I have been recently reading a blog called Dove Grey Reader Scribbles, who has been talking about providing reading books for her inner child. If you click on the blog name it will take you straight to the Inner Child post. She has been looking at books from her childhood and rereading them. She mentioned setting up a weekend once a month whereby you just read books from your childhood, revisting the comfort books you loved so much. I thought this was a fantastic idea.
So this morning I have been trying to think of the books that guided me through my childhood. The books that comforted me when school was such an effort. I think back to my school days now and I really don't think I enjoyed them as much as I should have. I always seemed to be getting into arguments because I would not just stand there and take anyone's abuse. I always stood up for myself, but often it would land me in more trouble. (The standing up for myself still gets me in trouble now, no wonder I read so much!) So I used to find comfort from books. To be lost in another world for a few blissful hours was heaven.
I want to compile a list of books that were important to me in my childhood and I would like you to help. I hear you say, you didn't know me in my childhood,so how would you know what was important to me. Well I don't just want a list of my books, I want to know what yours were as well. I want to see what you used to love reading as a child, especially from my American and Canadian readers, because your list should be totally different to mine.
Here is a list of my favourite books from childhood.
1) Ballet Shoes by Noel Straetfield
2) Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery
3) The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
4) Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
5) The Haunting of Cassie Palmer by Vivien Alcock
6) The Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
7) The Borrowers by Mary Norton
8) The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe by C.S Lewis
9) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
10) Worzel Gummidge by Barbara Euphan Todd
11) Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pierce
12) Dear Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
Over the last few months, I have been searching out these books to add to my collection, but some are very hard to come by now as they are no longer in print. Anyway please let me know the books that you enjoyed as a child, so I can look into reading them. Do pop over to Dove Grey Reader,as she writes so beautifully, it will transport you back in time to your childhood.
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