Today I'm linking with two Friday hops!
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Finish the Sentence Friday - May 17
When I was younger, I wanted to……
own a candy store. I loved imagining being surrounded by all the colorful sweets and seeing the wonder and joy on children’s faces. For me, a candy store was one of the happiest places to spend your days. It wouldn’t feel like work at all and I’d sample the tasty treats whenever I wanted to.
I still remember what house we were living in when I day-dreamed about my candy store, so I would have been around 10 years old at the time. It was a step up from a lemonade stand, something I also did in those days. Believe it or not, people stopped their cars and bought lemonade in those days. I was thrilled to make a bit of money and to see the smiles on the adults’ faces.
It's Children's Book Week and the theme for Friendship Friday
is on childhood books, favorite authors and your children's
When I was younger, I didn't have many children's books around
me. I couldn't read in English either, so that didn't help.
English was my home language, but the school I attended from
the end of Kindergarten to part of Grade 3 was a German school
in Germany. My dad was stationed there in the American Army in
the JAG Corps. My mom was half Austrian and spoke German and
I had a grandfather and grandmother who were living in Germany.
My parents decided that my brother and I would be better off
learning the language if we went to the closest German school
instead of the even closer American school.
Later on, from about Grade 5 and onward, I began reading avidly.
One of my favorite novels in my teen years was Jane Eyre.
As I began reading for my own children, we went through the
Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. That was great fun for all of us,
but sometimes my then youngest child, Samantha, got a bit lost
with the characters.
Amanda, my youngest who is now 5, has many children's books
available to her. More than half of her library are books
from her siblings when they were younger. Amanda enjoys
looking at all of them.
Make sure you check out the Kid Lit Giveaway Hop!
I have teamed up with the author of a really neat
Mermaid eBook and we are giving 5 away! Also,
on the linky list there are many other giveaways
for this Children's Book Week. So, don't miss out!
Now on to the blog hop...
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