Welcome to this week’s ‘Two For Tuesday’, a weekly post hosted by myself, The Reading Nook, where each week I pick a bookish topic and discuss two of my favourite (or least favourite) things about that topic! If you feel like joining in, feel free to use the above picture, and don’t forget to link back to the post so everyone can see!

This week’s topic : Two of your favourite series from when you were a child.

These are the series that you loved as a child (not a teen, that’s a different post). The ones that really got you hooked on reading, and that you still remember fondly. This was so hard to narrow down to just two, but I finally went with :

-The Babysitter’s Club. I don’t know many kids who didn’t read about Kristy, Mary Anne, Stacy and the gang. The made babysitting seem really fun (and profitable!) but they also dealt with real life issues that kids can go through, like illness, divorce, racism and falling out with friends. I used to love going to the library and getting a new Babysitter’s Club book.

-The Saddle Club. Seems like I really enjoyed books about clubs as a child! Especially since in real life I hated joining clubs! The Saddle Club books followed Carole, Stevie, and Lisa, who are all keen horse riders in the same stables. I always thought that I could have been a great jockey (hey, I was a kid ok!) and I devoured the books, picturing myself as whatever one of the girls was narrating that particular book. I did ask my mother to buy me my own horse while I was reading the books, but considering we lived in an apartment at the time, it’s probably just as well that she refused! I had a great collection of Saddle Club books, and I still remember the excitement of getting a new one!

So, there you have it. Those were my favourite series as a child. What were yours?

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