Thursday, May 24, 2012

Today I Read About Monet.

Claude Monet, to be exact.

I remember studying about Monet when I was 7 or 8.  I liked all the water lily painting best, of course.  Though, anything he painted featuring a woman in a poofy dress caught my attention too.

The book I read about Monet today was a children's book.  Ash thought it was an interesting read at first but quickly became bored.  I wasn't surprised.  She's a bit young to be impressed by the works of any artist except her own.

Anyways, my point of this post is to ask you a couple of book related questions.  I'm always going on about me, me, me, but today I'm curious to know more about you!

(ash has always adored books.  she was about a year and a half when this picture was taken.)

First off, which book(s) left an impression on you when you were a child?

Secondly, what is your current favorite book?

I love books (and have posted as much before), but I can't even remember the last book I read.  It's time to pick up a good read again, so your thoughts will be very appreciated and I will be sharing your childhood books with my kids too, of course. 

Thank you for sharing, in advance!  ;)


My Journey With Candida said...

Oh wow!! You ask what books impressed me as a child... When I was young, my parents didn't buy us books. I probably had no idea what a book was until I went to school.

I do love to read when I have time, but I mostly just read mysteries. I have never really had any favorite book.

Have a great DAY!!

alissa apel said...

My favorite book when I was little is no longer sold. It would be considered vintage - published in 1978 - called Bemblemen's Bakery. If I remember rt. it's about a guy that made dough and forgot about it. Dough started to take over his bakery. A more modern day ver. of a similar story would be Cloudy with the Chance of Meatballs. I also liked nursery rhymes. We had an old book with lots of those in it. NC Whyth and Jessie Willcox-Smith illustrated some of those. I teach about them in my illustration class.

My boys like the David books by David Shannon. They also like the Skippy Jon-Jones series. It's a hard read, but super funny! They also like Tootle and Poky Little Puppy, which are classics.

My list could go on...

Faith said...

I loved Corduroy, Curious George, The Little Red Hen, Little Red Riding Hood, Madeline, The Three Bears and The Wheels on the Bus. There are a million more but these are the ones to come to mind!

Right now I really loved the Hunger Games trilogy. It was a fun and quick read.

KBoo said...

The Book of Mormon has been the most influencial book for me, as a child, and an adult. If we're not counting scripture, then The Dark is Rising was hands down the most influence book as a child. LOVED it, obsessed over it, had the biggest crush on the Dark Rider, and read the book over ten times.
As a teen, Lord of the Rings were my favorite books for sure, and they've shaped my entire life, for better or for worse.
As of right now, I don't really have a book that is uber influential, but I love, love LOVE Jane Eyre. Super awesome, and proves you can write a super charged romance book without getting trashy. :) Love that.

Amy said...

Books that left an impression on me when I was a kid.... hm. Well, I wasn't a big fan of reading when I was little. It's terrible, I know. I think, especially during my older elementary/junior high years, it was because they forced the wrong books on me. Couldn't get through some of those old "classics" to save my life.
If Harry Potter had come around when I was 10, I think I'd have adored reading.
I mostly remember the books that were read to me in class. Some of them were The Boxcar Children, Skinnybones, and the Book of Three to name a few.

Right now I'm reading Pumpkin Roll by Josie Kilpack. It is SO good so far and super creepy!

Rachel said...

I had a few favorite books when I was little. The first is The Cat Who Wore a Pot on Her Head by Jan Slepian. It is a really silly book and I thought it was the funniest thing in the world. My other favorite was The Story of May by Mordicai Gerstein. Its a gorgeous book about the months of the year.

My little boys really like the Sandra Boynton books and a book called Be Quiet, Mike by Leslie Patricelli.

Anyway, I have been reading a lot lately and have a few suggestions! I HIGHLY recommend Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson. It is the first and only book I have read two times in a row.

I also recommend Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn. It was a very fun read and I was sad when it ended!

mun said...

1. The Magic Faraway Tree series by Enid Blyton. When I was reading it, I felt like I've been to all those magical land.

2. My current favorite book - The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Recently I read this book again and it really made me count my blessings for my problems are nothing compared to those faced by people during the Great Depression.

Anonymous said...

I use to love the Three Billy Goats Gruff, and my kids love it too.
I also liked reading the I Can Read Books, and Adonis likes them too.
Here's a blog post I did on my childhood books last year.

I don't have any current favorite books now, but the last books that I read that I liked were the hunger game series. And I liked the Color Purple too but I haven't read that book in years.