Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Favorite book/books/Author

Wordfull Wednesday is back and today's topic is our favorite book from childhood. That is such and easy topic... sort of.  I can't remember that far back. I remember reading a few Roald Dahl books when I was a kid. I also remember reading all the Shoe books by Noel Streatfeild: Ballet Shoes, Theatre Shoes and Dancing Shoes.  I also know I received The Little Princess and The Secret Garden for Christmas one year. And I read Louisa May Alcott books like Little Woman, Little Men and Eight Cousins. But the books I think I loved the most were my Anne of Green Gables books. I read the entire series several times over. I think this was the first series of books that I got so wrapped up in I cried when one of the characters died.
I had a friend who would come over and we each had Anne books and would just sit and read them. She with hers and me with mine. We loved them. I have introduced Anne of Green Gables to Sophie but haven't moved past the first book. I loved them at about 10 or 11 years old so soon it will be time to reintroduce these lovely books to her.

I read these so much my Mom would give me other books by Lucy Maud Montgomery to read. I have  the Emily of New Moon series of books as well as The Story Girl, Jane of Lantern Hill and a number of others but none of them compared to Anne. She is still one I revisit now and again. My Mom saved my books from when I was young and they are now on my shelf waiting to be discovered again. 

I think even my boys will enjoy them.  Or maybe not.... we will see.



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5 comments:

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

My mother saved all mine for me too! I brought them back several years ago and yes, my girls are devouring them up!

Jeanette said...

My mom had a set of hardback Anne books from when she was a kid but they got pretty trashed by her kids and by a flooding basement. A few years ago I was at an antique store and they had the exact same editions my mom had! I had to grab them up to give to her.
Love the series!

MamaGee said...

wonderful memories you have of reading quietly with your friend - how special! xo

Judi said...

I love the Anne series too - but somehow I didn't find out about them until I was in my early 20's!

My friend we used to spend our spare money on paperbacks and then play library and check them out to each other! Good memories!

I've never heard of the Shoe Books. I will have check them out.

Cellista said...

We just finished listening to Ballet Shoes. I should really read a few of her other books.

I love Anne and Emily too.