Friday, June 10, 2016

Follow Friday - The Second Syrian War Started in 259 B.C.

It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and a single Follow Friday Featured Blogger each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the Featured Blogger of the week - All the Doodles 'n Scribbles.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: What is your ALL TIME favorite book?

This is a tough question, because narrowing the choice down to just one book is almost impossible because there are so many excellent books that I have read. I could pick Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, or Delany's Nova, or Miller's Canticle for Liebowitz, or Lem's Cyberiad, or any number of other books that were simply brilliant and have stuck with me through the years.

But if I have to pick one book as the best I have read, and which I have gone back to more than any other, it will have to be the first book by Le Guin that I ever read: A Wizard of Earthsea. Although the book is only the first in the Earthsea series, which builds upon it and makes the characters and the world they live in even more compelling, the book stands by itself as quite simply the best story that I have ever read of a person coming of age and grappling with what kind of person they want to be. This is the book that introduced me to Le Guin's writing and started my love affair with her work, and for that and for the fact that it is a magnificent story, I will call this my favorite book.

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