A bookworm’s lament (#bookwormproblems)

Book bloggers read a LOT of books. That stands to reason.  There is one question that is asked of book bloggers that is very difficult to answer.

“What is your favorite book?”

Some people say it is like trying to pick a favorite child, they just can’t do it. Others list many titles, unable to settle on just one.

When asked that question myself, I find it easier if I rephrase it in my mind: “What book have I read, that I would like to read again for the first time?”  The reading pleasure was such that I would like to experience it all over again.

While perusing Pinterest this morning I came across a graphic that perfectly addresses this issue.  The artwork is by Toronto based illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi.  I loved it so much, I just had to share it…

Debbie Ridpath Ohi is the author and illustrator of Where Are My Books? and Sam & Eva (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers). Her illustrations also appear in books by Michael Ian Black, Judy Blume, Rob Sanders, Lauren McLaughlin and Aaron Reynolds. For more info about Debbie and upcoming projects, see DebbieOhi.com. You can find Debbie on Twitter at @inkyelbows and on Instagram at @inkygirl.

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About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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19 Responses to A bookworm’s lament (#bookwormproblems)

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  2. Pragya says:

    You nailed it. Can’t choose one!

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  3. Lorilin says:

    I love that Neil Gaiman quote. He got it exactly right. 😆

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  4. haha I really relate to that comic strip! 😉

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  5. Miss A says:

    I don’t even remember the last book I read and I miss it so much. Been busy with baby but the last few days I found myself standing staring at my book shelves and trying to choose something to start reading. I’m getting there again !

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  6. bibliobeth says:

    Great post! Thank you so much for making me smile today! 😁

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  7. Haha lovely graphic story, and so very true!

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  8. FictionFan says:

    My sister has always said that her ambition is to be hit on the head and get amnesia so she can read Lord of the Rings again for the first time. (I’m not sure she really means it though, since she never accepts when I offer to do the hitting… 😉 )

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  9. Rosie Amber says:

    I can never answer that question with just one book.

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  10. HyperchildChillmom says:

    SOOOO True.
    Man I felt that way when I read Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes. Actually a lot of his books I feel the same way. But when I go back and read them after not reading them for a long time, I enjoy them again. I want to reread The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon again, but I am putting it off because I know how much I enjoyed it the first time!

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  11. That’s a great cartoon. 🙂

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  12. What a great cartoon!

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  13. I know exactly what you mean and I love that cartoon. 🙂

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  14. Cathy says:

    Love it! That’s absolutely how it goes 😂

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  15. Charlotte says:

    I’ve always found “what’s your favourite book?” to be a very difficult question. Glad I’m not the only one and that Neil Gaiman agrees!

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