"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Books of Gratitude

If someone asked you what book you were most grateful for, what would it be? Could you even choose?!

Well, Beth Revis asked this question and I had the hardest time coming up with an answer.

I definitely have to be grateful for Little Women - it was the first book that made me cry and realize that books could move people so deeply!

There have been multitudes of books since then that have affected me one way or another, but right now there are two that I am particularly thankful for:

Divergent by Veronica Roth

and

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (coming out in TWO WEEKS PEOPLE GO PREORDER IT!)

Both books inspired bursts of creativity in me and reminded me why I love this whole writing thing so much. I wouldn't be so psyched about NaNo if it weren't for books like these that are so creative and fun and good that they inspire me to strive to be all I can be.

How about you? Have a book that you are grateful for? Check out Beth Revis' giveaway where you can win 19... yes NINETEEN! signed books that she is grateful for! PLUS an ARC of A Million Suns which I am DYING to get my hands on!


1 comment:

Elizabeth Ann said...

I think a book I constantly go back to and read over and over is An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott. I can't help it. Just encourages me to be the best I can be. I am just getting back into reading so I'll have other answers as well. Some books from Edith Schaeffer and Elizabeth George have helped me a lot with outlook. And then imagination? I don't know. I still have Ted Dekker's Thr3e as one of those mind blowing books and I think the Chronicles of Narnia made a huge impact. Shall I go on? Karen Kingsbury book Leaving and the next one Learning, is actually making me think of things in my own life and inspiring me to write. Otherwise, the kid's books I'm reading to my kids (Like the Wizard of Oz, My Father's Dragon and so many others) are really just getting me back into writing again, though I never feel I'll be a great writer. Thanks for all you share. :)