Over the last few weeks, I’ve been trying something different and have an informal poll where you could interact and share your ideas via the comments section of the blog. I thought it would get a few responses, but I was blown away at the level of participation for the first poll – over 1,100 comments, and it has been the most viewed page (of all the pages) of the blog, ever.
If you are reading this post on your e-Ink Kindle or received the post via email, you can always see this week’s poll question if you click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-4b7 into your web browser.
So, here’s this week’s informal poll question: “What book had the largest impact on you as a child?” Let us know in the comments section just below this post and give us some commentary / details behind your answer as you see fit!
I’ll start it off: I’m not sure.
I could say it could be anything by Louis L’Amour. I read my first Louis L’Amour book when I was in 5th grade (Tucker), and I promptly devoured each one I could get my hands on from the used bookstore in my hometown. After I had read all of those, I would eagerly wait for a new release. I learned a lot from him or had life lessons reinforced: how to treat other people, always shake your shoes out before you put them on, a man’s word is his bond, and a lot of American history. I still think of random things I learned in his books in my daily life.
I could also say it could be the Black Stallion series by Walter Farley: I loved those books, and I remember in elementary school writing him a letter and receiving an autographed picture of Mr. Farley astride a horse. I think of those books quite a bit, also,
What about you? Please answer away in the comments section below this post on the blog’s website. If you are reading this post on your e-Ink Kindle or received the post via email, you can always see this week’s poll question if you click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-43g into your web browser.
Have a great rest of your weekend!