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BTT: Forgotten First

January 13, 2011

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Suggested by Joy:

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?


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

Oh, goodness. I have absolutely no idea, do you know that? I simply have no way of figuring it out or guessing, or anything. I know that I used to read Baby Sitter Club books and that I loved From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. But really, I  can’t be sure when any of those came into my possession or whether or not I was the one who bought them. I think that I prefer it, this way, though. I would rather have had my childhood so filled with books so that I couldn’t possibly have remembered a starting point than to have had so few books and to be able to remember the very first book I acquired.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 13, 2011 1:49 pm

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

  2. January 13, 2011 3:22 pm

    Nice point about wanting to have your childhood filled with books …

    I have books I remember very specifically being obsessed over … so those were ones I guessed may have been firsts.

  3. January 13, 2011 3:22 pm

    I also can’t remember the first book I purchased, as it has been many years, and there have been so many books, you know? I do remember that I bought an adult thriller in paperback when I was about 10. I think it was called Obsession, and it was not really the book I should be reading at the time!

  4. January 13, 2011 5:00 pm

    Oh what an excellent book! I loved From The Mixed Up Files… This is making me want to go back and reread favorites from my childhood. This and The Westing Game and The Phantom Tollbooth. Wonderful!

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