All that I am, all that I ever was…

I am more than my mental health. I am more than my homelessness. I am more than any one aspect of me. I am Addy. And this is…

Books have helped me



Books have been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. In fact, my earliest memory is of walking to the library all on my lonesome when I was but a wee young thing, so when I saw this post on Pride in Madness I knew I would have to join in.

RULES: In your status update, list 10 books/stories that have had an impact on your life. Don’t take too long on this list – just a few minutes. These don’t have to be acclaimed works or your all-time favourites, just ones that mean something to you personally. Then tag 5 or more of your friends, including me so I can see your list.

01. Quest for a Kelpie (Frances Hendry)
02. Thirteen Reasons Why (Jay Asher)
03. The Hotel New Hampshire (John Irving)
04. Northern Lights: A Poet’s Sources (George Mackay Brown)
05. Memory and Dream (Charles de Lint)
06. Thongs (Alexander Trocchi)
07. Matilda (Roald Dahl)
08. Still Life With Woodpecker (Tom Robbins)
09. The Famous Five (Enid Blyton)
10. The Crow Road (Iain Banks)

I won’t tag people as the rules suggest, instead I shall leave it up to you to decide whether you’d like to join in! :)

You may also enjoy:
  • My Life in Books, in which I choose one book for each year of my life that means something special to me

4 thoughts on “Books have helped me

  1. yes =) Matilda is awesome


  2. I have put my list on Facebook and asked others to take part but I couldn’t get it below 12 books I just didn’t know which two to take out.
    Hope your hand heals soon


  3. Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint was a good one for me. I like all of his stuff, but that one is special for me.


  4. Reblogged this on Raspberry Reader and commented:
    My 10 book sin no particular order are:
    1: Illusions by Richard Bach
    2: Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
    3. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
    4. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    5. Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint
    6. Poemcrazy by Susan G. Woolridge
    7. Scrambled Eggs and Whiskey by Hayden Carruth
    8. The Essential Haiku by Robert Hass
    9. The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs
    10. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak


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