Was it Lowly Worm? Busytown all day! Archived Message
Posted by LWillhite on February 25, 2021, 15:55:31, in reply to "My dad's clinic had like two dozen magazine subscriptions. I ready every one..."
every month, didn't matter what it was. US News & World Report, Ladies Home Journal, Sports Illustrated, Nat Geo, Reader's Digest, Country Living.
Also, TV Guide and the News Gazette.
And I devoured my granddad's encyclopedia set every time we went over there.
I think my 9th(?) birthday cake was in the shape of an open book and had a rubber worm coming out of the corner of one of the "pages."
I had a small library of kids' books, and a small-town local library I could walk to. But I'd also read anything my parents had lying around--that's how I ended up reading teh Amityville ####ing Horror. Lots of Reader's Digest.
We had a 1978 World Book Encyclopedia set my grandpa gave us that I would read for funsies (and manually update with death dates when a celebrity died--editing even at an early age).
Judy Blume was a big fave, obvs. Roald Dahl. Richard Scarry. Feels like I had some Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys books.
Oh and I had a big book of Bible stories I loved. Every time I read about the crucifixion, I remember thinking Jesus must've been holding on to the nails, because they wouldn't have really put nails through his wrists. That would be too cruel.
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- ooo. - longsnapper February 25, 2021, 12:18:06
- Can you find a page that has Berenstein Bears on it? * - meanjeans February 25, 2021, 13:58:00
- Berenstain* - CoronaTheirAss February 25, 2021, 15:02:16
- Does anyone remember a book about a HS basketball player who transfers into a school? - tvillini February 25, 2021, 13:17:05
- Fvck im old, - TarheelIllini February 25, 2021, 12:37:45
- #41 = TWSS* - ATL February 25, 2021, 12:31:26
- What did y'all read as a kid? - Sammich February 25, 2021, 12:30:56
- Animorphs* - illini21 February 25, 2021, 16:06:31
- i was not a good reader as a kid (you could say not as and adult.) i read too many choose your own - torinese February 25, 2021, 15:44:28
- Every Conan book I could find - bbonb February 25, 2021, 15:26:45
- (no subject) - memyselfandillini February 25, 2021, 15:19:57
- Great Brain, Taran Wanderer, collections of Peanuts, B.C., Wizard of ID - memyselfandillini February 25, 2021, 15:16:56
- A few that i remember from my grade school days - Gene Parmesan February 25, 2021, 15:10:06
- The only ones I really remember wanting and having a lot of were Goosebumps* - jayd February 25, 2021, 15:06:20
- Big stash o nudie mags. * - haighter February 25, 2021, 14:43:41
- The Three Investigators * - Throwsize February 25, 2021, 14:35:33
- Maniac ####ing Magee was the best book ever, read that around 100 times* - reggiedunlop February 25, 2021, 13:58:57
- I also remember a bunch of classics that were an easy read style. Cannot think of what they actually - harb February 25, 2021, 13:58:57
- The Westing Game. God I love that book* - longsnapper February 25, 2021, 13:53:36
- good call* - memyselfandillini February 25, 2021, 15:07:32
- Mark Twain* - Tuscy February 25, 2021, 13:48:31
- They Call Me Assassin - by Jack Tatum when I was probably 9 or 10 - Jersey February 25, 2021, 13:46:12
- dickens, matt christopher sports books, cowboy adventures* - suburbanmyth February 25, 2021, 13:42:34
- boxcar children, encyclopedia brown, choose your own adventures and then i think matt christopher* - lcubed February 25, 2021, 13:40:28
- Choose Your Own Adventure* - EffinIllini February 25, 2021, 13:38:37
- And I think I'm the only GenX kid alive who never read Beverly Cleary* - Jackie February 25, 2021, 13:36:40
- Whatever was around - Jackie February 25, 2021, 13:34:03
- Pretty much everything in your post and anything else I could get my hands on* - Taz February 25, 2021, 13:13:41
- Hardy Boys. I remember reading every one that they had at the library. * - harb February 25, 2021, 13:09:29
- Besides those mentioned below, the plant that ate dirty socks series* - CoronaTheirAss February 25, 2021, 13:06:25
- i'm taking "as a kid" to mean early elementary so i'll say beverly cleary is the only thing that - biclops February 25, 2021, 12:53:57
- I didn't get into sci fi until the grand admiral thrawn trilogy* - longsnapper February 25, 2021, 13:16:10
- The black caldron was awesome* - GhostofPokeyStixPast February 25, 2021, 13:13:29
- other than Narnia, I never read fantasy novels until my mid-20s* - Sammich February 25, 2021, 13:12:45
- Yeah, Blume and Lloyd Alexander should be on my list, also.* - Tuscy February 25, 2021, 13:04:29
- How to Eat Fried Worms* - Sounder February 25, 2021, 13:03:42
- jack london, too* - biclops February 25, 2021, 13:02:55
- nothing. don't think I read book until, like, the sixth grade* - gvibes February 25, 2021, 12:53:17
- I LOVED these little penguin classics. - longsnapper February 25, 2021, 12:48:45
- Hardy Boys. Original ERB Tarzan series. Comics. Henry Reed, Inc.... - Tuscy February 25, 2021, 12:37:15
- Redwall. Mouse & motorcycle* - longsnapper February 25, 2021, 12:31:38
- growing up I probably had 50 boxcar children books - IlliniSax05 February 25, 2021, 12:20:52
- pretty sure i read all the boxcar children save one* - torinese February 25, 2021, 12:20:34
- Man, I loved those flyers. Didn't get to order a lot, but once in a while.* - Tuscy February 25, 2021, 12:19:56
- #### yeah, gotta populate my house with ALL the garfield books* - assassin February 25, 2021, 12:19:20