Have you ever loved a book so much you think about it long after you’ve finished it? That you have read, re-read and re-re-read until the cover falls off and pages start to flutter out of it when you open it?
What makes a great book? What makes a special book?
What is YOUR desert island book?
The children’s book from my own childhood that has stayed with me long after I read the last page is Children of Green Knowe by LM Boston. I loved the world it created: a world very different from mine growing up in the Australian country.
When I was a bit older (okay a LOT) older and buying books for my own children my favourite was the wonderful wonderful Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. I loved the way he played with language and words and made jokes and puns about English.
The book I have most enjoyed reading recently has been a toss up between Keeper by Mal Peet (yes, 5/6 I DID cry at the end) and Andrew McGahan’s The Ship Kings.
But what would I take on that desert island now? Ask me, I’ll tell you.
What about YOU? Leave me a reply. I’d love to know.