05 August 2010

Booking Through Thursday: First Time

What is the first book you remember reading? What about the first that made you really love reading?

The short answers are, don’t know, and not applicable.

Now for the longer ones. I’ve been reading for as long as I can remember - longer, in fact. (And I’m a little envious of those who can recall the wonderful moment of discovery that they could read.) So my early reading experiences are lost to time. I do know they included a lot of Enid Blyton and the dictionary. Don’t actually remember the latter, though I’ve been solemnly assured it was once my bedtime reading of choice, but I do recall having one of Enid Blyton’s mysteries in my desk in Year ... was it 1 or 2? (And just which mystery was it?)

As for the book that made me love reading ... if there ever was a time when I a. could read, and b. didn’t love to do so, it’s long ago and long forgotten. In fact, I don’t think I can remember a time when I didn’t have bookshelf space issues!


  1. Anonymous11:34 PM

    I think I didn't have bookshelf issues from age one to three...but beyond that, my TBR list has been healthy and long. ;)

  2. I don't remember my first time. However, several books influenced my joy of reading. Here's mine.

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

    Here is my BTT: First Time post!

  4. It's interesting today reading how everyones mind works when we have to think about the first book that got us hooked on reading. I am almost 70 years old and I remembered like it was yesterday. Funny how our brains work, just like a little computer!

  5. Enid Blyton's books were childhood favourites of mine, too. The only trouble was, The Famous Five always seemed to take along lots of delicious food for their various adventures, so I remember getting hungry whenever I read them!

    Here is my BTT entry: http://romanticarmchairtraveller.typepad.com/ract/2010/08/booking-through-thursday-first-books.html


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