If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Friday, September 24, 2010

Flashback Friday

Go here to join in with Linda at Mocha with Linda for Flashback Friday.
Linda's Prompt:  Did you like to read when you were a child? What were your favorite genres, books or series? Did you read books because of the author or because of the title/plot? Did you own many books? Did your school distribute the Scholastic book orders (or some other type)? Did you visit the library often? Was there a summer reading program when you were young, and did you participate? Do you have any particular memories of your school libraries? What were your favorites and least favorites among the classics (the ones high school English teachers assign!)? If you didn't like reading, do you like it more today than you did then?

I think if you've been around my blog for any amount of time, you know I love books.  In fact, I'm hoping someday to purchase  (or even better yet, win) a Kindle, so I can carry 3,500 books in my purse at one time. lol  Anyway, I am an avid reader, although lately it seems I sure haven't had much time to enjoy this passion.  Anyway, Linda asked about our reading when we were kids, so here goes:

I think I've always loved reading.  I remember in 2nd or 3rd grade our teacher read to us a lot.  She read "Charlotte's Web",  and all of the "Little House" books.  Of course, after she read them, then I had to go to the Library and check them out and read them myself.  I also remember her reading "Mrs. Piggle Wiggle" books to us.  I, in fact, found these in the library when my girls were little and checked them out and read them again.  Seems I'll never forget those books. 

I also remember in the summer time, my mom (who has always been a big reader too) took us to the library.  I don't ever remember participating in a summer reading program, but we always checked out lots of books and spent lots of time reading.  My favorites then were any historical biographies written especially for kids.  Such books as George Washington Carver, Betsy Ross, Molly Pitcher, Clara Barton, etc.  I loved those so much.  I still enjoy a good biography from time to time.  I loved the Trixie Belden books too.  For some reason I never got into Nancy Drew, but I loved Trixie. 

I remember from time to time, my dad and mom going to auctions and buying boxes and boxes of old books and comic books.  We'd all then go through them and pick out the ones we wanted to read and then they'd either get rid of the rest, or they'd go up on the shelves.  It seems we always had shelves and shelves of books in our house. 

Then in high school, I remember getting into the romance books.  I still love a good romance book, but I only read the Christian ones now.  I can be pretty sure they won't get explicit and I much prefer that.   My dad's not a real big reader (except for the Bible), but I'm so glad mom was and she instilled that trait in almost all of her 5 kids. 


  1. loved Charlotte's Web and the little house series!!

    My husband got me a kindle for our anniversary this year...I.love.it.

  2. Cathy, I hope you are able to get a Kindle one of these days. Put it on your Christmas or birthday list. I find it so helpful whenever I travel. I also keep it in my purse whenever I go anywhere. You never know when you have to wait and reading helps to pass the time. I even have the Bible on my Kindle.

    Thanks for stopping by Heart Choices. I always enjoy your visits.

    Blessings and love,

  3. I am not a huge reader anymore...but I was as a child. I loved the little house series and my girls love it too. My middle child loves to read. She flies through books in a matter of hours or a day. She loves it.

  4. I loved the Trixie Belden books when I was a kid, but since they were out of print, I could only read the ones that I could find at garage sales or used stores. I was thrilled when they started re-releasing them in my later teen years and my library acquired some copies. Finally, I could read the in order without missing chunks!

  5. I can't believe I left out Mrs. Piggle Wiggle! Absolutely loved those books!

    I'm starting to want a Kindle because of the space constraints, but it sure won't smell the same!


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