As my last post elicited some objections from those who shall remain nameless, I would like to explain that my "top ten" posts generally consist of whatever first comes to mind and does not mean that there are not multiple other items equally worthy of inclusion. In order to rectify some oversights, then, I present a continued list of My Best Bookish Memories:
1. Reading The Chronicles of Narnia with my Dad
Predating my reading of the Harry Potter books to my brother, my dad and I read this fantasy series together. I remember liking that I had read the books before he did, and getting to share them with him.
2. My Mom Reading the Laura Ingalls Wilder books to me
Before I could read, my mom read me all of the Little House on the Prairie books (and dad subbed in a few times too). Definitely one of many incentives to learn to read in my household.
3. Picking Out a Book for my Sister the Day She Was Born
I stayed with my aunt that night and I remember she took me to some kind of shop (the hospital gift shop, maybe?) on our way to see my new baby sister. She told me to pick out two books, one for me and one for my sister, which I did happily. I may even have "read" it to her too (this was before I could read but also before I knew I couldn't read).
4. Lots of My Relatives Used to Read to Me
Yeah, I do remember. You all had a hand in creating this book monster!
5. Reading to My Little Cousins
On a few occasions, I've had the opportunity to read to some of my much younger cousins and I always enjoy sharing that experience with them. I wish I could do that more often!