Friday, May 14, 2010

Show Us Your Life: Books we love!

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner
Over at Kelly's Korner today we are showing our favorite books. I have always been a reader, for as long as I can remember. I wish I had all the books that I once owned. After I moved out, I have no idea whatever happened to all of them. I had a cabinet full and those were only the ones that didn't get loaned out. I will start with my most favorite children's book!

Our librarian read this to me first in elementary school and I loved it then. The verse inside is so right for anyone with kids!

Ahhhhh...the babysitter's club. I started with this one. Good ol' #1. When I first started these books there were only 4 in the series. I read them all through elementary school and some of middle school. I wanted to have a club just like them and thought that Kristy and I could have been two peas in a pod! I believe that I read at least 70 to 80 of them. There are now well over 100! They also had Super Special books that were just a tad bit longer and I read most of those too!

Ninth grade lead me to Romeo and Juliet and I was hooked! After we watched the movie, I just couldn't get enough. My sophomore research paper was the comparisons and contrasts of Romeo and Juliet to West Side Story. My pick!

I also loved magazines and anything with music. I read a bunch of books or articles about the Grateful Dead and the Beatles.

This is the first book I remember getting for Christmas. I still have a cookbook that came with it also. I wanted to be Laura too! I loved watching the show growing up and these books were so good to sit down and read at night.

I think it is so funny that American Girl has so much hype right now. My mom bought my sister and I each a series. There were again only three when we began. Molly, Samantha, and Felicity I think. I liked Molly and find it interesting that WWII drama stills gets me every time!

The RL Stine and Christopher Pike books were awesome in middle school. Now that I see the cost of books, I don't know how my mom fed me. I had almost all of these too!

Now, what I read now is a mixture of all things from romantic to war novels. Right now I am reading EB Sledge's With the Old Breed. I have to tell you that I used to pride myself, thinking hey I can do anything! Well, let me tell you that I cannot or will not or could not be in the marines doing what these boys(most were under 24) do! I have every bit of respect and awe for our military boys! I know the war is different now compared to the Pacific Theater in WWII but WOW!


Paige said...

Great list of books! Just stopping by from Kelly's SUYL Friday. Have a great week!

Candi said...

I had all the babysitters club books too! I always thought I was a lot like Mary Anne :) I was a big R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike fan too :)