Someone doesn‘t want me to read :)
Got home! Laying on the couch cuddling with the baby!!
#StoryBookSunday : so this was one of my favorites as a child. I used to write all sorts of “clues” about strangers and do the thing where you make up stories about what people might be up to. I think it‘s helped me become more inquisitive and observant as an adult
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Got this in the mail today 💗💗💗 one of my all time favorite books as a kid. I use to get in so much trouble for keeping a notepad with everything I seen and what people around the house said 😂 I had my own rock collection too. Each rock had their own names and I‘d play with them often. I wanted a utility belt but my parents were assholes and refused to get me one lol I can‘t believe it‘s taken so many years to order this book💗
Any Harriet the Spy fans out there?
This was one of my favorite books as a kid. I found it at a thrift store and have reread it dozens of times since, as you can see.
Congratulations on the milestone, @IamIamIam. I actually found you because of the great books people are posting for your #26Kgiveaway!
Got my niece a new book for Christmas. Also a set of notebooks and pencils. She is now sneaking around the house, scribbling down her observations. I've created a monster! 😆🤗😂 #raisingreaders
Congratulations @Moray_Reads on your milestone! I think my most life changing book was Harriet the Spy. I discovered a kindred spirit and journaling. I went out and bought my first notebook and started writing my thoughts. She introduced a whole new world to me!
1. I think I was always writing in notebooks so I related to Harriet. Something like this story actually happened to me in fifth grade.
2. If we‘re talking passion: pie. Volume consumed: cake
3. I write, various fiber arts, wandering, agonizing, being alone, enjoying nature, traveling, gardening...
4. Colorado‘s pretty great but also cold, rocky coastal places with rain
Thanks for the tag, @Trashcanman #friyayintro
If Litsy had been around when I first read this, at age 8, I probably would have rated it 4 stars. I should probably stop rereading my favorite childhood books. 🤔😉 So far, only The Phantom Tollbooth has held up. 💙
The SSR Podcast launched today with two episodes!! I just finished listening to the first one, and I did NOT remember how mean Harriet really was in Harriet the Spy. Check it out on iTunes if you want to relive (or ruin) your memories of this classic.
The SSR Podcast is a brand new podcast that focuses on a childhood or teen favorite read from a now adult perspective. #ssrpodcast
#AdelesMayMashUp Day 10: Still the signature book for #RumourHasIt. Did you know that this is one of the most banned books because schools claimed it to be a “bad example for children” and for “teaching children to lie, spy, talk back, and curse.” For more banned books, Fats, one of the GB ladies, has done a round-up here: https://gatheringbooks.org/2013/09/28/raising-awareness-books-that-have-been-ban...
Found these at a church in Hamilton today for the bargain price of $1 each! The church was feeding lots of elderly ladies eating all alone at separate tables. I couldn‘t understand why they didn‘t make friends and eat together. The food looked delicious.
I collect both Bryce and Jodi. Harriet is for my step daughter, Linnéa who is obsessed with spies at the moment.
1. Hmm this is tough! Maybe Harriet the Spy- before she got in trouble for spying!! But I do love Hermione - and Belle‘s Library!!
2. Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
3. My Grandson & and my Dogs
4. @SoniaC @Marmie7 and anyone who wants!!
@Jess7 thx for the tag!!!
Waiting for our cheeseburgers at The Habit! We just made a quick library stop and a quick bookstore stop, and I‘m quite happy Eleanor picked out Harriet the Spy! Juliet‘s got an American Girl sticker book. 🙂 #raisingreaders
I‘ve been re-reading some childhood favorites. I got a copy from the library rather than crack open my old tattered and torn copy. Harriet was a little meaner in her notebook entries than I remembered, but I still love her. In 5th grade, my neighbor Carol and I kept notebooks just like Harriet. I don‘t think I would have wanted anyone to read what we wrote either! I remember writing something about Nancy P.‘s smelly socks😬🤭🤫
1. Harriet the Spy
2. A stuffed dog named Toto - he always went to the dentist with me!
3. When my dad grilled hamburgers - still the best I‘ve ever had
“When I grow up I want to be a spy. I will be the best spy there ever was and I will know everything. Everything.”
Remember Harriet M. Welsch? An #eleven year old girl living in New York City, a girl with great imagination, who wants to grow up to be a writer and a spy? Thus she‘s always seen carrying her black and white notebook around.
#novemberbythenumbers @JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads
Then (~40 years ago 😱): Harriet was cool b/c she wrote a lot & was a spy. The meanness amongst the kids were just part of life; not right but something we were resigned to pre-zero tolerance policies.
Now: Notice that Harriet lives in a tony part of Manhattan. Her parents are gossipy socialites (maybe that‘s where Harriet got her mean streak) & she‘s attached to her nurse (nanny) Ole Golly & the family cook, whose name we never learn. 👇More
Palate-cleansing current read. I loved this so much as a kid; first time reading as an adult!
P.S. finally having fall weather again!
Perfect for #SizzlinSummerBooks @Tiffy_Reads Some with a similar theme, some a #retelling of a book you loved as a child.
Loved 'Anne Of Green Gables'? Read 'Maud' by Melanie Fishbane
Loved 'The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe'? Read 'Every Heart A Doorway' by Seanan McGuire
Loved 'Harriet The Spy'? Read 'Girl in Disguise' by Greer Macallister
I'm getting married in September, and instead of doing table numbers, every table gets a different book that we loved as a child.
Harriet the Spy was my favorite favorite favorite as a kid, and I wouldn't be the person I am today without this book. So I treated myself to a first edition. 😄