Today Dr Tanya says let’s list 5 books you enjoyed as a child.
My list is probably very dated compared to other people’s, but I was born in 1956 and was encouraged to read books that were considered classics.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
Heidi by Johanna Spyri,
What Katy Did by Sarah Chauncey Woolsey under her pen name “Susan Coolidge”.
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell.
The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
But who can forget Pooh?
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I like your choices. I don’t think I ever read The Railway Children.
I also read Five Children and It, and The Phoenix and The Carpet by her.
A fine set of books there!
What Katy did.
Wind in the willows.
Hands Christian Andersen
Good choices. I read the Hobbit at school and Grimms fairy Tales, but not Wind in the Willows.
It’s a lovely book , the wind in the willows 😀
I love Pooh
Me too. Sadly it was a book that got sent to charity by mistake in 2014.
You can always buy again, I think they still are available.
Most definitely, but it won’t be the same as it was a special gift, but we shall see.
I know, the memories won’t be the same.
Hi Di, wonderful choices. I’ve also read all of these. For favourites, I would exchange Black Beauty [way to sad] for The Secret Garden.
Hi Robbie. I also had What Katy Did Next on my shelf and read quite of few of E Nesbit’s books from the school library.
Winne the poo is all time favourite
Gotta love Pooh Bear
Heidi being my favourite
In my childhood, I didn’t know any girl who hadn’t read it.
I agree with what you wrote about our books (we shared Lousia May Alcott in common) and I LOVED “The Railway Children” – it appealed to my wandering tendencies I suppose. Great story which I’d forgotten. Winnie The Pooh was read to me by my mother and I have (to this day) a little stuffed Piglet from Ma. My baby brother got the Pooh Bear, and my other baby brother got Eeyore. The books we were encouraged to read (in my opinion) taught good honest values and goals to strive for if we wanted to be good women. For you that sure took! ❤ Lovely list! I've never read Wind In The Willows, but I'll remedy that one of these first days…
I’ve never read it either, or at least can’t remember doing so. It’s a shame these books or ones similar don’t seem to be popular now. Thanks as always for commenting.
I have read and enjoyed all of these except for Black Beauty.
I was born in 1966 and belong to the same generation as you. We read classics for pleasure the way today’s kids surf the net.
I have ten years on you then Dr T.
What are ten years between friends? 🤣😀🙂