Ali here ~
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
Happy Tuesday everyone!! I hope your week has gotten off to a good start! Today’s Top Ten topic is Childhood Favorites.
This topic is a bit bittersweet for me. As a child I thought I hated books and reading. Being the bibliophile I am now, it probably sounds absurd, but I didn’t realize I even enjoyed reading, let alone LOVED it, until after I graduated high school. I see it all as missed opportunities now. I’ve had a lot of making up to do!
Here are 10 Books/Series that I read as a kid, or had someone read to me, etc. (in no particular order):
The Chronicles of Narnia were neither read by me or to me, but they were presented to me as a similation. A friend’s father would take all of us neighborhood kids into a closet (AKA – wardrobe) and we’d enter Narnia and he would share with us the stories as if we were in them. None of us kids ever wanted to miss it. His story telling was amazing! One of my absolute best memories of my childhood.
The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series were both something I’d pick up on occasion, but I wasn’t overly dedicated to either. And Mike Mulligan and Are You My Mother were both read to me often as a small child.
The Little Engine That Could and The Poky Little Puppy were also read to me often. I can remember at nap time always wanting The Poky Little Puppy. Sweet Valley Twins and The Baby-Sitter’s Club were two other series I picked up on occasion. A visit from St. Nicholas is one I remember fondly because my aunt read it every year to me and my brother on Christmas Eve when we would be visiting my grandparents at Christmas.
What were your childhood favorites??