Book Blogger Hop: Impossible to Choose?

Posted May 12, 2018 in BOOKS, Memes & Tags / 6 Comments

Book Blogger Hop at www.curiousdaydreams.comToday I’m taking part in the Book Blogger Hop, a weekly hop hosted by Billy B at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer (originally created by Jennifer at¬† Crazy-For-Books). You can see the hop schedule here.

 

“Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.”

Could you ever pick a favourite book or is it like choosing a favourite child?

(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

It’s definitely like choosing a favourite child (or what I imagine it would be like, since I only have one). Like any parent, I love all my darlings for different reasons.

I have some firm childhood favourites, such as Harry Potter (the whole series), Roald Dahl’s Danny the Champion of the World¬†and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. They are special to me mainly because they captured my imagination¬†and I associate them with nostalgic, magical feelings.

Then I have some favourite literary classics that I fell in love with at school and university: Hamlet, The Colour Purple, Frankenstein, and so on. These are favourites because they inspired me and spoke to me on an intellectual level at a time when I was still discovering my identity and trying to make sense of the world.

Then there are more recent favourites that I discovered as an adult, such as The Hunger Games, Daughter of Smoke and Bone and my current obsession, Strange the Dreamer. These are the books that I read just for fun and hooked me because of the exciting plot, beautiful language or relatable characters.

So I guess the reason why I struggle to choose one specific all-time favourite is that my identity has changed so much over the last (almost) three decades to the extent that I think of ‘childhood Tizzy’ and ‘teenage Tizzy’ almost as different people to this version of myself, so I feel I need to have separate categories of favourites. My favourite books from each stage of my life will always be special to me.

The series that I have loved the longest and most deeply is probably Harry Potter, but I can’t narrow it down to a particular book!

What about you? Is it easy to name your favourite book?

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6 responses to “Book Blogger Hop: Impossible to Choose?

  1. Ha, no, I can’t choose a favorite. If I could choose a favorite series, I know what I’d pick, but like you said, we’re always changing? So that’s my favorite now, but who knows, maybe in the future I’ll have another fave!

  2. I have favorites, not just one. Slaughterhouse Five, Stranger in a Strange Land, Camus’s The Stranger, Lord of the Rings, The Once and Future King, and The Man in the Maze (which is the first “adult” SciFi book I remember reading). Those books are just the ones that popped into my head without thinking hard.

    I read a lot.

    • I’ve never read those (although I have read The Hobbit). I always hear amazing things about Slaughterhouse Five. It was mentioned in school quite a lot but we never got to read it. When you read a lot it’s so difficult to choose just one favourite.

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