Day 1,315 – Thankful for Re-Reading a Book from Childhood

A while back Gavin was looking for a book to read.  I decided to pass him one of my favorite books from when I was a kid.  It wasn’t long before he got hooked on it and was talking with me about the characters and the plot.  Once that started it wasn’t too long before I started to get the itch to go back and re-read the book for the umpteenth time.

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One year for Christmas Mom went out on a limb and picked up a boxed set of three books.  I started reading them pretty much the moment I opened them and remember consuming them at a breakneck pace.  They were AWESOME!!!  Imagine how excited I was to hear that it was the second three novel set and there was another three novel set! I still remember getting the other series in one big compilation.  Over 1,000 pages of awesomeness in one giant book!

I read that book and the other series so many times in my younger years that the book started falling apart.  If you notice the cover of the book in the picture you’ll see that it’s been completely covered with duct tape.  That was my solution to help keep the entire book together and it’s still working a few decades later!

After Gavin kept talking about the books and moved on to the second series (the original set I got from Mom way back in the day) I finally decided to jump back in re-read the series I read well over half a dozen times.  It’s been AWESOME!!!  While it’s been at least a decade since I’ve read them I swear I still remember reading so many specific chapters.  So many great memories while re-reading the books and being able to share it with Gavin has been all the more awesome.  I’m so thankful I kept the copies through all the moves and all these years.

Thanks!!!

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