Friday, September 24, 2010


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

Did you like to read when you were a child? 
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?

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