Tuesday, November 21, 2006

What makes a book your favorite?

Sarah Burnett, blogging at the Guardian, asks:
what ... reasons make people treasure a particular book.... The number of different reasons given seems to illustrate the potency of books. They said they were besotted with a particular character (usually, Mr Darcy). That a book's characters had become part of their life. That a book engrossed them so much, it recreated the thrill of childhood reading. That a book had changed the way they felt about themselves, or the world. That they could re-read a book many times and always find something new in it.

But more than anything else, it comes down to [click here for the answer].

--Marshal Zeringue