I already mentioned that I am participating in the Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge over at the Library Hospital. As a participant in the challenge, I have the chance to win a Deep Valley book. (These are not part of the Betsy-Tacy series, but still Maud books...and I'd love to have them.) All I have to do is answer a few questions.
a. Why you joined the MHLRC.
I joined the MHLRC because last year I enjoyed reading Betsy-Tacy (linked to review) and Betsy-Tacy and Tib. Those were the only books that my library had. Then during the summer I won several books (three actual volumes, but they cover the last six books in the Betsy-Tacy series) from Reading to Know. Yep. I am blessed! These books are wonderful. So I had to join the challenge!
b. Which book you are currently reading for the challenge.
I have read Heaven to Betsy this month!
c. Something new you have learned either from participating in this challenge or from a MHL book you have read.
Hmm...I just loved reading the biographical information in the back of my Heaven to Betsy/Betsy in Spite of Herself. I am not certain what I learned from the book and from posts at the Library Hospital, but it's been fun. I think it was lots of fun to know even back then girls were boy crazy. I'm glad Maud found her journals so that she was able to write the "rest of the story" for the Betsy-Tacy series.
d. Which book in the Deep Valley series you hope to win and why.Heaven to Betsy/Betsy in Spite of Herself
I think I'd like to win Emily of Deep Valley...but really, I'm sure both would be highly enjoyable.
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