Weekly Geeks #3 - Childhood Memories

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I read a lot when I was a kid - I mean A LOT! I wasn't into sports. I didn't hang out too much with the neighborhood kids. I spent time in my room reading. I am almost afraid to admit that most of the books I read didn't make much of an impression on me - because I can't remember them at all. But, I have managed to drag a few from the dark recesses of my brain.

Nancy Drew

I loved these books. I never actually had the entire set, but I remember those yellow covers well. I have no idea how many books in this series I actually read, but I devoured every one I could get my hands on.

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

I read this book as a preteen. It tells the story of a Dutch family, the Ten Booms, and their lives during World War II. The Ten Booms, tired of the atrocities they witnessed around them, managed to build a secret room in their home to hide Jews during Nazi raids. Unfortunately, they were eventually arrested and sent to concentration camps.

This was my first glimpse into Nazi Germany, and it has fascinated me ever since.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

I read the entire set of the Chronicles of Narnia - from Prince Caspian to The Last Battle. I have never been a big fantasy reader, but I loved these! As an adult, I bought the boxed set and reread them.

I'm anxious to find out what everyone else remembers!


gautami tripathy said...

In fact I read more while I was a kid. A book a day. Now I barely manage 8-10 a month in an average. This year, I am slacking there too.

Childhood Memories

Laura said...

I also read probably close to the entire series of the Nancy Drew books and the Chronicles of Narnia. Are you planning to see the movie Prince Caspian?

Erin said...

Actually, I am planning on seeing Prince Caspian. I thought The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was pretty good. I wasn't disappointed at all!

Juli said...

I forgot about Nancy Drew until you mentioned her and that also reminded me of The Hardy Boys! I read some of them too.

Heather Johnson said...

I loved reading as a kid, and would ofter hide in my room during big family parties so I could read more. In fact, instead of getting grounded or sent to my room if I was bad, my mom would take away my books! LOL