Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Remember When: Books

I recently joined Goodreads through Facebook. It helps you track the books you have read, are currently reading and want to read.

One of the fun things is to go through all their lists of books by genre, author, title and scan the books they show you. I was amazed after spending a couple of hours one quiet evening at how many books I remembered reading. They are in my list

One book I didn't list is one of my all-time favorites and has been on my shelf since I was a child: Black Beauty. I don't know how many times I read this book. The funny thing is I can't bring myself to read it now because I've become much more soft-hearted and don't even want to think about the things that were done to "Black Beauty." At least it has a happy ending.

Do you have memories of a special book from your childhood? Do you still have any of your childhood books?

When you go visit Goodreads consider joining. It is a great way to learn about new books and keep track of your own reading. Well, it's time for me to head to the book discussion group. Our book this month is The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht. A very good book.

Memoir Journal Prompts:
Tell about making a snowman or snow fort.
Have you ever seen something strange in the sky?
Did you ever have mice in your house?
What were your favorite homemade snacks?
How did you react to thunder and lightning?
Write about somebody you envied and why?
Where do you like to go to be alone?


  1. Waving at you Rita!! Thanks for the new prompts!!

  2. Oh my goodness, Rita! Your Black Beauty book looks just like the one I had for years and years....tattered and much read and loved. I no longer have it. I'm not sure where it went, or why...but over the years and various moves, some things just didn't make it. I DO have some old books, though, Bobbsey Twins and Nancy Drew, to name a couple! Lovely blog post!

    1. Thank you, Becky. I'm going to share another childhood book soon.

  3. I have a few old books that I would never part with! :)

  4. I love that picture of your old Black Beauty Book. What a keepsake of your youth. Of course, never to part with.

    1. Someday maybe my boys will read about Black Beauty.
      Thank you for your comment.


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