Writing Saturday: R is for Reading

1:00 AM

For any writer to become really good, they have to read a lot.  Before I was a writer, I read about one to three books a week.  Yes, I was/am a bookaholic and I like it.  I don’t read quite that many books anymore, mainly because I am too busy writing them.  However, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite childhood books.

We Were There with Richard the Lionhearted in the Crusades by Robert N. Webb
The Sower series of biographies
The Boxcar Children
Books by Grace Livingston Hill
Any G. A. Henty

What were your favorite books when you were a child?

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3 comments

  1. That is so true. He/She who writes read twice. :)

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  2. The Boxcar children were my first mystery series (I'm a big mystery reader!). And I've read quite a few Hentys. I've yet to read any Grace Livingston Hill, but I've seen her books mentioned in several places and I mean to try one someday.

    Some of my first favorites were the original Winnie-the-Pooh books. My mom read them to me before I even learned how to read. I read a lot of children's historical fiction, and all of Marguerite Henry's horse books. And classics like Little Women, The Secrect Garden, Heidi, etc. Too many to name!

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  3. Love your picks! I loved Narnia, Little House on The Prairie, Anne of Green Gables, anything LM Alcott or GA Henty when I was a kid.

    I need to start reading more. I miss it terribly!

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