Friday, September 24, 2010
Flashback Friday # think 3 + 10 = (you might think it's unlucky so I won't post it) ~ My Early Book Reading
This morning Linda has written of many of her childhood books you might identify with.
a little teacher joke from my friend, bornagn901 (I never know whether that will be James or Gwen--the address belongs to James but they both use it when it comes pass-around-joke time):
Did you like to read when you were a child? What were your favorite genres, books or series? Did you read books because of the author or because of the title/plot?
The two-room high school for grades 7-10 similarly had bookcases for the library. I don't remember reading any from those.
What were your favorites and least favorites among the classics (the ones high school English teachers assign!)?
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Number 1 3:
William Barclay Commentaries (New Testament); please note my monkey multiplication table toy and Dick Tracy camera from my childhood
Some of the books given to me by my friend, Sam S, before he moved to a retirement home. Sam died about a year ago from Parkinson's disease.
My Black's Law Dictionary from my law school days
My NIV Study Bible appears to be needing a face lift and other books on the shelf in our living room. Someplace here I have my early childhood Bible with pictures but I think it did want to pose for a picture either this morning. The Statue of Liberty on the right is my XX birthday present. We went to NYC that year, 2003, to watch Karen run the NYC Marathon. We got to see her five times by riding the subway to places where she would run past.
I even remember the first couple of lines: "Abu ben Adhem, may his tribe increase, awoke one night from a deep dream of peace..."
That brought back some great memories!
I really enjoyed visiting my blog...hope you'll check mine out too!
Have a nice weekend!
Winnie the pooh was a favorite book of mine and Clifford was a favorite of my daughter's.
i distinctly remember loving books as a very small child and still have one or two (in German.0
I really had to be made to read as a child, but reading became a great past time once I reached adulthood. I've never heard of Abu Ben Adhem, think I'll go Google it.
I enjoyed your post, as always. Yours is one that I always look forward to. I, too, loved Billy Goats Gruff as a child! (Still do)
How nice that you still have your books, and that you shared photographs. I love it!
Eleven years of night school is a long time. Congratulations on your perserverance :)
Until next time...Kathy
I'm enjoying your little thing with # 7+6. You're much more compassionate than I. I remember reading an article about an experiment where students were given tests that had an "A" or an "F" on the top (as the test code). The tests were identical except for the code, but the students who received the "F" version of the test performed significantly more poorly than the ones who received the "A" version. I gave a practical exam once where all the samples were labeled "A" or "F", just out of some sadistical sense of fun. I hope I didn't actually cause my students any mental distress as a result of those A's and F's they had to be writing all over their papers.
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