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message 1: by Michelle, Mod Assistant (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 403 comments Mod
It is the last day of the read-a-thon and, wow, you guys have done so well! I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have. Lets make this last day count! :)

But first... lets take a walk down memory lane!

Memory Lane Book Tag
1: Did you and your parents/guardians read bedtime stories at night?

2: What age did you really start to enjoy reading?

3: What is the first children's book you remember reading?

4: What is the first romance book you remember reading?

5: What is the first non-fiction book you remember reading?

6: What is the first comic/graphic novel you read?


message 2: by Laura, Mod (last edited Dec 06, 2015 10:43AM) (new)

Laura | 599 comments Mod
1: Did you and your parents/guardians read bedtime stories at night?
My family is huge on readers, particularly my mom and grandma so I'm a huge believer that you can raise a person to be a reader. I don't remember being read to but I'm sure it happened :p

2: What age did you really start to enjoy reading?
I've enjoyed it as long as I can remember and can roughly remember the progression: Little Golden Books --> Dr. Seuss --> Nancy Drew --> Goosebumps --> Dean Koontz/Stephen King (probably younger than normal ha)

3: What is the first children's book you remember reading?
All the Little Golden Books. I had a ton of them on my book shelf.

4: What is the first romance book you remember reading?
I know I read White Oleander way too young. I remember my French teacher being horrified when I brought it to class one day.

5: What is the first non-fiction book you remember reading?
I couldn't tell you. I really struggle with nonfiction and I also hate being forced to read books. So even as an avid reader, I resorted to Cliff notes a lot in school. Being forced to read a book is enough for me to not read it. I think school books would have been my first nonfiction... would I have actually *ahem* read them..

EDIT: Zaz reminded me! I think it would have been Wildlife Fact-File. Good times :)

6: What is the first comic/graphic novel you read?
This year was actually my first graphic novel: Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft


message 3: by Jody (new)

Jody (jodybell) | 531 comments 1: Did you and your parents/guardians read bedtime stories at night? Nope. Not that I remember, anyway. I did have a lot of books though.

2: What age did you really start to enjoy reading? Probably around twelve.

3: What is the first children's book you remember reading? Probably The Poky Little Puppy - like Laura, I had a bunch of the Little Golden Books!

4: What is the first romance book you remember reading? One of the Sweet Dreams series. I read a LOT of those when I was a tweenie!

5: What is the first non-fiction book you remember reading? Excluding textbooks, it would be The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales (great book!).

6: What is the first comic/graphic novel you read? It was this year - Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened


message 4: by Zaz, Mood Minion (new)

Zaz | 1387 comments Mod
1: Did you and your parents/guardians read bedtime stories at night?
Probably. I remember daylight reading, I suppose I'd some too at bedtime at some point.

2: What age did you really start to enjoy reading?
I learned to read at school at 6yo, so 6.

3: What is the first children's book you remember reading?
A Nancy Drew book, but no idea which one.

4: What is the first romance book you remember reading?
No idea as I didn't read romance when I was a teenager. I remember the 1st with explicit content when I was in my last years of high school (Earth's Children series).

5: What is the first non-fiction book you remember reading?
It's a book about animals (it's on my bookshelf).

6: What is the first comic/graphic novel you read?
Asterix or The Smurfs or Scrooge McDuck or something else, I read them a lot.


message 5: by E.A. (new)

E.A. | 11 comments 1: Did you and your parents/guardians read bedtime stories at night?
My mom did, when my brothers and I were very little.

2: What age did you really start to enjoy reading?
end of grade 9

3: What is the first children's book you remember reading?
Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham

4: What is the first romance book you remember reading?
Haunted(Fear Street #7) by R.L. Stine

5: What is the first non-fiction book you remember reading?
Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster by Kristen Johnston

6: What is the first comic/graphic novel you read?
Yu Yu Hakusho, Volume 1: Goodbye, Material World! when it was serialized in shonen jump, I bought them every month, just so I could read like three chapters of Yu Yu Hakusho and whatever else was in in it that month.


message 6: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (mich2689) | 122 comments 1: Did you and your parents/guardians read bedtime stories at night?
No. The rest of my family don't read. I just started reading to myself when I learned how to.

2: What age did you really start to enjoy reading?
I've always liked reading, as far as I can remember. I remember when I was about 5 and asking for books.

3: What is the first children's book you remember reading?
Roald Dahl books

4: What is the first romance book you remember reading?
I don't remember. Do The Princess Diaries count?

5: What is the first non-fiction book you remember reading?
I forgot the name of the book, but it was a book about horses.

6: What is the first comic/graphic novel you read?
Archie comics


message 7: by Michelle, Mod Assistant (last edited Dec 06, 2015 07:46PM) (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 403 comments Mod
1: Did you and your parents/guardians read bedtime stories at night?

My mom did sometimes, yes, but mostly I remember my grandpa reading to me.

2: What age did you really start to enjoy reading?

I remember being an avid reader for as long as I can recall. My grandpa had this big blue armchair and I used to crawl into his lap every evening and he'd read to me. Then I learned to read them myself and I would read whatever I could whenever I could.

3: What is the first children's book you remember reading?

Ooh, I don't know. Probably something like Goodnight Moon or The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I liked the Bernstein Bears series when I was real young and everything Dr. Seuss. I always loved getting Noel Streatfeild's books. The first books I really recall being fanatic about as a reader were Roald Dahl's books. I devoured all his children's books.

4: What is the first romance book you remember reading?

Wow, my memory is not what it used to be. I can say that this has never been my favorite genre. I wouldn't call it a romance but it had romance elements so I will say Little Women.

5: What is the first non-fiction book you remember reading?

Funnily enough, some of the first books I recall reading with my grandpa were these little science books for kids that answered questions like where clouds come from and why the sky is blue.

6: What is the first comic/graphic novel you read?

I read the Death Note books when my ex-boyfriend was really into them.


message 8: by Anne (new)

Anne Mey 1: Did you and your parents/guardians read bedtime stories at night?
I actually don't remember that. I remember myself reading under the covers when i was supposed to sleep though and my mom just patiently reminding me to go to sleep. I guess she was glad i was reading that much.

2: What age did you really start to enjoy reading?
7 or 8 i guess ? and all through primary school. My mom was a teacher and had so many books for class.

3: What is the first children's book you remember reading?
Owl at home by Arnold Lobel
It's the one that frightened me the most so i still remember it and got to keep the book once my mom retired from teaching.

4: What is the first romance book you remember reading?
That would be Jane Eyre, i read that book many times.

5: What is the first non-fiction book you remember reading?
I always read fiction book so i guess except for books during studies i never really read non fiction. I started to expand the genres i was reading when i started a book club on twitter.
It should be The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

6: What is the first comic/graphic novel you read?
I started with french/belgian comics like Asterix, The smurfs and Yoko Tsuno when i was a kid. I read some X-Men when i was in holidays at my grandma's and my cousins left the comics there. Then i was into japanese comics with Kenshin and Blame when i was in highschool. I discovered Watchmen at my brother's when i was adult.


message 9: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 186 comments 1: Did you and your parents/guardians read bedtime stories at night? I don't remember, but I am sure it happened when I was little

2: What age did you really start to enjoy reading? I have always been a big reader so my guess would be as soon as I learned to read.

3: What is the first children's book you remember reading? We had a ton of Sesame Street books and I remember reading Busy, Busy Town by Richard Scarry

4: What is the first romance book you remember reading? This one is hard for me as I grew up reading romance books. I would say that it was probably Love Only Once by Johanna Lindsey

5: What is the first non-fiction book you remember reading? I am sure it would have been something in school but I really don't remember. So I am going to go with The Step Child: A True Story of a Broken Childhood by Donna Ford. I read this one probably 7-8 years ago.

6: What is the first comic/graphic novel you read? Oh this one is easy. I have been reading Archie Comics since I was a kid.


message 10: by Francesca (new)

Francesca | 391 comments 1: Did you and your parents/guardians read bedtime stories at night?
Yes, most nights either my Mum or my Dad would read me a bedtime story.

2: What age did you really start to enjoy reading?
I've always loved reading, ever since I could read. I'm not sure what age I actually learnt to read properly but my guess would be at about 6 or 7 years old?

3: What is the first children's book you remember reading?
A Necklace of Raindrops and Other Stories or The Jolly Postman, or Other People's Letters

4: What is the first romance book you remember reading?
I have no idea. Was never really one for romance. I read Little Women when I was about 10 though so that was probably the first one. Unless Harry Potter counts (Romione for life).

5: What is the first non-fiction book you remember reading?
Egyptology I'm not sure if that one fully counts as it's a fictional story but it still contains real facts about Ancient Egypt and it's very educational. If it doesn't count then it was probably one of the Horrible Histories books. I always loved history and Ancient Egypt was my favourite one to learn about. I was obsessed. Still kind of am.

6: What is the first comic/graphic novel you read?
When I was younger I bought the Beano every week. I still have about 4 or 5 annuals sitting at home that have a collection of stories of all the characters in them. They're the only comics that I've ever really read. I'd love to properly get into comic books but I wouldn't have a clue where to jump in with them. I absolutely love graphic novels though.


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