Tuesday, June 17, 2014

52 Weeks of Sharing Our Memories - Some of My Favorite Books

This post is part of the 52 Weeks of Writing our Memories by Lorine McGinnis Schulze at Olive Tree Genealogy who has challenged us to write our memories for our future generations.

One book I remember in particular is Betsy's Little Star by Carolyn Haywood, first published by Morrow in 1950. Star is Betsy's four-year-old sister. I read that book over and over; it's the first of a few that I would read more than once. I don't remember what appealed to me so much that I would read it so many times.

I loved the Nancy Drew mysteries. I read some that were my mom's, got some new ones, and checked some out from the library. I read a few Bobbsy Twins stories and Hardy Boys mysteries, but I preferred Nancy Drew. I read Nancy Drew mysteries for years. I guess I have loved mysteries since I was a kid. Still love them. Another favorite of mine was Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I also loved to read biographies of people from colonial America. Well, the ones written for kids. I couldn't get enough of them and was so disappointed when it appeared I'd read all the ones the library had to offer.

Here I am when I was five engaged in one of my favorite pastimes--Reading

My parents were avid readers. They always had a book in their hands (when they weren't tending to us and the household or working). I started going to the library when I was in elementary school. I loved it! It was and is one of my favorite places. I especially loved the summer reading program at the library. I would check out five books at a time, read through them, and then check out five more. Our names would move from poster to poster depending on the total books we'd read. I always checked to see where my friends' names were and see if they were ahead of me.

I have always loved to read and have always loved books.


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