“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Friday, January 14, 2011

◦Day 04 – Your favorite book ever

For this one I have to go with The Lord of the Rings. I first read this when I was 11, and have re-read it every year since then. What I enjoy is the fact I still find something new each time, or see something in a new way.

I had ready fantasy and science fiction before then, along with other stuff. But this was the work that really opened these worlds to me, along with showing me the magic an author could create in his own universe. I can credit Professor Tolkein's work with a lifetime love of the genre, and an appreciation of the epic novel like no other.


suz said...

I read "...And Ladies of the Club" (Helen Hooven Santmyer) every year for nearly 20 years. I've read books that are more fun or interesting, but that one's a part of me.

Josh Kruschke said...

"The Mad Scientists Club and The Big Kerplop!" by Bertrand R. Brinley.

They're two books but I read them back to back and think of them together, and they started me on my life long love of reading. There's a third book but I didn't know about or read it till 2 years ago so it dosnt have as big a place in my heart.

MrGarabaldi said...

My favorite book along that same genre was " the Elfstones of Shannarra" by Terry Brooks.

Wandering Soul said...

"The Black Stallion" ...this was the first book I read as a kid and it has always been my favorite! :)

Unknown said...

Capt, I'm with you on this one. I first read Lord of the Rings when I was stuck at home with a bout of mono when I was 13.

To reveal my nerdiness, I will confess I also faithfully read it every year. Usually I begin on September 22nd ;-)