Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Why I Love Wednesdays... Favorite Childhood Character

Why I Love Wednesdays... Favorite Childhood Character

Reflections of a Bookaholic

Reflections of a Bookaholic is returning with my new feature... Why I love which takes place on Wednesdays. Today's proclamation of love concerns our Favorite Childhood Character

So I rarely do meme's but I saw this one was about Favorite Childhood characters and I couldn't resist. I have a couple that really stick out in my memory. I've been a book nerd from as far back as I can remember. I spent so many summers reading under my covers with a flash light so my mom wouldnt see that I was up all night reading. I no longer need the flash light but I will still stay up all night reading. 

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

I adored Anne from Green Gables. I cannot tell you how many times I re-read this book and series when I was a kid. I'm not sure what it was that drew me to this book so much. Maybe it was because Anne was a bit mischievousness and always in a bit of trouble. Even at a young age I liked my heroines with a back bone and some spunk. I never did like a push over. One year for my birthday I got a special edition of this book and I was so excited! Only a book nerd truly gets excited for a book on their birthday. Most kids would have groaned. LOL

The Dancing Drina series by Jean Estoril

So when I was younger I thought I was "born to dance", I devoured everything dance. This series is a British series written I believe in the 40's so it has a bit of a fun bit of historical to it as well. In the late 80's early 90's they decided to do a reprint and I am so glad they did because I found these books at a school book fair and was hooked. Its kind of an actually pretty good depiction of life of a young dancer, the hard work, the injuries and the competition. If you have a young dancer in your life I recommend them. Regrettably they are out of print again and harder to find. As you can see I still have my copies! I actually read them again about a year ago and I still love. I'm holding on to them  in the hopes that when my niece gets older she'll love to dance as I do and will want to read them. 


  1. I heard of Anne B. i'm going to look up Drina books.

  2. Oh my gosh, I loved Anne. I read the entire series. I used to get books as gifts as well. I remember that when I got grounded as a kid, my mom would take away my books. I didn't get grounded or spankings but it was the worst torture. I smiled when you said you read underneath the covers with a flashlight because I used to do that too. Reading as a kid was so fun! Thanks for participating!

    P.S. Did you know that you have captcha enabled?

    1. Only another reader would understand about the flashlight and taking away books. Did you have the Pizza Hut BookIt? I always got the free pizza, my brother and sister not so much. lol

      What?!?! I HATE captcha like the firey pits of hell! I know I disabled it. Guess I'll have to do it again. ERG! Thanks for the heads up!

  3. I have already started snagging Anne books for when my 3 year old is FINALLY old enough for them!! I hope they help her to fall in love with books like they did me! (And obviously so many others!!)

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

  4. I loved Anne and she is my fave childhood character as well. Now that you mention it, I do remember the Pizza Hut thing and like you I was the only one of my siblings who got free pizza.

  5. I seriously loved Anne of Green Gables when I was young. That was the very first series that I read!