Last week, I regaled you with a story from my childhood (riveting, I know ) & my excitement over finding a number of Nancy Drew books at a thrift store that helped me at least partially realize the dream I’ve had since childhood of owning the entire Nancy Drew collection.
And that got me to thinking about some of the other wonderful books I just loved when I was a kid…
Like the Trixie Belden mysteries. I remember borrowing them from the bookmobile all the time, thrilled each time I found a one I hadn’t read yet. I loved them so much, I even convinced Madame Mommy Dearest to buy them for her school library…then made her bring them all home for me to read first.
Between Trixie Belden & Nancy Drew, I clearly really wanted to be a girl detective.
Or The Boxcar Children. The first in this series has always been & probably always will be my favorite, but I still read them all. I swear, this book made me want to be an orphan & live in an old train car.
Later, I fell in love with S.E. Hinton—The Outsiders most of all, but I read all of her stuff.
And later, my first foray into the romance genre was the Sunfire Romances collection. I both loved & hated these books at the same time. Loved them because they were romance… Hated them because each story revolved around one girl having to choose between two guys, & I always fell in love with the wrong one. (Usually the “bad boy,” if that tells you anything. )
Gosh, do those bring back happy memories!
So instead of posting this week’s QUESTION OF THE WEEK only to my “Fans of Heidi Betts” Facebook Page, I’m going to share it here, as well:
What were some of your favorite books as a kid?
Feel free to share as many titles/authors & details as you like! I love hearing about others’ books obsessions as much as I love talking about my own.
I loooooove frogs & I loooooove plays on words. So how could I not adore this commercial?