Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Birthday Countdown: Day Eight

Bethany asked: "Besides the obvious, (God's word)
what is your favorite book?"

What a completely impossible question!!!!!! How could anyone ever choose one book?!!! I have so many favorites! Anne of Green Gables (entire series), Little Women, many writers who I enjoy like Karen Kingsbury and Beth Moore.

But, looking back I remember stating immediately after reading one particular series that it was my favorite one of all time. I really enjoyed the love story (of course) that was combined with really rich historical writing and interesting plots in each book. It is the "Dr. Cheney Duvall" series by Lynn Morris. (click on the link for a list of all the books on Amazon.)

It slightly reminds me of "Dr. Quinn: Medicine Women" if you are familiar with that, but with a much more interesting series of stories since she doesn't just stay in one town. I learned a lot of history while reading this series while enjoying the ongoing romance and struggle of the leading lady trying to make her way as a doctor in a man's profession. Read it. It is great.

Thanks for the impossible question, Bethany! ha!

Tomorrow I will answer the question from "Sullins Spot:" When was a time in your life that you felt like the world was crumbling around you and God showed himself in an incredible way?


Karen said...

I would have a hard time answering this question, too. Never heard of the one you chose....I will have to check it out.

heathcliff said...

A girl I work with saw me reading 'War And Peace' in the break room and we discussed our mutual admiration for Tolstoy. She told me her favorite book was 'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho. I've read it and it is a solid choice as all-time favorite. She asked me what my favorite book was. I told her I would think about it and get back to her. I didn't want to admit that my favorite books are nerdy fantasy/sci-fi and Lewis Carroll books for children. I went with 'The Fountainhead' by Ayn Rand.

I have favorite authors but I have trouble narrowing down a single book as my favorite.

You should do a top ten favorite books list some time.

Carrie said...

YOU should start a blog and a top ten list of your own. I think that movies, music, and books are impossible to be narrowed to favorites because of the variety of genres available in each.

Andy's Bethy said...

I had to give you that question, because I am pretty sure I could never answer it. It was more of a trick question... I do love that series that you picked. In fact, I think I will have to re-read it this six month deployment. Thanks for the reminder of it!
My favorite changes with my mood, but I am extremely fond of the "Mark of the Lion" series by Francine Rivers. I am going to talk you into those eventually!