Friday, June 17, 2011

Question and a New Book

Today, The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios came in the mail from Bookmooch. I'm a fan of Life of Pi, so hopefully I'll enjoy Martel's earlier work.

On the other hand, I'm thinking of issuing myself a moratorium on new books. I have a few books on my shelves that I haven't read (though most don't really interest me either...) and there's always the library. I really can't afford new books in terms of space or money. Someday.

Now, to another book meme question: What is your earliest memory of reading or being read to?

To be honest, I'm not sure. My parents read to me all the time as a small child, so much so that I memorized books and thought that meant I knew how to read. I remember books like Nicholas the Bunny, Goodnight Moon, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, a book about little cats that ate cereal, and more. My mom read me the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. The first book I learned to read was about Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street, I remember struggling with it. Later, my dad and I read the Chronicles of Narnia aloud together (I had already read them), and I carried on the family tradition by reading Harry Potter aloud to my little brother.


redhead said...

what a wonderful childhood memory! they say that if your parents read to you as a young child you are much more likely to read earlier, and to enjoy reading as an adult.

I'm in the same boat you are, my parents read to me all the time when I was little. my favorite book was The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and people who i have known for a long time still make jokes about it. I think the first book I read to myself was a Berenstien Bears book.

Space Station Mir said...

I remember reading Eric Carle books too. I think it's certainly true that parents reading to children encourages reading, why wouldn't you want to read if you had some idea of what you could find?