For #ThrowbackThursday during the month of June, I’ve shared my favorite books from my high school years. This was way back in the days when there wasn’t kindergarten for country kids (me), elementary school was 1st through 6th grades, junior high was 7th through 9th grades, and high school was 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.
I’m not including books that were ‘typical’ high school required reading. Some I enjoyed more than others, and I have re-read many of them since.
For today, June 29th, the book is Airport by Arthur Hailey.
I’ve had a lifelong serious crush on the actor Dean Martin, which means when the movie Airport came to my small, hometown theater in 1970, I went to every showing. Then I immediately went to our library and checked out the book, Airport. Wow. I’d never read a suspense novel. While Airport didn’t hook me on the suspense genre, it is a book I’ve read several times since high school.
When I’m in a Dean Martin movie-watching mood, Airport is definitely among my favorites. 🙂
A bit of trivia: The movie Airport originated the 1970s disaster film genre.
Until next time,
writing through history one romance upon a time