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The first 'real' book I can remember reading was The Cat In The Hat. For some reason I found the words 'where' and 'when' hard to read, but once I finished it my mom so proud. It was a very special afternoon of reading that I'll remember for a long time. :)
My childhood reading memory was Rapunzel and there is another and i can't think of the name of it now for nothing. it was a chicken that had little chickens that didnt want to help their mom make bread and of course little red riding hood.
When I was 9 or 10, my mom read the Lord of the Rings series aloud to me. Oh, the emotional ride that was! And then I couldn't stand it when they were over. I re-read them several times in a row after that. I still feel that way about them: hating it when they end.
I actually didn't think I liked reading much as a kid. It wasn't until I was 20 that I really fell in love with books. I do recall though first being connected to books in 6th grade when I read Hatchet. I actually looked forward to reading and loved every minute of it! I just assumed it must have been a fluke- that I didn't connect with most books and I was very picky, which isn't true about me at all! lol!
I read a lot as a kid. One that sticks out was when I was a kid and reading a book called Christina's Ghost. I thought it was scary and put it down for like two weeks and refused to even walk near it. I finally finished it. About a year later I decided to try to read it again. When I did I was like - what on earth was scary about this? I had to laugh at myself.
Yea!! Five people have entered my giveway! Thanks to all of you for your remembrances! I thoroughly enjoyed reading each and every one!! @ Birdy: We used to have Dr. Seuss marathons at our house! @ Sidne: The good old fairy tales are some of the best stories! @ Mouseprints: Thank heaven for the books that leave positive lasting impressions! @ KW: Hatchet is a wonderful book! I'm a big Gary Paulsen fan.@ English Rose: That's a Betty Ren Wright book isn't it! I love your description of your initial fear!
I didn't read as a kid, until an Aunt pulled me aside and told me how fun reading was. She started by buying me comic books, then I graduated to Nancy Drew, then Harlequin Romances. HA! Now, my tastes are much more refined. :) When I think of reading as a child I think of my aunt and her love of books.
Congrates on your first Giveaway!I remember that while walking home from school, I went right past the library. I was so amazed that they would let me pick out books though disappointed that I had to give them back. Then in about the 3rd grade my Mom let us pick out a prize if we were good when we went with her to the grocery store. I always thought my younger sister and brother were soooo stupid as they always picked out a toy that was broken in less than a week. Me, I picked out a Nancy Drew book and was excited cause I didn't have to give it back and could read it over and over. I'm a new follower on GFC-Lisa Richards(\___/)(='.'=) (")_(")alterlisa AT yahoo DOT comhttp://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/
Shoot--Blogger just lost my comment! I'll try again. Kathy, I'm excited that you're hosting a giveaway, especially as I've wanted to read some of Brandon Mull's work!Sidne, I think you're thinking of The Little Red Hen. I read the Little Golden Book version. "Who will help me plant the seeds?" "Not I," said the pig. "Not I," said the dog. "Not I," said the cow. And so on.My childhood reading memory: When I was seven, my family moved from Florida to Montana. Somehow I got The Chronicles of Narnia for the road trip--I don't remember who gave it to me, but I started with The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in Florida and was halfway through The Last Battle by the time we pulled into Missoula. My sisters and I have since read that set almost to pieces; I still have it, but sometimes the pages fall out. :)
Wonderful...3 more entrants!@ Heidi & Lisa: Nancy Drew has helped lots of kids enjoy books! @ Jenna: Narnia rocks! All wonderful memories! Thanks for sharing!!
My cherished reading memory is more general than specific. My mom would drop me off at the library during the long and beautiful days of summer in between elementary school years. She'd pick me up an hour or so later, and I always had a huge pile of books cradled in my arms. As soon as I got home I would stack up all the books and start the journey into other worlds and realms. Those summers are some of my happiest memories of my childhood. There is something so beautiful about reading.
Without a doubt my fondest childhood reading experience came when I was 11 years old, and I had to read "the Hobbit" for a class book study project. I was always a casual reader, but this book changed everything for me. I remember being shocked when I realized I'd missed out on so many good opportunities to have a book take me away the way "the Hobbit" did. I loved the relationships between the characters, I loved the rich world of Middle Earth, and the adventure itself was like nothing I'd read before. I have a passion for writing now, and a LOVE of reading that hasn't faded in 25 years, and I owe it all to Tolkien's book.
I just found your blog - I love it! I subscribed via RSS, and can't wait to read more.My favorite childhood reading memory is just...reading! I loved being able to "travel" to times and places I could never go in real life. My favorite was Heidi - I wanted to live with her so badly.I would love to win this book. Thank you for offering email@example.com
My cousin reading the entirety of The Fairy Rebel by Lynne Reid Banks aloud to me when I was eight is my favorite reading memory. bridgetwilson4765(at)gmail(dot)com
i remember a book about a donkey will long ears oh how i loved that story
Loved Fablehaven . . . One of my fond memories is sort of weird - it was the only time I ever got in trouble at school. I consistently got in trouble for reading instead of listening or doing my classwork. I had my book hiding down to a science I thought but eventually would get caught.
Charlene, Matt, musicartwords, Bridget, Liza, and Melissa thanks for entering!!@ Charlene: I loved those summer days at the library, too!@ Matt: Hobbit is such a wonderful book!@ music: Books are great escape pods!@ Bridget: I love Lynne Reid Banks!@ Liza: Sounds cute. Do you remember the title?@ Melissa: I had students like you!! It's not such a bad reason for getting in trouble!
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