Saturday, June 19, 2021

Saturday Morning at the Library


When I was 5 years old, I was forced to take dancing lessons while the Brother was forced to take accordion lessons. I hated dancing class. The Knights of Columbus Hall where the classes were given had no heat or it wasn't turned on. I hated wearing the pink beginner tights. I liked clacking around in the tap shoes, but Ma wouldn't let me practice inside the house on the wood floors. I spent most of my time in class being miserable and crying. Eventually, I was taken out of class.

While the Brother still had to endure accordion lessons, Dad took me to the library. He would leave me upstairs in the children's library where I could look at the books and choose to take some books home with my own library card. As I got older, I would go downstairs to the adult library and wander among the stacks enjoying the scent of the books before going to find Dad in the reference area consulting the law books and catching up on his work.

So for the next several weeks, a list of my favorite books, some I have read as a child, others as an adult and some  I have read more than once.

This week, The Dragon Riders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. There are 16 books to the series that McCaffrey wrote. She also collaborated with her son, Todd, but I didn't care for his writing style so didn't continue with the series. Below is the suggested order to read the books

The White Dragon
Moreta: The Dragonlady of Pern
Nerilka's Story
The Renegades of Pern
All the Weyrs of Pern
The Chronicals of Pern: First Fall
The Dolphins of Pern
Red Star Rising (Dragonseye)
The Master Harper of Pern
The Skies of Pern

You can find a preview of the books here.  If you haven't read these books, you can find them at your public library or favorite bookstore.


  1. I haven't read any this series. I actually have the first on in my audible account, as I had heard of it and it was a daily deal once for like 1.95. People seem to like it. I wasn't much of a fantasy, sci fi reader as a kid. I'm trying those out now. Its good to find new things to read. Happy Saturday.

  2. We rather have dinos ;-)
    And Vegemite is on tomorrow. Funny coincidence! Scary, as if a dragon was coming over for that!

  3. I don't know this series! I need more time! Valerie

  4. I read the first 5 of these and loved them.

    1. McCaffrey really captured the imagination. I wish they would make movies out of this series

  5. Not sure how I missed this post, but it is just now showing up on my sidebar. I've never heard of any of these, although I am familiar with the author.

  6. Not a series I know ...

    All the best Jan

  7. I like your drawing up above. It's cute.

    1. It was from a Journal theme Highly Prized. Books and good ol' Ink was what came to mind.