Our Favorites

Here are some of our favorites, Sara is in teal & Gaby is in royal!  Don’t forget to tell us some of your favorites below.

What are your top five favorite books?

1. “Till We Have Faces” by C.S. Lewis; 2. “Peter Pan” by J.M. Barrie; 3. “The Three Musketeers” by Alexander Dumas; 4. “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer; 5. “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare

Feel like such a literary toddler compared to Sara, but here we go… 1. Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling; 2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott ; 3. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck; 4. Persuasion by Jane Austen; 5. The Lion, the witch & the Wardrobe by CS Lewis.

What is your favorite quote from a book?

“The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from — my country, the place where I ought to have been born. Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing? The longing for home? For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back.” -“Till We Have Faces” by C.S. Lewis

So, this is something that I feel needs some serious research.  I have never noted a quote that I would consider my favorite.  I will update this when I have found something suitable.  But for now I will share a quazi-quote of sorts, it is something I have always wanted to get tattooed somewhere.  “Once upon a time…happily ever after.” (TO BE CONTINUED)

Update:  Found one, but this we need a quote page.  This quote describes my feeling about most things.  This is why I am very careful with what I read, because I can not separate.  I feel what I read.  Anywho…  here it is.

“I DON’T CARE!” Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. “I’VE HAD ENOUGH, I’VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON’T CARE ANYMORE!”
“You do care,” said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His expression was calm, almost detached. “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”
J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)

What is your favorite movie based on a book?

I love the Harry Potter series. A lot. But, I think the most well done book-to-movie transition was “Holes.” It was nearly perfect.

I began my adult love for reading because I saw Sorcerer’s Stone and had to read the book.  So I am going to go with Sorcerer’s Stone.

Who are your favorite authors?

C.S. Lewis, Beverly Cleary, J.K. Rowling, Jon Krakauer, George Eliot.

C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, Jane Austen, Rick Riordan. (Again, literary toddler!!!!)

What fictional character do you most relate to?

Susan from “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”. 

I would love to say to some kick but heroine from a YA series, cause I can kick some serious tush.  (or at least I aspire to 🙂 )  But honestly, I feel like I relate more to the characters in the Jane Austen books.  Trying to be a heroine in our world of social media and political correctness, like they did in their world of manners and custom.  I especially relate to Anne Elliot in Persuasion.  She is dependable, obedient and someone people look to for direction.  She doesn’t realize she is the one who IS the heroine, who IS the love interest until it is upon her.  And she handles it with grace and figures out who the punk in the group is while helping a friend in need.  I guess I relate to her in some ways and would like to be just like her too…someday!

If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?

First the Bible. But besides that, it would have to be “Till We Have Faces” by C.S. Lewis. SO GOOD.

Same!  The Bible first, then Persuasion by Jane Austen, I can read those stories over and over!

What book do you wish someone would make into a movie?

“Silas Marner” by George Eliot or “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner.

Two!!!   I am dying to see, Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta and/ or The Iron King by Julie Kagawa.

What was your favorite book to read when you were a kid?

Anything in the American Girl Series, particularly Kirsten, and “Wagon Train 911” by Jamie Gilson. I’ve probably read that book more than any other book.

Sadly, I didn’t discover my passion for reading till I was about 25.  My only memory of reading as a kid was being read to.  My cousin who was about 10 years older than me read me Rikki – Tikki – Tavi, by Rudyard Kipling that was a great favorite.  But I remember vividly those Disney stories on cassette tape.  “When you hear the chime, ring a ling a ling, change the page!”  Jungle Book, Lady and the tramp, etc!  Loved them all!

7 thoughts on “Our Favorites

  1. Haha, gotta love your candid answers, ladies.

    One book to read for the rest of my life? It might The Goblet of Fire. It was just before the series took a much darker turning point, and the school still had that sense of wonderment to it.

    There’s so much to be gotten out of it, you know?

    JK Rowling is definitely on my list of favorite authors. Steven King too. Terry Brooks (though his latest works don’t do much for me). Mario Puzo’s books were pretty damn good. Anything by Shakespeare is golden, and George R.R. Martin is just fantastic.

    Thanks so much for sharing, guys. 🙂

  2. Got to agree about Goblet of Fire! I remember thinking as they went to the Quidditch world cup…”Crap, it can get better”. She just cracked open the wizard world and it was amazing. Really love that book too!

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