First Book I Loved
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
This has been one of my favorite books since first grade. I will be so excited when I can share it with Eriana.
First Book I Hated
The first time I remember quitting a book was just a few years ago when I read Beautiful Children by Charles Bock
I don’t remember not finishing any other book I started before that, though I’m sure I must have. Probably books I was supposed to read for school and I didn’t finish.
First Series I Read
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warren
Before my mom thought I was ready for Nancy Drew, Babysitter’s Club or Sweet Valley High (and before the tween version of Babysitter’s Club came out), I was super enthralled with the Boxcar Children. I adored those books. I still have some of my old books that are in reserve for my girl.
First Fantasy/Sci-Fi Book I Read
Oh, Lord. I have no idea. I have never really been into Sci-Fi. I read some in high school for a class, but can’t remember the names.
Fantasy, I guess Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (also linked above). Mice and rats that can read? Pretty fantasy to me!
First Book That Made Me Cry From Laughing
I’m not sure I’ve ever read a book that did that. I’ll have to read through some that others linked to.
First YA Book I Read and Loved
I think Just as Long as We’re Together by Judy Blume falls into this category?
I remember reading a lot of Judy Blume, but some I wasn’t exposed to very early on (I just read Forever a few months ago!).
First Horror Book I Read
Um. No clue. It’s possible (nay, LIKELY) that it was The Shining by Stephen King, which I read in 2009.
When I started it I was alone at Yokota because Jim was TDY in the States. When I finished it was in Colorado, right after we’d gone to the Stanley Hotel for a ghost tour. I’m just glad Jim was there for me to finish it and cling to him for dear life.
First Book I Was Completely Obsessed With
Oh, that’s a tough one. I’m a chronic rereader. Maybe Harry Potter? I’ve read all of those so many times I’ve lost count. The one I recommend the most is New York: the Novel by Edward Rutherfurd, and despite its 882 pages I’ve read it at least three times.
How about you?