Books of my youth



I have lived a generation. I am now in my mid 40's and have seen a world without internet. I have seen bell bottoms and afros and Presidents jog past my window. I have lived through bomb threats as a child of a military family and also later when I worked for the courts. I remember working for under $4 an hour as a teen and the orange LaFreak album on the record player. I remember playing outside in playgrounds. I remember luaus in Hawaii at school and my dad and step mom doing macrame together on the lanai. I remember a box of animal crackers was 16 cents. I remember the evolution in music, technology, clothing, speech but what has remained the same is the stories. People discovering these older stories along with the newer ones, some being carried on by ghost writers, but the books are still there. The story is just as engaging now as it was all those years ago.

The authors of my youth are still writing their same style of stories and flourishing because there will always be youth that go through the same problems, have the same questions, challenges and desires, want and need the same fundamental things. In fact we see that these same authors are coming back with a vengeance. Let's take a trip back on this #TBT Throwback Thursday and remember just  a few of the books that were popular when I was young. Many of these books were popular in the 1980's.

Do you remember the joy of reading these authors?


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