Having to empty one of my bookcases to move it for the heat pump work was an inconvenience. But on the positive side, it has allowed me to look over some books that I haven’t opened in years.
Some of those books are ones that I received as a child.
I was a bookworm from an early age. I remember being fascinated with books even before I could do more than recognize the letters of the alphabet.
OCD has bothered my reading on and off, but I always find my way back to the love of reading.
|Trixie, Honey, Diana, Jim, Brian, and Mart find mysteries to solve even while on vacation in Arizona.|
I found my first two Trixie Belden mysteries among some books that my oldest brother had read when he was a young boy. Those Trixie Belden books started my lifelong love of mystery books.
I eventually collected most of the series, but over the years, through a lot of moves as a young adult, I’ve ended up with just two.
|I took the whole box of Little House books with me on vacation one time and read my favorite parts as I rode in the car.|
When I was in the third or fourth grade, I received the Little House books for Christmas. I read and reread those books so many times. I can still remember many of the stories.
|This is the second book in the series, where the Ingalls family moves out to the prairies.|
I got in the habit as a child of writing my name in my books. Here’s my signature as a child:
Nancy Drew was another favorite series. I collected a lot of them, and still have them. Password to Larkspur Lane was one of the best.
|This book had some scary moments. Nancy helped rescue some elderly people being held against their will.|
I’m still working on organizing my books. I’m moving them around on different bookcases, trying to give them a logical order and trying to keep them neat enough to enjoy looking at.
Here’s what I’ve done so far. You can see that I still love mysteries.
On the top shelves, you’ll find Sue Grafton, Kathy Reichs, Meg Gardiner and Lee Child. On the bottom shelf are my Trixie Belden, Little House, and Nancy Drew books.
I’ve recently discovered the mystery/thriller novels of John Sandford. I’ll be adding his books to the shelves soon.
What did you read when you were a child? If you read mysteries now, who is your favorite author?