Wednesday July 9, 2003

Growing up reading

The Friday 5 for July 4, 2003
  1. What were your favorite childhood stories?
  2. What books from your childhood would you like to share with [your] children?
  3. Have you re-read any of those childhood stories and been surprised by anything?
  4. How old were you when you first learned to read?
  5. Do you remember the first 'grown-up' book you read? How old were you?
  1. What were your favorite childhood stories?
    Goodness! Anything and everything.

  2. What books from your childhood would you like to share with [your] children?
    "My Father's Dragon", Winnie The Pooh, "The Diamond in the Window" (and sequels), Edward Eager, Susan Cooper, Madeline L'Engle, Elizabeth Enright, Eleanor Estes (The Moffat Family)...

  3. Have you re-read any of those childhood stories and been surprised by anything?
    Re-read... yes; some several times. Surprised? ... no...

  4. How old were you when you first learned to read?
    4? I was too young to remember.

  5. Do you remember the first 'grown-up' book you read? How old were you? Probably 9 or 10? I just worked my way through all of the books in the downstairs (juveniles) section of the library and then started going upstairs. But I also read Readers' Digest Condensed books at home. What's a "'grown-up' book" anyway? What's a "kid's book". The important question is... is it a good book?

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