The ABA Family
Pippa is the daughter of Nichole & Greg and is just under 2 years old! She absolutely LOVES picture books, especially ones with lots of colors and animals. Her favorite books include: I am a Bunny by Richard Scarry, DADA by Jimmy Fallon (mostly because daddy makes great animal sounds), HOP! by Phyllis Root and Holly Meade, and Elmo’s 12 Days of Christmas. Of course, this changes from day to day!
All Pippa posts are written by Nichole – for obvious reasons!
Favorite book genres: all non-fiction all the time! My most favorite genre is “doomed polar expeditions.” Winter is my favorite season with all the creaking and cracking of ice. I also like reading about how people survive in extreme conditions and what people do when they’re really pushed to the edges of humanity. I also like adventure stories with cannibals and dense jungles. Memoirs, biographies, and personal development books are great too!
Best book of all time: Best or favorite? For best, I would have to go with Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. In my opinion, it’s the finest-written first page of any book I’ve read. For favorite, I think More Than The Tattooed Mormon by Al Fox Carraway is a gem. I could read it again and again.
Best book read this year: Jennifer Niven’s The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk. It might be my favorite of the genre. And the scene where the captain plays Chopin’s Funeral March on a sinking gramophone? Ghoulish and delightful.
Favorite reading format? iPad with nighttime settings enabled. I ike a black screen with white writing.
Favorite reading setting: For Bible reading and journaling, I love chill vibes or instrumental worship music on the speakers, my favorite chair, and a latte. For other reading, I like when the baby is asleep, and I can curl up in bed. Sitting on my balcony in the sunshine is also a great option!
Favorite thing to do when you are not reading: I blog, tidy, travel, explore, cook, create, worship, and hang out with my dog, baby, and husband.
Why do you read? I read to improve, connect, learn, and grow. Reading inspires me to think deeper, live better, and find some inner peace in my hectic days.