Thursday, March 25, 2010
This week's Book List Meme, hosted by Rebecca at Lost in Books, is maybe the easiest one ever for me. Rebecca wants to know 3 books that you loved as a child (under age 12). Two of these will come as no surprise to anyone that's ever read this blog. The third one was kind of a toss up between a few books but I thought I'd spring something new on you for my third pick.
When I was in grade school, I read a biography of Catherine the Great. As you probably know, I was raised with a love of history but I think this is one of the first times I had really realized that a woman could be so powerful. I can't find the exact book online that I read as a child. It's probably not even in print any more but my parents still have the copy I read at their house.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I still have my book and it was like pulling out an old friend when I read it to my daughter. It's been with me since Christmas of 1968. Yes, yes--I'm old!
A Little Princess by Frances Hodges Burnett. I must have checked this one out from the library as a child; I don't have my own copy. But I bought my daughter her copy before she could even read.