Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly bloghop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.
Parajunkee and Alison Can read each feature a blog and pose a question/activity for each blogger that participates to answer/do. Then we all hop around checking out as many participant blogs as we like, finding great new blogs and forming blogger friendships.
OMG I still can’t believe that I’m a featured blogger this week! When I got the email I had this delayed reaction – I was reading it but the words weren’t computing, I sat there stunned for a second before jumping out of my seat to tell my boyfriend (who looked at me like, what does this mean exactly? Will it cost us money? LOL!) and then rushing back to answer the email. Yep, I was giddy like a school girl and bursting to tell everyone. Thanks so much to Alison and Rachel for hosting this awesome feature every week!
I prefer follows via bloglovin’ and I look forward to meeting you all! 🙂
Be sure to check out the other featured blogger : Simply Sensational Book Fanatics
This Week’s Question:
What were some of your favorite picture books as a kid?
If you have kids, what are your favorites to read to them?
What a great question!! As soon as I saw it, the The Berenstain Bears
came to mind and of course I started getting nostalgic right away. And then I Googled them and came to this really cool, interactive website
where you can get tours, watch movies, color, play games, and read the books online!! Yep, I totally wasted a good 30 minutes playing around and reading my old favorites! There were some I didn’t recognize, so I guess they published after I outgrew them? Can you believe that The Berenstain Bears
have been around for 50 years!?!?! Anyway, I grabbed the covers of a couple of my favorites growing up to share with you:
As I read these titles I can remember the stories so clearly. I also think that I liked them so much because they were always getting into trouble for a lot of the same things I was. LOL. Let’s see – I loved telling stories and often forgot to let people know they were, in fact, stories. My room was a disaster until I was like 16 years old and I hated doing chores. What kid doesn’t love junk food? Oh and as my little brother STILL reminds me, I was/am a bossy brat, with can cause some trouble with friends. Yep – these books were made for me!
I remember that at the back of each one the had pictures of other books in the series and I would look at them and get excited about the ones that I had and even more excited about finding the ones that I wanted. I remember going to school book fairs and getting excited about buying the newest one. As I write this I realize, not much has changed – I’m still obsessed with series, get excited when I look at the list of books I still have to read and love going to library sales! I was a book blogger in the making and we just didn’t know it (probably because there weren’t any book bloggers 30 years ago!!
This has been an awesome trip down memory lane and I can’t wait to see what you picked!
While you’re here be sure to check out (and hopefully sign-up for) the Clean out your E-reader Challenge I’m co-hosting with Michelle @ Because Reading is better than real life. It’s going to be a lot of fun and a great opportunity to get to some of those books that have been sitting unread since the beginning of time! Click the logo for more details!
Don’t forget to leave your links in the comments below 🙂