Geek, Nerd, Worm—Whatever You Want to Call It…

May 28, 2013 · 13 comments

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…that’s me.

As long as the word “Book” goes in front of it, I’m okay with it.

And that is today’s hint.

I read. A lot.

As a child, my goal was to read every book in the library before I graduated from elementary school. I didn’t achieve that goal, but it was sure fun trying.

As a young teen, I’d sometimes read a book a day. No, I did not have much of a social life until high school. Once the teenage hormones struck, I dropped to 3 books a week.

As an adult, it depends on what else is going on in my life. Sometimes I go weeks without cracking a book, and sometimes I read like a crazy lady!

My favorite genres are YA, Speculative and Mystery (not necessarily in that order).

I do not have one favorite book. I have 100. Way to many to list here.

My all-time favorites from childhood are: Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle, The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet by Eleanor Cameron, and The Silver Crown by Robert C. O’Brien.

I have purposely not listed any of my favorite LDS authors, nor any of the books I’ve loved as an adult. Don’t want to give away everything with this very first hint!

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Now I want to know about you.

What were some of your favorite books from childhood?

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Angie May 28, 2013 at 10:21 am

So, we will kow your true identity at last! I loved a lot of the same books as you as a child. Wrinkle in Time and Harriet the Spy. I also loved Nancy Drew books, and pretty much anything I could get my hands on.

LDS Publisher May 29, 2013 at 7:43 am

I loved Nancy Drew too. And the Hardy Boys.

Shauna Wheelwright May 28, 2013 at 11:40 am

I loved The Hardy Boys series, The Great Brain series, and Island of the Blue Dolphin.

LDS Publisher May 29, 2013 at 7:44 am

The Great Brain! I forgot about those. And Encyclopedia Brown.

Melanie Jacobson May 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Oh, my gosh, LOVED Harriet the Spy.

Cathy Jeppsen May 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Secret Garden, The Narnia Series, Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, and the Island of the Blue Dolphins. And way more that I really don’t remember any more.

LDS Publisher May 29, 2013 at 7:45 am

I didn’t appreciate The Secret Garden or Island of the Blue Dolphins until I was an adult. But loved Narnia. I think I was 10 when I read the entire series for the first time.

Janice Sperry May 28, 2013 at 3:58 pm

I read whatever I could get my hands on. Fortunately, my mom was a librarian and brought home a steady supply of books. Then my sister became a children’s librarian and introduced me to fantasy and sci fi. I will forever owe her a debt of gratitude.

I think I know who you are, but I’m not saying.

LDS Publisher May 29, 2013 at 7:46 am

Oh, you lucky duck! My parents took us to the library every Monday night after FHE and we could check out as many books as we wanted. It was heaven.

Rebecca May 28, 2013 at 8:55 pm

I loved the Anne of Green Gables series, Nancy Drew, and several of the ones you mentioned above. In junior high I was introduced to Emilie Loring books and read as many as I could get my hands on! I still have my library check-out cards from eighth and ninth grades, when I tried to read as many books as I possibly could.

LDS Publisher May 29, 2013 at 7:47 am

I wish I still had my old library card. I remember it had a metal plate in it that they stamped on the book card to track who had checked out the book.

karenjonesgowen May 29, 2013 at 6:39 am

My young goal was also to read every book in the library! I can still remember my childhood library. Such excitement whenever I walked through those doors. My favorite books from that time were Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden, and a series of biographies of famous people written for children, yet they were pretty thick books so you felt grown up reading them.

LDS Publisher May 29, 2013 at 7:49 am

I read a bunch of those biographies too! I know exactly which series you’re talking about. I will sometimes find one at DI and I have to buy it—if it’s not mildewy or too “old” smelling. I have allergies. (A bonus hint for those who read the comments…)

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