Childhood Books Meme

November 12, 2013 Whitney Meme 2 Comments

1: What is your favourite children’s book
Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, I loved these books to death, my favorite being Little House in the Big Woods

2: What book scared / scarred you as a child
My Grandparents would read my brother and I Der Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann when we were little, a German children’s book of morals with dire consequences.  It scared the shit out of us!

3: Name a recent children’s author who you wish had been writing when you were a child
Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles.  These are probably considered young adult/teen but I love their originality and for a fairy tale retelling that is quite the feat.

4: If you could pair an illustrator and children’s author, who would they be?
Chris Van Allsburg and Roald Dahl

5: Your [hypothetical] children reach puberty and don’t really like reading but are willing to try something at your suggestion; what do you pick and why?

As it was my favorite unisex book growing up I’d pick Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach.  I read it to pieces and thought even at the time that the story was uniquely creative.

6: What’s the first book you bought with your own money?
Nancy Drew’s The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene

7: Did you sneakily read books that would have been disapproved of by your family? What did you think of them?
When I was around twelve I decided I had to read Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire.  My mom thought it was much too scary (which as a 28 year old now, I agree) and thus my twelve year-old-self would sneak a couple pages behind closed doors.  I thought I was so rebellious!

2 responses to “Childhood Books Meme

    • You had a bookmobile, growing up?! I am so jealous!

      Personaly, I think Laura Ingalls Wilder and Nancy Drew are staples for any girl who begins reading at a young age (thus you and your sisters are awesome).

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