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Girl Talk Thursday: Favorite Children’s Books

As a kid I didn't get as much of an opportunity to read as other kids.  What I do remember vividly reading when I was a kid was a graphic novel/bound comic book of Scheherazade and the 101 Nights.  It came with a tape and I swear I listened/read that thing over and over and over again sitting on the bed in the motor home as a kid.  I got $.50 comics at truck stops and read those, but mostly I wrote my own stuff.  Occasionally I would come across a book or someone would give me one they didn't want anymore but these were few and far between.  When I mean I wrote my own stories as a kid, I mean I did it out of sheer boredom.  I do recall that the first chapter book I read was about a pig, though other than that I'm not altogether certain.

When we stopped traveling and I could read actual books, I read anything and everything horse related.  I recall having a very deep need to identify with my parents livelihoods, horses, and if I was obsessed with horses then it was a connection to them.  I read all of the Black Stallion books, Brumby books, Black Beauty, anything that featured people and horses, though I wasn't always keen on westerns.

I honestly can't recall ever reading that many children's books that were kid-geared, probably because it was a fruitless endeavor to keep me in books since we traveled so much.  I don't have a reason to read kid's books now, the closest I get are some middle grade and YA books - like the Percy Jackson books.

Yup, probably not all that enlightening this time.

2 thoughts:

Brittany @deep_n_thought said...

On a certain level I can really relate.
My dad is a truck driver, and during the summer I was "Wacky Camper"...my lame cb handle haha...and my mom would always tell my dad "make sure she reads her books". My dad had other ideas. I could have rivaled any comic collectors collection from all the comics he got me from truck stops lol ^_^.

Chibi said...

I read my fair share of Black Beauty books, too! Unfortunately, I'm not as well-versed in comics. ;)

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