Monday, June 10, 2019

My 2019 Summer Reading Project

Each summer I choose a retro-reading project. One year it was all Newbery winners. Another, the Harry Potter series. This year I've decided to read The Complete Collection of Maguerite Henry books. Read the post in which I made this decision.

All these years I've been giving presentations, telling readers how I loved the Black Stallion books and any horse books... and I just recently realized many of those books were written by Marguerite Henry! It just never occurred to me, I think, because when I was a young reader, the author very seldom entered my head. It was as if the author didn't exist. The books were MINE, ALL MINE!

Maybe other readers feel this way, too. Maybe I didn't see authors as people, because I never met one. Maybe this is one of the gifts of a book -- how it can transport a reader so completely that it exists for that reader alone.

Whatever the reason, I am super excited to re-read the Misty books and read for the first time quite a few others. There are 16 titles in this set. I'm excited! Reminds me of my 2015 trip to Chincoteague and Assateague... what horse-y trip will I take next? Hmmm...

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you will be cantering along all summer! I've read a few but long ago, perhaps will try one again. Have fun!


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