Friday, December 9, 2011

Follow Friday!!

It's Follow Friday!!



Today's Follow Friday question is:


Question: Keeping with the Spirit of Giving this season, what book do you think EVERYONE should read and if you could, you would buy it for all of your family and friends?

Interesting question.  For my children, the Harry Potter series.  I have the series in hard bound for them once they are old enough to read them.  Besides the magic of an amazing story, it teaches that everyone has something special about them & everyone can make a difference in the world. Also, The Princess Bride by William Goldman and Stardust by Neil Gaiman, wonderful modern fairy tales that tell incredible stories.

For older readers, I have to stick with the classics.  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Plague by Albert Camus and Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.   Each is a wonderful study of human nature and society as a whole.

I realize that most people are writing about their favorite read from this year, but these books are timeless, to me, and have been my must reads for a long, long time.

 

 

13 comments:

  1. I have to disagree. I have tried P&P again, and again. I even tried the zombie one just to mix it up. I can handle a movie, but the book has always been a sleeping pill for me.

    Beth ^_^
    http://sweetbooksnstuff.blogspot.com/

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  2. HP and P&P are great choices! Though it sounds like not everyone is a P&P fan :( Happy #FF and Happy Reading!
    Megan @ Read It, See It

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  3. I've read almost all of those books :) I actually just finished The Plague yesterday for my philosophy class. Great choices!

    Here's my FF!

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  4. Princess Bride, Stardust, and Pride and Prejudice are among my favorites. Great answer!

    Amy's Follow Friday

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  5. I totally agree for Harry potter! I've Pride and Prejudice but didn't have read it yet (Yeah I know I'm ashamed)

    old follower

    here is mine

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  6. I have never read The Princess Bride but I have always meant to. Thanks for the follow, I am following you back.

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  7. Nice! Loved The Princess Bride! Have read the book a few times and seen the movie a LOT! By the time it was an assignment in school I had everything down! Didn't even have to do a re-read!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  8. The Princess Bride is a fab read!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
    I'm a new follower!

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  9. Hopping through. I love Pride and Prejudice. I really want to read more Neil Gaiman.
    My Hop

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  10. Pride and Prejudice is a great gifting choice. New follower on GFC from FF.
    My Follow Friday

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  11. I agree! Those are classics that EVERYone should read.
    I'm a new gfc follower.

    Happy Holidays! ;)

    notjustnonsense.blogspot.com

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