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6 July 2003 ... Prompts

I wasn't going to do the Friday Five, even though it's about reading, because I couldn't really answer the questions. But here I go anyway, 'cause I like to type when I have nothing to say. :)

the Friday Five

Friday Five from 4 July 2003

1. What were your favorite childhood stories?

I don't remember any stories from my childhood. Apparently nothing made an impression. I think there were those little Golden books laying around the house. Of such stories as "The Three Bears" and "Little Red Riding Hood". There was a distinct lack of Dr. Suess books in our house, but I think I read some of them at other people's houses.

2. What books from your childhood would you like to share with [your] children?

I don't really like to spend time with children, but I could teach the guinea pigs to read. Some books I have read, which I would recommend to guinea pigs and humans, alike:

3. Have you re-read any of those childhood stories and been surprised by anything?

I've only read the above once. I will eventually get around to re-reading all but the Xanth. (Xanth is too light and fluffy to bother reading more than once. :)

4. How old were you when you first learned to read?

I don't know.

5. Do you remember the first 'grown-up' book you read? How old were you?

In the 6th grade, I was 11 and we read the Hobbit for class. That was the first novel I read.

I read a few Scholastic books. Mostly little, fifty page books about horses and girls wishing for horses. heh. And then I was introduced to scifi with Sea of Glass, Barry B. Longyear (Hey!! It's back in PRINT!) (Longyear also wrote Enemy Mine, which was turned into a pretty good movie) (Anyway!)

And then I was on my way into some real reading, Piers Anthony, Andre Norton, along came Anne McCaffrey, etc etc etc. :)

And speaking of movies... I have declared an official end to VHS.

I tend to re-watch my movies over and over, and some... okay, all my movies are starting to have trouble in SO's video players.

Yesterday, it was Star Trek, Generations. As if it weren't distressing enough to see the Enterprise being destroyed multiple times, I also have to deal with little staticky skips every few seconds!! Arg!

ARG, I say. Do you know how expensive it's going to be to replace my entire collection?! And where do I begin? With my old favs like Legend or LadyHawke... Or with new favs like The Abyss or The Fifth Element?


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