I’m Still Looking For One Or Two

This week we’re talking about books we read when we were younger and would like to own now. I have to say that I’m lucky because I still have some of the books I read as a child.

I was horse crazy when I was a little girl, and one of my favorite fictional horses was the Black Stallion. I’d save my allowance for weeks to be able to buy one. I ended up up with probably the first dozen books in the series. I dreamed of being like the hero Alec Ramsey and having a beautiful horse love me. l never got a black stallion, but I did get a palomino mare, and I loved her to distraction. Those books are still on my bookshelf.

I also read My Friend Flicka and the two other books in the series. They too are on my bookshelf today.

Trixie Belden was another one of my childhood heroines. I thought she had a magical life, and would have loved to be just like her. She and her brothers and friends had all kinds of wonderful adventures. I probably have thirteen or fourteen of those on my bookshelf too.

I have the entire set of Little House books, and once in a while I actually take one out and read it.

My book shelf also has a copy of Little Women and several other books by Louisa May Alcott.

There are a couple of things I went hunting for and actually found. I loved The Sherwood Ring and wanted a copy for myself so I went hunting and found a reprint on Amazon. Score! Jolly Old Santa Claus was the other thing I went hunting for and found. It too was a reprint, but I love it anyway. I used to read it to my grandson. He was more interested in the gorgeous pictures than the text, but we had a good time anyway.

What I’d really like to find are some of Whitman young adult books that were published in the 1960s. I loved them, but I let them go many years ago. So far I haven’t been able to find any copies of the ones I want. I’m still looking though.

What about you? What were your favorites and which ones are you looking for now?

About Elaine Cantrell

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She has a Master’s Degree in Personnel Services from Clemson University and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Her first novel A New Leaf was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest and was published in 2004 by Oak Tree Press. When she isn't writing you can find Elaine playing with her dog or maybe collecting more vintage Christmas ornaments
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4 Responses to I’m Still Looking For One Or Two

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    I think it’s terrific that you were able to keep several of those childhood favorites. I probably have more of my own from those early days that I can remember presently, because so many of my books are in storage (sadly). When we built this house, I had hoped to have a separate “library” room… but that was one of many sacrifices we had to make. [As it was, we were way over our budget!]
    Anyway, the other terrific aspect of your report is that you’ve been able to locate several of the ones you remember reading but no longer possessed. The used book market has been dramatically enhanced by the advent of on-line sales and computerized catalogs.
    More on my own books and searches tomorrow on Hound Day.

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  2. I listed many a few years ago. I have more on the subject on Friday, but I am still hunting for several. Sadly, budgeting is a problem. I know most are only a few dollars here and there, but there are so many books that I want that I have not read or are ‘new classics’ to me, that when things happen, (like last week when all of my really good tax rebate went to a new heat pump with many more dollars), I have to stop my searches.

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