Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Weekly Geeks # 3

This weeks challenge is to write about our favorite childhood books.

I wish I had a better memory. I don't remember any specific books from when I was very little. I can remember a book with a train on the cover. I do remember I had a very tiny rocking chair with a little blue chair cover on it. I would love to grab books and sit in it to read, even though I couldn't really read yet. To me I thought I looked so grown up. I must have been 4 or 5 at this point.

My dad is a huge reader and my mom doesn't touch books. I take after my dad. So I started carrying books with my into the bathroom when I was a little kid to be like my dad (he would kill me if he knew I wrote that)

I can remember reading
  • Charlotte's Web
  • The Bridge to Teribithia
  • A Light in the Attic
  • The Secret Garden
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
  • Island of the Blue Dolphin
  • Little Women

over and over again. This was probably 3rd or 4th grade ish? I can also remember reading every Judy Blume and Beverely Cleary book too. I can remember in school this little booklet would come and you could pick books out of it to order. What was that called?

I remember in 5th grade I read my first Stephen King book and I steadily read all of his book through high school and continue to read them now. That also started my fascination with horror and murder mystery/thrillers. I would wander the library and randomly pick books from that section to take home and read. I wonder what my parents would have thought about me reading that stuff in sixth grade? I also recall (how horrifying) LOVING the Sweet Valley High Series. Those two blonde twins, Jessica and Elizabeth. What wonderful lives they lived! So different from mine. I was also fascinating by the Flowers in the Attic series.

I'm going to need to think a little more about me early childhood and see what else comes to me. I'll cruise some other posts and see if my memory gets jogged. This was a fun post to write!


Kim said...

I liked writing this post a lot too, and I love reading the other ones because they remind me of books I used to really enjoy! I first picked out Little Women because it was the longest book in the children's section at the library, and I wanted something that would last awhile. I'm glad it turned out to actually be a good book!


SmallWorld Reads said...

Judy Blume--wow! From Blubber to Forever, she taught me just about everything I needed to know!

Jill said...

Wow, your post has brought up even more memories of books I LOVED from my childhood. Charlotte's Web and Bridge to Terabithia were tearjerkers that I read over and over again. I loved Little Women, and I read Sweet Valley High, too. And Stephen King...and Judy Blume...

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