Thursday, January 20, 2011

So Tell Me... #2

I've been reading books for as long as I can remember. As a kid I had a large collection of Dr. Seuss and The Berenstain Bears books. When I was older I handed them down to younger cousins who enjoyed them as much as I did. I then began reading books like Junie B. Jones, Amber Brown, Goosebumps (oooh scary), and who could forget The Babysitters Club! All this reminiscing was brought on by a recent day spent walking the streets of San Francisco with no particular destination when suddenly I came across a gem of an art gallery featuring Dr. Seuss's art. I wanted to buy everything except the animal heads hanging on the wall, those freaked me out a bit. I should back up and tell you what Dr. Seuss means to me *clears throat* I already mentioned I adored his books as a kid, and when I was about 12 I realized that we also shared a birthday. Ha, I thought I was so lucky, sharing a birthday with the awesome-est person evah! I guess you could call Dr. Seuss my *said in a worshipping voice* hero. Because not only did he write amazing books (that rhymed), in them he shared wisdom in such a way that that was enjoyable both to kids and adults alike. He created characters who were lovable (and sometimes annoying, green eggs and ham rings a bell) but relatable as they learned their lessons (again green eggs and ham rings a bell) oh did I mention Green Eggs and Ham is one of my favorite works of his? Yep, I learned my lesson too :) 

So tell me, what books did you enjoy as a kid?
Who is your hero?

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  1. I loved Nancy Drew.
    ke7yca at gmail dot com

  2. I loved Beverly Cleary (we even have the same first name) and I wanted to be her. I wanted to write books. Well, I've never been able to get the stories out of my head an onto paper. But Ms. Cleary and I do have one other thing in common besides first names. We're both children's librarians.

    Beverly aka Booklady

  3. The Boxcar Children. And all the Mary Kate and Ashley books. I wanted to be just like them... only without the twin.

    I also love Dr. Seuss!!!!

    iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books

  4. I loved Dr. Seuss as a kid! And I'm rediscovering it again now that Im older :) So much inspiration and words of wisdom can be found Dr. Seuss' books!

  5. Love Dr. Seuss and read everything by him. I also loved Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys. Btw, I'm now a follower of yours via FF and Parajunkee. Feel free to visit my site when you get a chance.

  6. Totally Babysitter's Club!!!! I also loved Sweet Valley Twins and Sleepover Friends. I loved the Berenstein Bears. I've never really liked Dr. Seuss.
    alisoncanread at gmail dot com

  7. A new follower hopping over for Follow Friday. I'm a huge book nerd, so I'm looking forward to seeing all your reviews and commentary.

    Aaron (Dreaming About Other Worlds).

  8. I loved Dr. Seuss, classic!


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