Musings and Amusings

My friend, Elizabeth, who blogs at Breaking the Cycle is facilitating a series of interviews about favorite children’s books. She interviewed me last week, and I was impressed by the thoughtfulness of her questions. As usual, they provoked memories beyond what we discussed in our interview, all of which have been scribbled in my “future posts” notebook.

I have enjoyed Elizabeth’s own answers to her questions as well as those of other bloggers she has interviewed. Please take a moment to explore her series.

Thank you, Elizabeth, for including me!

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Continuing on in the favorite children’s book series, guest blogger Sammy D. graciously agreed to share her love of children’s books. I met Sammy through the A to Z Challenge in April, and we hit it off right away.

I asked Sammy to tell us a bit about herself, and then answer topic questions.

Take it away Sammy.  Hands Sammy the mic.

Born and raised in Michigan, I have called Colorado home for 35 years. My husband and I share many interests including our grandchildren, golf, biking and travel. We have enjoyed biking tours in Vermont, the Loire Valley in France, and along the border of Austria, Italy and Slovenia. I have been a passionate reader for 63 years, enjoying many genres, authors and writing styles.

1. Do you have a favorite book from childhood?

Pollyanna by Eleanor H. PorterPollyanna’s plucky spirit and her ability to find something positive no matter how…

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Comments on: "Favorite Children’s Books: Part Two" (15)

  1. I made this comment on Elizabeth’s blog and then I realized that I should made it (also make it) here – Pollyanna is a classic story that I think approaches being timeless. If it isn’t timeless on it’s own merit, a little explanation will make it so. And, providing that explanation is a way to demonstrate your wisdom. My father always said “if you can read, you can do anything” I’m sure I wrote a post about that, but I learned very early in life how true that was. Great interview.

    • Thanks, Dan. It IS a classic! Why did I assume no one would have heard of it? Your comment inspired me to order Pollyanna and Parent Trap (both Hayley Mills) DVDs for Raqi for Christmas (altho’ I’ll have to watch them sooner!). My sister and I used to sing Let’s Get Together from Parent Trap for our old home movies!
      Your Dad was a wise man 🙂

  2. Great interview – nice to learn a little bit about you 🙂

  3. I realised I left the comment for you on the other blog lol here it is:

    What a great post and I don’t know those books but your words make me want to know those books which can only be a good thing.

    I ready nightly to my 8 and 12 yr old the same book in my bed before sleep it’s the best part of my day xx

  4. cardamone5 said:

    My pleasure, Mom.


  5. I just read the entire interview and enjoyed it through and through. I’m always touched by memories from childhood, reading with Mom, or having her read. Those are the best. As I commented on the original post, I found the last question very well put, and the answer equally satisfying. We read for so many reason, never just one, but many and varied. Excellently said, Sammy.

    • Thank you, Silvia! I’ve been thinking of oodles of other treasured books ever since Elizabeth sent me the questions. It will be fun to do some later posts.

      I am reading a delicious book right now by one of my favorite authors more on that later 🙂

  6. I will check out the original post and nice to find your blog here too!

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