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Book Blogger Hop | Guide to What Makes a Childhood Book Memorable (for me)

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog. To learn more about it click on the link in the graphic above.


Question of the Week

What were some of the most memorable books you read as a child? What made them memorable? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

My Answer

My most memorable childhood books are my earliest memories – of Dr. Seuss books, particularly these 3:

Green Eggs and Ham – I remember giggling over this book when my mom would read it to me. I still quote it whenever I am telling someone I don’t like something. “I don’t like green eggs and ham. I do not like them Sam I am.” And sometimes I continue on if I’m feeling particularly obnoxious, “I do not like them in a house. I do not like them with a mouse. I do not like them here nor there. I do not like them anywhere.” Yes, I am THAT person.

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish – I don’t remember why I loved this one but I did. I have vague memories of this being the first book I could read on my own, if so then that would be why. Today, I call Bonefish Grill, “One Fish Two Fish“ because I can never remember its actual name. I even had to Google it for this post.

The Cat in the Hat – This book always confused me. Where did all that pink come from? Why was he smearing it all over the house? And why was he trying to get the kids in trouble? I never understood and I really didn’t like that he was purposely trying to get the kids in trouble. It’s memorable because of this. And, Thing 1 and Thing 2 is something fun to call people.

What are your most memorable childhood books?

My next book blogger hop will be posted on Monday, 2/17/2020.

Categories: Book Blogger Hop Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts

Tessa Pulyer

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27 replies

    1. Lol. I don’t know that I ever did that to someone who didn’t recognize what I was quoting from or if they didn’t- they didn’t let on 😊. Your husband must be introduced to Green Eggs and Ham!

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  1. Dr. Seuss is always a good idea! 🙂 I was just a tad different. I loved biographies and autobiographies. I was completely mesmerized by the story of Helen Keller. As a child I probably didn’t think of the word inspiration, but she was an inspiration to me. And I loved the story of Pocahontas. When I was in the 3rd grade my teacher read to the class out loud the story of a horse and I laughed and loved that book. 🙂

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    1. Great stories! I remember seeing a TV movie, or something, on Helen Keller when I was little and reading about her in grade school. She definitely is inspiring. And I have family in VA near Williamsburg, so I learned about Pocahontas pretty early on too. Her story seemed so romantic to me back then – I was too young to fully understand. I just thought she was a princess ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. I loved Dr. Seuss, especially Green Eggs and Ham.
    This sounds like a very cool hop. So….can you participate any time within the week up to and including next Thursday? I just may have to get onboard with this!

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    1. You know, I don’t remember any books between Dr. Seuss and my early teen years. I know I read books during that time. It’s kind of weird. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your link!

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  3. I feel like Dr. Seuss is a staple for so many people’s childhoods. Oddly enough, I know I read these and they were present, but I don’t think I remember them that much? I don’t have a lot of memories from when I was really little, when I would have read these. I think the most memorable series for me was Animorphs! I just couldn’t get enough of it growing up.

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    1. Animorphs is very cool! As much as I love fantasy, I don’t actually remember reading it when I was young. I think I’m more amazed by what I don’t remember than by what I do. Like, I do remember I always had the biggest stack of books when the Scholastic book orders came in 😊

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  4. I really liked this week’s question. I can’t really remember the books I love when I was pre-school but by the age of 7 or 8 Enid Blyton fantasy was my starter-for-ten 😉 although I did dip my toes into horror during my teen/adolescent years.
    I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, Tessa.
    Here’s my BBH Post
    Flora x

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    1. Ooh I love fantasy now but I don’t remember if I read any fantasy books as a kid. My book memories leap from Dr. Seuss at about age 3-4 to maybe around age 10 -11 when I had started picking up more adult books. It’s funny how the mind works.

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    1. I kind of wonder if my parents even bought any early books other than these. I know by the time I was in grade school I would get to order a bunch from scholastic but Dr. Seuss books are the only ones I remember before then.

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