Wednesday, June 22, 2011

19th Birthday Blogfest: The Favorite Book Challenge

Question of the Day: What is your favorite type of cake? Describe the perfect slice...include any toppings or fruit or flavors :) I want to hear about the yummiest, sweetest, most divine cakes you can imagine!!!


Yayyy I am officially 19 years old, as of 9:15am this morning! *does happy dance* I'll be pretty busy for the rest of the day but I had to post and share my happiness with you all. I don't quite feel 19 yet but I'm sure it will hit me soon at some point--probably right before I dig into the birthday cake that is anxiously waiting for me in the fridge. *nom, nom*

Speaking of cake, be sure to tell me what is your favorite kind of cake and what your ideal cake would be! Everyone loves a good cake fantasy. :) In my next post I'll share with you photos of my own cake as well as other visuals of my festivities! Also I'd like to take a moment to thank all of my family and friends for always being there for me and for making today so amazing already--and it's not even the afternoon yet!

Since I already hosted my 100-Followers Inanimation Blogfest not too long ago, I decided instead to participate in a blogfest myself! And just in time...

Today is the last day to participate in Teralyn Rose Pilgrim's Favorite Book Challenge Blogfest over at A Writer's Journey (click the previous link to see the other entries)! The idea is to choose my top five favorite books of all time (this is a challenge, indeed), and for each book write two lines on what it's about and why I like it so much. So here goes!

1) My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult--This is a novel about two sisters; one of them has leukemia and the other was conceived by her parents solely for the purpose of saving her sister throughout their lives by constantly donating granulocytes, bone marrow, and other cells that are crucial for survival. Reading this compelling novel made me aware that many families must struggle and go through difficult situations and I must remember to feel grateful for all the good things in my life.


2) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini--Amir is a Sunni Muslim who is living in Kabul as a child, and befriends Hassan, the son of his dad's Hazara servant. I loved this book because not only did I learn so much about the contemporary history of Afghanistan, but I was also engrossed into a story that is filled with prose that highlights the sins, the tragedies, the beauties and the truths about what natives of certain Middle Eastern countries go through.

3) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott--Follow along with Jo, Amy, Meg and Beth in this book filled with their stories of growing up in the midst of America's civil war, from small skits to marriages to school troubles to sisterly quarrels. Having a sister of my own, I know how strong the connection between sisters can be and easily relate to all of these March girls in some way or another; plus, Alcott's writing is amazing.


4) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling--In this third book in Rowling's epic series of the magical world, Harry Potter and his friends at Hogwarts hear about his godfather, Sirius Black, for the first time and find out if he really is a menace or if there's something else about Harry's tragic past that we have yet to discover. I'm not sure why I like this book the most, but it's probably because we learn more about Harry than just the sad story of his parents' death that we already know of, and Remus Lupin is AWESOME (seriously, I wish I had him for a high school teacher).


5) A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle--Ahh, it is hard to explain this book but I will try my best: a science fantasy novel, A Wrinkle In Time follows the Murray kids as they set out on an adventure to find their father and discover the truth about what happened to him when he went missing during his mission to learn about time travel. This book indirectly shows its readers what it means to be courageous, put your family first, and have hope in the face of dark times.

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20 comments:

Jo Bryant said...

Well firstly - Happy Birthday.
What an interesting book list you have. :) And a great blog.

Summer Ross said...

A fairy happy birthday to you!

AllMyPosts said...

Happy Birthday!!!


Is there a movie on My Sisters Keeper?? I have seen something similar !!! Sounds cool!!


with warm regards
Another Author

Lady Gwen said...

I've read 4 out of your 5 picks - great choices! And Happy Birthday!!

Jolene Perry said...

Prisoner of Azkaban is TOTALLY my favorite Potter book.
Also, LOVE the rest of your pics and HAPPEEE BIRTHDAY!

Nineteen was a good year for me ;D

Angeline said...

Not read any of those, but definitely some that I should

K.C. Woolf said...

Happy birthday! :-)

Great choices. I haven't read A Wrinkle in Time yet but I really want to now. :-)

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

"LITTLE WOMEN" is one of only a few novels I have not yet read but hope to before I move on to Greener Pastures.

My Brother, who loves "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" like I do, and who has also read "Little Women" tells me that the two stories have some positives in common and that I should be sure to read Alcott's book as well.

It's on my "To Do Someday" list.

And if you haven't read "A Tree Grows..." yet, perhaps you should. Any book about a young girl that two Old School guys like my Brother and me enjoy so much can't be too bad.

I hope you had a great birthday and "nommed" that cake to crumbs!

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Krispy said...

Kite Runner and A Wrinkle in Time are 2 books on my TBR list. Most of my friends read Wrinkle in Time for school, but my class didn't so I feel like I missed out!

PoA was my favorite HP book too! I have a huge literary crush on Professor Lupin, you don't even know. Haha. I think I like it best because I loved all the (relevant!) backstory, and it was just so tightly plotted.

Oh and happy (belated) birthday! Hope it was awesome yesterday. :D

Trisha said...

Cool list! Added a few to my TBR, the ones I hadn't already added or already read :)

HAPPY B'DAY!!!!!!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Little women should be on my list as well. I LOVE it! I love sisters (like most good Austen books). I might just have to read Sister's Keeper, though I heard it's sad.
Thanks for the list!

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Excellent picks, all of them! I esp love Little Women and Wrinkle in Time.

Cheryl said...

Finally catching up with the book fest! Great books, love Jodi Picoult but haven't read this one. Little Women - what a classic! As a birthday present I'm your latest follower! Hope you had a great day.

Arlee Bird said...

Happy Birthday! I've heard of all of your faves, but not read any of them. I should probably read "Wrinkle" since time travel is one of my favorite topics.

My list is spread over Monday and Wednesday, with a story about a favorite on my Friday post.

Tossing It Out

Stephen Tremp said...

I just picked up HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Just now getting around to reading the series and finding it amazing. After the books I'll rent the movies.

Jemi Fraser said...

Happy 19!! :)

GREAT book choices. I haven't read the first 2, but I have friends who adore them. I love the last 3!!

Becca. said...

Happy Birthday Lovely!

Hope you've had a good day. and believe it or not it's a headband not a belt! :)

thanks for the comment on my blog :)
XOXO, BECCA
http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

Lottie said...

my favourite one from all of them is definately harry potter!

Stephanie M said...

Great choices. Several of those are some of my favorite books, although the top slot is a fight between Prisoner of Azkaban and A Wrinkle in Time.

Wendy Luane Barber said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

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