This week's topic: What books were you obsessed with as a kid?
The earliest books I remember reading on my own were Spiderman comic books. I loved Spiderman. I also loved The Monster at the End of This Book and Are You My Mother?
As I mentioned in last week's RTW post I loved Ramona Quimby. I read all the Ramona books and pretty much anything by Beverly Cleary that I could get my hands on. The first Beverly Cleary book I read was not Ramona. My 2nd grade teacher directed me to Dear Mr. Henshaw first because all the other girls in the class were reading the Ramona books and all the boys were reading about Henry. Dear Mr. Henshaw was the perfect book for me to read because the kid in the book is dealing with his parents getting a divorce and I was going through that as well.
By the time I got to fourth or fifth grade I was obsessed with The Baby-sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin. I read these books and was always ready and waiting for the newest one to hit the shelves. In sixth grade my friends and I tried to start our own Baby-sitting club. We made signs and held meetings and took the Red Cross baby-sitting class.