Friday, September 24, 2010

Flashback Friday

Joining Linda today for Flashback Friday. Click over and join along!!

Did you like to read when you were a child? What were your favorite genres, books or series? Did you read books because of the author or because of the title/plot? Did you own many books? Did your school distribute the Scholastic book orders (or some other type)? Did you visit the library often? Was there a summer reading program when you were young, and did you participate? Do you have any particular memories of your school libraries? What were your favorites and least favorites among the classics (the ones high school English teachers assign!)? If you didn't like reading, do you like it more today than you did then?

I loved to read as a child. I was one of those kids that kept a book and a flashlight under my pillow so I could read at night after lights out.

I loved all kinds of books, but mostly fiction. I usually picked out my books by the cover and the summary on the back.....funny, I think I still do that!!

My favorite thing was the Scholastic book order. I looked forward to it and loved when the books came in. It was like receiving a treasure. Once my kids got into elementary school, I quickly volunteered to handle our teacher's Scholastic orders. It was so fun to see the kids get as excited as I did to receive their new books.

We went to the library a lot and I usually walked out with a stack of books bigger than I could carry. I don't remember our library having a summer reading program. However, I remember my 6th grade teacher challenging us to read. We had to write a summary of each book with a drawing in a spiral notebook. I specifically remembering him questioning whether I had really read all those books!!!
I wasn't a great student, so I guess it surprised him that I read so much!!!

I still love, LOVE to read and wish I had more time to. But I tend to get lost in the books I'm reading and then nothing gets done. When the kids were young, I would make deals with myself.....if you clean the bathrooms, you can read for an hour. If you get all the laundry done, you can read for another hour.....whatever works, right?


Jackie said...

I LOVE books- always have! I especially love having a reason to read children's books again now that Jacob is into books.
I don't get a lot of time to read fiction now, so I have to be choosy which ones I spare time for.
I once worked in a Christian bookstore and they encouraged you to take home new books so you could help sell them- I read so much that year- Peretti, Rivers, Lucado, and more! I probably spent too much of my allowance on books too- didn't know about back then...

Cathy said...

I'm like you. If I get involved in a good book, nothing gets done! lol

Debbie said...

I cannot believe I missed out on Linda's meme today. I may have to link up even though it's late in the day.

I LOVE books! As a child, my mom used to have to scoot me outside because left to myself, I'd be reading all day.

Blessings to you fellow reader,

Karin said...

I love to read, too. We didn't have a TV when I was a kid so there was little else to do but read in the winter. :)

RaD said...

HA! HA! That's so me, either entirely engrossed in a book until it gets finished or not reading at all so things can get done :)

RaD said...

HA! HA! That's so me, either entirely engrossed in a book until it gets finished or not reading at all so things can get done :)

Rach@In His Hands said...

Ooo, I loved the Scholastic book order! I would sit with my pencil and circle alllll the books I wanted. In the end, my parents would have me choose 1 or 2...and when they came, it was such a treat!