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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger

Believe it or not, there was a time when WBiT? did not exist! I'm a lifelong reader and have been squirreling books away to enjoy for as long as I can remember, and not all of my perennial favorites have made their way on to the blog.  Here's a chance to spotlight some old favorites though! Leave a link to your list in the comments- I'd love to see what books have stood the test of time for you!

Top Ten Favorite Books I Read Before I Was a Blogger

1. Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates by Tom Robbins- My favorite book of. all. time. I love the crazy language and the chaotic yet hilarious story.  I love everything Tom Robbins writes but this is far and away my favorite of the bunch.

2. Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore- Again, I love everything Christopher Moore writes but this was the first book of his that I picked up and so it has a special place in my heart.  Cargo cults, fruit bats, shenanigans- I love it!

3. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams- I picked the cover of the omnibus for this line on the list because once you pop, the fun don't stop.  And yes, I always know where my towel is.

4. Harry Potter
- The whole series is like one giant book in my mind so it gets one line on the list.  You know a book is awesome when you're up until the small hours reading because you have to hand the book off to the next family member first thing in the morning (true story.)

5. The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers- All of his books are awesome and illustrated and adventurous and great- I think I need to do a week featuring his books here on the blog.  Maybe call it More Moers.  Zing!

6. A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole- My love affair with PNR and urban fantasy was in full swing by the time I started blogging and I was blowing up the request form for interlibrary loan on a regular basis.  Many of the series I started reading back then have become auto-buy favorites.  IAD is certainly one of them.

7. Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh- Another one of my favorite series that has its roots in my pre-blogging days.  I would follow this series to the ends of the earth. Sigh.

8. Hercules and Other Legends of Gods and Heroes by Donald Richardson- I have had this book since middle school.  It has been lost, found, left out in the rain, dried out, you name it.  I still have, and I still love it.

9. The Rabbit Factory
by Marshall Karp- I've reviewed this book nine ways to Sunday as well as the rest of the Lomax and Biggs series and it will never, ever get old. Ever.

10. If Angels Burn by Lynn Viehl- This was another series I glommed during my PNR awakening a few year ago and I'm stoked to see that there are tons of other related books released now to feed my love of these characters.  This is one of those series that you can read again and again and enjoy each time, so I saved it for a rainy day.  Maybe that day needs to get here.

What about you? What books have stood the test of time and stayed true even after the blogging bug bit?
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