Sunday, January 16, 2011

Firsts (BBT)

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Do you remember the first book you bought for yourself? Or the first book you checked out of the library? What was it and why did you choose it?

A Horse Named Mayonnaise by Joanne Chitwood Nowack. I picked it because I could read the dust jacket and for the picture of a horse on front and a girl in a pink-and blue plaid shirt. The back sounded interesting enough and I was horse-crazy when I'd been browsing, so a 'horse' book was exactly what I was looking for. I have read that book dozens of times since and the pleasure of being able to read a book I liked whenever I pleased was the first step in my new addiction--to this day, I prefer to buy books rather than borrow them from friends or the library.

3 comments:

Joanne Sher said...

So - how old were you when you picked it up, Sawa?? My daughter's into horses too :)

Qzie said...

You can remember? Kudos.

Also... you get a Stylish Blog Award. http://qzie.blogspot.com/2011/01/this-is-first-time-in-my-life-ive-been.html :)

Sara Harricharan said...

JJ--I was about eight, I think and it was a really good book, but probably more pre-teen than I was at the time. I remember reading it a few years later and thinking it made more sense now than then. ;)

Qzie--Thanks for the award. And yep, it was the very first book I bought with my own money, which kinda makes it memorable. I sure can't remember the second and third ones...heehee.