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Thursday, August 23rd 2007

6:49 AM

Booking Through Thursday: Indoctrination

  • Music: Nolita Fairytale by Vanessa Carlton

When growing up did your family share your love of books? If so, did one person get you into reading? And, do you have any family-oriented memories with books and reading? (Family trips to bookstore, reading the same book as a sibling or parent, etc.)

When I was under 10, my family would sit around while my brothers and I read a passage from a book we're reading. The book I read had a dragon on the cover. Later, when I was a little older, it was just my choice to read all kinds of books. My middle school became a motivator because it had a point system where you can use points to get prizes. I usually ended up reading more books than required for a certain time period.

There was a time that my older brother told me that Wizard's First Rule (by Terry Goodkind) is a good book. I just finished another fantasy novel which had dragons as main stars. I didn't enjoy it and the cover of Wizard's First Rule had a red dragon too. So, for a while, I stayed away from that book and read others. Then one day I just decided to read it and I'm still a fan of the series (last book will be out later this year ). Another set of books that I shared with a family member was the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. My dad was really interested in it so I read some of the books. I think I only read up to the sixth book. My interest waned as the years passed maybe because my dad stopped buying the books. I might reread the series in the future.

1 Comment(s).

Posted by Literary Feline:

My family and I exchange recommendations for books quite frequently too. I've come to find a magnificent treasure trove in the books recommended by them. :-)
Friday, August 24th 2007 @ 12:43 AM