Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Take A Trip Down Memory Lane...

Happy Wednesday All,

Do you remember some of your favorite childhood books? The ones that you read over and over and still could read again?

There's a few that come to mind for me. One such series is the Betsy-Tacy Books by Maud Hart Lovelace. Maud based her characters on real life counterparts (and sometimes more than one) and the happenings on things that happened in her life and around her. I didn't know this until they reprinted them and added a history section in the back of the books. All I know is, growing up, I read them over and over and pored over a bunch of the pictures. I didn't get to read the last one, Betsy's Wedding until I was probably in high school because I couldn't find it. There's even a Betsy-Tacy Society, which is also something I didn't know until I was older.

Another book which comes to mind is Cheaper By The Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Cary. There's been movies made based on this book and there's even a sequel to the book called Belles On Their Toes by the same authors. (I've read both books, and I like the first book best). Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt star in movies based off the books, although, not the actual stories from the books (still good movies, though).

So, what are some of your favorite childhood books?

Have A Wandering Wednesday!


Jessica said...

The entire "Little House on the Prairie" series (by Laura Ingalls Wilder). My Dad read them to me as a little girl, and then, as I learned to read, he and I read them together. Then I read them on my own, and read them...and did I mention read them, over and over and over again!

Bethany said...


My sisters love those books, too. It's great to find books we love so much that we read them so many times (and it's a great compliment to the author). Authors, (including myself) are greatly touched/flattered/delighted when someone says "I love your work!" We may love the stories we write, but when others enjoy our work that's one of the best feelings in the world :-)