So today, I want to do something a bit different–I’m going to share my reading history. Exciting, yeah?
Don’t get your hopes up! If you know me, you’ll know that I didn’t grow up a reader–in fact, before fifth grade, I hated even the thought of reading.
But even before that stage, I was a semi-reader. Let’s talk about that.
As a kid (you know, pre-elementary school), I owned a lot of books. I didn’t really read them back then–I looked at the pictures and made up my own stories. Sometimes my “governess” (is that the right term?) would read them to me, but I totally liked my versions better.
And my favorite books back then?
Thoughts as a kid: Look, a caterpillar! IT’S HUNGRY AND SO AM I. And I want a moon too, please. And I also want it to randomly shrink when I hold it.
After a while, I started really reading the children’s books I got, mostly the ones written in short sentences instead of paragraphs. A few of my favorites included:
Thoughts back then: Green eggs… Cars on trees… Interesting. And oh gosh, everything in this riddle book is hilarious!
Then came my Disney-Is-Life stage. Yes, until now, I believe that Disney is life. But you get my point. I got obsessed with all things Disney princesses, and Winx Club. Yes, those little magazines are like crack. I SHIP ALL THE SHIPS.
Thoughts back then: PINKPINKPINKPINK!
After that, I stopped reading for a couple of years. Then I got into YA! But that’s a story for another time, yeah? ;)
Gosh, I feel like I was such a shallow kid. A lot of you were probably already reading Harry Potter by that time!
OVER TO YOU! WHAT BOOKS DID YOU READ AS A CHILD?