This week’s TTT (Top Ten Tuesday) theme is Childhood Favorites! I was a very avid reader when I was little, and I loved to re-read books. My grandma would always ask me why I was wasting time reading the same books over and over again when I could have picked any new book from my granddad’s huge home library.
Now I see her point, but back then in my early teens, re-reading my favorite books was my favorite pastime.
THE LITTLE PRINCE BY ANTOINE SAINT-EXUPÉRY
«The Little Prince» by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wasn’t always my favorite book. I had a very love-hate relationship with it when I was growing up. When I was just learning to read my parents would give me small homework, like read the first chapter of «The Little Prince». So it became my “reading practice book” and I wasn’t a big fan of it. Not to mention that a pre-school me didn’t understand all the hidden meanings of the dialog and the story itself.
During my high school years, we had to read «The Little Price» for our literature class and I immediately fell in love with it.
I recently shared on Instagram my favorite quote from this book, and would like to take advantage of this TTT post to share some more quotes from this book that will stay with me forever:
“You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.”― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“You are not at all like my rose,” he said. “As yet you are nothing. No one has tamed you, and you have tamed no one. You are like my fox when I first knew him. He was only a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But I have made him my friend, and now he is unique in all the world.”― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
HARRY POTTER BY J.K. ROWLING
Of course, I couldn’t write this post and not mention the Harry Potter series. This was the pinnacle of my childhood and adolescence.
I spent many sleepless nights re-reading these books and hoping to wake up one day to the letter from Hogwarts. I was twelve when I read the first book, and even though I was already too old to go to Hogwarts that didn’t stop my day-dreaming to become a wizard one day or to attend as many classes as Hermione with time turner!
TANYA GROTTER BY DMITRII EMETCH
While Harry Potter books was my one and only love, they didn’t come out quickly enough to sate my thirst for all-things-Hogwarts. This book series by a Russian author is basically Harry Potter with a girl as main character filled with Russian folklore and fairy tales. I WAS OBSESSED! And still am. I didn’t finish reading this series, so I would love to re-read these books and read the final ones at some point. 👍😁
DETECTIVE SERIES BY EKATERINA VILMONT
Another series by Russian author I used to constantly re-read. This is similar to Nancy Drew – a detective series for children, which I loved so so much. There was one book that I probably re-read 20 times (or more!).