Friday, October 14, 2011
Friday Fives -- I had strange taste
Admittedly, I had wide-ranging (and somewhat strange) reading tastes as a kid. (We're gonna go with stuff I read in elementary school here.) Want proof? Here you go:
1. One Last Wish (series) by Lurlene McDaniel -- I read every one of these books, plus anything else she published. I think I was eight when her first book landed in my hands (about a year after we lost my sister) and seeing as her books are about dealing with death, I was hooked. For total honesty -- I still have them all tucked neatly in a trunk in storage.
2. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner -- This is another one of those I loved so much I still have the book at home.
3. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell -- How many times did I read this book? I could never count them all.
4. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens -- My mom bought me all the illustrated classics by the time I was in 3rd grade. I loved them all.
5. Rudolph and Me (I don't know who wrote the story though) -- This was a book my grandmother had made for my cousin and me (one each, of course), where we were the main characters in this tale of us setting off with Rudolph to save Santa and Christmas. I thought it was THE most awesome thing on the planet to have my name in a book. :)
What about you guys? What were your favorite childhood books?