This is where it all began... The Little House in the Big Woods.
"Little House" series written by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Certainly I have read books that have influenced me spiritually in greater ways, but no book series has played a bigger role in encouraging me to live in a pioneering, adventurous, family-centered, creative way.
Poor Joyfuldadofmany, I don't think when he married me that he had any idea that I was determined to live out my childhood pioneer fantasy, even if we were required to live within the city limits by his job as a policeman.
Let me tell you; there isn't an activity much sweeter than snuggling on the couch with a brevy of boys to read. "Please Mother, just one more chapter, please?"
What books influenced you from your childhood? I'd love to hear from you....