Ten on Tuesday

I’m back with another Ten on Tuesday, courtesy of Roots and Rings!  And this one is all about books!

1. Favorite book(s) when you were a child and why?
Oh goodness, all of them!  Berenstein Bears, Boxcar Kids, Babysitter’s Club, Saddle Club (and any other horse books), the list goes on and on.

2. First “grown-up” book you remember reading (i.e. written for adolescents or with adult themes, such as The Outsiders or Catcher in the Rye).
I remember reading Hatchet in 7th grade, but I’m pretty sure I was reading adolescent books on my own before that.

3. Favorite movie that came from a book (even if you didn’t read the book and just love the movie).
Pride and Prejudice (either version), Sense and Sensibility, Lord of the Rings

4. Movie that you loved so much that you WISHED there was a book out so that you could find out more about the movie.
I’m pretty sure Chelsea’s answer, You’ve Got Mail, is the perfect answer to this question.

5. Worst book you’ve ever read?
Either Pere Goriot by Balzac or Robinson Crusoe by Defoe.  Both of them were sooooo boring.

6. Book that everyone raves about that you either a) haven’t read and feel slightly dumb for not having read it or b) have tried to read and hated and so feel slightly dumb that everyone is getting something you don’t.
I’m usually the one raving, so I don’t really know.  A bunch of my friends in high school were really into Chuck Palahniuk and I read a couple of his short stories but didn’t like them very much.  Oh, and Slaughter-House Five.  I’m pretty sure I completely missed the point of that book.

7. If you were forced to choose only 3 books that you could read for the rest of your life, which ones would they be? (Or if you were stranded on a desert island, which 3 books would you want there with you?).
Ah, no fair!  Only 3?  Ok, the Bible (of course), Pride and Prejudice, and the Lord of the Rings (that totally counts as one book).

8. Name one book that if you could recommend that everyone you know read, what is it?
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

9. What is your “guilty pleasure” reading?
Twilight and Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series.

10. What book (excepting the Bible or other major document of your religion/faith) has changed your outlook on life the most?
Probably Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper or The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis.  Really, anything by C.S. Lewis.

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  1. I loved the Berenstein Bears books! So great for kids.

  2. I loved The Hatchet. I read it in 7th grade too! I knew you’d like this batch!


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