My Favorite Childhood Book: "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
I read a lot of books growing up, but I have to say my favorite childhood book was The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. When I was a kid, the world Douglas Adams created was so real that I actually believed it was what outer space was like. I used to stand in my backyard at night and look up at the stars, and dream of a spaceship picking up and taking me off to Magrathea or Milliways. I even made an electronic thumb with some wire and a D-battery...or what I thought was an electronic thumb, but just a wire that turned really hot. I packed a bag, just in case, and I always knew where my towel was. The very idea of creating worlds so rich and detailed, and writing books as funny as Douglas Adams was a large part of what led me to create my own novels.
Do you love Douglas Adams? What was your favorite book as a child?