What was your favorite book, or who was your favorite author from your childhood? What do you like to read now? Books or other formats?
I'm not sure I can name just one favorite book or author from my childhood - there were so many! I loved the Little Women series and other books by Louisa May Alcott like Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom, Under the Lilacs, Jack and Jill, and An Old-Fashioned Girl. Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden and A Little Princess were other favorites. I think I read almost every Bobbsey Twins and Nancy Drew mystery!
|Me reading in sophomore year, 1972-73, probably A Pillar of Iron|
What do I like to read now? Historical fiction is my favorite, but I also like literary fiction, biographies, and other nonfiction. With an hour-and-a-half round-trip commute in my car each work day, I am an audiobook aficionado. I am also a librarian and I don't buy a lot of books; if my local or university library doesn't have what I want, I can get just about everything through interlibrary loan. Since May 2007, I have tried to write a review of every book I read. I don't have an e-book reader and don't plan to get one anytime soon - why waste batteries?
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