I was wanting to try a certain author and wished I knew someone who had read her works so I could get a recommendation when it occurred to me that having a “YOU ask the question” Booking Through Thursday might be fun. Each participant could ask a question they’ve wanted to discuss with other readers. Perhaps, like me, you’d like a recommendation of a certain author’s best work, or perhaps you LOVE a certain genre or series but no one else you know does and you’d just like to discuss it with someone. Or perhaps you want to try a new genre and would like recommendations from seasoned readers.
It would help if everyone put some idea of the question or topic in their response comment here rather than just saying, “My post is up” so that those who can’t get around to everyone can see what the topics are and get to those which most interest them.
I guess I kind of would like to know how you fell in love with books and reading. What the first story you remember being read. I mean like a full book not a children's story, unless you still love that story.
I fell in love with books as a very small child. I didn't learn to read until I was around 9 and even then my mother taught me by drawing pictures of a cat on a mat, in a hat etc. It was a great way to learn. But let me put it this way phonics is HARD.
The first story I remember being read is... The Secret Garden. I remember sitting at the end of my mother's couch, listening to her read it. I don't really know why but I just loved it. And because this is my post the second story I remember is The Hobbit. Again I loved it. I remember that my siblings and I wanted to hear the next stories. My mother felt we weren't old enough to hear them. Looking back I know she was right. We weren't but dang it we wanted to hear them!
I also remember hearing the little blue ghost story book mom had that's title escapes me (again a book I still love) as well as Things That Go Bump in the Night, a book I keep hoping to find a copy of for myself. So far no luck.
also this is last week's cause I forgot to look last week at it so there might be another tomorrow!