Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Books I’ve Recommended & Why

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man peering at statue of other man who is reading a newspaper.As I mentioned in an earlier response to a Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge, I’m hesitant to give or take book recommendations unless I’m sure that they’re actually tailored to the person who is receiving them.

That is, I think recommending a book is sort of like setting a friend or loved one up on a blind date. I wouldn’t tell them to go out for a cup of coffee with so-and-so just because both people are single, like the same genre of music, and have compatible sexual orientations. You need to dig deeper into what someone is looking for before telling them to read a certain book or date a specific person.

Due to that, this list will be short and sweet.

Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss.

Dr. Seuss was one of those children’s authors who knew how to talk to adults just as well as he did preschoolers.

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein.

No one is ever too old for lighthearted poetry.

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff.

I adored Winnie the Pooh’s stories when I was a kid. It made me really happy read an adult interpretation of his adventures.


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20 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Books I’ve Recommended & Why

  1. Oh my word, these are ALL favorites of mine. Have you read “The Te of Piglet”?

    My post is here:

  2. I’ve read all of those. Good recommendations. 🙂 Love ’em.

  3. Green Eggs and Ham I read to kids and grand kids. Shel Silberstein is a fantastic poet.

  4. I love it. And, of course, as someone who grew up reading Shel Silverstein’s lighthearted poetry, I was both surprised and amused to later discover that he was, y’know, a cartoonist for playboy and the author of a number of off-color songs (as well as some very popular ones).

  5. Thanks for stopping by earlier… and I so agree with you re: Seuss and Silverstein. However, I have not yet read the Benjamin Hoff book. Based on what I’ve read here, I think I should remedy that!

  6. Oh, I have at least 2/3 on that list. I’ve never been successful at tracking down the Shel Silverstein book. Its print runs seem to come & go so quickly!

  7. Echo Ishii

    Where the Sidewalk Ends is one of those books I read as a kid until I wore it out. I have a copy now and can’t wait until my daughter feels confident enough in English to enjoy it. (Japanese is her first language).

  8. I’ll have to look into Benjamin Hoff – that sounds fascinating.

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