On the Trail
A Confession

Drop Everything!

This girl?

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As in . . . always, Always ALWAYS had her nose in a book.

Maxed out her check-out limit at the public library.

Maxed out her check-out limit at the school library.

Flew through her school work so she could spend "free time" reading.

Got in trouble for reading at the table.

Got in trouble for the flashlight-under-the-covers thing.

Lived for the Scholastic Book Fair.

Never, ever, ever was caught without a book to read.

Favorite books from my childhood* (when Drop Everything and Read hadn't really been invented yet, but seemed to happen just naturally?) . . . 

  1. Misty of Chincoteague
  2. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler
  3. A Wrinkle in Time
  4. Island of the Blue Dolphins
  5. Across Five Aprils
  6. Phantom Toll Booth
  7. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  8. Johnny Tremain
  9. Little Women
  10. The Outsiders

How about YOU?  What are the books you . . . dropped everything to read?


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* I had to narrow this topic to my childhood, ages 9-12, because I couldn't have managed any other way. (I just read too much.)  (As in . . . still maxing out my check-out limits.)