So Mara and I just finished writing another blogger about a book series they do that we’ll be featured on and since one of the questions asked about our favorite childhood books, we started reminiscing about how awesome “Read-a-thons” were back in elementary school.
Wasn’t it the best to show up in your pajamas and bring a pillow or two to sit on? And then you’d just read all day long.
I’m pretty sure workplaces should continue this tradition and let their employees come in just like the old days.
For some reason, my mind immediately went back to the disgusting treats that I used to bring. I couldn’t even remember what they were called, and had to type in a few different searches in Google until this one finally worked: “what is the name of those snacks that were like a pizza pretzel?”
Seriously, in retrospect, how gross were those? I don’t think I want to know what was in the filling.
Mara’s read-a-thon snack was Tato Skins. I’m pretty sure that’s not quite as gross as my childhood favorite. I’m also pretty sure those aren’t real potato skins.
Two books that I seem to remember most were “Island of the Blue Dolphins” and “The Iceberg Hermit.” I guess I was into the whole stranded/lone survivor kind of thing. I also loved the series “Childhood of Famous Americans.”I think I read at least 20 of those, and read them more than once (my favorites were Jim Thorpe, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Lou Gehrig).
So, in the interest of taking a trip down memory lane, what was one of the best books you remember reading from your elementary days?
And also, we want to know what your favorite childhood snack was (the one you now can’t fathom eating)?
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