Dear 100 Hour Board,
I'm always intrigued by the shelves upon shelves of arcane books in the HBLL. Which of these time-worn texts are your favorites, and why?
I like the Bible. The Bible is good and is as old as the printing press itself, and is inarguably the most influential archaic book available. Plus, the storyline is really great and I think it makes me want to be a better person, which is the best I can expect from a book.
Dear Doc Rock,
I don't usually check out books from the library, but one gem that I found was the collection of James Stevenson poem books. I think that his poems and illustrations are just delightful. I've included two of his poems for your enjoyment. Also, Shel Silverstein has a CD! One of his books is a special edition and when I checked it out before my mission, it had a CD recording of him reading some of his poems. You can find some poems on YouTube (and on his website), but I thought this was another little gem.
Sooner or later, I'll find the hollow book and complete the fifth feat, but until then, these will be my favorite.
James Stevenson poems
Tbh, I don't do super well with old books. I checked out a super old, worn copy of The Chosen by Chaim Potok and I just couldn't get myself to read it. I'm convinced that if I had a more recently published version, I would have done just fine.
So, I'm just gonna pretend you asked about books in the HBLL generally. My favorite book I've read this year (which I happened to check out from the HBLL) is The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin. You might remember Bryan Stevenson's BYU forum in Fall 2018. Hinton was one of Stevenson's clients, and this book was the most heartbreaking and simultaneously heartwarming thing ever. 10/10 would recommend.