Happy Wednesday readers,
Today I wanted to introduce you to my all time favorite book that made me want to read. I used to read as a kid, I recently posted a getting to know me regarding my favorite childhood books. While I was younger I read all of the time, but due to frustrating reading quirks, I stopped reading altogether. But, Bruises, by Anke de Vries was the one book that pulled me out of my reading slump. My fifth-grade librarian introduced me to the book, telling me that I wouldn’t find another book like it. And I have to tell you she was right. Although it has been years since I’ve read Bruises, I have yet to forget it. I might not remember the smaller details, but the basic storyline is engraved into my mind. Still holding a special place in my heart, I purchased it just so I could pull it out whenever I’d like to flip back through those pages.
Bruises by Anke de Vries
– An American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age- A frank and moving story of abuse within a family in crisis
Happy Wednesday readers
This week I’d like to share some of my favorite childhood books with you.
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
Illus. in full color. “Ringgold recounts the dream adventure of eight-year-old Cassie Louise Lightfoot, who flies above her apartment-building rooftop, the ‘tar beach’ of the title, looking down on 1939 Harlem. Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture. The spectacular artwork resonates with color and texture. Children will delight in the universal dream of mastering one’s world by flying over it. A practical and stunningly beautiful book.”–(starred) Horn Book.
Tar Beach was by far my favorite childhood book of all time. I think what drew me to it was the fact that it was a young black girl looking at her life. I don’t think I’d ever seen anything like that at my age, and it was nice to see someone like me in a book.
Pickle Things by Marc Brown
Yeah, I know it sounds like a strange title, but I loved this book as a kid. It was funny, and weird, and had pickles in it so for me, it was fascinating. My mom used always mentioned that I would continuously read and reread Pickle Things, and how the book tickled me so. It is a cute silly children’s book about all the things pickles aren’t, and helps with the imagination, think what the world would be like with pickle everything.
What kind of childhood books do you guys read, any of them as strange or influential as my books?
Well, until next time readers, be sure to Read THS!
Hey there THS readers,
For some time I have been contemplating what to post on Wednesdays. I used to use Wednesdays as my update days but soon found that it was either repetitive, or I really didn’t have much to update about my current reads. So, I have reached my happy medium, a weekly or bi-weekly (because I haven’t fully decided) get to know me post.
The first official get to know me post.
Why I started a book blog?
Well, I have been reading for years, and I thought it would be nice to share my opinions and thoughts with other fellow readers. I have been watching booktube for some time and joined Goodreads in 2016 and thought this would be the next best step.
I initially started my blog with the intentions of having some of my reader friends helping with the content. Alas with everyone’s busy schedules it was difficult for anyone to post an update on a constant basis so, I decided to take over and try my best to post on a continuous basis which brings us to today. I know I’m not perfect at this blogging thing, but it’s nice to be able to read posts from others while being able to share the stories I’m reading and when I get around to them posting my reviews.
So, what brought you all to WordPress, and the book blogging community? My answer is straightforward, I like to read, and I wanted to be able to share my opinions on the books I came across.
Until next time, be sure to Read THS!