I read a lot of books.

When I was younger, I wanted to be an author.

Of what? Not sure, I just wanted to be a writer.

I went into college thinking I’d be an English major.  What would I do with that degree?  Unsure.  I just wanted to be good at writing.

My first English professor was a snob.  She was pretentious and, because she wrote for a small, unknown local magazine, she thought she was God’s gift to writing.  Teaching (more like failing) a bunch of entry-level college kids was her way of feeling good about herself.  I guess.  She tore me a new one. I went from high school, where I was every English teachers dream, to being the worst this lady had ever seen.  Or at least that’s how I felt.  At the end of that class I received a C.  She deflated my goals.

Quickly after English 101, I decided I might need a new major.  The following semester I decided to wait to take the other English pre-req and changed my major to business. Guess what?  When I did take the additional pre-requisition English class, I received a A++.  My professor loved me and my writing.  Although, I never went back.

Who knows where I’d be if I stuck out my English major.  An editor? A famous author? An English teacher?

Is my grammar perfect? Heck no.  Do I break rules for spelling, possessions, commas, plurals, punctuation etc.?  Probably.  Could I benefit from additional education? Yep.

As I said before, I read a lot of books.

Suspense, trashy romance, historical, mysteries, dystopia, all of it. Fiction is my forte.

Some of the books are great.  Really great.  But some make me think I could totally write a book.  Would it be a great book?  Not sure…

Maybe one day I’ll find out.

Essential Children’s Books

I’m out of the loop as to what’s “in” these days in children’s entertainment. I’ve heard of Dora (who hasn’t) but that’s about it.  Books are what I’m focusing on today.

For Mother’s Day, The Hubs got me a card, flowers and a Curious George book.  The Hubs is good.  He paid attention.  I told him a long time ago that Curious George was my favorite and now it’s the first book the Nuggets have received.  Special.

Even with new age characters, I still want the Nuggets to have some of the staple books I thoroughly enjoyed as a kid.

the beginning of George 🙂

When is the last time you even thought about this book?

Loved the trouble the kiddos got into all the time!

Of course the always witty and ever smart, Dr. Seuss

I will admit, I am so grateful that Barney the Dinosaur stage is gone.  Died.  Not to be resurrected. “I love you, you love me….” Gah!  Now it’s going to be stuck in my head. What important books I’m missing?  Please share!