Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Melanie, and Lanny
for hosting this meeting place each day in March
and for nurturing our writing lives.
A favorite book
I love how someone else snuck in three titles to the party. I'm bringing four titles! I returned yesterday from our yearly book club retreat. They only picked one of the titles I presented (and that's okay). So yesterday when I woke up early feeling too under the weather to join the early risers for a walk, I seated myself in Debora's beautiful living room with a view of the meadow and cracked open Britt Marie Was Here: A Novel by Frederik Backman. I'm already in love with this book. I remember the character Britt Marie from Backman's earlier book. I'm bringing my current favorite nonfiction title, Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence. I can't resist introducing my friends to my new favorite middle grade novel-in-verse, Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green. Finally, I'm bringing my new favorite picture book, Dear Girl, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and her daughter, Paris Rosenthal. I asked my friend, Mallory, to open the wrapped copy I recently bought for her girls. I insisted that everyone at the retreat read it. I like to think that I hand sold a few copies! Get ready, Island Books, for some requests for this title.
A favorite person
That would have to be my friend, Denise, from Houston. I haven't seen her in ages, but she's the life of a party! She hasn't even returned my recent phone call, but I'm sure she won't be able to resist a party where she can meet my blogging friends.
A favorite food or beverage
I'm bringing Chocolate Bliss Cookies, my new favorite cookie. And of course, I'll bring milk because a good cookie is always accompanied by a cold glass of milk.
A favorite song
When I wrote an earlier post about the hymns my mother sang, I left one out. So I'll bring Kim Hopper's You Tube video of
"Love Lifted Me" for an old-fashioned sing along.
Bookmarks for everyone! I love bookmarks and will bring a varied selection so that each attendee can go home with a bookmark.