Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I am in love!

With this book...



Oh my goodness, did you read this series as a kid? "The Boxcar Children" by Gertrude Chandler Warner. It is so good, SO good!

I have told Blonde Rascal about this book forever and how it was my favorite when I was a little girl. I saw it at B&N in paperback, but oh no paperback will not do for the Boxcar Children. That wonderful Amazon provided us with a hardback copy, which was probably cheaper than the paperback at B&N!

We waited with bated breath all week and much to our delight it was in the mailbox yesterday. Blonde rascal ripped open the package and we immediately read the first chapter. Ahhhhh, it was like a hug from an old friend! I am tempted to read the whole thing THIS morning....but I guess I will wait for blonde rascal to get home from school!

What was YOUR favorite book as a kid?

I can't stay and chat. I am off to the gym and then to the dealership for an oil change.
Bye bloggers!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I AM going to go back to blurking, because I am first to comment again and I feel like I may need to get a life. HOWEVER, I LOVED that book as a child too.
Lori E.

Anonymous said...

Another comment.......NO there were no dinosaurs roaming when I read it. KNEW you were thinking it.
Lori E.

Kellie said...

My absolute favorite teacher, my fourth grade teacher, read our class that book. I loved her and I loved it. I'm thinking she read it to us in the late spring, because I remember how every afternoon she would turn off the hot flourescent lights and read us a chapter. I so look forward to that part of the day. I want to read it to my daughter, but she's 5 years old and I'm thinking I might wait a year or two. Thanks for such a great memory!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

My son read those books and loved them. I'm not much of a book reader. Now magazines, we can talk about them. LOL!!! I think I subscribe to them all.

jona said...

My daughters read those books and loved them. They were recent printings so the covers didn't have the old charm. It was like they tried to make it look modern and it irritates me to no end when they do that.
My favorites were the Ramona the Pest series by Beverly Cleary. She lived near Klickitat street in Portland and so did I. I love reading them to my kids.

Meredith said...

I never read those but have heard they are wonderful. Some of my favorites were Thimble Summer, The Little House series, any Judy Blume books, some Nancy Drew, and on and on...

Staci Mullins said...

I never read The Boxcar Children series, but I loved Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary.