Pamela Tracy here. Before Christmas, I was sitting with my best friend, Harlequin American author Cathy McDavid, and we were discussing what we were getting our kids for Christmas. Her kids are grown, yet one idea she had was so cool I found myself wanting to do the same. This Christmas, for her adult twins (twenty-somethings) she decided to buy them what their favorite toy had been from childhood. How cool is that! For her daughter, she went hunting a My Little Pony. She couldn't find the right one. Apparently, they still make My Little Pony, but not as many. I don't remember what she went looking for per her son, but she couldn't find it either. My son is five, so I have a while to wait before I can retro buy his favorite toy. Still, the discussion made me try to remember my favorite toy. It wasn't as easy as I thought. I tried remembering bedrooms and homes where we lived (because we moved a lot, I was always getting rid of toys). Truthfully, what I remembered and the only things I have from my childhood are books. See, when I went off to college, my dad retired from one job and became a schoolbus driver (in a lower-income district). Every month or so, he'd let me know that he'd given my rollerskates to some kid, given a poncho I no longer wore to some kid, given my radio to some kid... really, I'm glad he did. He did, however, know better than to give away my books! Probably, the toy I remember most was an easy-bake oven. I went looking, and yes, they do still make them, and either my memory is vague or they look very different. I know my books look different. Nancy Drew is up-to-date. The Ramona books are vaguely the same. I don't see Betsy, Tacy, and Tib. So, what was your favorite toy? Or, even better, what was your favorite book?