I shamelessly stole this from Just A Small Town Girl. I love books AND surveys! Win-win! Since I’m an English teacher, this seems perfectly appropriate…here are a few answers about me and my books.
The book that’s been on your shelves the longest…
I am not sure, but I *think* it’s my copy of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day. I still love that book. So much.
A book that reminds you of a specific person, place or time.
I have a little, tiny book called Whereyouwanttogo and Other Unlikely Tales that my friend Jamile gave me. I was her assistant counselor at camp and she read one of the stories out loud to the kids, and I LOVED IT. A few months after camp, I got a package with the book in it. Jamile (I’m pretty sure you’re reading!) may not know this, but it’s sat on my desk ever since, a tiny reminder of the good old days of camp, and of a friendship that was so vital during my formative years.
A book you treasure the most.
Um, as odd as it is, I used to always read The Omnivore’s Dilemma when we’d go to Jamba Juice. One day, when we were starting to get serious, Andrew brought it home for me as a surprise. It reminds me of a time when he showed his love and the fact that he was paying attention.
The newest book you’ve added to your shelves
Andrew and I have a little Friday tradition of bringing home a treat for the other. Last week? He brought me Drown by Junot Diaz.
Your current read, the last book you read, and what you’ll read next.
Finishing up The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Picture of Dorian Gray. The last book I read was a re-read of Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazz. Don’t hit me, but I’ve never read Pride and Prejudice. That’s next up.
How about you? What’s on your shelf right now?