I used to bug my mom every time we would go grocery shopping for a new Archie Comic. I had such a huge collection. They still have them there at the grocery store so when I see them, I always think of how the love triangle drove me crazy. I actually just heard recently that CW is planning on bring a new TV show based on these comics called Riverdale. It’s meant to be a live-action show which sounds like it could be very interesting. It would definitely bring me back to my childhood.
I actually got a box set of these books once when I was younger thinking it would be so cool. I got through maybe half of it mainly for school since they had a contest going on. It was back when the movie Harry Potter came out and was very popular so the school organized a reading competition by separating the school into the four houses at Hogwarts. I could be very competitive. It’s funny because, I used to love the thrill in these goosebumps books but nowadays, I have a hard time with reading or watching anything too scary.
I had a friend that bought a box set of these and the colors caught my eye. Everything about it seemed so magical too so I had borrowed them off her and fell in love with it. It was designed very well for young kids too. It starts off, and ends, in comic form but it was all chapters in between. I remember wanting to read through it as much as I can so that I can get to the comic at the end. They actually ended up making a show for this as well and I would watch it every time it was on. If I remember right, it’s about these five teenagers who are chosen to be protectors of the world as they aim to stop those who try to mess with it. Each girl had an elemental power. All of their names together actually spelled the word W.I.T.C.H.
My memories from so far back might be a bit blurry but I’m pretty sure a girl that took the same school bus as me was the one who told me I should check out a book called Charmed: Haunted by Desire. I ended up going to the library and I was on a waiting list since it was already being read. When I finally read one, I kept going back to see if they had others. These books were about three sisters who turned out to be three powerful witches. I didn’t even know at the time that they were based off of a TV show. Soon after, it became one of my favorite shows at the time.
What did you guys read as children?
Are there any books you guys regret not reading when you were young? I regret not reading Harry Potter as a kid. I started out with the movies instead and I still haven’t gotten around to reading them. I feel like I missed out on what could have been such an amazing reading experience as a child.