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your favourite book! (  [personal profile] jazzfish )

I get asked this a lot and I never understand how other people get asked can answer! Like, I have plenty of books I love and plenty of books I feel were very influential to my adult tastes, some of which I enjoy as much revisiting as an adult, and others less so (Both versions are largely childrens’ and what’s now considered YA fantasy series*, as well as things like Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden.) but narrowing it down to just one or even a few isn’t something I can ever really do. Sometimes I can’t even do that for authors! I think the last time I could state a favorite book above all others was in high school with Elizabeth Marie Pope’s The Perilous Gard,” which I read several times a year for all 4 years. (Then I wanted to read it again a few years later and couldn’t find it because I couldn’t remember the title or author-I knew exactly what shelf it was on in the school library and what the binding looked like-and couldn’t find it for years [for a while I had it in my head that it was by Charles deLint. I dunno…] until someone recommended it to me back during the LJ days.)


*Including but not limited to: LeGuin’s Earthsea series, Robin McKinley’s The Blue Sword and The Hero and the Crown, Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising series, and Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain and Westmark books.


(I assume no one is surprised that it'll be well into February before I finish even though only about half the slots were filled.)

Date: 2017-02-06 05:05 am (UTC)
coffeeandink: (Default)
From: [personal profile] coffeeandink
Frankly, I don't expect to be finished until March at the earliest.

Those are excellent favorite book choices, although I also find this an impossible question!

Date: 2017-02-06 06:52 am (UTC)
torachan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] torachan
I could never pick a favorite book, either!

Date: 2017-02-09 09:53 pm (UTC)
mfirefly10: (JJ - I can't risk you)
From: [personal profile] mfirefly10
Yeah, that's a question I've never been able to answer. Favorite movies/favorite TV shows/favorite bands-artists...those I can usually answer with a Top 5/Top 10 but books...not possible.

Date: 2017-02-10 03:50 am (UTC)
oyceter: teruterubouzu default icon (Default)
From: [personal profile] oyceter
Yay Perilous Gard!

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