Friday, April 30, 2010

The Sign of the Twisted Candle

Flashback Friday was started over at Lovely Little Shelf (the awesome book blog of an NBC friend of mine). It’s a chance to revisit some of our favorite childhood reads and talk about why we loved them.

Nancy Drew: The Sign of the Twisted Candles was the book the started my obsession with reading. My sister had the entire ND collection and had loved them, but I had showed little interest. My parents, in an effort to ignite a love of reading (on my own), offered me $1 for every Nancy Drew book I finished. They also told me to keep a log of any words I didn’t understand and we could discuss them after (I was pretty young).

Eager for money, I randomly picked The Sign of the Twisted Candles off of the shelf and began reading. Within pages I was hooked and by the time I finished, I forgot to get the money from my parents. I kept reading though, but only for the sheer enjoyment.

GoodReads Description: While solving the mystery of an old man's disappearing fortune, Nancy ends a family feud and reveals the identity of an orphan of unknown parentage.

Nancy’s adventures are a wonderful way to get reluctant readers reading. As a kid, you just have to know what happens and I spent many nights in the hideout under my bed with a flashlight. I’ve been a bookworm ever since (obviously).


kenpen said...

I wrote about Nancy Drew for my Friday Flashback too!

sadie607 said...

I thought about Nancy Drew this week for flashback friday (since she turned 80) but went another direction. I too used to sit in my bed and read by flashlight.