I have been a book lover since I was a small child. My Mamma always read to me when I was little. Once when I was only about three, my Mom was so impressed with me. She thought I had already learned to read because I was reading along with her as she read to me. I hadn’t learned to read yet, but I had memorized passages of the story. Jenny’s Surprise Summer was one of my favorites.
I still go back and read some of those childhood favorites and it’s so comforting like a warm hug from an old and dear friend. I’ve even reread some of the old classic Nancy Drew books. They are a little silly when you reread them as a grown-up but they take me back to a happy time.
In the winter of 2014, not long after my Mamma passed away, I happened to reread The Secret Garden. It was such a healing thing for me to read. Mary’s sourness in the beginning of the story, and Colin’s, too, reminded me of own sour mood. The joy as the two cousins meet Dickon and begin to garden gave me hope as well.
My good friend Jessica has been reading books aloud via Periscope of late and it has been so much fun. Who doesn’t like to be read to? I remember my fourth-grade teacher Mrs. Gullion would also read aloud to us and I loved it. You can find Jessica here on Periscope. And also, be sure to follow along with her wonderful magical tale of the Society of Moss and Lace.
Another childhood favorite I’ve been wanting to reread is Island of the Blue Dolphins. I’d love to hear about your favorite childhood books! Tell me about your favorites in the comments.