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Cornerstone Ruminations: Favorite Book Day

Favorite Book Day

Books play a significant role in our lives. Whether you are a child or an adult, books can transport you to a new place where adventure and imagination flourish. Books can also help us learn, feel emotion, and seek a new perspective. From the basic things we learn as toddlers when our parents read books to us before bed, to the information we learn in college that is eventually going to end up shaping our careers and livelihood later in life, most of our learning is done from books. Read below to see what the Cornerstone Team has to say about their favorite book!

Don – My favorite book is Blind Your Ponies. This book was written by Stanley Gordon West. The setting of this book is a very small town in Montana and the lives of a grown man and five young men. Even though much of the book is centered on the boy’s high school basketball team that hasn’t won a game in many years, it is more of a wonderful human-interest story. The characters in this book are so real and remind me of my life as a young boy growing up in a small Montana town.

Hailey – My favorite book is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. This book takes place in a marsh in North Carolina and being from a different state, I love learning about places that are different from where I grew up and live. I also really like how the author leaves the ending open to interpretation.

Dee – My favorite book is in fact a children’s book called The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  This is my favorite book because when I was younger my grandmother would sit and read me this book.  After learning that Caterpillars turned into butterflies, I was eager as a kid to see if it really worked.  Needless to say, my very first “Pet/Insect” was a caterpillar.  This book is important to me because it represented a time of learning that my grandmother provided.  It also was a time that I discovered that butterflies were my absolute favorite thing, and still are.   I wanted to have butterflies everything, and always tried to catch them, as I admire their beautiful colors.  This is where my love for colorful things stemmed from.  As I got older I made it a point to pass that book down to my daughter and give her the same experience I had.  She now also loves butterflies and has butterflies all over her room.  For me, some books are read and liked, but some books you often LOVE are the ones that have precious memories attached to them.

Leslie – My favorite book is written by Shel Silverstein, and it is titled The Giving Tree. The book is simply written, it is a short easy read, yet it teaches us so much about “giving” to another and to be careful that you don’t give so much away that you don’t have anything left for yourself. A good lesson in what a good partnership should be – give and take, allowing each party to grow, learn and prosper.

Brittany – My favorite book is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This book has been my favorite since my dad gave me a copy of his from when he was in high school when I was 12. It changed my view on reading and made me desire to read more thought-provoking books! A combination of nostalgia as well as general interest in life in the 20s and exploring that grandeur lifestyle through a book.