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Friday, October 15, 2010

Daddy Long Legs

Our bookshelves are bursting with books! It was time for me to clear some but I found it hard to lose some of them like this one by Jean Webster.

I won this in 2nd prize for my school's geography quiz in the secondary one category back in 1982! Yes, truly a long long time ago :) I left the other books lying on the floor and went into reading this one all over again. Typical story that teenage girls would love and it tickled me all over again. I felt like a teenager during that couple of hours reading by the terapin's pond. It would be nice to be able to share it with a daughter, I guess, I'll have to wait for a grand-daughter in the future. The book is so old and yellow already, actually more brown than yellow.....I hope it won't fall apart when the time comes.

Do you have a book that is sentimental to you?


San said...

Hiya, thanks for popping by my blog. Came over to visit yours.

My sentimental book(ssss) have got to be my Nancy Drew series! Haha! I loved them as a little girl, and I think I read each book at least 10 times!

Euphoria said...

I love almost all Isabel´s Allende books. She inspires me.
I´m still looking for that Amy Tan book you´ve mentioned...

Jus said...

You got me thinking there, I think I still love my Tolkien... :) Its one set that we keep reading over and over, and hopefully the little ones will get to read it next time!

Domesticgoddess said...

oh i wish I had kept some of old fav! Gosh, they would make such lovely additions to our family "legacy".

Eileen W said...

San: Nancy Drew was one of my favourite series too! But has forgotten them, shall pick one out at the library one of these days.

Kira: Are her books in English too? Which title would you recommend to read first.

Jus: Love Lord of the Rings' movies but the book is so so so thick! LOL!

Domesticgoddess: You can still buy them now :)

Domesticgoddess said...

yeah, i guess I can do that, but it isn't quite the same as handing down THE copy which me, the grandma or great-grandma used to read, if you know what I mean. :>