Sunday, November 6, 2011

Give Thanks For Good Books : Jess Edition




Beth Revis, author of Across the Universe is hosting a 19 book giveaway. To enter create a post about a book you are thankful for. Find more about the contest here.





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I imagine a lot of people are saying this, but the book I'm most thankful for is Harry Potter. I remeber being in the 5th grade at the school book fair, sitting on the floor of the gym as the librarian gave some book reccomendations. The last books she showed was a case of the first three Harry Potter  books. I wasn't interested becuase it was about a boy and it was a little pricey.

Somehow, I decided to take a risk and bought it, then returend it because my mom thought it was "evil". I later got it from the library and started reading it. I had no idea the phenomenon or the impact Harry Potter would have on the world. Or that 2 years later that my mom would be the one dragging me to the HP movies and calling to asking which  scarf she should buy from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Harry Potter changed the way I read books. I realized that authors could do more than just tell stories they could create a world that readers could imagine and grow in. The Prisoner of Azkaban blew my mind with it's checkov's guns, twist ending and vivid writing, I felt like I was in the shreking shack.

Whenever I read a book, I always look for the hints and clues that authors put into thier work. I look beyond the plot and allow myself to as the character as more than just words on a page.

In reality I'm thankful for all books, they have a funny way of taking us out of the moment and putting us in fantastical places.


Honroable Mentions
The Babysitters Club
The Box Car Children









2 comments :

  1. Great story, Jess! Harry Potter certainly changed the world of reading for so many! Good luck in the contest!

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  2. "I realized that authors could do more than just tell stories they could create a world that readers could imagine and grow in." This is such a wonderful thing and so true. Books that formed part of my childhood and maturity have made me into the person that I am today.

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