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Name a book you love---and a feeling you associate with it. (Besides love for the book...)--Al
-- Al Schroeder (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 18, 2000
Last year I discovered "Tuesdays with Morrie," a book I'd been seeing in stores for quite some time and never got around to reading. I was so taken with the book that it became my gift to give to several friends that Christmas. Despite the fact that Morrie was obviously an inspiration as he taught people about dying with strength and dignity, I found that the book made me look at the world differently. It opened my eyes to the little things. It made me feel happy to have people I love in my life. It reminded me to make the most of every moment with those people, and to speak my love often. And it made me feel very peaceful, as if the worry about the hows and whys of life and concern about death had been lifted from my shoulders.
-- Bev Sykes (email@example.com), April 18, 2000.
"One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest." I relate to it, having been in a mental facility once. It probably has more meaning to me than people who haven't been, there done that. In its own way it was inspirational for me.
-- Denver doug (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 18, 2000.
CHARLOTTE'S WEB is a book that I still love. As a child I read it so many times that I had the first page memorized and would recite it at parties."Where's poppa going with the axe?" said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast.... I don't know why it was so special, the love Fern had for this pig and the magic of Charlotte. I spent alot of time at my grandmother's cottage and I was always respectful of spiders after reading that book. Plus, Fern was a loner with a curiosity for the world around her and I related to that. Now I'm reading it to my 4 and 5 year olds and it brings the magic full circle.
-- kim nelles (email@example.com), April 20, 2000.
For me it is a book called "Kiss of God", by Marshall Ball. Marshall is a brilliant 13 year old who although can not speak nor walk, has a gift for the word.
His book is simply one of the most beautiful collections of writings, poems, and letters that I have ever read. Getting to meet Marshall and his family is still one of my greatest experiences.
Thanks for asking!
Bob And If I Die Before I Wake...
-- Bob (and_if_I_die@hotmail.com), April 28, 2000.
To Kill A Mockingbird Freedom. Not in the way you would think, if you've read the book. I associate the taste, sense of open air and wonder about life. Like a rebirth everyday...something in that vein.
If you haven't read it, do it before you die. You'll love me (and you can write and say).
(am I responding too much? I feel that way tonight)
-- Roslyn Balding (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 29, 2000.