Thursday, January 13, 2011

Booking through Firsts..bought or borrowed from library



Do you remember the first book you bought for yourself? Or the first book you checked out of the library? What was it and why did you choose it?

I picked up Goldilocks. My mom had already told me the story and I wanted the book. It was my first childhood book which I got to pick up all by myself. My first library book was Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero, a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. I loved it. My grandfather gifted me a copy he had, which I still have with me. A very old leather bound book, that I cherish.

9 comments:

dragonflyy419 said...

I like that you wanted a book version of a story your mom had told you ... that's cute!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

The first book I ever bought was Love's Abiding Joy by Janette Oke.

DawnTreader said...

I'm impressed that you can remember! I can't... I was probably visiting libraries with my mum long before I could read.
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Lori said...

Great memory! I don't remember first bought book, but I do remember first library book checked out. Check out my answer for Booking Through Thursday.

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/booking-through-thursday_13.html

bermudaonion said...

Wow, you have a good memory! I have no idea what the first book I bought was.

Veens said...

I can't remember at all !!

Deepali said...

Aww, what a cute story :)
I think my first real book was Merry Mr. Meddle, by enid blyton. My mother helped me read it too :)

C.B. James said...

The first book I can remember buying, though I'm not sure it's the first book I bought, was a fantasy epic called Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson. I read all three volumes of the trilogy as soon as they came out, thrilled to find something new that was like Lord of the Rings but not Lord of the Rings.

I was 13 at the time. Don't judge me.