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Started 2/2/20 by Misha (MISHAMISHA); 62998 views.

I getcha. I do a lot of stuff too, tho I know there are things like flooring I'll have to hire. LOL!!! Just curious :) 

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From: Midkid5


Cup of tea Thursday....question of the week....

What was your favorite childhood book, say before age twenty?

The original The Boxcar Children sorry forgot to look up author.

This is the only book I remember my mom reading to us and dad worked for the railroad so that may have entered into the equation.

When my kids were in grade school I read it to them.



From: Pamjr


Interesting, My husband bought a new John Deer and the only time it was clean, was the day it was delivered! And we only had two and a half acres. I think I'd have to see this farmer and tractor in person.

Ooooh, before twenty?  Hard decision.  Probably Archy & Mehitabel  and other books by Don Marquis.  I LOVE Archy & Mehitabel!  Also, any books by Richard Armour - humorous books about words and language.  

I read Gone With the Wind at about age 14, I think, just to say that I had read it.

One of my favorite books when I first started to read chapter books was "Baby Island" by Carol Ryrie Brink (who also wrote the Caddie Woodlawn books).  I also liked the Homer Price books by Robert McCloskey, and other "youth" books like The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare.  I also read "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" before I knew it was part of the Narnia series.  Before I was 20, I had also read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and it made a great impression on me.  

I was also in advanced English classes in junior high and high school, so we read several classics, including A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations by Dickens, and Silas Marner by George Eliot.  My love of Charles Dickens began then.  My love of Shakespeare began a little later.  


From: Misha (MISHAMISHA)


Midkid5 said:

What was your favorite childhood book

I loved the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe series and read all of those books repeatedly. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was my favorite, I think.


From: MarciainMD


I liked The Boxcar Children and the Nancy Drew series.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Favorite books:
The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley

The Dragons of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


oh..I was a voracious reader in grade school and high school..I read almost anything including some my Mom found toooo suggestive!! (Stranger in a Strange Land!) Series I loved; Nancy Drew, the Boxcar Children, Tom Swift, Hardy Boys, Bobsey Twins....we had a subscription to the Reader's Digest Condensed books and I would devour those every month!! I got majorly hooked on science fiction in middle school and loved anything that Heinlein wrote (hence the Stranger in a Strange Land!! She confiscated that until I was in high school!)

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said:

any books by Richard Armour

ooh I loved him too!!!  .."the discoverer who went looking for the Fountain of Youth was de Leon...he used to be Ponce de Leon, but he lost his ponce...." hahhahahha

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


I did not read 'The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe' before 20...odd cuz I read so many other books..but I did read it before my kids did!