A to Z Blogging Challenge

N is for Nancy Drew

“NANCY DREW, an attractive girl of eighteen, was driving home along a country road in her new, dark-blue convertible. She had just delivered some legal papers for her father.”
― Carolyn Keene, The Secret of the Old Clock

When we outgrew playing Laura and Mary, my sister and I progressed into being Nancy Drew. We devoured her books and only dreamed of being as cool as she was! I think we felt more like Bess and George at times but we both wanted to be Nancy. We solved mysteries after searching for clues everywhere we went. Yes, we were that nerdy.


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N is also for Not going to complete the A to Z Challenge on time!




Good Reading

“Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.” -Louisa May Alcott

While Alice in Wonderland will always be my favorite childhood book, there are so many others that stand out, too. The Betsy-Tacy series is one I read over and over again. Watching Betsy, Tacy and Tib grow up as the series progressed always thrilled me. I was obsessed with Little House books, as well. When the books became a tv show, it was so much fun to see Ma, Pa, Mary and Laura come to life on the screen!

Trixie Belden was another favorite.She was always stumbling into mysteries and I loved her fearlessness, especially since I related more to her best friend, Honey, who was quieter. In fact, I usually played the quiet side kick in real life so it’s not surprise I was drawn to my counterparts in my favorite books. I could never be Nancy Drew, but I was the best Bess, her best friend, that you would find!

The books that I owned were well-worn from being read over and over again. And the ones I borrowed from the library? I would love to find out how many times I checked them out! Books and reading were definitely the highlight of my childhood and I can’t imagine life without them.

This list really is endless! (And it’s supposed to be my favorite childhood book…)

What’s your favorite childhood book(s)?