Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Book friends and a few crushes (Slice 27 of 31)

This post is a part of the Slice of Life challenge which is hosted on the Two Writing Teachers blog.  The month of March the challenge is to write a blog post a day.

Today I had a little time to dig through my writer's notebook and look at some old posts from the summer for inspiration.  I found a small portion at the end of a longer post about my reading life that inspired an idea.  To see the post from earlier this year about my reading life you can go here.

I am playing with this idea and I keep thinking of other characters and situations I might add.  I tried to keep it to characters from books I read as a child or teen.  You will probably recognize most, but some are somewhat obscure.

When I Was Young

I drank cocoa on a dark and stormy night with Meg and Charles Wallace.
I spent summer afternoons sluething with Nancy and Trixie.
I bugged Beezus with Ramona.

I fell off the rooftop and into the Cuthbert's hearts with Anne.
I created a business with Claudia, Mary Anne, Stacey, Kristy and Dawn.
I traveled the Orient Express with Poirot.

I cried until my eyes could cry no more with Scarlett's heartbreak.
I played a game to win an inheritance with Turtle.
I tormented Peter with Fudge.

I explored the big woods and ran through the prairie with Laura.
I fell in love with more heroes than I can count.
I shrank with Treehorn.

I hoped that god was there with Margaret.
I grieved for Beth with Jo.
I made cranes with Sadako.

And I did it all without leaving the couch.


  1. I recognize almost all of those characters. I missed the BabySitters Club until my daughter discovered them. I love this idea. It's like visiting old friends.

  2. Oh, what a fun journey you've shared with us. Such fabulous characters! May I share this with my students tomorrow?

    1. Sure! I am still revising in my head but if you want to share I hope it will give some inspiration :)

  3. Love the idea. It's funny how the books also date us, a bit. I also missed the Babysitter's--mine might have to include Nancy Drew, although Laura, Scarlett, Jo--such wonderful classics. Great idea! PS- I didn't respond to your suggestion about Sold on my blog, but I don't think I could put in the hands of all sixth graders, although I love that book, too!

  4. I love this! I recognized most, but not all, of your bookish experiences.