Sunday, November 19, 2017

What Was the First Book You Fell in Love With?

What Was the First Book You Fell in Love With? 

14 comments:

Jerry House said...

Mine was one of the Hardy Boys series. Judge Roy Moore's was LOLITA.

Greg Daniel said...

The Heinlein juveniles -- but if I have to pick one: THE ROLLING STONES.

George said...

TOM SWIFT AND THE CAVES OF NUCLEAR FIRE by Victor Appleton, Jr.

August West said...

SNOW TREASURE by Marie McSwigan

Rick said...

Heinlein’s “Citizen Of The Galaxy”.
(Rick Libott)

Rick said...

And George, ironically I bought “Tom Swift And The Caves Of Nuclear Fire” yesterday at a used bookstore. I’d never read it when I was a kid and it was the only Tom Swift Jr they had.
One dollar and with intact paper cover!
(Rick Libott)

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles.

Cap'n Bob said...

Not counting the Little Golden Books I had as a child, I'd say either The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes or Fanny Hill. I forget which one I read first.

Anonymous said...

"If I Were Going", an Alice and Jerry reader first published in 1936. I traveled all over the world with Mr. and Mrs. Sanders.

John Duke

Don Coffin said...

I don't remember much about what I read before I was about 12, so apparently none of that stuck. But Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury, sure did. I read it about once a year, usually around Halloween, and still have the (now-tattered) paperback I paid $0.25 for at the time. I bought it for the prefatory quote (which was probably my introduction to Shakespeare, too): "By the pricking of my thumbs something wicked this way comes." I think it was the fact that the kids in the book acted on their own, made mistakes (and paid the price for it), and eventually triumphed over evil.

R. K. Robinson said...

In my early years, the Pooh books by A. A. Milne. After a bit, The Wind In The Willows. I can't seem to choose between them right now.

A little later, the Heinlein juveniles, Rolling Stones, Space Cadet, etc. and the The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring and the rest of LOTR. After that, the Pern books by Anne McCaffrey.

Gerard Saylor said...

Richard Scarry picture books.

When I am in a waiting room that has children's books I remember the Little Golden Book of the animated version of THE RESCUERS that was at my dentist's office.

Thomas Miller said...

"Starship Troopers" when I was about 11.

Edwin McBride said...

SPACE CAT by Ruthven Todd. The book that made me a sci-fi nerd for life.