Friday, September 24, 2010

FLASHBACK FRIDAY

joining "the Lid" today ;)
come join us...


Did you like to read when you were a child? 
some
What were your favorite genres, books or series? 
Pippy Longstockings
 and Nancy Drew in my child/teen years
The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew, Book 2)
Adult reading:  THE THORNBIRDS by Collen McCulloughThe Thornbirds


anything by Ann Rivers Siddons and Francine Rivers 


Did you read books because of the author or because of the title/plot?
title/plot 


Did you own many books?
not when I was young, but lots now as an adult 


Did your school distribute the Scholastic book orders (or some other type)? 
definitely...i LOVED getting to order books


Did you visit the library often? 
about once a month from what I remember


Was there a summer reading program when you were young, and did you participate? 
Yes...I received a few participant certificates and bookmarks


Do you have any particular memories of your school libraries? 
It was a happy, peaceful place...and they always decorated for any particular holidays, highlighting the books in the same time frame.  
Sorry to say I don't remember my grammar school librarian though...loved learning about the Dewey decimal system as I got older...Product Details
loved working as a library volunteer while dd was in school.
While working @ Emory University, I used to LOVE hanging out in their HUGE library on my lunch hours...the smells and beauty of ALL THOSE BOOKS amazed me.


What were your favorites and least favorites among the classics (the ones high school English teachers assign!)? 
The two I remember liking the most: 
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (the first novel I ever read TWICE)
Romeo and Juliet (original version) by William Shakespeare *(the danger of hasty action/power of tragic fate)....I found it difficult to understand the Elizabethan language but beautifully deep in human emotion.


hated ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell dealing with corrupting revolution & SKIN OF OUR TEETH by Thornton Wilder  (comedy about history's repeating itself) ... 
I had to write term papers on both these novels...which probably DIDN'T help my liking them.


If you didn't like reading, do you like it more today than you did then?
I enjoy it MORE today than in my teens....
it was a HAVE TO then, now it is a WANT TO


 Blessings,

5 comments:

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

When I was cleaning out my sitting room I found my copy of The Thornbirds, I may have to read it again. It has always been one of my favorites!!!


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Lea said...

Plan M, how funny!

Reading was nothing but a chore when I was a child and teenager, but as an adult it became a most enjoyable past time. Francine Rivers is one of my all time favorite authors.

Blessings for a great weekend!

bekahcubed said...

I couldn't agree with you more about the delights of a huge, old library. I remember my dad taking my sister and I to our local university library when we were in sixth and seventh grade. It was late at night (for us--probably 10 or so), and I delighted in the smells and muffled sounds and the endless stacks of books (mostly old).

Mocha with Linda said...

Arggh. I hate it when it doesn't take my comment and I have to type it again!

I had forgotten about Pippy Longstocking. That was a fun story.

I love the smell of books, one reason I've resisted getting a Kindle. Maybe they'll start coming scented!

Joyce said...

I listed the Thornbirds as one of my all time favorites in a recent post. And I'm a big Ann Rivers Siddons fan too!