Okay, Sammy over at We Write A Dawn tagged me in this ages ago, so I’m finally going to do it. I recently did a Nostalgia Post: Nostalgia – Twilight & The Hunger Games, where I recounted the good ole days from my teen years, so it only makes sense for me to do this tag as well.
I’m not sure how hard this tag is going to be, my memory is kind of crap, but I’m going to dive into this with an open mind and see what I come up with.
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THE FIRST BOOK YOU’VE EVER READ
I just asked my mom what the first book I ever read was, and she had no clue LOL – I didn’t expect her to, but I had to ask. I do not know the answer to this question, but if we’re talking about longer chapter books, then either Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone or Redwall. I started HP in second grade, but I think I found Redwall a few years later? I’m not really sure when I first discovered Redwall and that series. But, the first book of substantial length that I read was probably HP 1.
YOUR FAVORITE BOOK FROM MIDDLE SCHOOL
Probably Eragon, but again, I’m not really sure. That was a long time ago. I’m trying to remember what my one bookshelf looked like, but that was over 10 years ago…
It’s also hard to remember what I read when, since my “middle school” experience was different living overseas. Also, who can actually remember back that far?
A BOOK YOU READ THAT NO ONE HAS SEEMED TO HAVE READ BEFORE
Oh, this one is easy! It’s a definite favorite and I’ve never seen anyone talk about it, and no one knows what it is when I bring it up. The Ancient One by T.A. Baron! I read this from the library when living in England, and I checked it out constantly. Then years later I bought my own copy and I still have it. Now that I’m thinking about it, I’m in need of a reread.
WORST BOOK YOU’VE READ
Okay, there are probably multiple answers to this question, but if we’re talking about Nostalgia, the first book that came to mind is Inkheart. I can’t even tell you why I didn’t like this book, but I can tell you that I read the first couple of pages and then promptly threw it across the room. No, I’m not exaggerating. I legitimately chucked it away from me, and I never gave it another chance.
AN AUTHOR YOU LOVED WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER
Erin Hunter – who wrote the Warrior Series. I had all of those books. They were all the rage when I was in 5-7th grade and I read them all, and then continued reading them as new ones were released. Unfortunately, I kind of aged out of them, and got so behind that I stopped reading them. I still have all my copies, and maybe one day when I’m feeling very nostalgic, I’ll reread them all and get the books that I don’t yet have, but until then, they sit in a box.
AN AUTHOR YOU HATED WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER
How young we talking about? Because the first author that came to mind is Victoria Aveyard. I don’t even have a good reason to hate her – and I probably don’t actually hate her, but I hate The Red Queen and don’t understand the hype, and my hatred for that series has, for whatever reason, extended to her. She might be a very lovely person! But brains and emotions are weird.
A BOOK YOU SWORE YOU WOULD NEVER READ AND THEN YOU FINALLY DID
I’m sure this isn’t even a shock, but Twilight. I talked about this in my Nostalgia post, but I poo-pooed this and refused to read a “vampire” book. Then I read it and binged it all over a Halloween Weekend. I remember making my dad run me over to Barnes and Nobles to get the next books every time I finished one. Over the course of one weekend, I became obsessed like almost every other teenage girl on the planet.
A BOOK YOU’RE EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT YOU READ AND LOVED
I can’t actually think of a book that straight up embarrasses me to have read. I’m wracking my brain, and nothing really comes to mind. I own up to anything and everything I’ve read. I do remember getting looks after people learned I read the 50 Shades of Grey series, but I didn’t care? I wanted to see what the hype was about, and it’s Twilight fanfic, so of course I was going to read it. I was in college at the time of reading those books, so I doubt they looked at me weird because of my age.
FAVORITE BOOK MEMORY FROM WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER
This one is also really easy. I read Eragon almost 7 full times in a week back in 2007. I took it with me on Spring Break when my family and another family went on vacation together to Spain. I just read and reread it over and over and was perfectly content. I still have the boarding pass in my paperback copy – it’s the only bookmark I use when reading Eragon.
A BOOK FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD YOU’LL REMEMBER FOREVER
Ooo, now this one is hard. Hmmm, The Phantom Tollbooth. This book blew my mind with the cleverness and use of grammar and the English language. Once I was older, I ended up buying a physical copy and it sits on my bookshelf. I’ve not reread it since buying a copy, but I still remember bits and pieces of this book and I know I checked it out of the library a few times when I was younger after being introduced to it.
Phew! That was easier and harder than I expected it to be! I really enjoyed doing this tag and I highly encourage you to do it too!
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Feel free to do to this tag even if you weren’t tagged! If you do, do it , comment with your link so I can check out your answers!