Re-reading an Old Favorite

The past few weeks have been busy for me. I’ve been working on illustrations, working on Stalled Hearts, writing for clients, and working a second job. It hasn’t left a lot of time for me to just read but I know I want to read more this summer. I decided that this summer’s reading list is going to be old favorites.

This week I picked up Little House on the Prairie. I haven’t read this book in about eight years, when I read it to my two oldest children. There is just something wonderful and calming about picking up an old favorite.

With each turn of the page its like reuniting with an old friend. Its comforting to go on a familiar adventure. I am enjoying traveling across the prairie again.

The next book I plan to re-read this summer is The Hobbit. What book would you like to read again?

About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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12 Responses to Re-reading an Old Favorite

  1. I’ve been considering rereading the Little House series; funny that you should mention it, and books for kids. What I picked up last night was an Edward Eager books and although I realized that I had read “The Knight’s Castle”, but I am not going to skip it. I had received it and two others that I did not have. I love his books.

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    • I have not read any of his books. Which would you recommend.
      I’m really enjoying reading my old favorites.


      • I have not read his other works, (he was a prolific writer for TV and stage as well), I like his “Magic” series featuring different groups of children. They sometimes interact with the other groups. The stories are gentle; all is good and ends well for all, plus there is subtle humor throughout. Here is the list:
        Half Magic (1954)
        Knight’s Castle (1956)
        Magic by the Lake (1957), second in the fictional history
        The Time Garden (1958)
        Magic or Not? (1959)
        The Well-Wishers (1960)
        Seven-Day Magic (1962)
        BTW, in looking it up,. I found that he and I shared a birthday!

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  2. Elaine Cantrell says:

    I just reread a YA book Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch. It’s a good book.

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  3. Jeff Salter says:

    I had to struggle to read Hobbit — back in the winter of 1972-73. Would not want to suffer through it again. LOL
    I’ve re-read several books that I remember from childhood and still find them charming. One of the very first books I remember reading (prob. first grade), I finally tracked down and recently bought from Amazon. I’d totally forgotten the plot and characters… just remembered the cover image of the little boy and big bear. enjoyed reading it but found it WAY too short. Just went looking for it to tell you the title and I can’t find it!


  4. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I very rarely read books more than once. The only titles I can think of are the ones I read TO my kids, and since both of my girls started reading early, they didn’t want me to read to them after they were five years old. There are books I taught in my classroom, but nothing that I really care to go back and read again. There are the two books that I’ve featured in past posts here that I could read again: The Boxcar Children and Taro and the Tofu. Also, I love everything by the Japanese American author/illustrator Allen Say: How My Parents Learned to Eat, Grandfather’s Journey, Tree of Cranes.

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