30 day blogging challenge

30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 12

Topic: Your favorite childhood book 

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Sword fights, adventure, sucking squids, true love. Etc.

This story has been a favorite of mine for years, book and movie. I’ve always enjoyed the oddities of the book and the ridiculousness of the movie. (you know it’s true)

I just love it.

“Good-by,” he said again. 

She made a little nod. 

He took a third step, not turning. 

She watched him. 

He turned. 

And the words ripped out of her: “without one kiss?” 

They fell into each other’s arms.

There have been five great kisses since 1642 B.C., when Saul and Delilah Korn’s inadvertent discovery swept across Western civilization. (Before then couples hooked thumbs.)

William Goldman

Like who adds little notes like that?

Fun story of mine: Once, I was at a garage sale. At that sale, was a table of books. 

And, naturally, the Princess Bride was on that table.

I loved the movie and loved to read even more so, so I decided to buy it. When I went to pay the seller they just gave it to me for free because it was “Just too weird! Nothing makes sense!” 

Truly a favorite book (of mine) for the ages.


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