Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Today I am thankful for books.  I love to read and I love books of almost any kind.  I really think the person who helped me develop a love for reading was my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Sydow.  She moved up to 6th grade and I got her again that year.  I loved it when she would read a book to us in class.  I loved her voice and the way she read.  Do teachers even do that anymore?  I remember her reading, The Wheel on the School, and The Wind in the Willows.  But the books she read that I loved the absolute most were The Little House on the Prairie books.  She started with reading us, On the Banks of Plum Creek, and that did it for me.  I went to the library and checked out every single book in that series and read them all.  Other books I read and loved growing up were The Black Stallion series and the Big Red books, the Nancy Drew series and the Trixie Belden series.  When I got to junior high, I had an English teacher whose name I can't remember, who told us that instead of reading The Scarlet Letter that year, which is when everyone read it, we were going to read, Rebecca.  It is still one of my favorite books, and I still haven't read The Scarlet Letter.  Some other books that I have loved is, Gone With the Wind, Jane Eyre, all of the Victoria Holt books, Secret Garden, Little Women, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Education of Little Tree, The Book Thief, all of the Harry Potter series, the Narnia books, all of John Grisham's books, Pride and Prejudice, My Cousin Rachel, and many, many more too numerous to mention.  If I were all alone and had the choice of watching a good movie on tv or reading a good book, it would be the latter, hands down.

Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high!


Delirious said...

I like your new layout!

The person who really developed a love of reading in me was my best friend Margaret. She introduced me to so many new books. My favorite books were The Secret Garden, and My Side of the Mountain. But I also loved Nancy Drew and especially Trixie Belden. :) I don't read as much now...I think I'm distracted by the television in my room...

Inklings said...

I love books, too and have read almost all of those you mentioned. I read every day. It is like oxygen to me.