Top 10 Tuesday: Childhood Favorites

December 7, 2011 Uncategorized 9

Okay, I’m going to participate in my 1st Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Yeah, yeah…. Tuesday is almost over, but so what.  The list for this week is…

Top Ten Childhood Favorites
1.  The Saddle Club – Loved this series! Every week when I’d go to my riding lessons, the other girls would bring the books they had from the series, and we’d all trade and talk about them.  Kind of funny now that I think about it, since the books were about a group of girls who rode together. 
2.  Fear Street – Another series I loved.  I wasn’t into Sweet Valley High or The Babysitters Club – I liked the more scary stuff.  This was in elementary school, so they were the gateway to my love of horror books.
3.  Misty of Chincoteague – Yeah, I pretty much wore this book out.  Horses were a big part of my life, so I devoured any books about them.
4.  The Boxcar Children – We had a set in our classroom, so pretty much everyone read these.  I don’t remember too many specifics, just that I liked them.  And that I got in a physical altercation with one of my friends over one of the books.  lol.
5.  Reader’s Digest – I’m not joking.  I loved hanging out at my grandparents office from a very young age, and they had magazines out for their clients.  I got way too excited when new ones came.  They had good stories, okay?!    
6.  Christine - Yes, the book by Stephen King.  I used to sit in front of my grandma’s bookshelf for hours reading through everything.  When I was in 6th or 7th grade, I discovered this book in her collection and read it.  I admit, the only real reason I initially picked it up was because the name is similar to mine.  Lame, I know, but it did open a whole new world of good horror books to me.  I had no use for Fear Street after that. 
7.  Dean Koontz – Anything and everything.  All through jr. high and high school I read his books.
I’m stopping at seven.  There really aren’t any other books that stick out from childhood.  Well, I did enjoy reading encyclopedias, but that’s weirder than my Reader’s Digest obsession.   
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9 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday: Childhood Favorites”

  1. Ron C. Nieto

    There, there… *pats on the back* Reading encyclopedias? I can understand. I read a thesaurus once.

    And the worst thing is that more than half of its contents stuck with me during all my teen years, right up to the point where I stopped reading classics, got started on fantasy at around 16, and tried the dauntless adventure of being normal.

    Sometimes, I miss my nerdy self :)

    Ron @ Stories of my life

  2. Mary

    I remember growing up we had it pretty rough. I know there must have been books but I have no clue what ones. I remember after everything with my parents and me trying to run away over a 100 times. I was put in therapy. (The therapist scared me) So they took me out and put me in with another (thankfully) Well, by that time I was in high school and a junior at that. Well my therapist said to me one day and I will never forget. She was a big reader and asked what was up with my grades. I didn't try very hard and was getting c's/d's. I told her I don't like to read…
    She said if there is one thing in your life that you will always have to do is read. How will you know how much money you have? How will you get a job? How will you read to know what's going on? How will…etc. Well she went on to lecture me for the hour we had. Before I left she handed me a book by Dean Koontz. Till this day he is my favorite writer and I can honestly say I don't remember her name or even what book by Dean it was. All I know was from that day forward I haven't stopped reading….
    Dean Koontz is for me – 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. and 10.

    Have a great day!

    Why I felt the need to tell you all this IDK but I did!

    Mary

  3. Christy (Love of Books)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    @Ron – lol.. that reminds me of a joke:

    The first rule of Thesaurus Club is, you don't talk about, mention, speak of, discuss or chat about Thesaurus Club.

    @Mary – Thank you for sharing it, I love it! It really makes me smile, because when I was 13 or 14 I would go to a used books store a lot. When my mom and I were at the register paying for my 2 Koontz books, the man said to me in a jerk, reprimanding tone “would you like your daughter reading these at your age?” My mom and I were just kind of like what the heck? Then I said to him “I would just be happy that she was reading, period.” Nothing else was said, and we never went back there. So I don't know what the guy had against me reading Koontz, but his books have obviously made an impact in many lives.

  4. Missie

    YES! Fear Street. Back in the day, I couldn't live without RL Stine. It was my way to get into scary stuff since my mom wouldn't let me watch all those scary movies that were coming out at the time (Nightmare on Elm, Halloween).

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