Thoughtful Thursday – Favorite Book Memory – July 3, 2014

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July 3: What is your favorite book purchasing (borrowed from the library, etc) memory?

 

My mom went to college while I was in elementary school.  She read this book – Bridge to Terabithia – for one of her Child Literature classes (she’s a teacher), and made all sorts of college-y comments about it.  I don’t remember how she got me to read Katherine Patterson’s book, but I do remember falling in love with it – it’s one of the books I try to read once a year.  I loved my mother’s pencil-written notes in the margins.  I loved that I was a kid reading a “college book.”  I loved the room painted gold, and peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches, and puppies and hippies and magical kingdoms, and when I wore out my mother’s copy and had to buy a new one, I loved the fact that I loved a book enough to wear it out.  It’s one of the very few books I have more than one copy of – my mom’s old, taped-together version from twenty years ago, and a newer, still glued together version I’m going to tell my son college-y things about to get him interested in reading it.

 

 

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Comments

  1. Danielle says:

    That is absolutely perfect! I can’t believe how meaningful this is; I wish I had a book I felt that way about. I have my favorites, but never like that.

  2. Brenda Wolfe says:

    I’ve always loved that book, too! Touches my heart that you still keep it! 🙂