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How It Started vs. How It’s Going
Think about when you first picked up a book. How did it start and how has your reading changed since then?
Books have been a part of my life since forever. My mother was big on me having all sort of books growing up. The woman even taught me how to read and write way before I entered kindergarden! (By the time that came around, I already knew how to read and write fully….The teacher used me as an assistant lol). I don’t remember what the first book was that I picked up but the first Fantasy book that I picked up on my own was a giant Mythology book.
I was in first grade and our teacher had taken us to the school library where we were encouraged to choose a book to read. I don’t remember how I found the book but I did. It was something that was a couple of reading levels above first graders but I knew I wanted it. I stubbornly told my teacher that I would not read anything else! (cheeky little thing wasnt I?). After a couple of minutes of trying to get me to leave the book, Ms. Thomson gave up and I walked out of there with a book that weighed just as much as I did.
I remember the feeling of wonder as my little hands thumbed through the gigantic pages. My greedy little eyes reading every little line of the different mythologies. There were some words I didnt understand that I had to ask my teacher about and, thanks to my grandmother gifting me a dictionary the previous year (seriously, who does that to a kid? Lol), I looked them up. I remember my favorite stories being the Hades and Persephone tale, the Tale of the Minotaur and Theseus, and The creation of the Gods. There was magic in each page and I became addicted.
Reading that book spawned an undying love for Fantasy and Mythologies. Every year for Christmas I asked Santa for another Fantasy/Fiction/Mythology book. Years later, here I am still obsessing over them.
Granted all those genres need to have an element of Romance in them *wink* but they are still my favorite to read.
Not much has changed, huh?
Do you remember the first book you read? Are the books you read now any different? Let me Know in the comments below!