So I’m reading Fire and Hemlock (yes, yes, I know my sidebar still says Forest; I’m reading that, too—nearing the end in fact—but got distracted again), and a random, extremely minor character popped up named “Joanna.”
This got me pondering some of my reading excursions when I was a kid. Which got me thinking about the random books from my childhood I read because the main character happened to have the same name as me. Which got me googling madly until I actually found said books.
So here they are:
The Best-Kept Secret, by Noela Young, in which a magic carousel ride takes Joanna seven years into the future.
The Time Tree, by Enid Richemond, in which Joanna and Rachel befriend a deaf girl from Elizabethan England.
And that’s all! I remember there was a grouchy old countess named Joanna in Catherine, Called Birdy (I hated this book, not sure why; I adored Midwife’s Apprentice), and of course we can’t forget Joanna the lizard from The Rescuers Down Under.
Okay, that’s all. This exceptionally weird post is done now. 🙂