Welcome to Memory Lane Friday, a weekly blog carnival where you can blog about your memories and link up. All are encouraged to hop in. This week's topic is 5th grade.
I've always loved to read. I can't remember a time that I haven't turned to books as a form of stress relief, an escape from the real world. I've read so many books I couldn't even possibly pick a favorite.
When I was in 5th grade, I got strep throat. I was in bed feverish, and had run out of library books. I needed something to read! And so it was I stumbled upon my grandfather's copy of Gone with the Wind. Thick blue hard back, with gold leaf designs, and a built in blue ribbon book mark. It was a pretty book, and over 1000 pages long. I'd heard about Gone with the Wind, although I'd never seen the movie. As famous as it was, it simply must be a decent read.
So I settled in, my throat on fire, sweat dripping down my head.
And I was transported to the past. To plantations and gowns in the South.
And do you know I forgot all about how lousy I felt?
I stayed in that bed reading for two or three days.
I only got up to use the bathroom or get something to drink.
As you know, Gone with the Wind is one hefty read. For some reason, I totally took to it though.
This picture is from 5th grade, but I'm reading a different book in the picture:
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