Musing Monday

Welcome to another edition of Musing Mondays! This weekly meme hosted by MizB from Should be Reading.

Musing Mondays (Oct. 3)

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.

• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).

• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!

• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.

• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!

• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

Hmmm. This week, my muse is actually more of a ramble or question: Do you remember the very first book that you have ever read or purchased? Think about it.

I don’t have to scan my brain to search for my earliest childhood memory because I clearly remember it, as bright as the day. The first ever book I have read was Cinderella by the Brothers Grimm.

Looking back, when I was in first grade, I remember going to our school library during vacant periods. Then I would immediately go to the Fairytales section and get the large Brothers Grimm edition and read all the magical stories.

But it was Cinderella’s story that captured my attention. Everyday, I imagined about Ella of the Cinders and her Prince Charming. I never get tired of her and her evil stepmothers and stepsisters, even until today. I guess that is the reason I have always preferred Fairytale retellings because of the giddy feeling or good vibes that it gives me.

How about you? Care to share the very first book you have ever read?

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3 thoughts on “Musing Monday

  1. What a fun question! One of the first books I remember reading with my mom was a children’s version of the bible. It stuck with me because my dad came in as I was reciting lines I remembered and thought I’d already learned to read! I can’t remember the first book I bought or the first book I actually read myself though.

    • Oohh, Thanks for sharing yours. I almost forgot about mine. I also had those little bible books gifted to me by one of my teachers in 2nd grade. I guess she gave me a book because she noticed how much I loved reading. It was so sweet of her.
      By the way, what was your favorite bible story back then?

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