Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Books Are Treasures
When you were a kid, did you have a favorite book or series of books? Little House on the Prairie, Misty of Chincoteague, Anne of Green Gables, The Boxcar Children, Cherry Ames?
For me, my favorite series of books was The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley. I read and re-read them, until some of my copies were nearly in tatters.
Recently, I was trying to figure out how to make more space on my bookshelves, knowing that the only answer was either to build more bookshelves (I vote for this one) or to pare down some of my library (Which is probably more reasonable.) I began going through my inventory in my mind, and when I landed on my Black Stallion books, I put the mental brakes on.
Nope. No way. Not gonna happen. Those books are mine, a part of me, a part of my history, my childhood. I invested emotion in those books and cared (Still care) about those characters. Those books are going to stay in my collection, no matter what.
Do you have a book or a series of books from your childhood that you feel that way about? I'd love to hear about it.