Books We Loved When We Were Kids
Posted 12 September 2004 - 09:05 AM
I try to read one or two Nancy Drews on a Saturday just because it is the weekend, just because I ended a week of school, just because. I love them not only for their escapism, but also for the predictability. No matter what, Pooh solves the problem; no matter what, the mice of Brambly Hedge fall sound asleep; no matter what, Nancy Drew captures the bad guys and everyone laughs happily.
This stability is something for which I am thankful. In a world of AIDS, schoolyard shootings, terrorism, impeachment, poverty and nuclear power, when the balance seems to hang precariously and even Eris is falling off her perch, it is wonderful to know I can still count on something to turn out right in the end. I read my books seriously. If I can't laugh at myself for that, what else can I do? Children's books often receive their classification because they teach are geared for the intellect of children. But my children's books help me understand how to enjoy life, to laugh at myself, to cherish friendship, to relish simple things like saying "Happy Thursday." And these things, things I didn't learn in school, but instead from the wisdom of industrious mice, a teen detective and a silly old bear, I will never forget.
what children books that touch your hearts? ones that you made book reports? let me know!
Posted 12 September 2004 - 10:21 AM
Edited by Z, 13 September 2004 - 10:02 AM.
Posted 12 September 2004 - 02:55 PM
Posted 12 September 2004 - 03:34 PM
I enjoyed reading the simple stories but I was more interested with all the drawings that was there and I copied them and sold them to my aunt for Php1/page (nag-pauto aunt ko sakin )
There was also this very old Fairytale book that belonged to my mom that we usually read at night. My sister and I will just peruse the pages and read each other stories. Then I outgrew it and I shifted to Sweet Dreams novels. Teen stuff. At high school i developed fondness with Danielle Steeles' books, Sidney Sheldon. and Robert Ludlum. I read the Bourne Identity when I was in sophomore high school followed by his other books (supremacy , matarese circle, etc..). With the Danielle Steeles novels, i was more attracted to the romance side of it and the way she describe the places she used in the novel.
What i love to read the most was not really books, but the old issues of Reader's Digest from my father's subscription way back in the late '60s which he saved on one of our bookshelves (tons of it) and the newer ones he still was getting when I was a kid. I started reading them when I was five. Stammering and trying to make out the letters that were all written there. It just had a different effect in me because I was reading about real people's stories. The life-dramas, Real life heroes, even the "Laughter is the Best Medicine" section entertained me. It gave me some realistic perception with what's really going on in the world. It even helped me when I took the NCEE as I used their section "Word Power" as a review material for all those vocabulary I have to learn. It kinda stick with me. As an adult, I subscribe with the magazine and even buy those compiled stories books.
Posted 12 September 2004 - 04:06 PM
2.) Cat in the Hat
3.) Robinson Crusoe
Posted 12 September 2004 - 04:30 PM
Posted 12 September 2004 - 04:48 PM
Posted 12 September 2004 - 04:50 PM
But what I loved most, are books of Roald Dahl
Posted 12 September 2004 - 11:01 PM
Posted 13 September 2004 - 05:20 PM
I was particularly fond of Edgar Allan Poe.
Posted 13 September 2004 - 05:40 PM
i attribute the person i am now largely to my love of reading and what i have read. and i must say i started out pretty young. i was lucky to have had parents who encouraged this obsession with words and paper... when my friends were out sweating under the sun, jumping over garters, i was someplace else... with anne in avonlea... with winnie the pooh in the hundred acre wood... with nancy drew in some fabulous mystery... with the bennets in regency britain... with the little women in post-civil war new england... with the cat in the hat... with shel silverstein's poetry... even with the twins over at sweet valley...
how nice it would be to go back to that now... the luxury of childhood that buys you time to leave the drudgery of adult life.
Posted 13 September 2004 - 06:12 PM
Edited by orionpax, 13 September 2004 - 06:13 PM.
Posted 13 September 2004 - 11:31 PM
kasali rin ba archie comics dito? i loved archie comics and their double digests!
Posted 14 September 2004 - 09:05 AM
when i was little, like before-school age, i used to sneak into my mothers cabinet to browse through this old and tattered "pasyon" book. i would ask her to read it to me, holy week or not.
Posted 14 September 2004 - 09:51 AM
Mama ko rin adik sa libro. Pero she doesnt like romance things. She is more on the detective thriller types. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle... ayan..
nung bata ako i loved reading the Diney Aladdin book pero it was the naked face by sidney sheldon na aksidente kong binasa.. wala lang then i got so hooked
hmm... ano pa ba.. minsan nag aattempt na magbasa ng agatha christie pero then i get bored.
i alos loved r.l stine ( siyempre pambata e) pero later on na tripan ko na rin si christopher pike.
Posted 14 September 2004 - 10:32 AM
Posted 14 September 2004 - 11:07 AM
I think the very first novel that I read was Call of the Wild. It was for a book report in school. I didn't enjoy reading that book at all. Total waste of time.
The first novel that I really enjoyed reading is Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Now that is a classic!
Posted 14 September 2004 - 12:55 PM
Posted 06 October 2004 - 08:20 AM
now that i have kids, I also bought them a set. Though they dont read that much. TV, DVD and cable.
Posted 10 November 2004 - 07:04 PM
high school...sweet dreams, love stories
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