Favorite Books

I was thinking about all of the books I've read through the years. There have been many times I'd rather read than watch TV. And I'd definitely rather read than work a puzzle.

One of my earliest memories was of participating in the summer reading program sponsored by the Owensboro, KY public library. The more books you read, the more stickers you'd get. I filled my card.

I remember enjoying mystery books even at a young age, and books about animals. But my favorite book as a young child was, The Best Loved Doll. It is a sweet story about a girl, Betsey, choosing which doll to take to a party. She has many to choose from, but she decides on the doll she loves best. It's not the newest or prettiest doll, but this doll has stood the test of time.

The moral of the story is true beauty is on the inside.

I can't wait to share this book with Brooke and Allie one day.

As I got older, I devoured Nancy Drew books. The first two books I read where my moms, and I was hooked. After that I saved my money, and every time we went to Louisville, mom would take me to the bookstore to buy another one.

I spent hours at the library checking out books on Nurse Nancy, actually any nursing books drew my attention. I also read The Bobbsey Twins and Trixie Belden.

My friends and I got so hooked on The Three Investigators, that we started a club and named ourselves, The Four Investigators. You can't imagine what all we did trying to find a mystery to solve.

I'm happy to say I've passed the love of reading on to both of my sons.

What about you? Do you have any favorite books you remember?