I love to read. I’ll read anything pretty much.
In first grade, I quickly leaped from Dick and Jane to Donna Parker and Trixie Belden.
Some friends loved Cherry Ames, RN. I read a few of them, but they didn’t ignite love in my little heart like Donna and Trixie.
Then came Nancy.
She needs no introduction.
I’ve been blessed to meet one of the modern day Nancy Drew authors. I think her current sleuth, Kate Gallagher, is modeled after Nancy. Plucky. Brave.
Although I haven’t read anything recently about Nancy, I did watch the Emma Roberts movie and enjoyed it.
From Nancy, I moved on to Agatha Christie.
There are some dated and archaic references, but for the most part, Agatha Christie, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, and Tuppence Beresford all hold up pretty well. Because, as Miss Marple is wont to say: “Human nature is much the same the world over.”
What do you love to read? And what brings you back to your childhood reading favorites?