Sunday, October 3, 2010

Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge

So, I was doing some thinking yesterday, and (among other things) determined that I needed to find something special to read with Katrina.  I hadn't decided just what yet.

What should I see on my blog roll this morning, but a post from Karla at Ramblin' Roads about a reading challenge.  Now I haven't done terribly well at keeping track of reading challenges this year.  But this one is short and sweet.

And --- dare I confess this? -- I have never read a book by Maud Hart Lovelace, though I have (as an adult) heard of her.  So, I just put Betsy-Tacy on hold at the library, and I am going to snuggle with my daughter this month, and read it to her.

The Challenge linked back to some information about the author... I was certainly clueless that she is a "local" author (Mankato, MN).  This reminds me of how pathetic my school library was.  Why was I never introduced to Betsy-Tacy when I was growing up?

Anyone else care to join? 


Jen said...

Deb, The Betsy-Tacy series was one of my favorites growing up. I even read the first three books in the series to the boys when we were in Nebraska. My favorite part of the series is when the girls are in high school. I hope you at Trina enjoy the books as much as I did. (I do find it quite amazing that you've never read any of the books)

Tess said...

My oldest loved the Betsy-Tacy series. I think I might have to read aloud one or two of these to super girl this school year.

Debra said...

Okay both of you are making me feel like I've been totally missing out... so what kind of friends haven't been harassing me to be sure I actually read these classics.

So come on, now. What else have I missed?

Elizabeth said...

I really enjoyed those books. I think Trina will too. :)

Mimi said...

As much as I loved reading and read voraciously as a kid, I am still surprised at the books that I missed. Amongst them were these wonderful Lovelace books. I read them all as an adult and love them, and highly recommend them.
Plus the new covers are so kicky.

Cristi said...

I just looked for the first Betsy-Tacy book at our library. If it's still on the shelf when we go tomorrow, I'll join you (and everyone else) in this challenge. I remember reading or listening to one of them when Addison read it, maybe Core 2 or 3? I hope this will be a good first real chapter book for Lauren.