My father and his love of Sunday morning flea markets was the catalyst to ensuring I would become a lifelong book lover. On Sunday my Dad always went to the flea market in search of treasures; antiques, anything nautical and boxes of books. One special Sunday he brought home a box of books that contained a couple Trixie Belden mysteries. I fell in love with the stories and dreamed of becoming a Bob-White member myself!
When I sat down with the old hardcover books and settled in, I did not put it down until the mystery was solved. I started hunting the flea markets for more Trixie Belden adventures. Until I had amassed a collection of over 100 books (although some are duplicate or triplicate copies)! That was the begging of my reading adventure and love of books which continues to this day. My favourite pastime 20 years later is still curling up with a good mystery!
42nd New Brunswick