Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Left an impression



There's something peculiar about the books we read as children, they leave a faint "print" on us, an impression. Their stories, characters, plot developments, all of these things weave into our own stories, personalities and how we look at life and the drama there in. Obviously there are heaps of other factors playing their role (like moving around a lot, or my two younger sisters, and family drama), but I can't help but think that somewhere in my development as a person, characters like Anne, Jo and Elanor all left their mark on me.

So, tell me, please :) What characters, what books, left their mark on you?

25 comments:

diana @ please sir said...

As a teenager I loved the book Forever by Judy Bloom!

marsha said...

Oooh, Anne of Green Gables! :)

Julia said...

Diana! Judy Bloom is a favorite of my friend Leah's :) I need to read her!

Marsha, did you like Anne of Green Gables too?

blazedanielle said...

Oh my gosh! LOVE Nancy Drew! I read one a day in my younger years!!!

Krissy said...

The Little Prince. He's my hero :)

design for mankind. said...

HA, I loved Judy Blume, too. ;)

::{J}:: said...

I actually really loved this book called All Creatures Great and Small...about a veterinarian and some of the things he would encounter during his animal visits. Silly but back in the I was fascinated with animals! :)

LillyBonBon said...

Um, let's see...the Babysitter's Club...wait no, I'm only teasing...I loved this series of "Mandie" mystery books, sort of like a Nancy Drew type. And definitely Anne of Green Gables! :)

Julia said...

I read the Mandie series too! I totally forgot about those books! Wow, flash back for me :)

I also remember watching All Creatures Great and Small on the BBC :) Loved those stories!

Joslyn said...

i have to jump on the judy bloom book bandwagon...for sure!

risamay said...

Nancy Drew, The Chronicles of Narnia, Alice in Wonderland, all of Judy Bloom's books ...

Tyler said...

'where the red fern grows' had a lasting impression. still have a bleeding heart for animals, esp. the pups! thanks so much for visiting my blog. planning to peruse yours right now. looks wonderful.

Robin said...

"Corduroy" was a favorite when I was a little kid (poor little bear, left behind in the dept. store!). Then The Chronicles of Narnia, the Little House series, Anne of GG, of course Judy Bloom. But I think my favorites were Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys, Eight Cousins, etc. all by Lousia May Alcott. She gave young women of her era a great voice.

Mrs.French said...

Oh how I loved Scout Finch...actually I still do.

Mrs.French said...

Oh and as a tiny Mrs. French I was all about Ramona. Which is so cool now because Beverly Cleary grew up a couple of blocks down from me....right where the Romona books were set!

Fiona Robyn said...

Hi Julia - had an email I wanted to forward you after your comment on my blog, but I can't find your email address - is there somewhere I can send it? Ta! (PS I agree - Judy Bloom is fab!) (fiona@fionarobyn.com)

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

Julia, Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and saying hello because it allowed me to find your blog. I love it here! I plan to comeback often to visit.

Julia said...

Fiona! Thank you so much for writing :) Here's my addy: julia.cumings@yahoo.com

littlebyRD said...

Oh my gosh - I LOVED Nancy Drew so much! I still have all of my old books - couldn't bare to part with them. Loved this post.

Leah said...

oh, it's so fun to see the covers! the nancy drew cover made me smile.

it was great to see all the comments too. great books certainly do leave a lasting impression.

S.HOPtalk said...

Another Judy Bloom aficionado here!!! My daughter has just gotten into Nancy Drew. SO fun to read them together. Great post!

Shayla said...

I loved my kid books right from the beginning. Kinoko Craft's "Play With Me" had a major influence on my art and how I perceive beauty. I kept all my beloved picture books.

For the reading half I loved Judy Bloom too (Summer Sisters is a good grown up read by her), Lord of the Rings was also life changing. You could actually get a comment that's as long as a book if I keep going. Great conversation starter!

A Print A Day said...

SWEET VALLEY HIGH!

lols.

and the little prince :)

littlebyRD said...

I forgot about Sweet Valley High - I loved those so much!

amandajean said...

Anything my teachers read aloud was a hit, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Twenty and Ten by Claire Bishop, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Great Brain series, Pippi Longstocking...I could go on, but there are just so many.