"Do you have a favorite book? What do you say when people ask you? (This question always flummoxes me because how can you pick just one, so I’m eager to hear what you folks have to say.) And, has your favorite book changed over the years?"Once upon a time, I loved Uncle Wiggily stories by Howard R. Garis. Uncle Wiggily Longears was an elderly rabbit who first appeared in a story in 1910, thirty years before I was born. Wikipedia says, "Garis penned an Uncle Wiggily story every day (except Sundays) for more than 30 years." I think I had more than one book of his stories when I was little.
But that was my favorite about 70 years ago. I can't begin to tell you what my favorites have been over seven decades, though it would be fun to try to remember someday when I'm not busy reading a new book. Here are my current favorites, one nonfiction and one fiction.
The Heart of Christianity ~ by Marcus J. Borg, 2003, religion
Time and Again ~ by Jack Finney, 1970, science fiction (time travel)