Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wonderful Wednesdays

A weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Tiny Library.

I'm so happy to be participating in this brand new meme!  The purpose each week is:

"...spotlighting and recommending some of our most loved books, even if we haven't read them recently.  Each week will have a different theme or genre of book to focus on."

This week's theme:

A book you loved as a child

That sure is a challenging topic!  I was reading from a very early age and so many wonderful books have stuck with me that choosing one to highlight is a daunting task.

Curious George was my favourite series as a young reader.  I remember planting myself by a small bookcase in my grade school library where all the thin yellow CG books were stacked.  I read every single one of those books, many of them in a single sitting, one after the other.  But Goes to the Hospital was by far my most favourite.  I loved all the vocabulary words I discovered from George's hospital visit, such as stethoscope, and the funny scene where George's swallowed puzzle piece appears on the X-ray machine.  This was my initiation into the school library which became my refuge and my hangout for several years.

More childhood reminiscing can be found in the first of several posts called Harking Back.


  1. Thanks for taking part! :D

    I've never actually heard of Curious George, is it an American thing? I run the school library at work and I'm always trying to select books carefully, so there are things that the children will really want to read.

  2. Hi!
    Curious George was one of my sons favorites, I was more along Old Yeller and Swiss Family Robinson. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  3. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my WW post! I think you' enjoy Heidi. I've seen some of the Curious George children's animation series on TV that my little brother used to watch but I never knew it was based on books.

  4. Curious George books are fun, aren't they? When I was young I was always so horrified at his shenanigans. He was so naughty! I loved reading these books to my boys when they were young too. We'd always gasp at the messes he made.

  5. Oh my goodness, this was my very favourite book as a child!!!