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04.07.03 @ 18:04
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1. What were your favorite childhood stories?

I had many. Once I learned how to read, I couldn't get enough books. I loved all the Little House books, the Box Car children, Charlotte's Web, the Beatrix Potter books, Richard Scarry's Very Busy books, and so many others I can't recall them all. But I do remember in first grade the BP books and the RS books were so popular we actually had a waiting list of little kids.
2. What books from your childhood would you like to share with [your] children?
I couldnt' wait to share the Richard Scarry books with Warren, he loved them as much as I did, he also loved the show when it used to air on Nick Jr. I have also read Charlotte's Web to him when he was about 5 or 6, and in school he liked the Box Car children. He never cared for any of the Peter Rabit stories though. As he gets older his taste's have changed and he isn't as interested in most stories (Harry Potter aside - Bless you JK!!), as he is in Non-ficition, which is good too..
3. Have you re-read any of those childhood stories and been surprised by anything?
Looking back I appreciate the illustrations even more, but I think I am most suprised by the Box Car children. As a kid the idea of a bunch of kids living in a box car with little or no adult supervision seems like a great fantasy, but as an adult, I think WtF??
4. How old were you when you first learned to read?
I could site read a few words by the time that I was four or so, however I didn't really Learn to read until I was 6. I had a few problems at first, but around 7, I jumped past what ever the issue was and started becomming a real book-worm. I have been a bibliophile ever since
5. Do you remember the first 'grown-up' book you read? How old were you?
If by "grownup" you mean a book with out illustrations, I would say it was probably the Star Wars novelization. It had photo's in the middle but not illustrations like a kids book. I was in third grade at the time, and read it all in one night, which left me rather tired in school the next day. Otherwise the first real "adult" book I remember was when I was about 14. I can't remember the name of it, but it was the first time I read a book with R/NC-17 sex scenes in it. I can't believe it was actually in my high school library. For a girl who's mother was a "good girls don't talk about that sort of thing" it was certainly and eye-opener to say the least.


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