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Which book started your love for reading?
« on: July 25, 2012, 04:15 PM »
Hey guys I was on Amazon now, I was bored I started browsing for books I found J.E. Bright A song for Caitlin. I loved that book I read that book when I was a teenager it and Darkest Longings by Susan Lewis were my favorite books. It redefined reading romance books for me, made me fall in love with reading but I used to read before. I grew up with sweet valley series, love stories and sweet dreams series that's where my obsession came from, when other girls used to play I would read. I was always a geek so I was wondering which book started your love for reading?



HERE are some covers of some books I used to read memories you cant beat that
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Re: Which book started your love for reading?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012, 05:04 AM »
Oh It's hard to say which one book is to blame for now that all my leisure time is consumed by book reading  :laugh:. In my childhood days, my father used to buy us (me & my big bro) books from the book fair. I'm from Bangladesh & every year on the International Language Day (21st February) & Victory Day (16th December) every city organize it's own book fair. I loved the Asian Local Fairy tales for children while I was a child. I started reading English story books/Novels since 2009 & My first book was the first book of the Harry Potter series  :laugh:. I loved that so much that now I read English Novels non-stop :laugh:
 

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Re: Which book started your love for reading?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 05:30 AM »
I've been answering this question for the whole week in my blog. :D

If the question would be which book started my love for YA books then my answer would be TWI-freakin'-LIGHT. :D :D :D
 

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Re: Which book started your love for reading?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2012, 11:07 AM »
My first comic.  Now since that was 1960, I can't tell you which comic it was.  Might have been Batman or Superman.  I nagged my mother and Grandmother to read them to me until I figured out how to read them.  After that it was no stopping me.  Then I got my library card and I can't tell you the first book I checked out but I can tell you one of my favorites was D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths.  I was totally unimpressed by the book they had on the Norse ones.
 

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Re: Which book started your love for reading?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2012, 02:50 PM »
The book that made me a bookaholic was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Ok, its not the best book J.K.Rowling wrote on the series but it was the first book I took in my hands. I was 7 and it was just released, was a gift... I finished it in 3 days and I went and bought the first also and then I bought several other books... Oh, the memories.

Edit: After, while I waited for the next Harry Potter books I literally consumed all the books by Enid Blyton.
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Re: Which book started your love for reading?
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2012, 01:32 PM »
The first book I fell in love with was The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. Still have the first copy I read & I re-read it all the time. I find it really comforting. As a teenager I used to read all the Sweet Valley High books  :o And I was mad for Judy Blume as well.
 

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Re: Which book started your love for reading?
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2012, 11:09 AM »
Mama read me the Little House on the Prairie series when I was 4, and the first book I remember devouring was the Boxcar Children. :D

I don't think there was ever a time past Kindergarten where I wasn't reading several books a week. :)
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Re: Which book started your love for reading?
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2012, 02:39 PM »
My love for reading began with this book.  It is still my all time favorite book that I still read every couple years.

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Re: Which book started your love for reading?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2012, 02:40 AM »
Komiks - Philippine version of marvel comics

Xmen/Superman comics

Nancy Drew series, the Hardy Boys, Baby Sitters Club, Sweet Valley, Danielle Steel - they're the ones available in the library

But the real reason that made me read books before was the Mandatory Monthly Book Review in our English Class. Since i entered HS, its the rule and we're even had to have the book present for inspection. Because some of my classmates were clever enough to make up stories from non-existing books - talk about creativity. 
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Re: Which book started your love for reading?
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2012, 08:15 AM »
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Komiks - Philippine version of marvel comics

Xmen/Superman comics

Nancy Drew series, the Hardy Boys, Baby Sitters Club, Sweet Valley, Danielle Steel - they're the ones available in the library

But the real reason that made me read books before was the Mandatory Monthly Book Review in our English Class. Since i entered HS, its the rule and we're even had to have the book present for inspection. Because some of my classmates were clever enough to make up stories from non-existing books - talk about creativity.

Haha - I loved book reports when I was little, but I never had to write one after likes 3rd grade. :D

I wasn't allowed to read almost any of those books :-p My parents were super strict and conservative and anything that had dating of any kind was taboo. Made it hard to read a lot of stuff, but looking back I guess it's good 'cause it forced me to read books like Tom Sawyer, Little Women, Jane Eyre, The Five Little Peppers.

My "fluff books" were the American Girl books, Mandie & the... (Lois Gladys Leppard), Encyclopedia Brown.

In highschool I read a lot of religious books "Elsie Dinsmore", The Courtship of Sarah McLean, Waiting for Her Issac, When God Writes Your Love Story, and I started reading some of the Christian Romance books I like today (Janette Oke). Oh and umm.. whati s her name... AGATHA CHRISTIE, I went through a phase where I loved her books. Grace Livingston Hill. The rule in Jr. High/High school was that I was allowed to read anything in the kids section, but wasn't allowed to go in the young adult section at all and wasn't allowed in the adult section unless I had a specific reason. So, iamgine my shock and horror when I got a book out of the children's section called "The Summer of My German Soldier" and it had fairly graphic sex scenes. (At least for me who had never read ANYTHING about sex :))
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Re: Which book started your love for reading?
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2012, 06:47 PM »
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Haha - I loved book reports when I was little, but I never had to write one after likes 3rd grade. :D

I wasn't allowed to read almost any of those books :-p My parents were super strict and conservative and anything that had dating of any kind was taboo. Made it hard to read a lot of stuff, but looking back I guess it's good 'cause it forced me to read books like Tom Sawyer, Little Women, Jane Eyre, The Five Little Peppers.

My "fluff books" were the American Girl books, Mandie & the... (Lois Gladys Leppard), Encyclopedia Brown.

In highschool I read a lot of religious books "Elsie Dinsmore", The Courtship of Sarah McLean, Waiting for Her Issac, When God Writes Your Love Story, and I started reading some of the Christian Romance books I like today (Janette Oke). Oh and umm.. whati s her name... AGATHA CHRISTIE, I went through a phase where I loved her books. Grace Livingston Hill. The rule in Jr. High/High school was that I was allowed to read anything in the kids section, but wasn't allowed to go in the young adult section at all and wasn't allowed in the adult section unless I had a specific reason. So, iamgine my shock and horror when I got a book out of the children's section called "The Summer of My German Soldier" and it had fairly graphic sex scenes. (At least for me who had never read ANYTHING about sex :))

Good for you. Book reports weren't one of my favorite class activities during my first year in HS but I learned to enjoy when I found out how to borrow books from the city library.  ;D My parents allow us to read anything [as long as they can't see what we're really reading]  :P Not that me and my brothers were book lovers before. When it comes to the school's library, there are very few selections. Because I studied in a Catholic school, some books are prohibited. They even banned Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code and confiscated the copy of one of my friends. That wasn't a very good memory - being chastised by our adviser and Religion teacher.  :(

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Re: Which book started your love for reading?
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2012, 03:33 AM »
Would have to be "The Outsiders" by S.E Hinton. When i had to read it for school lol

then

The Noughts & Crosses Series by Malorie Blackman.
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Re: Which book started your love for reading?
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2012, 09:59 AM »
I've been reading for as long as I can remember. I remember getting Dr Seuss books at the library when I was little., and soon as I was old enough, anything I could find. Lots of old stuff like The Happy Hollisters (this was my mom's book from the 50s!), the Five Little Peppers.

My allowance was ALWAYS spent on books, either in walmart or at goodwill, getting bags of used books.

I remember reading Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary, Fudge and Ramona! I moved into YA stuff like Nancy Drew and Sweet Valley High, but I was reading stuff like Stephen King and historical romances by around 5th or 6th grade. No one ever set any limits on what I read (other than my grandma, lol! she tried to hide her bodice rippers from me, which made my mom laugh)
 

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Re: Which book started your love for reading?
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2012, 11:06 PM »
Any mills and boon books from when i was a teenager!
 

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Re: Which book started your love for reading?
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2012, 10:56 AM »
mmm Goosebumps were my favs when I was young and Nancy Drew but now I read Sandra Brown my fav author
 

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Re: Which book started your love for reading?
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2013, 11:48 PM »
Jinx by Meg cabot!  too stupid I know... but I was just thirteen :P
 

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Re: Which book started your love for reading?
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2013, 01:18 AM »
I've been in love with books as long as I can remember only my first books were not in English as it's not easy to find English books here where I live ( still not until now ). I remember reading translated Enid Blyton books, Alfred Hitchcocks and The Three Investigators, German's Teenagers Detective Series TKKG to name a few. Then I discovered that a bookshop near my school sold 2nd hand 80's Mills & Boons and I'm hooked. Up till now  ^-^
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Re: Which book started your love for reading?
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2013, 02:18 AM »
I really can't remember which was the book that started my love of reading. One of my earliest memories is reading at school followed by being irritated that mum wouldn't let me take a full 10 books home from the library because she wanted to borrow some as well. And then how excited I was to have my own library card so I could borrow as many Babysitter's Club books as possible.
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Re: Which book started your love for reading?
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2013, 02:26 AM »
Pride & Prejudice  :D my excuse I was 15
But i still  :heart: this book now my excuse
I'm still 15......
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Re: Which book started your love for reading?
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2013, 10:04 AM »
I think it was Anne Rice's books!
First witches series and then vampires!
 

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