The Booker Award



The Booker Award

I really do love this award because I love books, as I’m sure most of you do. They are everywhere in my home and have been my escape from reality since I learned to read. I’ve moved across the US more than once and I’m sure I could have paid for the moving van with the money saved had I not packed every book. But I could never part with them.

Do you know how some people like to look in other people’s bathroom cabinets when they visit. That never really held much appeal to me. I like to look at their bookshelves. This award saves me the trip times nine not to mention the restraining orders. So here we go…

1. Nominate other blogs, as many as you want but 5-10 is always a good suggestion. Don’t forget to let your recipients know. See below.

2. Post the Booker Award picture. Done

3. Share your top 5 books of all time

1.  My first favorite book was definitely A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle along with The Velvet Room by    Zilpha Snyder

2. All time favorite book is Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

3. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

4. Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman

5.  Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Thank you to Jenn from Her blog is original, inspiring and informative and the photography that goes along with it is a winner, which is why you should vote for her photo of Patagonia on Bucket List Publications Travel Photo of the Year Contest! Just saying….

Okay, so Jenn has already listed quite a few of my favorite blogs and I’ll look forward to seeing what they consider their favorite books. I am really curious to see what these incredibly interesting people read. Come on, let’s hear it. Don’t make me look on your bookshelves!

Life with the Top Down:

David Kanigan:

Kyle Mew:

Momentum of Joy:

Lucky Leo :

Rendezvous with Renee:


Life in the Boomer  Lane

And last but not least Help Me Rhonda: who must also write seven things about herself because we all just want more! If you weren’t so damn funny I’d leave you alone.  Well, maybe not : )

Happy Reading!

About Magnolia Beginnings

Just when you think you have it all down it changes again or... “Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself, it is infinitely beyond your or my obtuse theories about it.” ― Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

33 responses »

  1. You!~ You’ll see…I actually do read and I should make you wait to spy on my bookshelves. There are TONS. But seeing as you were so darn cute about it, I’ll think about it. And because I have an additional requirement…I will ABSOLUTELY think about it. LOL
    Thanks (for nothing)…I’ll let ya know when it’s done!

  2. Great list!!! I have read 1, 4 and 5 but have to check out 2 and 3…they sound really worth a read!! Thanks for the tip and for participating. You’re the best!! You and Hugh were the fastest out of the gate on this one – I love that!!

  3. Congrats and thank you for the nomination. Very Kind. As to your list: #2 is certainly deserving. #4, hmmmmmm – wouldn’t make my top 1000. (Sorry) I need to check out Wrinkle in Time (with that unqualified endorsement).

  4. I can’t believe you said A Wrinkle in Time. I always always always loved that book. I actually tried to read it to my kids the other day, but I couldn’t get them to stay parked. Alas I guess I am stuck with Clifford books a bit longer! I can’t wait to read the others!

  5. I got this award to Maureen and I have A Wrinkle In Time as one of my favs of all time too! I think I read that book a dozen times…This is a hard award to respond to – I have an awful lot of favorite books..

    • I know, I keep thinking of other books I should have put on my list. It’s definitley a great insight in to people. I’m so not surprised that Rhonda spent years scaring the crap out of herself with Stephen King…me too!
      Loved Wrinkle in Time. I rememeber starting it all over again when I finished it : )

      • Me too!! I just loved that book…and one that I don’t even think is in circulation anymore – “The Trouble With Jenny’s Ear”…
        I can’t read Steven King – I’m too easy to scare..really..:–)

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