Without further ado, here are the questions for this week:
What were your favorite books as a kid or while you were growing up? Do you still read children’s books? If you could give your younger self a book to read, what would it be?
Okay, let me answer those questions one at a time.
What were your favorite books as a kid or while you were growing up? My favorite book as a kid is the same book that started me off on reading: the classic work by L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
As I have mentioned here, I was poking around my parents' study back when I was a young grade-schooler when I stumbled upon a hardcover edition of this masterpiece. Because I had a lot of time on my hands then (I'm thinking it might have been the summer vacation, although I really can't remember now), I opened the book, began reading, and that was how it all began for me.
Growing up, I read series books like Nancy Drew Mystery Files, The Hardy Boys Case Files, Choose Your Own Adventure, and Sweet Valley High. I would borrow from my (rich) classmate, who had new Choose Your Own Adventure books every week. However, my favorite books would have to be the Sweet Dreams series, which are now out of print and difficult to find. I have started collecting them several years back, and I am only a few titles shy of completing them. I wrote all about my collection here. :)
Do you still read children's books? Oh yes! I love Neil Gaiman's stories. I also enjoy Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events series. And because I have a preschooler who I am raising to become a reader herself, I don't think I will ever outgrow this love for reading children's books. :)
If you could give your younger self a book to read, what would it be? Hmm, I think I would give younger Monique all the books by Dr. Seuss, because I realized that I missed out on those books when I was a child.
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I cannot wait for my little girl to be introduced, as well!
For more readers-who-love-children's-books, hop on over to the Filipino Reader Con site and say hello! :)