Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Favorite Childhood Book

“For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.” ~Louis L'Amour
The sand and grit, the rough mountain terrain and the wilderness upon wilderness. The Indians, the ranchers, and the men who wore guns tied low across their hip. The blood ties of distant family, the good verses evil, and the last man standing.

These were the pages of books of Louis L'Amour. The books I wasn't allowed to check out from the library until 5th grade. The books I snuck into my bag in the 4th grade. I loved to read all sorts of things, but these were my candy. A lot of the story lines were familiar, but I never got tired of the gun fights, the fist fights and land wars, where good triumphs over evil, not just from happenstance, but because that's the way it should be and no matter how many times you get shot, or how long you have to hold up, the time will come for the wrong to be made right.

Yeah, those were the good ole days.

chocolateonmycranium ~Wordfull Wednesday


  1. I've never read a single Louis L'Amour book. (don't dislike me, please!) I thought about it. I think I even remember buying one years and years ago. My sister teased me about it so I never read it...

  2. You and Mr. FR would get along splendidly. L'Amour books were what got him to start reading on his own!

  3. haha! Loved your post - do any of your children share your love of gun fights, the fist fights and land wars? I will have to look that author up - I have a buch of boys here who will LOVE them! :)

  4. I looked up a list of his books - there are many!!! What would you suggest as a first read?

    I am slightly embarrassed by my childhood book I chose to share! Not quite literature as most shared! :)


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