“You are what you read.”
Do I hold the values I do today because I read these books as a child or did I love these books because they share the values I hold? I suppose it’s a little of both.
This article lists several popular book series and the values those who love them frequently exhibit.
Encyclopedia Brown – detail-oriented and opportunistic
The Boxcar Children – imaginative and nostalgic
Fiercely Independent and Stubborn
The Chronicles of Narnia – strong sense of right and wrong, often told or feels wiser than your years
Hank the Cowdog – incredibly loyal
Once you have gained my friendship, it’s to the death, because that’s what it means to be a Cowdog
Little House on the Prairie – likes food and cooking
I never look at store-bought butter the same.
liked to play Oregon Trail
Don’t even ask me how many times.
A Wrinkle in Time – loves the dynamic of a big family, roots for the underdog and believes in magic, er, science.
Anne of Green Gables – values wit and imagination; chatty and cares about seeming distinguished;
jumps to conclusions about people quickly, and can be stubborn about trusting your own intuitions.