Childhood Favorites

Childhood Favorites
Childhood Favorites – Re-marks – 1000 pieces

Brace yourselves everyone, you’re in for a shock – I LOVED THIS PUZZLE! I know, it’s unbelievable, isn’t it? Who’d have thought that this collage (my favorite type of image) of book covers (I love books and reading) in puzzle form (my absolute favorite hobby) would be such great fun? I know, it bowled me over too! 😉

I was quite a prolific reader as a kid, in addition to being quite a tomboy. Playing outside and getting dirty was so much fun for me, and I was always climbing the big tree in the backyard with a book in my pocket. I’d get to the good branch and sit there, out of sight of my sisters and my mom, and spend as much time as I could reading. I love to re-read books too, and I couldn’t tell you how many times I’d re-read my favorites books – sometimes as soon as I finished a great book I’d flip right back to the beginning and start over again!

So put my love of books together with my love of puzzles, and add that it’s a collage – that’s puzzle bliss for me!

The fit of this Re-marks puzzle was a bit loose, and the piece shapes are quite prominent. The loose fit can be a bit of a pain to work with, but it wasn’t so loose as to be much of a problem. Otherwise the puzzle was good quality; the offset grid cut made for a more interesting assembly and the chipboard is a good thickness. Overall, other than the fit, the puzzle quality was very good.

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Charlotte’s Web was one of my favorite books as a child, not only because of the story, but also because I loved the illustrations. They were done by the same man who did the illustrations of the Little House series of books. Speaking of Little House on the Prairie, why aren’t any of those books shown here? I ADORED them as a child, and still do – I just re-read them all a couple of months ago!

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Most girls in the US have a memory of this book. I know I sure do. Ain’t it great being a lady and dealing with menstruation?

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My sister told me about this book when I was younger, and it sticks with me to this day. What a fabulous story, told by a talented author! Just looking at this book cover makes me want to get myself a copy of this book and re-read it; it’s been a few decades since I last read this one.

I wonder to myself sometimes if you guys get tired of me doing so many collages, I’m not ashamed to tell you that I worry about stupid stuff like that. I’m an accomplished worrier. I try to keep telling myself to just post the puzzles I do and not fret about doing puzzles to make others happy or to give them more variety – but I’m not always successful in convincing myself.

Happy puzzling everyone! I hope you’re still finding and assembling some fantastic puzzles!

13 thoughts on “Childhood Favorites

  1. Penny Weiss

    What an awesome puzzle! I love it. I too have read a good chunk of these books. Judy Blume amd Beverly Cleary were my absolute favorite authors as a kid. And of course the Little House on the Prairie books too. They are seriously at fault for not including such iconic books in this puzzle at all. Shame in you, Remarks! LOL

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  2. Penny Weiss

    Oh and dont everbworry about posting a lotbof collages or whatever. Its your blog…your rules..and if one is a true fan of the blog then nothing will keep them away from loving every post. So keep ’em coming I say!

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  3. Deb

    No worries if I like the puzzles you’re working on, you’re such a talented writer that reading your blog is half the enjoyment! And collages are my absolute favorite too – they really keep my interest.
    My favorite of that bunch is Little Women. I’m probably older than most here but I loved The Bobbsey Twins and the Betsy series by Carolyn Haywood. I too was surprised no Little House books and now the author is under fire for some of the language she used 80 years ago!

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    1. I don’t really consider myself a writer, but I’ll take the compliment anyway. It cheered me up a little bit. Thanks so much Deb! 🙂

      Ugh, all these people wanting everything to be up to their standards. She had some views on women working and voting that I don’t agree with, but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t allowed to express them. And using words and terms that were the norm at the time doesn’t bother me either. She wrote about her life and the way people spoke and thought was a part of that. When we learn better we do better, that doesn’t mean we should revise everything that’s ever been written. JMHO of course.


  4. I’m always excited to see my childhood favourite Pippi (below on the left). Because who wouldn’t like to live alone in an interesting house with a horse, a monkey and a chest full of gold, and be strong enough to carry the horse!

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