It's my own fault really.
Susan Hill started to talking about monks rescuing books from burning monasteries, I then wondered which would we all save and so we are busy choosing.I'd opted for six on the basis that six constituted an armful and I would still be able to run like the blazes.Susan has other ideas and clearly all that shifting of books around her barn has built up the stamina and she's suggested ten with the Bible and Shakespeare already safely stashed.
Of course thankfully without the panic of the real thing you wander around your shelves and thereby discover books you had ignored for ages.I'm nowhere near my final ten but look what I've found along the way.
I'm really enjoying children's literature again after all the B*****r stuff, I can't even say the word now and if you want to read those *** as something else please do.
So there on my shelves are plenty of my originals and a few that had got lost by the wayside that I have replaced with newer versions.
I wish I wish I wish I'd kept a record of everything I read as a child but I didn't, but just seeing these covers reminds me of so much, so I'll share a few treasures here and there over the next few weeks or for as long as my current dalliance with the world of the 1950's & 60's reading child lasts.
Then eventually I will have to share the first book I read that made me realise I would never read as a child again, do you have one of those?