I’ve chosen to read several books this year that my wife remembers from her childhood – books I’d never read before, but I felt like I should at least read now since my wife enjoyed them so much as a child.
On the other hand, I think I’ve only read two books this year that I remember from my childhood: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, and Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.
This past weekend, I decided I would read The Mouse and the Motorcycle series, as it’s one that I remember fondly from my childhood.
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I took a longer detour than normal after reading book 4 of the Anne of Green Gables series, but we made it back after 14 other books.
I’ll still be reading other books in between books 6-8, but I promise to not make those breaks quite as long.
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This is one of those books that I’d heard of before, but I had no idea what to expect. I simply saw the title and thought, “Hey, I know that title. I should get it.”
I realize that probably isn’t the best way to try new things. You can’t just assume that popularity = quality.
However, I bought the book and took it with me on a recent trip to California. I needed something to do inside while it was 108 degrees outside.
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We made it to the end of the Chronicles of Narnia!
My opinion is that The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the best of the 7, and that’s partly because Lewis admits he only intended to write the first book. The others were almost all written one at a time, with the thought that each would be the final book.
Some end up being better than others, and a few of them feel like they could have been omitted entirely.
But, overall, the series starts and ends well.
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