Before I get to this week’s blog challenge topic, I have to share a photo with my fellow MFRW bloggers! Last weekend two of us (and we are scattered all across the U.S.) got to meet in person.
Here I am with Ed Hoornaert, Mr. Valentine. Just for fun, Ed was sporting the Romance Cover Chest look that day.
It was great fun meeting you, Ed!
And now on to the challenge topic: First Love
Yes, that’s the topic of this week’s blog challenge. But I’m not going to bore you with tales of the boy I had a crush on in fifth grade. Though I can remember his name, I never spent a minute of time with him. I never even talked to him.
But I did spend a lot of time with Laura Ingalls Wilder.
The Little House Series
I have no idea which of the books in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series I read first, but I knew I had to read them all. I was hooked, and I went back to the library to find the earlier books, even one that was written for a lower grade level. This I remember because one of my cousins saw it and made fun of me for reading “baby” books, LOL!
He was ever after firmly cemented in my mind as a dolt.
My next series passion was for Trixie Belden Mysteries. Trixie was a thirteen-year-old sleuth, and I used to lament that my library didn’t have the entire series.
The Nancy Drew mysteries never really clicked with me, probably because I really couldn’t relate to Nancy’s age or her more affluent lifestyle.
Writing this blog makes me want to order up a couple of books from the Little House series and Trixie’s series and see if they still have the power to charm!
This is a blog hop, so hop along with my fellow MFRW Authors and see what they have to say on this topic. As this publishes, I’m wandering around London, (YAY!) so I may be delayed in getting to comments.
Images: Wilder, Wikimedia commons; Trixie Beldon book cover, Wikipedia (fair use)