What was your favorite toy as a child?
As a child of the 80s, I had barbies, Jem and the Holograms, Care Bears, a K.I.T.T from Knight Rider, legos, so many legos, and about as many hot wheels.
But my favorite thing growing up wasn’t a toy. It was books. I was a voracious reader. Second only to Morgan in middle school reading competitions, I could consume a book in just a few days.
My favorite books growing up were:
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Not just the first book, or the movie. Although I very much love both. I still have almost the entire Frank L. Baum series safely packed away. I would read these over and over and over again.
Also a series I proudly own to this day. Almost two copies of each (because there were different book covers). Nancy Drew was curious, independent, and smart. Hmm…
The Chronicles of Narnia
Another series of books I read many many times. You might notice a trend, but Lucy (the first to find Narnia) was my favorite character.
The Babysitters Club
These books were just lots of fun.
The first book from Anne Rice I read was The Mummy; and it’s the first book I recall writing a book report about. I thought I might get in trouble for writing a book report on a book who’s subtitle was “Ramses the Damned” (damned is a bad word!) and was essentially a book for adults. I did not. I read Garfield and Calvin & Hobbes, and The Big Book of Hell – the comic that launched Matt Groening’s career. You know, the guy behind The Simpsons?
What is Bloganuary?
In an effort to blog more frequently, I joined WordPress’s Bloganuary challenge for 2022. Each day I’ll receive a prompt for something to write about.