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Alethea A (frootjoos) | 29 comments Mod
Can you remember what you read that first revealed to you that you were a Book Lover?

Mine was Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (Dover Value Editions) by Margaret Sidney by Margaret Sidney. It was the first book I read all the way through without stopping, that wasn't part of the Sesame Street Library (pit stop to eBay.... and I'm back.)

I have always loved sweet little stories of poverty-stricken children and their maudlin life struggles. It seemed to me that was practically all that my Catholic all-girl's school had in the library, and that was just fine with me. I wish I had the titles of all of those books written down, so I could find some old beat-up disintegrating copies of them to keep.


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Liz (jedimindreader) | 1 comments Mod
Mine was Little WitchLittle Witch by Anna Elizabeth Bennet. Consequently, bears the name of my favorite Female heroine from Pride and Prejudice. <3.


message 3: by Gisela (last edited Feb 24, 2009 09:09AM) (new)

Gisela (chicadorlando) Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery ,
I was 8 when I first read it and loved it. I made my mom get me the other books in the series!


message 4: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Mine was The Secret Garden


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Rachel | 7 comments I think I liked books after reading The Little House Collection, but LOVED and was OBSESSED with books after The Chronicles of Narnia. :]


message 6: by Min (last edited Feb 24, 2009 08:26AM) (new)

Min (minbuchanan) I have so many! I was a reading fool. I was the kid who would literally walk around with my nose in a book. Growing up on a farm, my mom would lock my sister and I out of the house during summer. I'd sneak books out with me so I could go read in a tree or something. My first favorite would probably have to be My Father's Dragon. I read those three stories over and over and over again. Next would be any of the Amelia Bedelia books by Peggy Parish or Serendipity books by Stephen Cosgrove. I loved them until the pages worn thin. I still have them all too.


message 7: by Alfonso (last edited Mar 12, 2009 01:41PM) (new)

Alfonso I can't really remember. The first book that I can remember reading was Where the Red Fern Grows. I was not much of reader until I graduated from High School.


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The first book I remember liking was Superfudge.


cheeseflavoredcorncurls | 6 comments i've read a lot of books before this one but this book was what got me reading like mad. and you know what book that is?! it's Twilight. ahaha. i got into the whole twilight craze thing and i found that i was not able to stop reading books anymore. that's why i support that book so much. because it got me to see reading as not only something i must do because it's mandatory for school but it's something to enjoy and love. YEY FOR Twilight!!! ahaha.


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Jane (janeg) | 16 comments I can't remember--probably something from the Baby-Sitter's Little Sister series by Ann M. Martin (Karen's Witch?).

But I remember the first book I LOVED was The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I remember when I was 13, I was hesitant (and afterward proud) of myself that spent my monthly savings of $35 for the box set of The Chronicles of Narnia. I recently passed the box set to my cousin's kid.


message 11: by Lianne (new)

Lianne (eclecticreading) I'm honestly not sure what novel revealed me as a book lover because for as long as I remember I've always loved books, was always reading (even if I was just looking at the photos--I have baby photos of me flipping through books, lol).

But I think the first books that really had been loving books was the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? novelizations from the mid-1990s. I loved that series, they were adventurous and you were learning about geography, history, etc. at the same time. I think the books also solidified my love of those subjects, lol.


message 12: by Claire (new)

 Claire | 1 comments My first book would have been by Roald Dahl. Nothing too deep but at the time I thought he was just the best author ever. Then I think I moved onto Jacqueline Wilson's books. Now I'm usually found with my head stuck in a book.


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