Friday, August 24, 2007

Post 2 of the day - Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday
I had seen this on several people’s blogs and finally checked it out today. OK so I am not strictly starting on Thursday but I will from next week! This seems like a great idea and it is really interesting seeing everyone else’s responses!

When growing up did your family share your love of books? If so, did one person get you into reading? And, do you have any family-oriented memories with books and reading? (Family trips to bookstore, reading the same book as a sibling or parent, etc.)When I was a child it was just me and my mum. From what I remember my dad wasn’t a big reader and neither was my mum but she says she read to me quite a bit. I can’t remember this at all! All I remember is having a love for books, I enjoyed nothing more than sitting inside reading and I know my mum wished I would go outside more and play with everyone else! I remember the thrill of getting new books, trips to the library where I would take ages to pick. I loved when I was old enough to go on my own because this meant I didn’t have to rush.
I think my maternal grandma is a book reader but mainly crime and horror books and I don’t remember seeing her enough for it to have an impact on my own reading, but perhaps subconsciously it did! What I do think is she was th eone who introduced me to more adult books, Virginia Andrews and Shaun Hutson! I know she was definitely the one who gave me my first Hutson but I am not sure about the Virginia Andrews. All I remember is that I devoured her from about the age of 8 to .. well I can’t remember! I was still in primary school at this point and I don’t think the teachers approved or thought I was really reading it!

Ok this is the last post for the day, promise!


Eva said...

I remember that the public library where I was a kid had this awesome mural based on Where the Wild Things Are in the kids section.

I really liked reading in this mimosa tree we had in the backyard, so that way I had my books and I was outside. :)

Isn't it fun to remember being a kid? I see that you're a primary school teacher-you must be constantly reminded of your childhood! said...

I think it's great remembering being a kid! I don't remember much but books I do! The great thing about my job is remembering and rereading loads of books! plus its just the greatest job! Well at the moment I feel that it is, apart from owning my own book shop!

Booklogged said...

I don't remember much from my childhood (or yesterday for that matter). About all I remember reading was Nancy Drew in Jr. High. said...

I was a Hardy Boys fan as well!