Sunday, April 27, 2008

This is .... my all-time favourite book

.....oh it's much too hard to decide! Thanks for this week's theme, Daisy in LaLa Land. I don't think I can narrow it down to just one favourite but these special books do spring to mind:

1. Any one of the Ant and Bee books that my sister and I have adored since our childhood in England.

Ant and Bee are the two main characters in a series of childrens books written by Angela Banner. The books were first published in the UK during the 60's and early 70's, but unfortunately most of them are no longer available; I've seen second-hand copies advertised for well over $300 each! (pretty pricey for little hardcover books that measure about 9cm x 11cm). I must admit though, they are real treasures and they make my heart leap whenever I see Ant and Bee (and Kind Dog)!

2. The American Woodland Garden - capturing the spirit of the deciduous forest, by Rick Darke.

This book is very, very special. Despite its title, it offers much more than a discussion of gardens .... it is an exquisite study of nature in all her subtle detail, of time passing, of degeneration and renewal, of developing a sensitivity to the world around us and really learning to see.
This reviewer seems to feel the same.

2. Two of my favourite novels are The Cure for Death by Lightning by Gail Anderson-Dargatz and The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

These two books drew me in with their evocative and mysterious descriptive narratives - perfect for curling up with in a cosy room on a cold winter's day!

I have many more that I could count as favourites, and others joining in the Three Buttons 'This is' meme have listed theirs too. What are your favourite books?


CurlyPops said...

The Ant and Bee books look so cute!

Maureen said...

Thanks for adding these before your health went must need a new book! (and thanks for including some new ones for me to search out)

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