Thursday, August 5, 2010

Booking Through Thursday: First book

Question August 6, 2010: What is the first book you remember reading? What about the first that made you really love reading?

My answers:
Part 1. I'm not sure if I necessarily remember this as my first book, but I know it was one of them, and I remember my sister reading Peepo by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. I also remember my first experience reading a book that was in cursive. My great Uncle had given me a copy of The Story of Babar that was in cursive writing, and I'm not sure if he realized that although I was old enough to read, I was not old enough to read cursive writing. I remember looking at the book and wishing I knew the secret to that fancy handwriting! Once I was finally able to read it, I definitely felt a great sense of accomplishment, but I wonder if I also felt a bit of disappointment because I would have thought Babar was too young for me by then-although I'm not sure how old you are when you learn to write/ read cursive.... Spekaing of Babar, I happened to catch an episode of the cartoon on TV last weekend, it was awesome! (In case you are wondering it was the episode where Babar and Retaxsus (?spelling?) trade places for the day).

Part 2. I am pretty sure that the Anne of Green Gable series made me love reading! I've read them over again at least a few times-2007 was my latest! I loved each book and loved that there was a series! Speaking of books and TV, I also happened to see a made for TV movie sequel to Anne of Green Gables (where Anne and Gilbert move to New York) last weekend...I watched alot of TV last weekend!!

How about you?? What is the first book you remember reading/loving??


  1. The Squeaky Wheel by Robert Kimmel Smith. My mom bought if for our motor-home summer vacation.

  2. I can’t recall my first book but I do recall that, I was hooked on Enid Blyton. She, in a way, has influenced my interest in Crime fiction.

    Then I used to devour the Nancy Drew books along with Hardy Boys. However, but those came much later.

    Here is my BTT: First Time post!

  3. I think I have commented on another one of your subjects with the same answer but here goes. I am having a hard time remembering but I too only remember reading Hardy Boy Books and Nancy Drew books. Those piqued my interest and I still love a detective/mystery novel/movie to this day!


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