The Childhood Book Tag (Original)

Out of sheer boredom, I have decided to create a tag. I’ve been doing a lot of tags lately dispite not being tagged and making one gives me an excuse to do another. I don’t know, its a procrastination thing. I’d rather do this than chores or pre-calculas or AP Bio homework.

So, without further rambling, here is the:

Childhood Book Tag

  1. First book you remember reading on your own?

I have a bit of a cliche answer for this one, but Harry Potter. I had read a few unremarkable/unremembered smaller chapter and picture books with my parents help before, but Harry Potter is the first I read well and truly on my own as far as I can remember. I was seven, and the last book had just come out. I was in second grade.

2. First book you remember having your parents read to you?

My dad read me “The Princess Bride by William Goldman” a lot as a kid, mostly from ages 4-5. It was our bedtime story pretty much every night. It’s one of his favorite books, and I still own his copy of the 25th aniversary edition.

3. Book you read because of your parents? Because of a friend?

Parents wise, I’ve read “The Princess Bride” as stated above. I also want to read “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and “Game of Thrones” on my dad’s recommendation, though I haven’t yet. Both my parents talked me into reading Harry Potter, well, they talked me into watching the movies, I read the books out of sheer stubbornness that they said the books would be too high level for me. My mom’s not a big reader, so I haven’t read any books from her. But I do want to read “Stranger in a Strange Land” that my uncle (dad’s brother) recommended.

4. Favorite book from school?

My favorite that I had to read in class was probably “The Giver” in seventh grade. Summer reading wise I really liked “Scat” and “Esparanza Rising” the summer between 3rd and 4th. If were talking about just plain old “found in the the school library” style, it would have to be “A Series of Unfortunate Events”.

5.Favorite book in elementary?

Excluding “Harry Potter”, I’d have to say “Percy Jackson” or “Gallager Girls”. I discovered both series around the fourth grade.

6.In Middle school?

Early middle school I’d say “The Companions Qaurtet” and “Heir Apparrent”. Later on, in late eighth grade I read “The Mortal Instruments”.

7.In high school?

I’m only half way through the tenth grade but I read “The Hobbit” last year and really liked that.

8.Book you gave up on as a kid that you’d like to revisit?

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, I tried to read it when I was about ten and gave up because it confused me, too many characters and what-not.

9.Book you checked out from the library the most as a kid?

Ages 7-10 I was absolutly obssessed with the “BabyMouse” and “My Sister the Vampire” series.

10.Book you made all your friends read?

I have forced John Green and Harry Potter upon many people.

11.The book that made you love reading?

Again, very cliched, but “Harry Potter”.

12.Favorite middle grade read?

Since I want to name some things I haven’t yet, let’s go with: “Ramona and Beezus”, “Amber Brown”, “11 Birthdays”, “Matilda”, “Alex Rider”, “Maximum Ride”, “The Timelight Stone”, and “When You Reach Me”.

13.Favorite young adult read?

Again, naming some things that I haven’t named above and ones that aren’t talked about enough in the book blog community, I’d have to say: “You Look Different in Real Life”, “We Were Liars”, “The Disreputable History of Frankie-Landue Banks”, “The Catastrophic History of You and Me”, “The Raven Boys”, and “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight”.

14.First long series you read as a kid?

Definitely “Harry Potter”, “Percy Jackson”, and “A Series of Unfortunate Events”.

15.How did you learn to read? How old were you?

I was seven and learned through a mix of school and sheer willpower.

16.How obssessed were you with the scholastic book fairs as a kid?

Very, very obssessed. I own at least 50 books from various school book fairs.

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