Fill In the Blank Friday: Books

You think I already did one of these today, don’t you? Well, I did, but that was Friday Fill-Ins. This is another meme I came across at The Little Things We Do. I love memes, I love books, it’s all good!

1. My favorite book growing up was the Little House on the Prairie series. Donnie actually bought me a set for Christmas one year because they are like a comfort-read for me. Zach’s been reading them and enjoying them, too, which kind of surprised me. Then again, it shouldn’t–it just proves the universal reach of great literature!

2. The funniest book I’ve ever read was probably The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Aged 37 3/4ths. It is rare that I laugh out loud when reading a book, but this one still has the power to make me laugh when rereading it,  even though I know what’s going to happen next!

3. The one book that has truly changed my life is  the Bible.

4. If you’re looking for a real “tear jerker” you should probably read Operation Homecoming. I know that sounds like a shameless plug, since I authored one of the passages in the book, but I have never, ever cried while reading a book like I did with this one. The story written by the mother whose son dies and she’s remembering him when he was little—OH my gosh, I literally cried all my makeup off, went through a box of Kleenex, just sobbed as I read it. If you haven’t read this book yet, I can’t recommend it highly enough.

5. If I could meet any author living or dead I would want to meet Adrian Plass. I did get to meet him briefly at a Christian publishers’ conference years ago, when I approached him after his talk and asked him to sign a book for me. But I love his writing so much, I’d just love to pick his brain and learn his secret for making his readers laugh out loud one minute, and well up with tears the next. And he just seems like a really fun person to know.

6. The next book on my “to read” list is…I can’t name just one. There are so many books I want to read.

7. If I was snowed into remote cabin in the woods and could only choose three books to bring with me I’d bring one of the Little House books, The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, and something by Max Lucado.