Well, I have completed the challenge. I know I haven’t done 30 consecutive days, but whatever. Who makes the rules for these things anyway?
So today’s prompt is: Your favorite book of all time
There are a few books I refer back to constantly and are always great sources of inspiration. Maybe my favorite book of all time is that encyclopedia of every dog breed known to man. I used to carry that book around constantly when I was in sixth grade and I wrote my name all over it, so that when I lost it, it actually was returned to me. Good memories. But that book was a reference book and it didn’t really speak to me.
I would say that the Bible and the Harry Potter series are my favorites, but they’re kind of cliche, even though they do speak to me and inspire me in countless ways. I know that whenever I have a problem, the Bible always has a solution – or I can read through the Psalms until I feel at peace. If I’m looking for something with an intricate world I can get lost in over and over, I will choose Harry Potter. It’s got tremendous re-read value.
Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style is a classic and one of my favorites. But is it my all-time favorite? Nah, I don’t think so. It’s a great reference book, but it doesn’t call out to me.
All the other candidates are books I’ve already mentioned in this challenge. But I shall choose this book:
A classic tale of good girl gone bad, Sanctuary is a more “accessible” Faulkner book – definitely not as hard to comprehend as The Sound and the Fury – and like many other books in this challenge, it’s changed the way I think about a lot of different things. I was so obsessed with it that I made a soundtrack for it. Maybe it means a lot to me because I live in the South. I don’t know. All I know is the book is awesome. 🙂