The Little House stories …

Narnia …


What do these three things have to do with each other?

Well, they are clearly all series of books. That’s for sure.

Also, they are all books that may or may not appear on Nathan, Jake, or Brandon’s respective lists of their Top Five Favorite Books from Childhood.

That’s right, our heroes are taking us on an autobiographical journey through their own pasts, revealing the stories and books that molded them into the upstanding gentlemen the are today.

You’ll find out which story horrified Young Nathan so badly that he spent the next many years of his life trying to recreate the experience. You’ll meet young Jake the Jock (Undercover Nerd-in-Training).  And you’ll be introduced to Young Brandon, a nerd who was … not so undercover (one of the books on his list is this, for goodness sakes:



What a nerd.)

Whether you were a public school kid who got to order Boxcar Children Books from the Scholastic catalog, or a home-schooled dork who had to stick with the Cooper Kids or Trailblazers, this episode is sure to evoke some warm memories, and maybe suggest a few books to read with your own children.

And maybe a few to avoid.

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And since we don’t have any specific books to recommend from Amazon, now’s a good opportunity to order 109105908 copies of Tim Bayly’s new book on fatherhood.

Next week, we’ll have the second and final installment of this exciting mini-series. And then it will be time to find out For Whom the Bell Tolls in June.



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