Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books and is an awesome way to for book bloggers to interact and find each other. Such a wonderful idea! There's a new question every week that all the participating blogs have to answer.
This week's question is:
“When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?”My Answer: well I went through two different phases, When I was little I loved books, my mum read to me every night and used all different voices etc, and I started reading myself, went up through different levels. Went through Roald Dahl and Jacqueline Wilson, then I started the Animal Ark books by Lucy Daniels and I became addicted to them, it was all I would read, I was determined to read the entire series. I was well on my way with this until the school librarian told me she wasn't going to let me borrow them anymore as I needed to 'broaden my horizons' and 'try something new'. Well, after that I sort of stopped reading for quite a long time, I figured if I couldn't read what I wanted, then their wasn't really much point. I was about 10 at the time.
Then when the first Harry Potter movie came out I got dragged along to see it with my parents, I ended up loving it and wanted to read all the books. (there was about four of them out then I think), so my mum lent me her copies and I read through them quite quickly. My love of books was rekindled and it went from there really, since then I have been plowing through books and grabbing as many as possible.
Sorry, I went on a bit there! But Thank You J.K Rowling, I was one of the many children you encouraged to read! :D
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This week's question comes from Mickey @ I'm a Book Shark
Q. In light of the Summer Solstice. Also known as Midsummer...let's talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae?
My Answer: I have so many books based around Faeries that I love, but my top two are the 'Wings' series by Aprilynne Pike and the '13 Treasures' series by Michelle Harrison. Such amazing series, really different from each other but both magical.
This is a new meme hosted by GReads!
This Friday's Question:
Summer Love: Where is your ideal place to take a
summer vacation & get lost in a book?
Well, technically I've never had a Summer vacation - that is to say I've never been away during summer, just had days off school or work. I would love to go to America, Hawaii, Australia, France, Italy, anywhere really, but if I can't go anywhere then staying home is fine because I can get lost in a book, the books will take me away and lets face it, it's cheaper, easier and takes you to any number of places, some you could only imagine! So this summer I will be curled up on my sofa with a stack of books next to me and I will journey far and wide. :D