Weekend Reads is a Goodreads group created by Nici, a booktuber over at LitPixie. Basically book lovers can record a video or write a blog post about what they plan to read on the weekend, and also answer a fun question.
The question for this weekend is:
What book got you into reading?
This is a difficult question to answer since I’ve been reading for as long as I can remember. I started reading at a young age and never went anywhere without a book, which I was reminded of by close family friends last year at a wedding. 😦 That was embarrassing. Of all things to recall, they just had to bring up that I even brought my books to the bathroom with me. TMI? That’s probably TMI. Though it probably explains why I love to read in there. Anyways, I digress.
The books I recall that got me excited to read and thus incited me to read even more were:
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
When I think back to my childhood, this image pops up. It’s one of the first books I’ve ever loved and I think it was the first book I’ve ever borrowed from a library. I remember that the copy at the Montego Bay library was tattered with dog-eared pages that were dropping out and the cover was peeling; but that didn’t make me love it any less….or made me not want to keep it for myself any less.
The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
A good bit of my childhood was spent reading Nancy Drew novels. A good bit! If it wasn’t The Chronicles of Narnia, then it was Nancy Drew.
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
This one is also an early love. I also borrowed this one from the Mobay library and considered never returning it. I loved the story so much and reread it often.
I do not know the title nor the author of the last book I’m listing here. It’s a book I’ve often referred to on this site. I hope that one day I’ll remember the title or more details of the story. All I can recall is that it begins with a young girl running into her garden and their are fairies and goblins in it. I think the cover is pink, and it’s a middle-grade novel. I would very much like to remember the name of this story. It was probably published in the U.K. I think it’s a series of books, and I borrowed them from friends when I was in primary school. They were among my favorites.
Honorable mentions: fairy tales and Mother Goose rhymes.
What I’m reading this weekend?
Meh, I dunno. I just finished Insurgent and the crappy story (well…not really but — review coming soon) coupled with the weird mood I’ve been in all week seems to have placed me in a little reading slump. I’m really not in the mood to select a new book to read or to continue with A Long Day’s Evening by Bilge Karasu. Actually I might continue. Or I might not. I dunno. I might just reread these comics instead. Who knows?
So what do you plan to read this weekend?
And I know it’s vague but if you have any idea what that mysterious book from my childhood might be, please share.