Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Throwback Thursday -The Borrowers

It's time for another installment of Throwback Thursday! But before we proceed with the nostalgia-inducing books, I want to apologize for leaving my blog a bit neglected for the past couple days. Things have been a bit hectic lately, but to make up for it there will be an awesome giveaway that will be announced this Saturday! I will be giving away 2 prizes. Both followers and non-followers can enter, but the followers will have a chance to win something extra special. So stay tuned!

Moving on...

Throwback Thursday is a weekly feature that I created here on The Kindled Scholar so that I can share pieces of my bookish childhood with you. This week's Throwback Thursday features The Borrowers by Mary Norton. It's a series about a family of tiny people that live under the floorboards and borrow things from the big "human beans." They use matchboxes for beds and get whatever else they can find to make their home. Ever wonder how you lose an entire pack of hair pins that you just bought a couple weeks ago? Well now you know. I knew this was a fantasy book, but there was always that creeping doubt in the back of my mind whenever I couldn't find my favorite eraser, wondering if I had a family of borrowers in my own home. This is such a charming series and I highly recommend it if you have kids, or if you want something easy and fun to read.

Love and (a book) light,



  1. I never read the book but I remember the tv show. I hated the show and that put me off the book. Funny how things like that can happen. I am loving your Throwback Thursdays.

  2. I'm glad you are enjoying it! It's fun for me to remember old books for this series.

  3. I loved The Borrowers when I was little!

  4. I absolutely loved The Borrowers when I was little, and the TV series was one of those absolute stand-out programmes of my childhood. I found my copy of the book yesterday and have left it in a prominent place in our spare room in the hope that my boyfriend's daughter will discover it!


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