Following along with Boof’s 40 Day Challenge leading up to her 40th birthday, her 16th topic is:
16) A favourite book from childhood
Oh my. I had a lot of favorite books when I was younger. I’ve mentioned a few – “Now We Are Six” by A.A. Milne, and “A Wrinkle in Time.” I loved the Trixie Belden series (more contemporary than Nancy Drew), I loved “The Secret Garden” and “Mandy.” “Island of the Blue Dolphins,” the Little House on the Prairie books, and books about The Littles. I remember learning to read with Dick and Jane books (I even loved their little stories!). I loved reading Aesop’s fables and Grimm’s fairy tales. I was never without a book, even then. When I went to see relatives, they would ask my mom to have me leave my books at home.
So to pick one is difficult. Because I still have the book on my bookshelf and love to get it out when little ones are over (and love to give it as a gift to all six year olds I know), I am going to choose “Now We Are Six” by A.A. Milne. I loved the stories told in rhyme and the lightheartedness of them.
#16 on my list was to “Watch movies from 1968” (the year I was born). This was a fascinating challenge! I ended up starting with “Funny Girl” and watched quite a few movies from that time period. There were a lot of BAD movies made that year (see Barbarella) but lots of fun movies, too! It was an interesting time… and a challenge that I loved.
Off to read!