I was about five, but I can't remember if the book was Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or The Magician's Nephew.
The first novel I remember is The Wizard of Oz and I was likely 7 or so. Our teacher was reading it to us at school and it just lit up my need to read. My mom bought me the book and I read it at home, over and over again.
I read the usual juvenile fiction but I am having trouble remembering what I read before I was 12 or 13. I read "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes when I was 12 and "Hour of the Dragon" by Robert E. Howard when I was 13. Loved both.
I guess I was around 8 when I first read Tom Sawyer. Tom Sawyer was the book that showed me the joys of reading. I was able to crawl inside and watch it unfold in my head. This is the book responsible for my enduring love of reading and stoeies in general.
Reading is a passion of mine. I became addicted to the "Happy Hollister" series of books when I was seven - I read them all. The first classic novel I ever read was "Black Beauty". I chose it because it was about a horse, but it was a terribly sad story, and I was sorry that I read it. I learned to read the book jackets after that...
little house on the prairie i forget how old i was. i just recall that being one of my very first novels i ever read. the addiction for books grew from there.
I was about 7 or 8 and it was called "Behave yourself Bethany Brant" It's so weird that we remember things like this. I hardly remember what it was about except it was a young girl named Bethany and I think her and her family rode around the prairies in a covered wagon or something...
by Ken R. Abell 7 years ago
Is there one novel you've read more than once? What keeps bringing you back to it?
by Wayne Barrett 5 years ago
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by Suzette Walker 6 years ago
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by Jim Higgins 6 years ago
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What's the best book you EVER read? And, what's the first book you remember loving?
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