You all know that I like movies, but did you know that I also like to read?
During summer vacations, I would rather have stayed inside and read a book rather than be out running around.
When it was time to turn out the lights and go to sleep, I used to get out of bed and read by the dim hall light.
I always carried a book with me and read whenever there was a spare moment in school. I read all kinds of books. My mother fed me books like: Nancy Drew, Cherry Ames, Trixie Belden, Donna Parker and authors like Elizabeth Enright, Eleanor Estes, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Lois Lenski and Beverly Cleary;when I was old enough: Anne of Green Gables, Beany Malone; and from my grandmother I read Grace Livingston Hill.
I used to sneak my mother’s Harlequin romance novels and read them on the sly.
When I would visit my friend Ginger, we would each sit and read from a pile of romance novels that she got from the woman for whom she babysat. Libertine Lady was our favorite. I wish I could find a copy!
Went I was in college, I got into Stephen King and Dean Coontz and authors of that ilk.
Then for a while I was into John Grisham and Richard North Patterson and Robert Ludlum and David Baldacci and slowly graduated on to murder mysteries and chick books by the likes of Katie Fforde.
Recently my sister suggested that I start expanding my library by collecting Newbery Medal and Honor winners.
I found a list and have been slowly working my way through it.
So far I've read or own the following:
Blue Willow - Doris Gates
The Hundred Dresses - Eleanor Estes
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
Gone-away Lake - Elizabeth Enright - i highly recommend this one
Rascal - Sterling North
The Egypt Game -Zilpha Keatley Snyder - currently reading this one
Abel's Island - William Steig
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry - Mildred D. Taylor
Ramona and Her Father - Beverly Cleary
The Great Gilly Hopkins - Katherine Paterson
Indian Captive - Lois Lenski
The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Elizabeth George Speare - i read this one in school so often that it earned me the moniker "Witch" that lasted until I graduated high school
What did you read growing up?