I was inspired by a photograph on the Hey Hot Shot blog of a "contender" for the contest, Mary Ellen Bartley on books - it was beautiful. So I spent just a few minutes looking at the shelf with some of the books that I read as a kid. Thanks to my Mom, she saved so many of them. The covers are a bit torn and the pages are a bit yellow, but I traveled far and wide in those stories. Here are two views from the top.