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Playing Favourites with books

Playing Favourites with books
Playing favourites...with books...
 
 
A form I was filling out the other day asked me to list out my three favourite books.
I don’t know about you, but I seem to have a different answer every time someone asks me this question!!
I am sure it is because is difficult to choose just one book or even 10!!
 
 
But since this was a required field, I proceeded to mention:
1. The meaning of life
2. When breath becomes air
3. Being mortal
 
 
The choice of the books, and how I bundled them into the set of 3 seemed interesting.
On another day, in another frame of mind , maybe I would have chosen a different set of 3?
So, just to indulge my thoughts, I wrote out another set of 3:
1. The little prince
2. Pippi longstocking
3. The old man and the sea
 
 
This was getting interesting! So I continued....
1. Siddhartha
2. One hundred years of solitude
3. To kill a mockingbird
 
 
And another set:
1. 1984
2. Farenheit 451
3. Brave New world
 
 
I guess my favourites , change according to what I feel I need to read, or what I feel I need to run away from!!
 
Does favourite mean a book that was deep and heavy but an enriching , literary classic ?
A book that touched me with it’s profound simplicity?
Or is a book that I keep going back to?
I think it’s all of these, and whatever else I want it to be!!
What do you think?
 
 
Does your favourite keep changing too?

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