Your Favorite Book
Okay. We’ve all shared our favorite words. And what a great bunch of words you came up with! Now it’s time to move on to our favorite books. Let’s exclude the Bible from consideration. Otherwise, I suspect most of you will choose it, and we won’t learn about your other favorites. So tell us about the book that inspired you, entertained you, helped you, or educated you. It can be a novel, a biography, historical fiction… any book you’d like to share with the rest of us.
I’ll go first. My favorite book is West With the Night by Beryl Markham. Ms. Markham was a contemporary of Isak Denisen (aka Karen Blixen, the Meryl Streep character in Out of Africa.)
Beryl Markham was born into a well-to-do English family that moved to Kenya when she was a small child. Her writing style is captivating, and the stories she tells about growing up in Kenya in the early part of the twentieth century are amazing.
The title of the book comes from her adventure of becoming the first person to fly non-stop east to west over the Atlantic Ocean from England to North America.
Now it’s your turn. What’s your favorite book? And why?