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Old 01-13-2017, 03:05 PM
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What did you read and watch As a child?

I actually watched, very little TV on my own, though I often joined my parents for whatever they were watching. I was born in 1957. Circa 1961 and 1962 I watched Captain Kangaroo when I was home from school with the then-current cycle of childhood diseases, i.e. mumps, measles, and rubella. I strongly preferred the next program on the schedule, "The New Frontier." At that point the TV went off, to my parents' chagrin, since I was an only child. Starting around 1965 and going till 1967 my TV diet was Lost in Space and occasionally Star Trek. On Sundays I watched parts of Wide World of Sports, and often the weekly Disney movie. Then in 1968-70 Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, and slightly later, All in the Family.

I did listen to a lot of news on WCBS 880 Radio. But overall I had, and still have, little patience for broadcast media. I did a lot more reading. Sometimes books, and sometimes, Wikipedia style, The World Book, jumping from one entry to a related "see also" subject. We recently threw out the set because of dust and odor but I could still find many articles I had read after getting it on April 5, 1965, my eight birthday. I still remember waking up for school and finding it set up on my bookshelf in my bedroom.

Below is a partial list of my readings, through high school graduation. Included only are those I added on Goodreads. I have excluded assigned readings from school.

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird #1) Lee, Harper
  2. The Call of the Wild London, Jack
  3. My Wilderness Douglas, William O.
  4. A History of the Jews Grayzel, Solomon
  5. My Wilderness: The Pacific West Douglas, William O.
  6. Born Free Adamson, Joy
  7. Living Free (Story of Elsa, #2) Adamson, Joy
  8. Forever Free Adamson, Joy
  9. White Fang London, Jack
  10. Inherit the Wind Lawrence, Jerome
  11. Lost in the Barrens Mowat, Farley
  12. Five Patients Crichton, Michael
  13. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Brown, Dee
  14. The Terminal Man Chricton, Michael
  15. While Six Million Died: A Chronicle of American Apathy Morse, Arthur D.
  16. Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

But don't worry, I'm not a snob. I just prefer other forms of entertainment.
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Old 01-27-2017, 04:34 PM
 
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As a child, I read Babysitters Club, Sweet Valley Twins, Sweet Valley High, Charlotte's Web, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Beverly Cleary books, Nancy Drew, and others I forgot.

I watched Transformers, Voltron, He-Man, She-ra, Thundercats, Bionic Six, Smurfs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, and others I don't remember.

Now that I'm grown, I don't do either anymore.
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Old 01-27-2017, 08:14 PM
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As a child, I read Babysitters Club, Sweet Valley Twins, Sweet Valley High, Charlotte's Web, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Beverly Cleary books, Nancy Drew, and others I forgot.

I watched Transformers, Voltron, He-Man, She-ra, Thundercats, Bionic Six, Smurfs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, and others I don't remember.

Now that I'm grown, I don't do either anymore.
You don't read or watch?
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Old 01-27-2017, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Southern NC
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I'm 48.
I watched Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch,
Laverne & Shirley, All in the Family,
The Jeffersons, The Love Boat, Three's Company,
Fantasy Island....the list goes on.

I used to love reading Trixie Beldon mysteries,
Early on I loved reading thrillers.
I was pretty young when I read Helter Skelter.
I've read all of Stephen King's books, and
a few by Dean Koontz.
I haven't found anything lately that will
hold my attention. I get easily distracted. Lol.
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Old 01-27-2017, 08:52 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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We never had a TV. Sort of a moot point, since our little town didn't have a television station.

I read outside under a pecan tree because the house was too hot, and I read everything I could get my hands on.

But most of all - and I say MOST of all - I loved the Freddy The Pig series.
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Old 01-28-2017, 06:40 AM
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I read so much when I was younger. I thank my mother for that. She took us to the library all the time and we spent hours there. My favorite books growing up were:

Sir Toby Jingles Beastly Journey

The Little Miss and Little Mister series

The Little House on the Prairie series

Anne of Green Gables

Caddie Woodlawn

The Cay

Where the Red Fern Grows

The Trixie Beldon Series

Choose Your Own Adventure series

Archie comics

Elf Quest comics

Hitchhikers Guide to the galaxy

Edgar Allan Poe

Island of the Blue Dolphin

My side of the Mountain

My parents had a subscription to National Geographic and I would get so excited when they came in the mail. The first thing I did was check to see if there was a pull out map of whatever the featured place was.


I definitely loved television as well. My favorite shows were Little House on the Prairie, Voyage of the Mimi, 3-2-1 Contact, The Wild Wild West, Get Smart, The Monkees, Gilligans Island, Gidget, Jem and the Holograms, The Cosby Show, Punky Brewster....
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Old 01-28-2017, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Through high school graduation??? I can't even begin to remember all the books I had read, magazines, newspapers, etc. TV would be easier, as there were only three, sometimes four stations. Back then it was fairly obvious what had real value and was worth the time. These days I'm not sure how kids determine what gets attention.
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Old 01-30-2017, 04:59 AM
 
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I watched He-Man..
I used to read a series, Choose Your Own Adventure. In the books you could choose different paths which would route the reader to different outcomes, story-lines. They were kinda unique. They produced another series: Time Machine. I think it was the same concept, but was solely time travel scenarios. (I liked the one set in the Civil War). I also read a lot of NFL history & trivia books.

^ Instant Netflix just recently re-added the original He-Man series.. it's a classic.
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Old 01-30-2017, 08:48 AM
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I watched 'My Mother the Car' and 'Romper Room' and read anything by Hemmingway.
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Old 02-04-2017, 04:35 PM
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I watched 'My Mother the Car' and 'Romper Room' and read anything by Hemmingway.
At the same age?
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