The answer to this prompt is definitely one that keeps cropping up throughout this month’s posts: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I was moved beyond anything as a fifth grader reading this book. I wanted nothing more than to become a writer at that point in my life, but I didn’t know if I could do it. My mother passed this book on to me, knowing I needed something beyond the lower reading level books I was getting in school at the time. I needed something to make me think, to inspire me. S.E. Hinton was not much older than I was when she wrote The Outsiders. Not only that, but the book put me into a book coma for a long time after, I’m still not sure I have woken up from it.
To be honest, my book event goal is to finally get to a book event. I’ve been a book blogger for three years now, and I still haven’t been to a book event. Unless you count the Facebook ones, but I’ve even hosted those, so they’re nothing new.
Other than simply getting to one, I really want to go to Utopia. One of the books I edited for Michele was actually nominated for Best Editing at this particular book event (Into The Fire – a great read! I highly suggest it.)
Some of my favorite adaptations from book to movie are:
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
- Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
- Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
I tend to have some pretty significant emotional reactions to books. Some of the books that have made me cry are:
This year’s BookBlogWriMo is hosted by The Perks of Being a Book Girl. If you want to sign up at any point, jump right in!
Thirty Days of Thanks – Day 17, 18, 19, and 20
I am thankful for our toddler footy pajamas, chocolate cream pie, pictures, and love.