Patty (woodycakes) wrote,

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Friday Five

1. What were your favorite childhood stories?
I use to like reading story books with humongous pictures when I was younger, but then when I got a bit older, I tried reading pocket books. I was a big fan of Sweet Valley Kids and then of Sweet Valley Twins, but then I also read Beezus and Ramona and then I tried reading the classics, but then I didn't last through those. I was a normal kid.

2. What books from your childhood would you like to share with [your] children?
I want them to read Beezus and Ramona because I had an older sister and I felt that I was Ramona and she was Beezus. I know that I could be very annoying, so if I had any daughters, I want them to read that book one day. Actually, I want my kids to appreciate books and to listen to music. I would be very willing to splurge on those for them.

3. Have you re-read any of those childhood stories and been surprised by anything?
Not really. My books weren't too scandalous, so there wasn't really anything that surprised me too much. Well, there was the Sweet Valley Twins book that said Jessica and Elizabeth had sort of boyfriends and they were only in Grade six. I was scandalized, because my sister was in Grade six and she didn't know any guys that weren't relatives yey. But other than that, my books were pretty tame.

4. How old were you when you first learned to read?
I don't really recall what age, but I guess when I started going to school. I wasn't much of a bookworm then, but now I like reading and writing. I actually save up for books now, so it's kind of funny.

5. Do you remember the first 'grown-up' book you read? How old were you?
I guess when the school forces you to read a book for school, that's grown up. I read the Giver in seventh grade, and it was kind of deep. Thinking of it now, it wasn't really that deep, but I knew that I had to think when I was reading it, so I felt pretty grown up back then. Then again, grown-up is a relative term so I guess it depends on my perception.
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