Monday, February 15, 2016
BBAW Day 1! Introduce yourself...WITH BOOKS!
Wheeee! We (Heather, Jenny, Ana, myself) are super excited that Book Blogger Appreciation Week starts today! Not sure what I'm talking about? Check out the posts here.
Today's prompt is to introduce ourselves by sharing five books that represent our lives, lifestyles, hobbies, etc. These are five favorites that float to the top that have been "formative" reads in my life.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver was one of the first books that showed me the magic in food writing. She also inspired me to bring more "real food" into my life and garden as best I can with a small space to work with (even though her space was gigantic).
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters was my first Waters novel, and it got me hooked on her writing. It's also one of my favorite kinds of books. I love a good psychological (possibly supernatural) thriller. Creepy and atmospheric.
Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang is a set of graphic novels from one of my favorite creators. This one takes a look at two sides of the Boxer Rebellion, and it does "gray area" so beautifully well.
Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown is fun and irreverent. While she's not the protagonist exactly, a kickass lady pirate takes the lead in this book, and I fell in love with every bit of it.
Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman is one of my favorite collections of stories. What's more, it's a collection of stories joined together by a common location. One house and the generations of people who dwell there.
I can't wait to meet YOU through books!