Think Back

As long as I can remember, reading has been a huge part of my life. When I graduated from pre-school, I actually received a “Bookworm” award. As a child, I enjoyed being read to as well as reading on my own. One of my most cherished memories growing up took place at the Scholastic book fairs we had at school. I was always excited to buy a new book! Some of my favorite books included: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (although I enjoyed many of his books, this is the one I can probably recite from memory), Superfudge by Judy Blume, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, The Wish Giver by Bill Brittain, A Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. A few series that I read were: Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz, Goosebumps and Fear Street by R.L. Stine, and Wayside School by Louis Sachar. Reading has, and always will be, a major part of my life. Today, many of my favorites include: anything by Stephen King, especially Misery and Night Shift, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Myers, and The Lovely Bones by Alice Seabold.



  1. Mary P. Hendrix Said:

    Alicia, I love the books you mentioned. I’m totally with you on Green Eggs and Ham!! A few hundred times of reading this one, and it sticks! I hope you find some new books to love this semester.

    Mary P. Hendrix

  2. mlbaxley76 Said:

    I loved the Harry Potter series too! I read somewhere that even if a child had never picked up a Harry Potter book, the series still would have made it on the bestseller’s list because so many adults read them. It made me feel a little less silly for wanting to read a “children’s” series! I have to admit that, had I read them when I was a young kid, some parts of the books (especially the last few) would have scared me a bit!

    • Alicia Said:

      Michelle, I totally agree! At first I thought that reading a child’s book was sort of “beneath me”. I just felt like if people knew I read a kid’s book they’d think that was the highest grade level I could understand, lol. But actually, her books have a lot of depth and sometimes I question just how much of a “kids” book Harry Potter can be, especially the last few books. If I read those as a kid, I’d probably be scared as well. They definitely take a dark turn!

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