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Pride and The Brown Bear: share your favourite book to WIN a Kobo eReader!

The one book I personally could never live without would be, Jane Austen’s, “Pride and Prejudice.” I think it is the only book I have read over and over until the pages are worn thin from my smeared chocolate stains, massive red wine collection and acidic tear stains of emotion. The story STILL holds true to this day with relationships, love and well…. Pride of human nature.

The only other book in reference to the kidlets in which I will keep their copy because of the wear and tear on it’s soul and because it reminds me of their sweet, sweet babyhood, would be, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”. Mainly because it has been a book my girls loved but most of all, it was a book my son absolutely loved. At such an early age he would bubble with glee when the brown bear would appear on the page. The bear and it’s story only reminds me of good times with my family.

So, pray tell, what would be your absolute favorite book you would have for ALL TIME if you could save it from a fire, natural disaster or your haphazard hoarding mind?

Please share……

 

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And because we’re in a giving mood, We’d love to give one lucky winner BOTH a brand-new Kobo eReader AND a $50 Chapters/Indigo gift card simply for telling us what your absolute favorite book is!!!

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  • LG78

    a tattered old Mother Goose book that I am now reading to my grandson – happy times!

  • jade zorn

    i love the book by robert munch ill love you forever it may be a kids book but it has a very important point that no matter what happens in life your mommy will always be there and will always love you no matter what

  • LaurieMom

    My favourite book is A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry.

  • Melissa W.

    My favourite book is Crow lake by Mary Lawson.

  • verna58

    My favourite book is “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. This story never gets old and today we need this more than ever.

  • Darci L Paice-Bailey

    I love the outlander by Diana Gabaldon..have to reread it again…it is a wonderful book!

  • kim

    I love reading good night moon it is my fav kids book and my kids hav both loved it as well

  • mmarriott

    The book I’d save is the novel my 11-year-old daughter is in the process of writing! All the others I could probably replace one way or another (at Chapters or other bookstores). She almost lost it before when her computer crashed, but we managed to retrieve back-up files for most of it. Now she is careful to back-up her work, and prints it out whenever she’s made lots of changes. So I guess we’d have to grab her laptop if the house caught fire!

  • NFawcett

    Wow..only one book…while my reading tends to reflct my mood.. the one book that I’ve read the most (every couple of years) is The Hobbit… everytime you reread it, you find something new and the adventure never grows old…

  • Neil Anderson

    “Who Has Seen the Wind” by WO Mitchel, purely Canadian

  • Dian Anderson

    Peter Pan, but my kids are sooo tired of it

  • lilolme105

    may favorite book has to be the classic the Lord of the Rings series.

  • cinweb

    My favorite book ever that I could read over and over is The Highlander by Diana Gabaldon. It was a genre I had never read before when I picked it up 10 years ago and I was instantly converted. Total escapism with a passionate and gripping story line that leaves you wanting more.

  • SH

    My Sister’s Keeper

  • MelissaD

    My favourite book is To kill a mockingbird

  • Charlene Vidal
  • prairiebelle
  • prairiebelle

    All time favorite would be Little House on the Prairie. It is classic

  • Charlene Vidal

    Nicholas Sparks – The Notebook

  • Patty B

    The Grinch Who Stole Christmas – my all time favourite

  • jj

    I spend lots of time reading children’s books these days. Our favorite is Don’t Let The Pidgeon Drive the Bus! and Don’t Let the Pidgeon Stay Up Late!. Mo Williams is a fabulous, prolific writer with a sense of humour that makes his books entertaining for adults and children alike.
    As for me, my favorite is Barney’s Version by Mordecai Richler. This is a wonderful engaging read and I can pick this book up and read it again and again.

  • Anne Weir

    Black Like Me

  • janice

    I love Gaurdains of Ga’Hoole series.

  • nancerelli

    This is a tough question! Gone With the Wind is a contender, but I think I’d have to say that The Lord of the Rings is my all-time favourite. It has so much action and adventure, and it keeps me company for a long, long time because it is such a large book! lol! I did love Gone with the Wind, but it was hard to read the second half of the novel through my tears.

  • kcrmb

    My favourite book is Anne of Green Gables – a classic Canadian!

  • hlarnould

    My all time favourite book would be I’ll Love You Forever, I’ll Love You for Always”.
    It brings back such memories and as I age and my parents age, it because even more important to me.

  • Nicole Lambert

    My favourite book is Animalia by Graeme Base. The art work is astonishing. This book enticed my own kids to love books, and I’ve seen it captivate so many others. I love it so much that have given away countless copies, and I keep a spare copy (or two) in the house for the next opportunity to share it!

  • MrDisco
  • MrDisco

    My favourite book is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • Emily

    The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf is tied with The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Both have a somewhat sad but inspiring meaning.

  • Jennifer L.

    I loved “Eat Pray Love”.

  • judcon

    To Kill a Mockingbird is an adult book I read again and again and the children’s book that I and my kids and grandkids love is The Littlest Angel. I can barely get through this book without tears.

  • kellyburk3

    Eat Pray Love is my fav.

  • Katherine Williams

    Tweeted!

  • hcablue

    Published to my Facebook and Twitter!

  • hcablue

    Right now my fave book is “The Book of Awesome” – because we can all use some positive thoughts in our life!
    My all-time favourite kids’ book has to be ‘Goodnight Moon”.

  • Pauline Milner

    One book? That would definitely have to be ‘The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be’ by Farley Mowat. It is hilarious. I love dogs and this book is about a dog who thinks he is a human. His adventures always make me laugh over and over again.
    Thank you for the incredible giveaway. The eReader would definitely get worn out in this house!

  • Jerry Gilreath
  • http://www.gadgetworkshop.com/ Jerry Gilreath

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull is definitely my favorite, and most inspirational, book ever.
    http://kgo.co/seagull

  • Vickie

    My favorite would have to be John Irving’s The World According to Garp. I try to read it once a year. I think I have such fond feelings of it because it’s the first “grown up” book I read that truly resonated with me–that made me realize that women’s rights, in particular, weren’t always a given. Plus it was the funniest piece of writing I’d ever encountered.
    My kids’ favorite would have to be The Very Hungry Caterpillar–and we own several versions of this. And have even thrown away other battered copies!
    I also love this book for another reason. My son, who is nearly 5 and has an autism diagnosis, was pretty non-verbal for the first 3 years of his life. He’s made tremendous gains in the last 2 years, but 2 years ago when we were stuck in the hospital (having to monitor my uterus, which he’d nearly body-slammed, while his baby sister was still inside), I was desperate to keep him still while I was pretty immobilized myself. I started reciting his favorite books to him. To my surprise, when I started telling him TVHC, he would jump in at different intervals with the correct word! And it wasn’t intelligible to anyone else (he has dyspraxia and until very recently struggled with producing both initial AND middle consonant sounds) I knew what he was trying to say. And it was such a thrill!!

  • mrsklunky

    My son LOVES bedtime stories! He gets 2 every night. One from Mommy and anotheer from Daddy. My fave (Im Mommy) to read is the B Book. Its by jan and stan bernstein. Its so funny. The whole story is one big crazy sentence with every letter starting with the letter B! My son and I always get tongue-tied when we read it together. im going to video tape it for his grandparents and aunties can see it. So cute and such a nice before bed routine.

  • Debbie

    Where the Wild Things Are!

  • Luet02
  • Luet02

    I loved the whole Harry Potter series! I hope that she (J.K. Rowling ) comes out with more books!
    My son adored the Wibbly Pig series!

  • mamaloo

    My fave book: also P&P by Austen!
    The two parenting books I cannot live without: Raising Happiness and Positive Discipline.

  • mamaloo
  • http://momcast.blogspot.com Leanne

    Pride and Prejudice is mine, too!
    I am re-reading it right now and as I bent the spine to make it easier to hold in one hand so I could reach over to my night table to take a drink, I thought, “I’ve really got to get a nice leather bound set of the Austen books.”
    There are a couple of parenting books that I can’t live without, though, too: Raising Happiness and Positive Discipline.

  • Renee Trotier

    http://twitter.com/metalrenee
    Shared on Twitter!

  • Renee Trotier

    Happiness by Will Ferguson or Salems’ Lot by Stephen King. The first is just so funny and the second so scary. I love King though, a much as people tend to dismiss him as drek.

  • Debbie Lemaire
  • Debbie Lemaire

    My absolute favourite book is Eat, Pray, Love….just finished it and now it is at the top of my favourite books list!!

  • cathy

    my favorite book is to Kill a Mockingbird. The perfect read

  • shelsbels

    My favorite book is the Blue Sword by Robin McKinley. I have read it 20 times since I was a teenager and I still love it.

  • Cricket

    Really, anything by Charles Dickens, but if I had to pick just one… Great Expectations.

  • Paula C.
  • Paula C.

    Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell

  • nikkied

    I do a lot do reading for school so whenever I can get a chance to go to Chapters and find a book to dive into, Im so happy. I have recently got into the Lauren Conrad collection. Reading with a cup of coffee is very relaxing!!!

  • mistygirl

    Jodi Picoult “Nineteen Minutes”.

  • Lori Little

    I shared this on twitter as well!

  • Lori Little

    Goodnight Moon for the kiddies… The Fourth Hand by John Irving for me.

  • maryswanson

    A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle.

  • carrie

    My favorite book is strangely enough a book called Hart’s War. It made me laugh and cry and i think it brings back good memories of my early married days (pre children) when both my husband and I could both have the time to lay in late and read books and when we’d always read each others books so we could talk about them! !

  • tinad

    To Kill A Mocking Bird is one of my all time faves!

  • Carole D.

    My favorite book is Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas. It’s a love story with suspense.

  • Josie

    My favorite book is Love you Forever. My kids always ask me to read it to them.

  • reese210

    I love The Passage.

  • tamara

    My must have book for being stranded on a island with would be: Marian Keyes, Is Anyone out there. She makes me laugh and laugh out loud with her writing style. In such a fast paced world a little laughter makes the world a happier place.
    A kobo! Imagine the freedom to go on vacation and not to have to bring a separate suitcase filled with books to read!!

  • JJ

    The book that had the biggest impact on me as a young adult was Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain. If I think of my childhood, my favorite was Green Eggs and Ham. I always loved that book.

  • sarahsmum

    Hands down its Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.Once you start this book you will not be able to put it down.

  • ddbugs

    Guess my favourite book would have to be To Kill A Mockingbird. But there are also so may other good books that it makes it hard to choose.

  • Puddin57

    My absolute favorite book is “AZTEC” by Gary Jennings – I embarrassed myself crying on the subway while reading it

  • Debbie

    “Three Hills Home” by Alfred Silver Is fictional but historically correct re expulsion of Acadians The main character “Eulalie” is portrayed a very strong survivor !Beautifully written

  • bvanbrussel

    favourite kids book (series) The chronicles of Narnia.
    my favourite book, that’s a toughie. I really like “the painted veil” by somerset Maugham and I loved “Into thin air” by John Krakuer (spelling?)

  • Betty

    Favourite book is any of the Anne of Green Gables Series

  • Diane52
  • Diane52

    If I had to suddenly leave the house, I’d save “Mama, Do You Love Me?” by Barbara M. Joosse just for the sheer joy it has given over the years.

  • JJ2001

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

  • corey

    Can I say the Bible? It’s not as boring as one might think and I cannot think of anything else that has stuck in my mind.

  • andalene

    My all time favourite book would probably be either Murder on the Orient Express or And then there were None – I enjoy Agatha Christie.

  • mpmanna

    I can read over and over Lisa Ohi’s ‘Cow Pig Chicken’ and never feel disappointed. When I reach the page where the cow faints, I feel a tug on my heart. A really good kids book for all ages.

  • GM

    My favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  • Caroline Morin

    Rememberance by Jude Deveraux

  • Cindy Martin

    Angela’s Ashes has to be my favourite!

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  • http://myramblings.ca Amanda

    Easy question… Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson. Although I do have to admit the follow up Stone Into Schools was pretty awesome too.
    Absolutely amazing story about what one person can to with enough persistence and determination.

  • cheri452

    I love you forever – Robert Munch

  • karenrani

    There’s no way I could pick just one. I love so very many!

  • C-C

    kids book is ‘love you forever’ or ‘someday’ both make me cry always.
    adult, to kill a mocking bird….i think!

  • Dawn

    My favourite book is Memoires of a Geisha. True story and a wonderful story. That’s my favourite anyways. My daughters favourite right now is Sleeping Beauty. I can recite that by heart now.

  • Alisha

    So many to chose from, but the Shipping News has to top the list.

  • sisson64
  • sisson64

    Hmmm, that’s a hard one! For fiction, I think I’d choose Memoirs of a Geisha. Non-fiction, either “Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior”, fascinating book, or “Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies and Why”, because it’s not quite what you think (answers the age old question of how we can be searching for something, look right at it, but not see it), amazing look into how the human mind works.
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Who do you see? also brings back wonderful memories for me of when my children were young. But the one that really stands out in my mind is called “The Runaway Duck”, just because it’s such a crazy story! I remember laughing out loud the first time I read it to my daughter. Both of these books are now packed away for the day when my children (who are now 10 & almost 14) one day have children of their own.

  • kalypso18

    Anything by Joy Fielding. “The Other Woman” is a great one.

  • deb
  • deb

    My favorite book is Double Cross by James Patterson. I just love all of the Alex Cross novels.

  • Iris

    My favorite book is “Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and it is so beautifully written I could read it over and over and never get tired of it. My favorite book to read to my children is a book that is a collection of Hans Christian Anderson stories.

  • http://twitter.com/Liveyourlife101 Blueberry101

    Tweeted this contest.

  • Blueberry101

    My favourite book is my sister’s keeper by Jodi picoult.

  • suzi

    To Kill a Mockingbird is my favourite!

  • Jennifer W

    Spoon
    by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
    A story about utensils that helps kids relate to the different qualties others possess and we’re all good at different things. Witty and adorable!

  • maddie

    My favourite book of all times is Wuthering Heights.

  • wjm-tv

    Into Thin Air by Jon Krakour, was amazing and actually led me into reading several more books about mountain climbing and Mt. Everest. I also read several of his articles and another of his books.

  • Jackie Steeves

    I tweeted a link to this page too;)

  • Jackie Steeves

    Antoine St. Exupery’s “The Little Prince.” is my favorite book of ALL time. It speaks to the child in me and it speaks to the adult in me and it lets those two elements of me be in touch with one another. If you haven’t had a chance to read it you should.
    “One sees clearly only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes”

  • Tracy

    Where the Wild Things Are! Both of my daughters absolutely loved this book….and I did a darn good voice over as well :)

  • killinfieldz

    Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt among many others.

  • Elizabeth Bryan

    I really love quite a few books, but my favorite must be The Lord of the Rings. I know it seems like 3 books, but I think it was meant to be published as one but it was just too big!

  • lmer

    My favourite book to read to my grandchildren is The Little Blue Engine that could.

  • ladydoor

    Hard to choose just one…How about The Time Traveler’s Wife.

  • kmfhee

    Tough decision! I’m going to have to go with Atonement by Ian McEwan.

  • hulaballoo

    One favourite book is really hard to choose. I think my son would probably pick Hand, Hand, Finger, Thumb – it makes him giggle but he calls it dum ditty.
    I just finished reading Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern and it was a great read. I always seem to go back and re-read You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay.

  • LianaDM

    HP 7 …

  • dhudon

    One book! That is tough, but it has to be Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

  • drjess

    I loved Philip Pullman’s books and my favorite was The Amber Spyglass. I still enjoy his books and will recommend them them to my daughter when she is older.

  • J. King

    Where the sidewalk ends.

  • p_weezy415

    I love “If you give a mouse a cookie.” I still have my own copy and buy the same book for my neices and nephews.

  • marwar

    I read “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” at 14, and I end up reading it again about every couple years ago.

  • Diana Jarvis

    My absolute favourite book is The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco. I read it to my son 17 years ago when he was a babe and I read it to my daughter who is 2 now! I love that book!

  • A Jones

    “East of Eden” by John Steinbeck.

  • http://www.gorillabuns.com gorillabuns

    I don’t need to know about this book. I’m a crazy hypochondriac! Now I must find it.

  • 3Lilacs
  • 3Lilacs

    My favorite book would be “Instinct Based Medicine”. I’m a medical nerd.

  • kacee

    It’s so hard to choose just one! I loved reading Shel Silverstien to my kids. Maybe “Where the Sidewalk Ends.”

  • janetm

    Oh, wow my favorite book of all time. I think it would be Alice in Wonderland. As a young child it fascinated me and I have never lost my love for the book.

  • pamr

    I have to agree with you and say Pride and Prejudice; I love happy endings!

  • Alex

    I love the Very Hungry Caterpillar — thanks for the chance to win

  • Kat D

    “Ishmael” by Daniel Quinn. A great read for anyone concerned about the preservation of our precious planet.

  • coldzigy

    reading at bedtime is an important part of our family routine

  • ang

    Moo, Baa, La La La… my son loves it and so I can’t live without it!

  • Mike Gismondi

    The Stand by Stephen King

  • inigo

    My favourite book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen as well. The language is beautiful, witty and the characters are so real. I read this book a couple of times a year and never get tired of it.

  • miakate

    Marion Zimmer Bradley’s The Forest House a feminist novel to be sure beautiful read!

  • Candace

    The Hungry Caterpillar. :D

  • andy

    All the Harry Potter books are a FANTASTIC read! They are much better than the movies. Far more in depth. Wonderful reading!

  • Amber

    To Kill A Mockingbird!

  • Kathy Grinde

    Then Again Maybe I won’t – Judy Blume…I’ve always remembered from my childhood.

  • Grace

    I think Animal Farm has to be my fav book of all time.

  • keybrown

    Right how I am loving THe GIrl with the Dragon Tattoo, and of course, I would always keep Love You Forever close by

  • silverneon2000
  • silverneon2000

    For myself i like the book by Nicholas Sparks called The Notebook.
    But to read to the kids is by Robert Munsch called Love You Forever. That book makes me understand that parenting can have it’s good and bad days. But you always Love your kids and think about them.
    So true.

  • BTB

    Our favorite is Out of Africa. Love, adventure, history. Smile

  • sara

    Disappearance of the Universe, Seat of the Soul, A Course in Miracles,The Science of Getting Rich,too many to mention!

  • Didi Young

    This is always a tough one because I’m a voracious reader and many books have resonated throughout my lifetime of reading. If I must choose though, it would be _The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks_ by the late, great Robertson Davies. Marchbanks is quite the curmudgeon and the pages of his “diaries” are peppered with social satire sure to make even the morose among us “LOL”!

  • ksren leblanc

    My personal favorite is To Kill A Mocking Bird. My favorite childrens books are Goodnight Moon and Love You Forever .

  • Susan Krahn

    Gone with the Wind would be a favorite book that I first read when I was in my teens and I love to read again. Love You Forever would be a childrens book that I read to my children often.

  • Denny

    Can’t help it I really related to Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love, like so many other people it is my current favorite book.

  • Darlene DM

    A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving

  • Irene B

    Gone With The Wind

  • Sharon Thurston

    Love the “Outlander” Time traveler series by Diana Gabaldon story of Claire a surgeon who is from the 20th century visiting 18th century Scotland and the US American revolution.

  • PoignantTuna

    My favourite book of all time is Anne of Green Gables.

  • Jennifer R

    Of Mice and Men!

  • murphy

    My favourite book right now is Eat Pray Love. I love the personal style it was written in.

  • sparky

    Right now my favourite book is called Connected Parenting. It really has some great ideas to connect with prickly, difficult tweens.

  • lauriemacneil

    My all time favorite book is “Emma”, by Jane Austen. I’ve always dreamed of how wonderful “Mr. Knightley” would be.

  • Brenda

    My all time favorite book is Ransom by Julie Garwood.

  • Jim

    Lord of the Rings

  • Aliya D.

    My favourite book as a child was ‘Moira’s Birthday’ by Robert Munsch, but I loved L.M. Montgomery’s books as well as Laura Ingalls Wilder… As an adult, I love ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen, ‘A Fine Balance’ by Rohinton Mistry and ‘The In-Between World of Vikram Lal’… Thanks!

  • dewinner

    My favorite book is The Stand by Stephen King. True story is a boy called it. Been tweeting this contest through Kobo for a month!! I love to read and go through at least 10 books a month so this would be great!

  • Silvana

    “the GIRLS” by Lori Lansens is a book highly recommend that every female read and enjoy. You’ll probobly read more than once!

  • Rachel Rueff

    Oh I can;t name one! I read the left behind series by Jerry Lahaye and the other guy and it was so good, 13 books in all and I am reading the The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King a set of 5 or 6 books and they are amazing.

  • samuel Hansen

    I like the book called “The Catcher in the Rye”

  • http://www.makingmefit.blogspot.com Michelle

    Favorite book would have to be Geek Love by Katherine Dunn – please don’t ask me why cause I really have no idea though I’v read the book at least 5 or 6 times.

  • Amber

    Favorite story hands down is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstien, an amazing book for all ages. I always tear up when reading it!

  • momof2

    The Secret….anything is possible!

  • Tamara

    Hmm…this is hard. I do love me some Pride and Prejudice, but I am going to have to go with To Kill a Mockingbird. Favorite book for older kids would be Where the Red Fern Grows.

  • ghisl

    White Oleander by Janet Fitch

  • redherring

    I loved Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. I love books with twists and turns.
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  • Caitee

    My favourite book is East of Eden. John Steinbeck tells such a good story that’s compelling for so long.
    Good luck on the Kobo contest everyone!

  • Hope Ryckman

    Gone with the wind is my favorite book! It is packed full of interesting history of a bygone era. Tthere is courage within its pages and its many varied
    tumultuous actions and yet amongst all of this is a wonderful deep story of love during a turbulent time! I read it as a young woman ( and still have that copy ) and it taught me that woman can be independent, strong, be courageous and to challenge adversity head on and know I can defeat it with my own inner zest for life!

  • Karenina

    If I had to pick just one … probably Watership Down. Described as “a proper grown-up novel for children,” it works well both as as an adult novel and as a read-aloud for older children.
    But I second the vote on a lot of other books listed here!

  • Heidi

    My favourite book changes all the time, but one which has probably made me laugh the loudest was America: The Book by Jon Stewart and the Daily Show.

  • http://Ladytruckershobby.blogspot.com LadyTrucker

    I have to say that Weekend Warriors by Fern Michaels which is the start of the Sisterhood series. They are all good reads!

  • Carla

    i love the old Original King James Version of the Bible. Its old english language is very artistic and creative and still to the point without being “in your face-ish”…..

  • diana

    well, i am not sure about my favorite book of all time, but i will go with my son’s. is is “the caboose who got loose”, train related of course! and the only reason i could read it the 1,000 times a day he demands is because he calls the caboose (and any red caboose) “katy ‘boose” and it is adorable.

  • schmoopie

    New to twitter but I think I did it right. I hope I did at least. Here is my tweet:
    Enter for a chance to win a Kobo reader and $50 from Chapers http://www.urbanmoms.ca/ricekrispies/contests/pride-and-punishment.html#_logout

  • schmoopie

    As a child I always loved Ramona the pest, still do! All Beverly Cleary books are great for kids.

  • Ron Dwyer

    “The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty”, by A. N. Roquelaure

  • abbe

    To Kill a Mockingbrid, hand down.

  • Michelle Pixie

    My favorite book with my kiddos has to be Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. It takes me back to my childhood and it also brings me many memories of sharing it with them.

  • sue

    one hundred years of solitude is the best book i’ve ever read. the kids could read the hungry caterpillar over & over & over again.

  • binabug

    I would say Worst Nightmare by
    Shane Briant

  • Daria

    I just came back from a trip to Cuba and took along ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ – I LOVED it – great book!

  • Trey

    My favourite book is Lady Sings the Blues which is the story of Billie Holiday. I love the way it’s written and the imagery it invokes.
    My favourite kids book is “Where’s my Mummy?”. It’s such a fun book of a young mummy who loses his mom. He has to stay brave as he encounters all sorts of ghouls in order to get home.

  • Princess Ella
  • Princess Ella

    Well one book would be hard to choose however I think I can narrow it down to Emily Giffin’s The Matter of the Heart oh my lord what a touching book!! She is an amazing author!
    Thanks!

  • Gardengirl

    To Kill a Mockingbird , most definitely .

  • Theo

    A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

  • tennille

    when I was sick for quite a while as a teen my dad gave me Gone with the wind and Thorn Birds-still love them

  • jean

    i would love to win a kobo reader. i love to readjust about anything. i have never had the opportunity to try a kobo but i think it would be cool.

  • marina

    too many to pick one, so many great authors, pg wodehouse, dorothy dunnett, tom holt,neil gaiman,piers anthony, terry pratchett, elizabeth peters, ellis peters, colleen mccullough,robert aspirin etc, etc, etc

  • Katharine C

    Bridge to Terabithia

  • shanaz

    CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!! ;)

  • msrita

    I loved reading ”I’ll love you forever” to my daughter. I would get all teary and hug her when I read it to her for a bedtime story. I can’t pick just one book, every book I have read has something great about it.

  • tempest1952

    Pardon me if this is a repost but I don’t see my comment so here it is again: My favourite book of all time is The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

  • tempest1952
  • tempest1952

    My favourite book ever is The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I have not bothered to see the movie…thought it might ruin the book for me!

  • Amari

    I have always enjoyed reading Anne of Green Gables.

  • cate

    the poky little puppy

  • spike

    My favourite book of all time – “The Little Engine That Could” – there are some very valuable lessons in there!

  • celine

    My new fave is Chicken Cheeks. Very ‘cheeky’ and funny, especially for my 5 year old. A must read for a good laugh!

  • Craig

    I would recommend the Ender series by Orson Scott Card starting with Ender’s Game.

  • Craig Hinchey

    We are all avid readers in my family, and although we all would have different favourite books, there are many which we all read.
    Hyperion by Dan Simmons would be one I would suggest, although many by Orson Scott Card would be well worthwhile too!

  • dnl

    War and Peace

  • cole5234

    I would have to say that I have readthousands of great booksover the past forty some years that I have been reading but one of my favorite books was “the Thornbirds” which I read over thirty years ago

  • henglish
  • henglish

    I loved all of the Harry Potter books

  • jyl

    the giving tree is so sweet! i love the prophet, it is my all time favorite!

  • jen4777
  • jen4777

    My favourite book is Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I love the book and have watched most of the different adaptations of it – movie/TV/BBC and love them all.

  • Penny Gilman

    I left a tweet
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  • Crafty501

    I don’t think it’s possible to pick just one book. I just love reading – so many books, so little time.
    However, I do enjoy books written by James Patterson, Clive Cussler, Janet Evanovich and JD Robb in particular

  • sweetheart

    My favourite book of all time is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. One of the best romantic books which may be old but still holds true now as it did when this book took place.

  • star84
  • star84

    Oh just one book? Really? Honestly, if I could, I would carry my bookcases out of the house on my back, if the house was on fire. : P
    But if I were going to just grab a book that meant a lot to me, I would choose Charlotte’s Web. I loved this book as a young girl and was thrilled to own my own copy, and it’s a book that I can still enjoy reading today.
    And…if I was able to grab two books, I would take anything by Nora Roberts (probably something from her earlier years).

  • tperrin

    My absolute favorite book is The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I fell in love with it when I was in high school and reread it every couple of years. I love the humor and laugh out loud every time I open it up.

  • Lesley Slan

    My favourite book of this summer would have to be The Secret Daughter. It was a quick read and was very interesting.

  • jmeme

    My favorite book is C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

  • Karen

    My absolute favorite book is also Pride and Predjudice – I’ve read it so many times! For my kids, it would have to be Chugga Chugga Choo Choo by Kevin Lewis – we all have it memorized.

  • mousecat

    I change my mind all the time, but right now its “Love Struck”. So funny!

  • http://momofboyswithtoys.blogspot.com Jonnie H

    My favorite book is Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. It’s a great book for both kids and adults. I never tire of reading it to my boys and I never make it through without crying.

  • mama146

    I just finished this last night…The Art of Racing in the Rain. Hearwarming story told by the most adorable dog you’ve ever met. Actually made me cry…and I’m not a crier.
    http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0061537969/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=485327511&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=1554681723&pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_r=0RS8HYJQKT0DA7DW0VRH

  • lrcig

    I tweeted Another great contest: Win a Kobo reader + $50 Chapters gift card at http://www.urbanmoms.ca/ricekrispies/contests/pride-and-punishment.html

  • lrcig

    Honestly? It’s my secret vice: Gone With the Wind. I got that book as a teenager and have read and re-read it so many times I have portions of it memorized. My copy is dog-eared and falling apart, with broken binding and loose pages – but I would grab it and run from the fire, imagining the burning of Atlanta …

  • trioworks

    The Amazing Adventures of Grandpa Ramsbottom, by Ron Crouch

  • bmfangel

    i tweeted !! :-)

  • Michelle

    To Kill a Mockingbird is my all time favorite close, but Pride and Prejudice runs a very close second. In fact, I just finished reading it for the (probably) 100th time.

  • gordregehr

    We have sooo many books in our house it would be hard to decide which novel to take – the one book that I would definitely have to grab would be Gone with the Wind. I love it. And of course our bible as it has stories for the entire family in it.

  • scorkum

    The Harry Potter books – I reread them all the time.

  • AgnesM

    My favourite child’s book is The Kissing Hand.
    Misery by Stephen King and then all of the rest of his books are on my favourite list !!

  • Kay

    Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett – just reread it as it became a mini series & my teens loved it. This is a great historical fictional novel about building a cathedrial in mid England in the mid century with lots of war &passion.
    For the kids when they were little – loved Love you Forever which was a favouriet.

  • PDLadybug

    My favourite book would be War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, which I would love to keep forever if I could preserve it. It’s a long thick book, subdivided into 4 volumes so it makes it easier for the audience to get through. I love the history and political plots of the Russian people and its Tzar. Now, if only I could finish it…

  • Jo

    My favorite ever is still the Princess Bride, my kids love goodnight Lulu, and ANYTHING by Mo Willems…he has such a great childlike sense of humor and his books make my kids giggle like crazy!!! As far as more classic kids books, I’d say Oh, the places you’ll go by Dr. Seuss is one of the BEST!

  • kerriem
  • kerriem

    I really enjoy many books, and consider myself an avid reader….but right now my favourite series is the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. But then there is Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, and the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon that are also my favourite series…depending on my mood. And I also really liked the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead (and I didn’t think I would).

  • Chelseka

    My all time favorite book is hands down is: Excuse me, Your LIFE is Waiting by Lynn Grabhorn.
    I could not possibly talk about this book enough! I recommend it to anyone who is wanting to make a complete turn around, positive change in their Life!!
    I will be handing out this book to everyone I know for Christmas this year :) :)

  • Becky K

    the Velveteen Rabbit. My son used to drag a stuffed rabbit with him everywhere when he was little and we would read the story. He still is very sentimental about his well loved little buddy so the story reminds me of him.

  • jenna

    It is not possibe to answer this question. Beloved, I guess. Also The Brothers K. But the precious copy of On The Day You Were Born that I bought for my baby girl would be the one I would go back in to the fire for.

  • Pam75

    Just one favourite book??
    Can I cheat and go for a whole series?
    My favourite series is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon…love Jamie and Claire!

  • Jennifer

    Secret garden

  • greymouse

    my fav.read digital fortress by dan brown.love all his books.

  • Tara.duncan@shaw.ca

    It would have to be Outlander from the Diana Gabaldon. This series I have read over and over again and love. Each time I discover a new tidbit and enjoy. I have recommended this series to so many people, who in turn recommend it.

  • http://www.gorillabuns.com gorillabuns

    I totally want to read this book. I could use some amnesia right now myself.

  • skriksic

    the diary of ann frank

  • http://www.gorillabuns.com gorillabuns

    “As you wish…….”
    so love this story.

  • jalmgiven

    I lived a book called “A Stranger in my bed” about a woman who gets amnesia and how it affects her life

  • mountie9
  • http://www.gorillabuns.com gorillabuns

    “love you forever” makes me bawl like a baby every time I read it to my children. Then again, I’m an emotional mess 3/4th of the time.

  • mountie9

    That’s a hell of a tough question for a Librarian — I have so many fav’s
    For a kids book it would be The Butter Battle Book or The Lorax by Dr Seuss
    For an adult book it would be The Stand by Stephen King

  • katerinajane

    My favourite “type” of book is non-fiction, generally memoirs of women dealing with struggles in very strict and religious communities. Currently I am reading Burned Alive, by Souad. It is a woman whom falls in love with her neighbour and gets pregnant. Her father and mother have Souad’s brother in law try to honour kill her by pouring gasoline on her and lighting her on fire. IT really amazes me that these women can live life through all the atrocities they see and endure, right from birth, and simply for the fact they are a woman.

  • Tara

    It would have to be “The Princess Bride”. Yes, it’s an actual book. Yes, IT IS awesome.

  • mwatt

    Just finished the twilight series and I really enjoyed all of them.

  • kaydee

    A Thousand Splendid Sons. Made me realize how lucky I am to live in Canada

  • mfinn

    I just finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and it was amazing…I also love The Women of the Otherworld Series!

  • Casswoman

    My favorite kids books are actually a trilogy of books, Juniper, Wise Child, and Colman by Monica Furlong. They are wonderful stories of Celtic magic.

  • Michelle Finn

    I just finished The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and it was amazing…I also love The Women of the Otherworld series

  • Kerri

    I would have to say anything by Joy Fielding. I have loved pretty much all of her books and I am always looking forward to her next one. My favorite children’s book is “Love You Forever”. I love reading that book to my children before they go to bed.

  • micbrasz

    My favourite kids book are the Bear books by Karma Wilson. Bear Wants More, Bear Snores On, Bears New Friend and Bear Feels sick. All three of my girls love them. My 4yr old twins right now are the Fancy Nancy Books and Pinkalicious/Puplicious.
    My fave book right now is the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella.

  • mare

    My favourite book of all time is “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch. It’s the perfect book to receive when you have children but it also chronicles the life thereafter and how the roles reverse as child takes care of parent later in life. A book that you will not outgrow!! It’s a beautiful short story that was well written. My daughter loves the book as well.

  • MeghanK

    I love love love Where the Wild things are (the movie…not so much). There’s just something about all of the characters and the artwork too. Hopefully my little guy will learn to appreciate it and how unique it reallly is in a few years.

  • jbarrett_555

    “LOVE YOU FOREVER” BEST BOOK FOR ALL AGES…GRANDMA, MOM AND KIDS ALL HAVE THEIR OWN COPIES TO KEEP AND SHARE… ROBERT MUNSCH, I DON’T THINK YOU CAN GO WRONG WITH HIS BOOKS, THEY ARE ALL REALLY GOOD!!!

  • Susanza

    My favorit book as an adult is: Act Like a lady, think like a Man. LOL Love it and refer to it daily.
    As a kid I love: The Owl and the Pussycat.

  • colder88

    Eat Pray Love
    this book is…. wow !

  • anissatrenholm

    Love You Forever.

  • http://www.mfamama.typepad.com MFA Mama

    Parachutes and Kisses. My kids love Goodnight Moon, though :)

  • Brandy584

    I love the book Paper Bag Princess, but my kids (and I) love Red Fish Blue Fish

  • Rose

    Very hard to choose. But a recent favourite book which I read this summer was Water for Elephants. Loved it.
    I also enjoyed my daughters’ “Sisterhood of the Traveling pants series…”., it was fun light reading.

  • spamgirl

    My favourite book is Freakonomics by Steven Levitt

  • catamorgan

    The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence is my all time favourite book. I was first introduced to it in high school, and have re-read it many times. The life and times of Hagar through her eyes.

  • outofline

    just finished reading Fox in Sox by Dr Seuss, who doesn’t love trying to read that one to kids, very funny and silly

  • leanned

    it is hard to choose just one, but Gone with the Wind has always been at the top of my list of re-readables.

  • Folkes

    Pillars of the Earth. ♥ that one.

  • Kiki

    Hookey, I know, but it would hav to be “The Time Traveler’s Wife”… makes me cry every time I read it!

  • Becca

    ‘Lonesome Dove’– every time I pick it back up, I fall in love all over again.

  • Catsas

    My favorite book is – ‘Lucky Man’ – Written By Michael J. Fox. It is inspiring and made me actually laugh out loud!
    This book is good for your soul!!

  • Cyndi

    My fave is – Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
    I really loved both the book and the movie ;o)

  • sylvia shaw

    My favourite book is swimsuit by james patterson

  • Lisa B

    I have so many favorites sitting on my shelf, and I will be adding the book I am currently reading… Under the Dome by Stephen King

  • Fatima

    My favorite book is “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd

  • kona

    Favourite kid’s book os the Polar express. Most asked for book at bedtime- any season

  • merley

    A Thousand Splendid Suns, coudn’t put it down.

  • moviefreak

    Mine is The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. I also love The Catcher in the Rye, political, scientific and historical books.

  • Barb B

    My all time favourite book is The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It is a love story, a woman coming into her own and a look at how family is not the be all to end all. I love it. I have read it numerous times and each time see Valency in me in a different way.
    Read it!

  • http://www.gorillabuns.com gorillabuns

    I’ve never read this book. Thinking I need to check it out!

  • MightyMinx

    For children’s books, classic Dr Seuss really is great. As a child, I was an ESL student and these books all transcended language to bring magic into our lives. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is a classic that is suitable for a wide range of ages and life stages; I recently gave a cioy to my brother when he graduated from universit – it’s a great gift to grads embarking on the next steps in their lives!
    Seeing these books takes me back to the idyllic times where my mother and I sat side-by-side learning english together by flipping the pages. It’s thanks to this love of reading that I became a bookworm today!

  • Mel

    My favourite book is the The Red Tent. I purchase extra copies to give to my friends.

  • billiondollarprincesss

    I have so many favorite books. Jackie Collins is my all time fave author and i have read all her books but the one that started it all for me was Chances!

  • Truly Medium

    Where the Wild Things Are. My all time childrens favourite.

  • Heather Swanson

    The Secret Garden

  • nikkialeta

    the hungry caterpillar – i vividly remember the colours and shape of the book really amazing me as a child!

  • KD

    Anything by James Patterson works for me. There’s a reason he’s always on the best sellers list. His stories are fantastic and he makes his books with tons of short chapters, so with today’s busy lifestyle it’s easy to put the book down at any time as you don’t have to keep reading for another half hour to finish your chapter.

  • Paula Bonacci

    EAT, PRAY , LOVE…great book

  • bcteach

    As a child, I loved, reread, and still own my original copy of Mouse Tales, by Arnold Lobel. It is a book with 7 stories (1 for each mouse brother trying to fall asleep). My favourite story is the one where a mouse was trying to visit his mother. He drove until his car broke down, so he bought a bike, which he rode until the wheels fell off. Its a rebus story and very cute… and at the end, he walks until his feet are worn out- so he buys a new pair of feet. When he gets to his mother’s she says, “nice to see you son, and what a nice new pair of feet you have.” Thinking back, I have no idea why I love THIS story so much.
    As for books I couldn’t live without as an adult- Outlander, by Diana Gaboldon. Everyone woman needs a Jamie in her life!

  • zorange

    War – by Sebastian Junger
    at least that is the newest book I read that I really enjoyed.
    Picking one all-time fave is tough

  • Christine

    Oh! The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss
    I buy this book for anybody who is having a baby. I love the message and it’s fun to read. The message changes as the kids get older.
    It’s a good message for everyone – young and old!

  • jen s.

    gift of fear by gavin debecker – amazing

  • Shawna

    Eat, Pray, Love is my favourite and looking forward to themovie.

  • luckybev

    Life of Pi By Y. Martel … just wonderful

  • Casey Miller

    I still love “The Old Man and the Sea” from grade 12 :)

  • aurora82

    My favorite kids book is Red is Best, right now I’m loving the Girl with the dragon tattoo

  • lucky

    I loved “Map of Bones” by James Rollins because it was so exciting that I couldn’t put it down!

  • bluejellybean

    I loved The Kite Runner, couldn’t put it down!

  • Laura

    I would be a bad daughter if I didn’t save my father’s book, Legends in Their Time: Young Heroes and Victims in Canadian History By George Sherwood.

  • mctsavvy

    My daughter got me reading Mary Roach’s books which can be a little macabre! Stiff and now Spook. She has a wonderful sense of curiosity and humour. She has 2 more books which I’ll have to get for sure, Bonk and Packing for Mars.
    http://www.maryroach.net/books-news.php

  • Lei

    Tolkien “Lord of the Rings” no doubt

  • Guppy

    The Stand by Stephen King. I actually love all his books but as this is one huge epic it really ‘stands’ out. ;)

  • ampedersen

    As a mom, I have read a lot of series books to my daughters. Harry Potter, Chronicle of Narnia, but I have to say, my favourite series of books are the the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson. They are absolutely hilarious for girls of all ages!

  • avdeane

    If I have to pick just one book it would have to be Naked in Death by JD Robb. This is the first book of a long series and I love them all, but I guess this is the one that got me hooked!

  • spynaert

    My favourite book is the Hunger Games, my teens also read it, it’s great for any age. A little violent but so well written!

  • Marika

    It is impossible to pick just one. I have a few: To Kill a Mockingbird,The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings and A Prayer for Owen Meany—I reread it for the 5th time last month.(and I’ve just started rereading The Stand!) My husband cannot understand how anyone could possibly reread a novel.I can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t!

  • p23ag

    Yann Martel’s Life of Pi

  • Debra B

    The Stand by Stephen King

  • cheryl

    My absolute favorite book for all time would be The Black Velvet Gown by Catherine Cookson.

  • laurie

    my favorite is DARK RIVERS OF THE HEART by Dean Koontz actually I love all his books

  • margaret44
  • margaret44

    I love Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

  • http://www.gorillabuns.com gorillabuns

    No doubt quite a few!

  • bmfangel

    it would have to be men are from mars women are from venus. it would be interesting to know how many marriages this book has saved!!!! :-)

  • KIM DUMAS

    it would have to be men are from mars women are from venus, it would be interesting to know how many marriages this book has saved ! :-)

  • ksceviour
  • ksceviour

    I love “The Color Purple” and I also love the childrens book “Love you Forever”!
    Great giveaway!

  • lattemommy

    The book I’d save if my house were burning down? I think it would have to be Bronte’s Jane Eyre. What more could you ask for in a novel – an intelligent but spunky heroine, a passionate love affair, mystery and intrigue, a mad-woman locked away in the attic…. this book has it all. I could read it again and again and again (oh wait, I have!)

  • http://boredmommyblog.com/ Maria

    I think my absolute favorite book would be A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving for myself, and Are you My Mother by Dr. Seuss for the kiddies. Love them both.

  • Lori

    Around here, we’d all be saving The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. It’s child lit. perfection.

  • Julie

    fool on the hill by matt ruff. funny, fantastical, imaginary, real….it’s got it all! i love that book. i feel another re-read coming on…

  • trish_rodrigues

    Wow – just one book….well there is “Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban” as it was THE book all my sons sat down and asked me to read to them…”Deltora Quest” which my daughter is enjoying reading with me…but personally I absolutely love “The Lord of the Rings” all three books – what a testament to perseverance can overcome all odds. I have read and re-read these books each year since discovering them at university.

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