13 7 / 2014
Hi All - I want to get my sister a new longchamp for her birthday. Does anyone know if they will be discounted in the Nordy’s anniversary sale?
02 7 / 2014
As a preface to this post, one of the most important things to know about me is, I will NEVER pass up a good Buzzfeed article or quiz. It’s just not going to happen. Hell, I’ll take the quiz a couple of times until I convince myself the character traits I have changed are “more me” than what I had before, so I get the outcome I want (Hello, I am 100% CJ Cregg from West Wing - President Bartlett is ok I guess, but still).
ANYWAY - Buzzfeed had a really great article the other day about “books that made you fall in love with reading.” Now to be fair, my love of reading really started when I was too young to read and my Dad would take 20 minutes a night to read to each of his 4 children. Those 20 minutes always made all of us feel special. So needless to say I started picking chapter books I have no chance of understanding so I could get more time with my Dad because “the chapter wasn’t done yet!”
I was jazzed to see The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster on the list. That book and The Last of the Really Great Whangdooles by Julie Andrews 100% made me fall in love with reading. They were two of the first long chapter books I remember reading 100% by myself and that completely enthralled my imagination. Not that I needed it at 10-12 years old, but they were also the first books that let me “escape my own reality,” something I LOVE about reading. They also made me laugh so much. Picture the scene in Matilda when shes giggling in the public library while reading. Frizz that hair out and that would have been me reading these two books.
Anyone else have some childhood favs that should go on this list?