A little light-hearted today on the blog considering our last few prompts have been in-depth! This next prompt is brought to you by Katie from State of Change and my mom from Liz Knows This Much (yeah, my mom blogs...awesome right?). Today's prompt is:
[Day 7]: Recommend a book for us to read. Why is it important/special to you?
I'll forgo a list of my favorite books, as I wrote a post on that last year and so far, nothing has changed (although I didn't put any Harry Potters on that list because that would take up most of the 10, yet it's definitely one of my faves).
I recommend Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends.
Hopefully, most of you have read this before. If you haven't, go to a bookstore and sit down to read it. It won't take you very long, even though you could spend hours looking at the intricacies of Silverstein's beautiful drawings.
This book is loved by children and adults alike. You can't not smile while reading his poetry, plus it brings memories flooding back from my childhood (I can still recite my favorite poem from A Light in the Attic called Blame by heart). There's something about this book that I can't put my finger on. Maybe it's because I read it with a childish curiosity and a heart full of love, or maybe it's because it fills my soul with laughter. Regardless, you should go pick it up and read it again.
What do you recommend we read?
[Personal side note: Speaking of children['s books], my friend Ashley from Celebrating Life of an Army Wife and her husband cannot conceive a child due to infertility from chemotherapy and radiation. They are currently trying to adopt, but expenses have been tight due to fees. Go here to read about their story, or here if you'd like to donate to their cause. If you don't have some money to spare, shoot Ashley a message to let her know you're thinking of her!]