I usually end my days with a cup of tea and a good book. After what are usually days filled with a blend of good, bad and just plain chaotic, it’s always pacifying to look forward to my nights for that reason.

When we look back at our years in life, I bet you can think of a book that will instantly transport you back to a moment in time.
Take a walk down memory lane with me…

Do any of these look familiar to you?
What memories these bring just by looking at the cover of each book.

Now that I’m a mother, it’s heartwarming to see my children’s eyes light up as we read books together.
My wish for them is that they will continue on throughout the years with the same passion for the written word as they do now.

One of our favourites in the home, that is practically read every night is I’ll Love You Forever by Robert Munsch.

“I’ll love your forever. I’ll like you for always. As long as you’re living. My baby you’ll be.”

As the years progress and our literary appetites transition, one thing is for certain:
“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: Β this is the ideal life.”
~Mark Twain

What I’m Currently Reading/on my Reading List:
Fiction:

  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce *A CAC Fave!
  • The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  • The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Circle by Dave Eggers
Non-Fiction:
  • Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
  • Lean In: women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg *This is one of my FAVOURITES right now!

I’ve got tons and tons in my home; a bookcase in almost every room in the house brimming with all sorts of books.
There is just something about the feel and smell of a real book that can not be replaced. Do you agree?
What are you reading?

One of the brands that represent and carry some of the best reads of all time, has always been Random House of Canada.
To learn more about them and explore their wonderful collection, please visit http://www.randomhouse.ca.

Courtesy of Random House of Canada, Day 12’s winner will win a fantastic collection of personally selected favourites.

The books include:
1. Provence 1970 by Luke Barr
2. Perfect by Rachel Joyce
3. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
4. Longbourn by Jo Baker
5. The Butler Speaks by Charles MacPherson

To enter, leave a comment telling me What your favourite book is of all time and why below.

Open to Canadian Residents only.
Ends 12/12.

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68 comments on “12 Days of Giveaways: Day 12 with Random House of Canada”

  1. I’m not sure. I used to read all the time, but don’t have time for it anymore. There was this trilogy I read in high school about the desert, and a sand priestess that lived there. I don’t remember what it was called, but I used to love those books.

  2. Anne of Green Gables always brings me back to a more relaxed childhood time – I read it over and over again, whenever I’m stressed out.

  3. Jocelyn H said…

    It’s so hard to choose just one book! I love Away by Jane Urquhart. Absolutely beautiful language, and I learn something new every time I read it.

  4. Moon Palace, by Paul Auster. My favorite author of all times, and I must have re-read that book 5 or 6 times (yet). Love everything about it: the story, the characters, the way it all unfolds…

  5. That’s a tough one. That’s like asking the Cookie Monster, which is his favourite cookie. How to choose? Of ALL time? Mmm. I remember being most affected by “Nine Stories” by J.D. Salinger when I was younger. It was the book that prompted my desire to write. For that reason, however sentimental, I would choose that. But really…my favourite books change from year to year! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. My all-time favourite is “To Kill A Mockingbird” because of the tremendous writing. Also impressed by how it deals with complex issues through the eyes of a child. (Jan Dempsey)

  7. I don’t have a specific Title that I like but I am obsessed with Kathy Glass books because they are based on real life events and some of the most touching yet shocking stories of her life experiences and the people she has encountered along her journey of helping others.

  8. I don’t know about one fav of all time but I know the classic series/authors of when I was a kid that I still share with my kids today. they love Robert Munch, mercer mayer and Amelia Bedelia.

  9. My favourite book of all time is The Outsiders. I loved reading it in highschool and liked the movie. I re-read it every few years….. brings back some good memories of school days plus I still enjoy reading it to this day.
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  10. I have so many books that I read that I can;t even remember a favorite. I guess one of them would be The Hardy Boys Series or The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

  11. My favourite book of all time was a book I read in middle school called “The Ghost Next Door” by Wylly Folk St. John. I loved the story and read it many times. I lost that book and it is out of print. Have to search for it.

    Looking at those pics above I recall reading the Sweet Valley High series.

    Thanks.

  12. Favourite book of all time is Calling Me Home because it tells a beautiful love story about a young couple that must fight the societal racism that threatens to break them apart and it pulls you in and is heartfelt and wonderful.

    Bonnie

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