#TBT: The Beginning

It’s Thursday, which in the social media world means it’s #TBT or Throwback Thursday. Starting next week I’ll be posting my own book #TBT, revisiting a book from my childhood. I started reading at a very young age and have always been a voracious reader (and occasional writer). As I read aloud to kids in the after-school program I work at, I have been reminded of all the books I loved in elementary and middle school. The Boxcar Children, The Phantom Tollbooth, Ella Enchanted, Anne of Green Gables, pretty much everything by Judy Blume…I remember devouring all these and more when I was growing up.

Thanks to many hours of reading newer middle-grade books – like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, of which there are A MILLION – I have decided to revisit my beloved childhood books. Like I said, it’s my own book #TBT. I’ll pick a title, reread the book, and share not just my nostalgic feelings but also how I feel reading it as an adult.

Tthe-wind-in-the-willows-kenneth-grahame-dj-and-illustrations-by-e-h-shepardhe first book pick is The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, so look for my #TBT post next week with my memories and new thoughts on the weird world of Toad, Mole, Water Rat, and the rest of the animals.

If you’ve read the #TBT of the week, I’d love for you to join in the conversation – comment here or tweet your memories and thoughts.

And now, to leave you with a non-book #TBT of a little Erin with a little Central Texas snow, in honor of the cold that has descended upon Chicago-land: 19077_265696191246_6079190_n

Until next time, happy reading!


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