I love to read. I read less books these days since blogging seems to take up my spare time, but I love immersing myself in a good book.
Favorite book is the Bible. I try to read it every day. Its life changing and true. Give it a try sometime, you won't be disappointed.
Just finished reading The Help. I didn't see the movie, but wanted to, but saw the book at the library my last visit there so checked it out. Very good book, well written, good story line, lots to think about from that time period.
In eighth grade my three favorite books were A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Joy in the Morning, and To Kill a Mockingbird. I read them over and over and over again itseems. I loved A Tree Grows in Brooklyn so much that I tried to type it out to save. I didn't get very far in getting it done, a few pages until I realized what a daunting task that would be.
As a freshman in high school, I read Grapes of Wrath several times. I couldn't imagine the conditions at the time.
Favorite types of stories are fiction, contemporary. Favorite authors Jodi Picoult, Anna Quindlen, her book All Three of Them was one of those "can't put them down books", Elizabeth Berg.
Favorite place to get books, the library. I think the best thing a parent can do is expose their child to the library and get them a library card. All those books available to check out for free. So many choices, so many opportunities to learn there.
Place I avoid to get books, Amazon. Too darn easy to order them at reasonable prices and quick delivery.
I've toyed with getting a Nook or a Kindle but right now in the particular season I'm at, having access to a pretty good public library, and not usually on the go with reading, I can't see the advantage for myself having one. That could change down the road, but it is something comforting to curl up on the couch with a good book and a blanket (and a corgi at my feet).