I can’t believe I forgot

May 7, 2010 @ 6:35 am | Filed under: Books

The Borrowers!

Another book I love truly, Maudly, deeply. Funnily, I never read books three and four in the series. Can’t quite explain that.

The lists keep growing in the comments here and here. Y’all are determined to make my TBR stack reach the moon, aren’t you?

I am really chagrined that I didn’t put To Kill a Mockingbird on my original list.


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  1. And Where the Red Fern Grows. Read over and over and over again. Wept over and over and over again.

  2. I would love to see you put together a Maudly list of picture books. I loved that Miss Suzy made your list. I picked up our copy for a quarter at a book sale. It is pretty beat up but Miss Suzy is one of our treasures. I have tried (with success) many of your chapter book picks with my 4 yr old, and have scoured blogs to find the best of the best in picture book recommendations, but as good as they are, most of them tend to promote new releases. If Miss Suzy is representative of what your picture book collection holds, I would relish a peak at the whole shelf.

  3. Lissa, I love reading about all the books that we loved when we were girls. Can you or anyone else tell me where to find something similar for boys? Some things cross the gender lines, but I don’t think that my boys will ever love Betsy, Tacy and Tib. LOL What books are on Scott’s list? We are reading King Solomon’s Ring aloud and the boys are loving it, even Buddy is listening in, but I never would have known this treasure if a friend had not read it as a boy.

  4. Off the top of my head, I can think of two of his favorites (I know because he read them to me when Jane was a baby): A DAY NO PIGS WOULD DIE and THE GREAT BRAIN.

    Now I’m asking him. He has a mouth full of focaccia and has just poured me a glass of Moscato d’Asti, which is one of the very few wines I like, probably because it is only the tiniest step removed from sparkling grape juice.

    Watership Down, he says. (I should have guessed that.)

    Voyage to the Mushroom Planet. (The other day I said he had loved the Moomintroll books—I was wrong; it was Mushroom Planet I was thinking of. We have his childhood copy.)

    Towering above them all: Tolkien.

    Now he has gone down the hall craning his neck sideways to look at titles.

    Aha! Matthew Looney’s Voyage to the Earth (he just found).

    The Little Prince.

    And This is Laura by Ellen Conford (I read that one so many times too—we still have my copy).

    The Outsiders and other S.E. Hinton books.

    The Prydain books, Lloyd Alexander.

    Huck Finn. (And his recent read-aloud of Tom Sawyer to the girls was one of their best read-aloud experiences ever.)

    The Ransom of Red Chief.

    He is the youngest of five and graduated very early to Stephen King.

    He says: The Door in the Wall. That’s one he didn’t read until our kids came along, but he reads it aloud to them every few years. Also The King of Ireland’s Son, Dogsbody (oh one of mine too!), The Great Turkey Walk, By the Great Horn Spoon. He’s read those aloud so many times I hear all the characters in *his* voices.

  5. “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” Love the Little Prince.

  6. I love the Borrowers. One of my favorite series of all times. I am so excited to find your blog. I thought my family and I were the only family who read all these books growing up:-) I am glad to see there are still people interested in good literature!

  7. Just finished To Kill a Mockingbird with Nick. A life changer.

    But I started out to comment on The Borrowers. Completely enthralled me as a kid and I remember being fearful my boys wouldn’t like them – but they did! And the youngest loved The Borrowers the most, which was a good thing for Mom. We have my childhood copy of the orginal, and searched libraries to make sure we got hold of every one of the others.

    Thanks for the book memories!