Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Top Ten Tuesday--some weekly fun!
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of our bloggers answers. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND post a comment on our post with a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post to share with us and all those who are participating. If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.
This week's Top Ten list is:
What are your top ten childhood favorites?
Jamie's Top Ten Childhood Favorites (in no particular order):
I devoured books when I was younger and had tons of favorites so this is kind of hard for me!
1. Little House on the Prairie--Laura Ingalls Wilder: I absolutely loved this series but mostly this book! I went through this phase where I wanted to live in a small cabin and I would always make my sister make a fort with me to pretend we lived like they did.
2. The Boxcar Children--Gertrude Chandler Warner: Again, loved the whole series but I read the first one over and over again. I was always happy that I had a family after reading this but also felt envious that they were all so close and that they got to live alone and have an adventure.
3. Wanted..Mud Blossom--Betsy Byars: I don't really remember that much about this book but I remember loving it and loving that darn dog! I was surprised to see that it alot of people on Goodreads hadn't read this.
4. Harriet the Spy--Louise Firzhugh: I pretty much wanted to be her bff. As a nine-year-old, i fell hard for the boy with the purple socks from this book. I can't pass up a man of mystery.
5. Sideways Stories From Wayside School-- Louis Sachar: This book was all sorts of craziness and I remember loving it. Probably one of the more bizarre books I read when I was younger but it was one of my favorites.
6. Ramona the Pest--Beverly Clearly: Oh gosh how I loved all Beverly Cleary books but this one takes the cake! Ramona has always been one of my favorite characters in literature and this book was hilarious.
7. Behind the Attic Wall -- Sylvia Cassedy: This book was so magical and mysterious. Secret passageways. Dolls that walk and talk. Ok. It was a little creepy but I loved it.
8. Nancy Drew--Carolyn Keene: I can't just pick one book out of the Nancy Drew series. I really can't. I just remember the delight when my mom passed down HER Nancy Drew books to me. I thought Nancy was pretty much the coolest--unlike me, the child who was probably scared of her own shadow.
9. Sweet Valley Twins -- Francine Pascal: Again, I can't pick a particular book out of the series. I devoured every single one of these which led into me reading all the Sweet Valley High books. Ah, I just want to read them all again.
10. The Babysitter's Club -- Ann M. Martin: Oh, I thought I was so cool reading these. And I thought I was even cooler when, like many girls around the world, I tried to make my own BSC.
Ah, there are so many great books of my childhood that I couldn't put on here. Just have to give a shoutout to RL Stine--Goosebumps, Fear Street, etc. You were definitely an honorable mention on the list!