Give Thanks for Good Books

Beth Revis (Author of Across the Universe and overall great person) is doing an amazing giveaway. I’m not going to lie, I’m dying to win (19 books!), but it also made me stop and think, what book Am I most thankful for?

I’ve been a reader all my life, since before I really understood the words and just imagined my own stories to go along with the illustrations. There are a lot of books that I can say with all honesty that I love. Adore even. Books that have touched me, made me think, or feel, or examine the world in a new way.But there is only one book that I’ve come back to year after year, since I was 10 years old, that still speaks to me just as much, maybe more, than it did back then.

 

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery was the first book that ever made me cry. It broke my little ten year old heart and I didn’t even really understand why until later.

It’s the first book that really made me understand that reading was more than just words strung together to tell stories. Books could make me feel, see and understand things in ways that I couldn’t before, The Little Prince showed me that. Books could make me believe in vain roses and broken-hearted boys and tamed foxes, and keep me believing for sixteen years and counting. Books could make me grieve and love; books could make me fly.

I still read  this book at least once a year, and I still find new things to believe each time. If I could speak to this book I would say thank you, thank you for showing a lost little girl the way to the stars and how to get home again if she needs to.

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If you want to enter the giveaway for the chance to win 19 books and swag, and share the book you’re most thankful for,  visit Beth Revis’ blog here.

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7 responses to this post.

  1. I love “The Little Prince”! I discovered it in my high school French class and have adored it ever since. Great choice and I agree about finding something different every time I re-read it. Have you ever read Sherrilyn Kenyon’s “Dance with the Devil”? “The Little Prince” is pretty significant for the main character which made me love him even more.

    Here’s my post: http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/thankful-for-american-girl.html

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  2. Posted by wacked on November 3, 2011 at 11:53 am

    so true. well said.

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  3. Beautiful post!

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  4. […] spent fourth and fifth grade in her class and learned to love reading, I found The Little Prince in her class and learned to love books for all the things that they were, magic and heartbreak and […]

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