Thursday, 24 May 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge - Day 24

Day 24 - Your Favourite Childhood Book

I was quite a bookworm when I was a child.  I still love to read, but don't have as much time as I used to, so the gap inbetween books is much longer than they used to be.

I would read all sorts of books and have always liked books that run in a series.  I loved The Secret Seven and The Famous Five, The Making Out Series (yes I did just have to google to remember the title, I remembered it was based on a character called Zoe! lol), The Chronicles of Narnia.  As I got older, I loved Stephen King and at about 15-16 after watching 'An Interview with a Vampire' I got into Ann Rices The Vampire Chronicles.  It's no wonder I'm a huge fan of Vampire Lit now!

To narrow it down to just one favourite is quite hard for me.  Two books from my childhood really stick out for me.  The first one was given to me by my grandparents.  They gave me a set of books, all with red hardback covers.  In the set was Black Beauty, Wind in the Willows, Little Women and Heidi.  I was never too fussed with The Wind in the Willows, but I loved the others.

The story of that little girl in the mountains and of those four sisters have stuck with me throughout.  I have watched the film of Little Women and although I think it's lovely, it doesn't compare to the emotions in the book.  The same goes for Heidi.  The high level of emotions in both these books are ones that really pull on the heartstrings.  I remember watching an episode of Friends where Joey puts a copy of Little Women in the freezer because he couldn't bare to read it.  Both of these books are very much like that.  You get attached to the characters and although you know something bad is going to happen, you really hope it doesn't.

I really wish I'd kept my original copies of these books, but as time has gone on, my book collection has dwindled.  I think I am going to have to go to my local library to see if they have these in stock as they deserve another read after all these years.

Jackie. x


  1. I agree - Heidi and Little Women were much better in the books and in our own imaginations :)

  2. I loved Little Women when I was young. I always find films ruin a book for me personally - they never live up to the book no matter how good they are.

  3. I remember Heidi, and there were also the sequels - Heidi grows up and Heidi's Children. Films are also often a disappointment to me too, because the characters are not usually as I'd imagined.


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