Thursday, August 5, 2010

First Time (BBT)

What is the first book you remember reading? What about the first that made you really love reading?

Well, I actually feel a little "old-fashioned" when I think as far back as I have to, in order to recall my first book. It has nothing to do with the popular authors during that time, but I guess that's another hint at my randomness in reading. ^_^

The first book I can distinctly remember reading on my own, was The Silver Slippers by Elizabeth Koda-Callan. A story of a ballerina and a "magical" necklace. I thought it was the most wonderful story in the world, if there really was such a necklace in existence. I was quite delighted to know there were other books in the magic charm series and promptly devoured the "The Magic Locket" afterward. I remember loving the fact that the MC in each story was a girl about the same age as I was then and her special thing was a pretty, shiny piece of jewelry.

I have a certain penchant for things that sparkle, glow and reflect, so stories about shiny sparkling things within and without, were just perfect for me. I read through them several times and eventually settled on the "type" of books that sparkled inside--which made my next series, The Boxcar Children, a real treat. I started reading mysteries after the Boxcar Children, but it all started with the Silver Slippers.



Laury said...

I was in sixth grade when the Little House on the Prairie books came out, or at least when they got popular, not sure which:) My mom volunteered in our school library and when I was home sick once, she brought me home one of them. I remember that well:)

gautami tripathy said...

I can’t recall my first book but I do recall that, I was hooked on Enid Blyton. She, in a way, has influenced my interest in Crime fiction.

Then I used to devour the Nancy Drew books along with Hardy Boys. However, but those came much later.

Here is my BTT: First Time post!