Feature & Follow Friday – First Book Read
Hi Everybody! Here’s another installment of Feature Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, where bloggers post links to their blogs on Parajunkee’s site, answer the Feature Follow question in a blog post, and then visit each others’ sites checking out the answers!
Question of the Week!
What is the first book you remember reading? – Bookish Findings
First book that I remember reading…………I remember reading a lot in the school library as a kid. I remember losing a children’s book in a blizzard when I was 7. Never found it back and I had to pay the library for it. I remember always trying to find something to read, but on the farm was a tough location to find any books. Neither parent is a reader, so where I inherited that gene, I don’t know. I remember when I was a little older, the grocery store had promotions where you bought a certain dollar amount in groceries and you would get the first in the series of an animal encyclopedia. My mom made the mistake of taking me along. I would be sure to check every week to make sure I had that weeks edition. When I was done I had 25 books – 1 for each letter of the alphabet and I’d read them before I’d go to sleep at night. I was probably 13 or 14 when I got my own real books that I could keep forever & ever. My sister bought them from a used book store and I was so excited! I cannot tell you the title of the first book I read, but I can tell you memories of them!
Wow. The first book I remember reading? I don’t remember a time when I didn’t have books. My grandmother and mother were readers, so there were always books around, and they made sure I had my own. I was a regular at our public library, too — either because mom dropped me off there to have a couple hours to herself or because Grandma lived about 2 blocks away and I could walk there myself.
But to remember an actual title? No idea. Dr. Suess? A really old book of fairy tales my Grandmother had. Some old Archie, Casper, and Wendy comics from my mother’s childhood? The Children’s Illustrated Bible? I honestly have no idea what I might have read first.