The prompt this week is
Top Ten Books I Read Because of Another Blogger.
My wonderful mom passed away this summer---
she was the best reader I've ever known---
so I decided to do this week's post as a tribute to her.
Thank you, Mama.
Here are the Top Ten Books I Read Because of My Mom:
Every month, I got a new book in the mail.
I could not wait to see what would arrive.
When I got a little older, my mom would buy
Bobbsey Twins books for me.
Nancy Drew was my mom's
favorite book character
when she was young.
My mom loved mysteries.
She helped me find Phyllis Whitney
when I was in elementary school.
One Christmas, Mama got my sister and me
a collection of records.
One was this record,
Danny Kaye reading stories of Hans Christian Anderson.
I'd be amazed if you've read this one,
one of my mom's favorite books.
It is based on a true story
and takes place not far from where we live,
two hundred years ago.
It is one of my favorite books, too,
just because my mom loved it so much.
How about you? What books have others led you to?
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.