books that influenced me early

Bambi. I brought this book home from the school library and tried to copy it by hand. I didn’t get very far.

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne. The picture of Eeyore’s missing tail scared me.

The Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I wanted to be Laura.

Little Women by Louisa Mae Alcott.  I wanted to be Jo.

The Nun’s Story by Kathryn Hulme. I wanted to be a nun. Or a missionary nurse in Africa. Or both.


books that influenced me later

As Silver Refined by Kay Arthur

God in the Yard by L.L. Barkat

@stickyJesus by Tami Heim and Toni Birdsong

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“How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.” ~Henry David Thoreau