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Today’s Top 10: Bookish Memories
Today’s Top Ten topic is Bookish Memories (Share stories of your reading life as a child, events you’ve gone to, books that made an impression on you, noteworthy experiences with books, authors you’ve met, etc. Reminisce with me!)
#1. We had an old tattered copy of Winnie the Pooh in our house and it’s the first book I remember reading. I loved Pooh, and I think it might be because his name started with a W, like mine does! Piglet was my favorite character.
#2. Curious George by H. A. Rey was another early book I remember reading. I had a copy that I would read over and over again. I just loved that monkey!
#3. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery was one of the first “big girl” books that I remember reading. It started my love of reading. I was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, not far from Prince Edward Island, so I thought we had something in common.
#4. I remember reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott as a young girl. We had just moved to Massachusettes, not far from Concord where Louisa May Alcott’s home is located.
#5. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell was the first “love story” I ever read. It was long, but I was determined to read it all. I was a pre-teen at the time and just loved this story. I’ve recently re-read it and still love it, as it has so many memories for me.
#6. I read The Time Machine by H. G. Wells in High School, and it really left an impression on me. I had not read any Sci-Fi before and I was swept away thinking about time travel.
#7. I read The Thorn Birds by Collen McCullough when I was in High School, and loved this sweeping family drama. I don’t think I’d enjoy it as much now, the whole priest and very young girl thing is kind of creepy now.
#8. Forgiving by LaVerle Spencer was one of the first traditional romance books I ever read, and started my love of romance books. I was living in South Dakota at the time, just a few miles from the wild west mining town of Deadwood, where this book is set. I’ve read all of her books, and love her writing.
#9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by J. K. Rowling was the first audiobook I ever listened to. I was living just outside of Boise, Idaho, and had a long commute to work, and there were only 3 HB books out at this time. They were long, so I thought it would be a good way to use up the time on my long commute. I never thought I would enjoy them as much as I did.
#10. I had a long lapse in reading while I raised my kids and worked, but once my kids started high school and didn’t need me as much, I found The Virgin River Series by Robyn Carr (I think there were about 15 books when I discovered them) and renewed my love of reading and romance books. I’ve read all 21 books in the series!
What are your favorite reading memories? Comment below!