Greatest book ever!

We usually don't post on the weekends, but a chat with my very good friend about my favorite childhood books sparked this blog topic. My favorite book in the world, and my life guide is......





I had a huge bookcase when I was growing up, I have always been a big book nerd. I think the books I read as a child were probably the most applicable to adult life. Really, when it comes to life, the rules/guidelines are pretty simplistic. We just make things harder than they need to be. Here is a brief description of the book from Wikipedia

In this book, Grover is horrified to learn that there is a monster at the end of the book, and begs the reader not to finish the book, so as to avoid the monster.

Fearful of reaching the end of the book, Grover constructs a series of obstacles, such as attempting to tie pages together and laying brick walls, to prevent the reader from advancing.

Increasingly frightened (and also in awe of the reader's strength at overcoming the obstacles), Grover pleads with the reader to stop reading as the book nears its conclusion.

However, the monster turns out to be Grover himself



Is Alise just being random and weird, what does this have to do with anything at all? Well first off, yes I am random and hella weird, everyone knows that. Secondly this book made a profound statement, that what we are scared of in life is 9 times (plus 1) out of 10 within ourselves, or made up in our own mind. As I mention often, and particularly in my Fear post, is that I need to stop playing the fear card, because it keeps getting cut anyway, so I need to try another suit (I tole y'all life is a big ol' Spades game). And guess what? I have been doing better, I have stepped out to do some things in the past I wouldn't have even tried. I am talking to and networking with people I previously would have been too shy or scared to approach, and it is making a big difference. All that from realizing the monster at the end of the book, was just lil' ol' me (and Grover).

6 comment(s) thus far...:

The Pretty Brown Girl said...

This is one of my favorites too. I loved reading this book when I was small. I love the way you related it to how we usually are the monsters we fear. I love this post, Alise. Well done.

NaturallyAlise said...

@ ThePBG


The Robert Fulghum book "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" is so right!

*PS, I am gonna order the Grover book tonight...

Assertive Wit said...

You made me think about ALL the books I used to read as a child...I've read pretty "dark" material ever since I was a kid so this wasn't one of the books I read LOL My mom probably tried to get me to read this but if it wasn't Oscar the Grouch or The Count, I wanted no parts of Sesame Street. I made an exception for Bert and Ernie LOL

Luvvie (aka Queen IG) said...

I've never heard of that book, but i surely want it now. It sounds awesome!

Miss Patterson said...

i had this book and i almost forgot it existed until i saw this post. i loved grover...i had a grover doll when i was 2 years old and it may or may not still be in my possession. ;) (p.s.- luvvie you're officially our resident young buck)

eysqueen said...

*ordering up the book as we speak...I've never heard of this one :( I'm missing out, aww man.

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