I've been a little absent from the blogging world lately. (Did ya miss me?) Nothing much really going on, but I've been a little too busy with LIFE to do a lot of reading. Actually, that should be Project Life -- I was bitten by the scrapbooking bug a few weeks ago, and I've been playing with photos and photo albums and little scraps of paper for days now. But that's material for another blog post...someday, maybe. For now, I'm just really happy to slip back into the world of books and reading.
This week, my teaser lines come from one of the books I'm thinking of reading for the Pre-1960 Classic Children's Books Reading Challenge. As a child I read several of the Happy Hollister books and really liked them; but somehow I managed to ignore the first book in the series (The Happy Hollisters, published in 1953), so I thought I might do something about that this year. This snippet comes from page 24, and has Pete and Pam, the two oldest Hollister siblings, looking over their new home:
"This is it," Pete shouted. "A trap door on springs."Trap doors. Secret stairways. That's the kind of stuff I would have loved as a kid. And also the sort of thing that was always happening to the Hollisters. No wonder they were so Happy!
Pete opened it quickly and flashed his light below. A narrow flight of steps led downward.
"A secret stairway!" Pete gasped. "Our new house has a secret stairway!"
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