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A Valentine’s Gift: Put Your HEART Into Books

What would Valentine’s Day be like without a good book to curl up with? And with the talk of books being one My BFF, Alli.of the items (possibly) on the economic chopping block, let’s show them!!!

My best friend, Allison Barksdale, came up with the idea for this post. And because it is Valentine’s Day – and I love her so much – I thought…what a great way to keep the love growing – through books.
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery       Little Me and the Great Me: Book One the Seven Secrets by Lou Austin     Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Here was the original message from Allison.

Hey Amy,

Here are 3 books that made an impact on my life when I was a little girl. Since I know what a great educator you are, maybe we can keep this going and have adults add what books meant a lot to them, to the list. 
I then went out and asked my Twitter and Facebook friends to join-in on the Love for Books.

My Twitter Friends’ Faves:  

@DSloanandco‘s: sent me her 3 favorite books first and a tweet about KidsVDay: abowllan #KidsVDay is 171 authors at 41 New Eng bkstores 10-12 noon 2day! 

 The History of Love by Nicole Krauss The World According To Garp by John Irving  Empire Falls by Richard Russo

@turrean‘s 3 favorites came next….

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander     A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle  Rotten Island by William Steig

@coolcatteacher was third to respond with her triple picks:

The Bible  How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie    Everyday Greatness by Stephen Covey

 I was able to post @librarygrl‘s favorites after I took a nap. zzz

The Giant's House by Elizabeth McCracken   Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson   The World According to Garp by John Irving

@hmccormack sent these three for the V-Day book lovefest.

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton   The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger    The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

More to come. This is how I am celebrating my Valentine’s Day. Smooches for each of you!

A side note…
(I couldn’t ask the president what his favorite books are, but Katie Couric did in an interview. Obama’s favorite books)