Thursday, August 4, 2011

"Interstellar Pig" and Other Randomness

Today, New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire got me thinking about all the semi-obscure books I read in middle school.

How, you ask? With a simple tweet, of course!

@seananmcguire: I still dream about INTERSTELLAR PIG.

That was all it took.

Because *I* still dream about Interstellar Pig too....I also occasionally ponder My Brother Sam is Dead and Homecoming.

I'm not sure why those ones in particular all stuck with me so much. They weren't books I adored. They weren't books I wanted to read a second time. They weren't books that taught me huge life lessons. The only thing they have in common is the year I read them--seventh grade.
Maybe that year was just a pivotal one for me:

It was the first year I collaborated on a writing project (ahhh, Marcus Neiman, most ridic character ever!).

It was the first year someone told me that I should consider being an editor when I grew up.

It was the first year I had a boyfriend.

It was the first year my mom dated my science teacher (*gasp!*).

But mostly, it's the first year I realized how obsessed I was with reading. I had always been voracious, but seventh grade? Seventh grade was insanity.

What random books have stuck with YOU since your childhood?

1 comment:

  1. Tee Vee Humphrey and Champion Dog Prince Tom.

    Those are the first two books I ever read, back when I was 5 or 6, and I think part of why they have stuck with me so much is because my dad was the one who taught me how to read with these.