I have long been a lover of books. Some of my earliest memories have to do with reading. My mother doesn’t know how it actually happened, but by the time I started kindergarten I had taught myself to read. In kindergarten and first grade my favorite companions were the Bobbsey Twins, and by second grade I was a fan of Nancy Drew and the Hardy boys. All the books we had were hardcover. I remember that the first time I bought a book it cost $3.50, and when the price went up to $4.00 my parents thought they were getting a bit pricey.
I found out that it didn’t matter too much, because one day my mother took me to the Civic Park Library in Flint. What a glorious find! I discovered that there were rows and rows of books just waiting to be read. I introduced many of my favorites to my children, and judging by their reactions, I think it is safe to assume that my grandchildren will be reading some of the same books I read as a child.
I invite you to read my comments on some of my favorite books, and I would love to hear your comments in response. We are not in the same geographical location, but our love of books brings us together. So grab a cup of coffee and join me for a book discussion in the comments section of The Book Nook.