First I must say Happy Birthday to my little Groundhog Baby, Laken! She turns 14 years old today! Happy Birthday, Sugar Plum :)
This week's topic is:
Books Written Before I Was Born (1978)
I decided to go the route of books that I've READ that were written before I was born. At first I was at a loss. Then I dug deep and went way back to some of my childhood favorites (and not so favorites). I also added some of my high school literature reads and book report books. I was a bit of an over-achiever!
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"Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell (1936) was a book that was on my Mom and Dad's bookshelf from the time I was little. I think they were in a book club of some sort once-upon-a-time. I got bored one summer and decided to read it. Not a huge fan but it passed the time.
"Eight Cousins" by Louisa May Alcott (1874) was one of my favorite books growing up. I bought it for something like a quarter at a library sale. I remember getting lost in their world :)
"Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott (1868) was another world that I lost myself in. I loved Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy and especially LAURIE...sigh :)
"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen (1813) was another book that was on my parents' bookshelf. This time I believe it was part of a Reader's Digest Collection. I read it at a pretty young age and fell in love with the Regency Era. I love it to this day!
"Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen (1811) was in the same Reader's Digest Collection as "Pride and Prejudice". After reading P&P, I had to read more by Jane Austen even though I didn't understand everything that was written. In my opinion, there's no better way to learn new words than to come across them while reading.
"The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton (1967) was an assigned book for my 7th Grade Reading Class. I loved the book AND the movie. I was so happy when my 8th grade daughter read it for her Literature Class last semester!
"The Odyssey" by Homer (-800) was a high school Literature Class assignment. I remember learning all about the legends and mythical creatures and heroes. This wasn't my favorite read ever, but I made it through...
"Tess of the D'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy (1891) was a book I picked up at the school Library to read for a Book Report my senior year. It was quite lengthy (if I remember correctly) and I remember cramming the last few chapter in during the bus ride to school the day the report was due!
"The Call of the Wild" by Jack London (1903) was the next book I picked up to read for a Book Report. After "Tess", I needed something a little bit "easier" to read. It was a go-to Book Report book for the guys in my class so I knew I could breeze through it. Whew!
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