I was tagged to do the childhood book tag by Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd, so thanks Ariana! Being tagged for this was perfect because I’ve totally been in the mood to do a tag. (I’m actually always in the mood to do a tag, I love book tags.) Let’s get started! 🙂
1. First book you remember reading on your own?
I think the first book I read by myself was The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss. I have pretty vivid memories of reading this under my blanket with a flashlight and everything.
2. First book you remember your parents reading to you?
Honestly… I can’t recall a single book my parents have ever read to me. My parents weren’t really the read-you-a-story-before-bed kind of people. Don’t get my wrong, I’m sure my parents read to me, I just can remember one. I feel a little terrible about it.
3. Book you read because of your parents? Because of a friend?
I have an older sister who also likes to read, and when I was growing up she was reading Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, and The Babysitter’s Club. So, I read those books, too.
4. Favorite book from school?
I can’t thank my 7th grade English teacher enough for introducing this book into my life. I currently own two copies and the movie. (Stay gold, Ponyboy)
5. Favorite book in elementary school?
Oh jeez. Probably… the Judy Moody and the Junie B. Jones books.
6. In middle school?
I regret nothing.
7. In high school?
This one was tricky because I started to really get into reading when I was in high school. So I went with my favorite assigned reading from high school, which was To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
8. Book you gave up on as a kid that you’d like to revisit?
Definitely Nancy Drew and The Series of Unfortunate Events. I’ve been a series dropper since I was a kid. I have a short attention span. 😛
9. Book you checked out from the library the most as a kid?
A Series of Unfortunate Events, definitely. You’d think I would have finished it with the amount of times that I checked it out, but nope. I just reread the first book about 1500 times.
10. A book you made all your friends read?
I was never pushy about books when I was a kid.
11. The book that made you love reading?
I kind of feel like if it’s not Harry Potter than it’s Twilight.
12. Favorite middle grade read?
I don’t know, I’m not sure what really sure what constitutes as “middle grade” and I’m not sure if I’ve ever read any.
13. Favorite young adult read?
I have a lot of favorite reads, but The Outsiders is always my go-to favorite.
14. First long series you read as a kid?
I mean, I’ve never finished a series but the there’s a lot of books in the Junie B. Jones and Nancy Drew series, haha.
15. How did you learn to read? How old were you?
My mom taught me how to read and I’ve pretty much just been reading ever since. I was about 3 or 4 when I learned how. I was encouraged to read everything; books, signs, cereal boxes, etc. My mom and sister are readers so I grew up in a reader friendly household.
16. How obsessed were you with the Scholastic book fairs as a kid?
- Kaytlyn @ The Bohemian Bookworm
- Audrey @ Forwards and Bookwards
- Liam @ Liam’s Library
- Stephanie @ Stephanie Reads Books
- Heather @ Bits & Books
- Sammie @ Sammie’s Book Nook