Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Childhood Books

Today I am taking part in What's the Story - a linky hosted by PODcast. Check out her awesome site HERE.

The idea is to pick a photo and explain the meaning behind it.

Today I have chosen this photo.

Some of my (modest!) collection of childhood books
These are my childhood books.  I still have them all, tucked away on my bookshelf.  Why do I keep these books?

Well - like anything that stays with us, they have a history.  a very special and dear history, which I think of every time I see them.

These are the books that started my love of reading; where it all began.

The books that my Nana bought for me in the charity shop one Saturday morning.

The ones she knew I loved, so collected them for me when she was out.

The books that we read together, one after the other, and talked about, passionately with each other.

The books we bought each other for birthdays (we shared a birthday day - I was born on her birthday) in hard-backed, new versions, each desperate to read, so the other could too.

The books that I read in the dim light at bedtime, right into the early hours.

The books that instilled in me a sense of adventure and lust for life and an ability to expect the unexpected.

These are the books I have carried through at least 10 different house moves, each at different stages of my life; child, student at college, University undergraduate, mother of one, mother of two...

The books that started me on my journey, on the path which has led me to the life i have today.

These are the books that I am holding onto for my children.


  1. Aww what a lovely post and special memories, i totally get it. I have books from my childhood, not necessarily because of a love of reading, but because they remind me of that time, when I was a little girl x

  2. Such a lovely post. I have lots of books I am passing on to my kids as well. I hope your children enjoy them and love them as much as you did as a child.

    Thank you for linking up with the #WeekendBlogHop

    Laura x x x

  3. A lot of those books look very familiar, how lovely that you still have them. I was a huge Enid Blyton fan and had all of her books but gave them away to my friend's little sister, I really wish that I had kept them.

  4. Gosh I remember some of these books from my childhood. A definite sense of deja vu there! How wonderful to keep them for your children. Fabulous post, thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory (sorry late commenting this week!)

  5. Just come across this! I did a similar post today on my blog and I have my old books (Enid Bylton and Roald Dahl) on my daughters book shelf!x


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