books that influenced me early
Bambi. I brought this book home from the school library and tried to copy it by hand. I didn’t get very far.
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne. The picture of Eeyore’s missing tail scared me.
The Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I wanted to be Laura.
Little Women by Louisa Mae Alcott. I wanted to be Jo.
The Nun’s Story by Kathryn Hulme. I wanted to be a nun. Or a missionary nurse in Africa. Or both.
books that influenced me later
As Silver Refined by Kay Arthur
God in the Yard by L.L. Barkat
@stickyJesus by Tami Heim and Toni Birdsong
currently immersed in
on my nightstand
at the top of the pile
“How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.” ~Henry David Thoreau