Saturday, October 09, 2010

Read-a-Thon Mini-Challenge

"Back-in-the-Day Children's Books"
Hosted by Elizabeth at Miss Wisabus

I adore children’s and young adult books. Many of the multitudes of books in my read-a-thon piles are children’s or young adult titles. I’m starting with Maureen Johnson’s 13 Little Blue Envelopes.

Favorites from childhood include Harriet the Spy, which I re-read with my 11-year-old son’s school book club last year, A Wrinkle in Time, and Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth. I belonged to a Nancy Drew book club in elementary school too; I’ve still got all those books in a box in the basement.

New favorites include the Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games, and many of the novels by Sarah Dessen and Laurie Halse Anderson.


  1. Remember, C.S. Lewis said, "We read to know that we are not alone," and today all of all days, we stand together. Have a joyous and blessed time with today's read-a-thon!

  2. I can chant
    I can cheer
    get your reading into gear!

    You had great taste in children's books. A Wrinkle in Time is among my favs too.

  3. I LOVE 13 Little Blue Envelopes! Have fun!!

  4. I really enjoyed The Hunger Games trilogy! Again, have loads of fun with the read-a-thon!