book Lovers Day. I'd have to say just about every day is book lovers day for me--be it my own project at the time or somebody else's book. I think these days we all need a means of escape.
Have you ever noticed that when a nation magazine--like People or EW--interviews an author, they generally ask a few similar questions. There's usually one about what book made you a reader and it's sibling, what book made you a writer? And there's always one about your favorite book or favorite ten books.
Things I've noticed in these lists is that authors almost always name classics--Dickens, Steinbeck,Hemingway, Austen--which makes me a little afraid to ever be interviewed because the classics wouldn't make my list. Maybe by the time I'm interviewed Harry Potter will considered a classic.
So, in honor--a day late--of book lovers day, tell me, what book made you a reader, or a writer, or what--if you can narrow it down--are five of your favorite books?
Well, that was a sloppy sentence. I'm sure I just gave Editor Nan a panic attack.
Book that made me a reader: The Boxcar Children and all their mysteries that followed.
Books/Authors that made me a writer: For me it was the libraries of Paul Zindel, particularly The Pigman and S.E. Hinton--especially after learning she was only 17 when she wrote The Outsiders. These were YA before there was a market for YA.
Favorite Five Books: Harry Potter books, Hunger Games, On the Island, Garden Spells, and The Princess Bride.
Okay, your turn...and go!