Did you like reading as a kid? I blogged a long time ago about how I'd read books in the halls between junior high classes. My reading these days is more sporadic, but lately I've gotten into some great books, and it's like rediscovering an old love.
While I've outgrown The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley High, there are some works of literature that I still like to read twenty-plus years after I first picked them up...even if they're written at a 4th grade level. "Kid lit" is great, because I can read a well-written story in a fraction of the time it takes to read most adult books. And being transported back to childhood adds a bit of magic to the experience..
Last week I was digging through old books and came across a sci-fi book written in the late 1960s called The White Mountains.
I spent time Friday night and Saturday morning devouring the story of three boys determined to keep their freedom in a future world dominated by mind-controlling aliens (or are they aliens?) called Tripods. I've ordered the rest of the series from Amazon--I'm not sure if I ever read the whole series, so I can't wait to get started on book #2. And I'm looking forward to introducing my kids to these books in a few more years.
What "kid lit" do you (or would you) still enjoy reading?