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I’m not one to read books I’ve read before.
I’d watch the same movie more than once, but somehow I haven’t the urge to reread a book, regardless of how good it may be.
But just to humor our Mister Daily Prompter today, I think I can name one book which I wouldn’t mind picking up again; well, make that a series — and that will be, The Famous Five by Enid Blyton.
Yeah, I think it would be really nice to revisit my childhood friends — Julian, Dick, Anne, and their cousin George. Oh and Timmy, George’s clever dog.
Such awesome adventures they had each time they got together during the school holidays — solving mysteries, finding hidden treasures, riding horses, going caravanning. And getting to read about some of the places they’ve been to, like Treasure Island, Smuggler’s Top, and Mystery Moor, I could only wish my school holidays were half as exciting as theirs!
My bookshelf do not hold this wonderful classic series anymore. I am trying hard to recall what became of my collection although I do remember owning the complete set, 21 books in all. My best guess would be, they were given away/donated at some point in time.
Anyway, talking about this have certainly brought back good memories from the days long gone. The Famous Five played a big part in my growing-up years, helping me discover the joy of reading. I loved spending time with the characters and living in the stories, and today’s prompt just made me realized how much I missed them.
I think I can make room for twenty-one more in the old bookcase…