I decided to participate in Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and the Bookish. I decided this and then realized ten things of any category is REALLY hard. I think I just don’t like that many things in general. I like, maybe, three things in life, tops. Maybe four. Depends on the day. So this may become “inspired by Top Ten Tuesday, Megan lists three things she likes.” Which is basically what I’m always doing.
ANYWAY! On to this week’s topic:
Top 10 Books From My Childhood (Or teen years) That I Would Love To Revisit
I know how terrible this sounds, but I really don’t remember much of what I read as a child/teen. Especially as a child. I never read traditional children’s books. I didn’t know Eloise or Paddington or anything by Roald Dahl until I got to late high school or maybe even college. So…I’m going to skip ahead to the topic for April 7 because to me they are kind of the same thing.
Top Ten Characters You’d Like To Check In With
1. The Berenstain Bears – I’d like to see what Brother and Sister are up to and whether or not they’ve cultivated their own personalities despite the fact that they didn’t have actual names. It seems sad that they were never able to develop as independent people because they were only ever known in relation to one another. Brother and Sister. Like, who ARE you outside of being that? I want to know. I suspect drugs are involved now.
2. The Babysitter’s Club – What did they go on to do with their lives post-high school? Do we think they peaked in high school? Say you have an incredibly successful business as a teenager. Where do you go from there? Like the football player who relives his infamous touchdown, I imagine these girls relive the glory days of babysitting while drinking a lot of wine and ignoring their own children. They’d have to be sick of children by now, right?
[Please hold while I google children’s books of the 80s/90s to get this list to 3. Three is my favorite number. That’s just a fun, free fact for you.]
3. Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout – OBVIOUSLY a hoarder.
[I forgot about Shel Silverstein. I LOVED Shel Silverstein. This makes sense because basically if you are male, Jewish, and a writer I will be totally and irrevocably in love with you and offer to have your children. Another fun, free fact for you.]
This is going to be the scariest blog on the planet.