Join me every Tuesday as I ask a Fun Question that’s been on my mind. I’ll give you my take, but I really hope you’ll jump in with your answers too, since I’m really curious to know what my fellow readers and bloggers think! So today’s question is…
Do your remember your first?
*shakes head* come on y’all that’s not what I meant at all! We’re talking books here alright?
I think that in every book lover’s life there are some milestone moments. Like your first chapter book. The first book that keeps you up all night because it’s just so damn good you can’t put it down. The first book you got in trouble for reading. The first book that scared the shit out of you and you have to hide it in the closet so you can sleep. The first book that you put in the freezer. The first book that made you cry ugly UGLY tears. The first book you read over and over and over again. The first book that made you fall in love with love.
Do you remember all those firsts? Well I’ve been feeling nostalgic lately, so I had to share some of my firsts – partly because I recently reread one of these and it got me thinking that it would be fun to share our firsts. Here’s some of mine:
My First Series
The Babysitter’s Club by Ann M. Martin
I think this might have been my first chapter book too, but I’m not positive. I do know it was my first chapter books series and I ate these books up. I got on a mailing list and they got mailed to me like monthly I think. I read all the spin off series too. I was obsessed with having them all and reading them in order. It all started a long time ago folks LOL!
My First Time Getting in Trouble (also my first all-nighter)
Bright Show by AVI
I’ve mentioned this book on the blog before – because it was my first introduction to magic & fantasy. I did stay up all night reading it, but that’s not why it’s really note-worthy IMO. It was the first time I ever got in trouble for reading a ook. I had no idea I could get in trouble for reading a book, but my dad was convinced that the magic was evil and from the devil. I never got in trouble for reading a book again – not that I only read books I was allowed to read – I just never told anymore!
My First All-Nighter (that didn’t get me in trouble)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
This is the book that inspired this post, because I recently reread it and appreciated it on a whole new level. Unlike Bright Shadow, I didn’t get in trouble for this book and it actually took me ALL NIGHT. I was up until like 3am with Bright Shadow but Jane Eyre I went to school with no sleep – because it’s not short! I just couldn’t put it down!
My First Ugly Cry / First Freezer Book
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Gah! This book destroyed me! It was the first time a book made me lose it. The book you try to hide in the freezer because you can’t take what it’s making you feel (I’ve never actually done that, but I think Joey had the right idea. ^5 if you get that reference)! I’ve only read the book once, because I don’t think I can handle being destroyed so thoroughly again.
My First Obsessive Reread
The India Fan by Victoria Holt
I have no idea how many times I read this book. I would finish it, only to pick it up the next day and start over. I branched out to her other books eventually, but I kept coming back to this one. It was my first Historical Romance too and I really was too young to read it, but I kept the sex bits to myself LOL! I became infatuated with everything India because of this book too. For the longest time I wanted to go to India more than anywhere in the world because of it. It was an obsession.
My First Time Falling in Love with Love
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
This is my all-time favorite book, for a host of reasons. I re-read it every year. It’s just the perfect romance and I never get tired of watching Lizzy and Darcy go from misjudging each other to falling in love. And the sweet sweet romance between Jane and Bingley. It’s the ultimate HEA – I don’t think you can help falling in love with LOVE after reading it.
Those are the first I remember – do you remember yours?