What is your favorite book?

(Question from Kevin on Facebook, you too can ask me anything)

Everyone asks me that and I have to say that I think it is one of the most evil questions ever because I love books. How can I have a favorite/favourite? Maybe this is why I only have one kid…because I could never choose. 😉 Seriously, though, my fav book changes depending on what mood I’m in. It’s also changed over the years. I have a lot of authors I re-read (like Jane Austen or Piers Anthony or Terry Pratchett or Garth Nix or…I gotta stop now or we’ll be here forever) that have been favs forever and then others that I used to absolutely adore that I now am more picky about (R.A. Heinlein; I still enjoy a lot of his books but there are some like The Number of the Beast that I find really hard to appreciate now even though I loved it SO much when I was a teen. Seriously, I don’t know what I was thinking.) And then there’s Douglas Adams, who I adore, but haven’t actually read in some time (hmm, maybe I need to get on that).

But. Ok. I’ll pick one.

The Princess Bride. Because it’s both an awesome movie and a book (William Goldman wrote both the book and screenplay). There. Don’t tell the other books.