Monkey does what monkey sees. My love for reading and writing started a long time ago. My parents always read to me. I loved story time. A former teacher, Mom was finishing nursing school when I was born. While she was studying in her books, I was next to her with mine. Or I would go bug my dad who is also an avid reader (and a part time teacher too).
I was either 3 or 4 years old when I bought my first book above. For my birthday, I asked to pick my own present: I wanted a book, I wanted to pick my own title. It was a deal. I guess I was born a little negotiator. lol… My dad and I walked from my house to the store which was located a couple streets over. I was allowed a book and a special treat. I bought a Martine birthday book and a small red Pringles as my special treat. I took that book everywhere with me. lol…
During the school year, I looked forward to fridays. Not only because the weekend was coming, it was the day I could sign out a book from the classroom library. I read all the Martines they had at school and moved on to others. One of my favorite categories was adventure books. I love the author’s descriptions of the different places. I felt like I was traveling. Club des 5 is a fun collection.
I went into mysteries after that. I really thought I was gonna be a detective one day like Alice. At times, I wonder how she is doing all of that when she is so young lol…
For the Comtesse de Segur, it is a classic collection. I had all the titles, lined up in our library at home. I love reading about the old days.
During middle school, I remember reading the Baby Sitters Club book and Sweet Valley High. There were others that I can’t remember right now. Many and many were turned into television shows.
By high school, I was living in America. I was amazed at the variety of the books available for free at the library. I was checking out books constantly. All the leisure reading stopped during college as leisure time was cut and I was working to actually pay bills. I still read in my spare time. I just takes me much longer to read a book or two. I am still working on Harry Potter. I know, I’m late.
I started reading a very long time ago. It is something that became a part of who I am today. Nothing like getting lost in a good book. You forget the world exists. Here I am now, writing one. I love the story so far. Slow but good.
Any of these books look familiar? What books do you remember reading? This post was inspired by this beautiful page.