||[Apr. 19th, 2003|08:59 pm]
Looking back on very favorite books from childhood, I realized that I had overlooked my own holy trilogy: Baby Island and Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink, and The Witch Family by Eleanor Estes. I reread them over and over, when I was in grade school. And my own girls loved two of the three - even though I could get them into the charm of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, they somehow were never enchanted by the antics of Caddie.
And in the "books I should have read by now but never get past the first few pages" category, the winner is [hangs head] The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I know, I know....