Dorothy of Field Stone Cottage tagged me for this one!
Child with Red Hair Reading by Lilla Cabot Perry
- Do you remember how you developed a love of reading? I know that my love for reading blossomed in Grade 3 when I was old enough to go to the library on my own. I considered myself much too old for “baby books” so I missed out on all the lovely picture books. My favourite gifts were always books. My mom and dad always brought me home a book when they went on the occasional trip. I remember getting The Bobbsey Twins in Washington when they went to the States once. I loved to read series like the Bobbsey Twins, The Tuckers, The Happy Hollisters, and The Curlytops.
- What are some books you loved as a child? I have so many favorite childhood books that it’s hard to narrow it down. I enjoyed many books (check out my list here) but I especially enjoyed British books – I’ll mention some of the less familiar titles.
- The Children of Green Knowe – L M Boston
- The Treasure Seekers – E Nesbit
- The Family From One End Street – Eve Garnett
- Charlotte Sometimes – Penelope Farmer
- Carrie’s War – Nina Bawdin
- The Borrowers – Mary Norton
- Tom’s Midnight Garden – Penelope Lively
- Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
- The Little White Horse and any other by Elizabeth Goudge
- The Dollhouse by Rumer Godden
- Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield
- The Richleighs of Tantamount – Barbara Willard
- ok I am going to stop now… after I mention Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aitken
- uh…you wouldn’t want me to leave out Roald Dahl would you?
- oh yes – here is an American book mystery for anyone from the New England area. It’s a book about a chubby little girl who lived in New England – I think her name was Rowena. I can remember a picture of her pretending to ride a horse on a tree branch. Anybody know her? Jill – my library sleuth?
- ok – I’m rounding out to 20 not because I’m done, but I’m sure you folks might get a little bored with my endless children’s book lists. Shirley Hughes who wrote the Alphie and Annie Rose picture books – I didn’t discover them until I became a mom but I love them!
- What is your favorite genre? Love them all.
- Do you have a favorite novel? No. I have many favourites! Is that possible?
- Where do you usually read? everywhere… including my new favourite place
- When do you usually read? I start the day reading with my Bible and devotional reading, then I read whenever I can. I like to take books with me for those times of waiting like at the doctor’s or waiting for my husband to finish visiting at the hospital or even at stop lights (if it’s a very good book:) And always before I go to sleep.
- Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time? Yes – it’s like eating more than one kind of food. Different books for different reasons and moods.
- Do you read non-fiction in a different way or place than you read fiction? I study non-fiction. I underline and write out phrases that I like.
- Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out of the library? They love me at the library – I’m probably their best customer.
- Do you keep most of the books you buy? Yes but I usually buy only non-fiction. I wait to get my fiction at the library.
- If you have children, what are some of the favorite books you have shared with them? I shared them all with them – and they share their favourites with me.
- What are you reading now? I’m re-reading Champagne For the Soul by Mike Mason and The Memory of Old Jack by Wendell Berry.
- Do you keep a To Be Read list? Yes – I have 9 requested at the library.
- What’s next? The Rosemary Tree by Elizabeth Goudge
- What books would you like to reread? over and over and over? The Practice of The Presence of God by Brother Lawrence, Champagne For the Soul by Mike Mason, Hearing God by Dallas Willard and Andrew Murray’s books on prayer.
- Who are your favorite authors? Oh my goodness – many. I’ll mention some non-fiction just for a change – anything by Amy Carmichael, R A Torrey, Dallas Willard and Andrew Murray. E Goudge, Dickens and Austin are fiction favs. Also Alison Uttley – A Country Child.
I discovered something interesting…
when I googled “favourite childhood boos” – note the typo – I got some very different hits.
Better hits – like blogs – less “.com sites”.
I’ll have to sign off
Because I love lists – especially favourite childhood book lists.
Mm mmm! Sweeter than candy 🙂
Hope you are having a sweet day too, my friends!