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Happy Friday, it’s time for this week’s Fun Friday Flashback


Every Friday I will post a questionnaire, photos, quotes, and/or a poem on a specific “topic” taking us back in time and nominate 3 bloggers, who in turn will post about that SAME topic (with their own unique spin) and nominate 3 bloggers of their own, spreading the“Fun Friday Flashback” and send them traveling through time and space.

It’s all about taking fun trips down memory lane and choosing the best way possible to travel back in time. Today’s travel through time will take you back to memorable books from childhood that will always hold a special place in your heart.

J. K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling is a wonderful and inspiring author who allowed her imagination to come to life and took me on adventures I could only dream of.

Not to mention, connecting with the characters in the book and finding a part of them inside myself, especially Luna Lovegood who owned her voice no matter what others thought of her. She was a loyal friend and always looked for the silver lining in the darkest of times. She had a heart of gold and was truly creative and a wonderfully free spirit. Luna was a true ray of sunshine and a character to which I’ve been able to hold on to and refer back to in times of my own self-doubt.

Francine Pascal, also known as Jamie Suzanne

  1. Sweet Valley Kids
  2. Sweet Valley Twins
  3. Sweet Valley Junior High
  4. Sweet Valley High (The TV show spinoff Sweet Valley High)
  5. Sweet Valley Senior Year
  6. Sweet Valley University 
    1. The Sweet Life: The Serial (Sweet Valley Confidential) Hardcover –was a let down after the experience I’d had growing up the twins…but I refuse to let this one poor book in Pascal’s history with the twins negate my experience growing up with the twins.

It was a series that I grew up with from the earliest phases of my life as a young reader up through young adulthood in high school and college.

I lost my twin sister as a baby in the womb and never truly got to have that special bond with her and always felt like something was missing. Diving into life with the twins throughout their childhood up through early adulthood helped me fill the void that has always been a part of me.

Even now as an adult writing my first novel it includes a pair of identical twins who are separated by a fatal airplane accident. This was the author that had the biggest impact on my life, I literally grew up with her writing.

It was a wonderful journey with the twins throughout college, but I feel Francine Pascal did a disservice to the twins and the series with her return with Sweet Valley Confidential and later books related to the series.

There are many other wonderful books and authors that have had an impact on me growing up. However, I feel these are the two that truly stuck with me.

  • Thank the Selector and do not forget to tag/create a “ping-back!”
  • Select 3 Bloggers to Join in the fun 🙂
  • Use the tag Fun Friday Flashback
  • Volunteer Voyagers are always welcome aboard this time machine!

I’m selecting three amazing bloggers Richa, Winnie, and Pam please check out their blogs and I promise you a wonderful discovery! Also, I open the time machine of adventure to all those who are up for a fun adventure!

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed traveling back in time with me to some of my favorite books from childhood. I look forward to reading about some of your favorite books from childhood and what special meaning they hold in your heart!

What are some of your favorite books from childhood that bring back warm memories for you? 

Happy Friday my friends, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Fun Friday Flashbook: Favorite Books From Childhood


Hello, my rays of sunshine! I’m Jenna Gee, aka the Sunshine Artist, always seeking to brighten the world around me and seeking to help others embrace the magic that’s inside them. Every day is an empty canvas waiting to be painted and an empty page waiting to be written. Let’s fill today with the magic of the world around us!

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22 thoughts on “Fun Friday Flashbook: Favorite Books From Childhood

  1. lovely share Jenna, I recall Sweet Valley High but don’t really remember the complete story. JK is an inspiration to me, her books and her voice is strong and vibrant, she had been through a lot and yet made something of herself.

    1. I absolutely agree, J. K. Rowling is a strong and tallented woman. That speach she gave at Harvard in 2008 is heart touching when she shares her story and view points on the importance of imagination. It is sincerley inspiring. 🙂

      Have a wonderful day Gina!

  2. I have come to look forward to Fridays to see what you would bring Jenna. Excellent choices.
    I grew up reading the usual Enid Blyton, Nancy Drew series and the Hardy Boys. Little Women was and still remains a favourite.
    Thank you so much dear, for taking me back to my childhood. 😊💕

    1. Thank you Punam, I’m so glad to hear that you look forward to Friday! 🌼🙏🌼🤗 posts. Yes, excellent books, they were ones I definitely read as well along with Anne of Green Gables (and that whole series), the babysitters club, and so many others.😁❤️

      1. Yes, of course, Anne of Green Gables too and the others… 😊
        Thank you so much for the trip down the memory lane and you are so welcome. ☺️💕
        Have a fabulous weekend. 🤗

  3. Ohhhh myyyyy Jenna the Sweet Valley series ….how you made me miss them…i grew up collecting these and it was such a wonderful read back then…which made me think i am gonna read some again ..

    1. Yes, it was my favorite series that I truly connected with growing up. Though there also many others I loved and enjoyed as well. I was always the kid reading with a flashlight under my blankets late into the night, I always had to know what happened next (sometimes still like this as an adult) 😉

      1. Its really wonderful to look back and think of how we were as young readers…thanks for sharing and thanks for making me look back…

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