Today's question: What's your favorite reading related memory?
Like any book nerd and/ or writer, books hold importance significance to me. I have a lot of memories associated to books:
- The Velveteen Rabbit convinced me that my toys came to life the instant I left the room.
- Anne Rice instilled in me a love and respect for non-sparkly vampires.
- One book destroyed my love affair with Stephen King, but one sentence restored it.
- My mom shared her favorite titles with me when I was in seventh which began my year of reading the Bronte's.
But the one that sticks out is Little House on the Prairie series.
I've always been a voracious reader and as I've said before, this is my mom's fault. If I wasn't playing with Barbie dolls, my nose was in a book. This was true for our 2 plus hours drives to visit my father's parents in Connecticut.
The stories and writing were great - it transported me to a different time and I found it exciting. But was makes this so great is that my aunt went out of her way and gave me this present. She wrote a note inside each cover too. I come from a large extended family and at the time, there were at least 34 other nieces and nephews besides me.
I still have all eight books too.
*Not a real town.
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