Heart of a Child Reading Challenge

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Yes, I’m joining another reading challenge! The Heart of a Child Challenge. I can’t help it though. First of all, I love the image associated with it, isn’t it adorable. Want me to join your challenge? Make a cute, little image button and I’ll join, it’s as simple as that.

Anyway, here are the rules:
Heart of a Child Challenge

How many? Read 3 to 6 books
When? from February 1, 2008 to July 14, 2008
What? Books and authors that you discovered, loved, or adored as a child. Anything and everything that you read through the age of 18 would qualify.
Why? Because sometimes it’s fun to reread books and see if they still hold the same “magic.”

This is such a wonderful idea. My love of reading began when I was very little. I, honestly can’t remember a time when I didn’t love to read. So, I have a zillion books from which to chose from, which actually makes it more difficult. What to chose? What to chose? Well, I settled on 4-ish. It’s not set in stone because the last book is a series, and I may only read one from it, or I may read more.

So, without further a-do:

The Secret Garden (HarperClassics) by Frances Hodgson Burnett. (Who didn’t love this as a child? It was my favorite escape from daily life.)
Charlotte’s Web (Trophy Newbery) by E. B. White. (Of course!)
Sunshineby Norma Klein. (This one was from my teenage years. The sad story of a young mother with cancer leaving a journal for her baby daughter.)
Nancy Drew Starter Set (Nancy Drew) by Carolyn Keene. (Reread every summer for years and years!)

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  1. says

    It’s hard to explain to people why you would join a reading challenge just because of a cute button, but it happens. I’ve done it as well. The last thing I need to do is buy new release books, but I loved the In the Pub picture so much I had to join.
    I think it’s a sickness.

  2. says

    Oohh! I have to think of my books and join the challenge. The Secret Garden? my alllllll time favorite book. I can’t tell you how many times I have read it. :) Great minds!

  3. says

    What an interesting idea!!!!
    I don’t have many of my favorite books – my mother was a great one for getting rid of everything…
    I’ll have a look – I wish I lived near an American library…
    I used to get 7 books from the library every Saturday all summer long!

  4. says

    Excuse me for commenting on this so late. I would have done this challenge! Too bad it’s over.

    I too read and re-read “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I don’t even know how many times! That would definitely have been on my list.

    Others on my list would have been:
    “Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S.Lewis
    “Swallows and Amazons” by Arthur Ransome
    “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle
    “Harriet the Spy” by Louise Fitzhugh
    “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler” by E. L. Konigsburg

    and to be in keeping with the Nancy Drew theme (we only had one Nancy Drew book “The Hidden Staircase”), I would have chosen “A Girl Can Dream” by Betty Cavanna (except I wouldn’t have been able to reread it yet again because it isn’t available at our library and I have no idea where the copy we had is now) I LOVED that book!!


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