Monday, January 29, 2018
TTT: I Can't Believe I Read That When I Was That Young!
With the delightful bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish moving on to other things, TTT is now hosted by just one of their contingent, That Artsy Reader Girl . If you want to quadruple the size of your TBR AND find a bunch of great book blogs to follow head on over and check it out!
The topic this week is Books I Can’t Believe I Read
to which I am adding "when I was that young."
1. Clan of the Cave Bear and its even racier sequels, when I was in middle school. SO educational.
2. Watership Down in second grade. My older sister, a freshman in college, got it for Christmas the year it came out, and I read it first, which really annoyed her. Which, of course, I loved.
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest sometime in late elementary or early middle school. The same sister had a copy in her closet, and I was fascinated by the story, in part because our mom did a rotation at that mental hospital when she was in nurse's training, and she said it was pretty accurate to the conditions in the 1950s.
4. Oliver Twist was my first Dickens. The SAME SISTER started reading it to me during an ice storm that knocked power out for a week during fifth grade, and I loved it.
5. Then when I had appendicitis in sixth grade, she brought me some Agatha Christie in the hospital, and I spent the rest of middle school with Poirot and Miss Marple as my steady companions.
Basically, I owe it all to my sister, Peg. Thanks, Peg!