I’ve been a reader since forever. My mom may not have gotten everything right, but she did read to me as a baby and very young person. I still have a few baby books in a box, somewhere. I’m sure this is why I’ve always loved reading.
We visited the library at least once a week. I especially loved the Montclair (Oakland CA) branch which is contained in the cutest little house, in a lovely tree lined street.
We visited the library at least once a week. I especially loved the Montclair (Oakland CA) branch which is contained in the cutest little house, in a lovely tree lined street. My mom would read the magazines and newspapers, and I would explore the children’s section. I’d check out several books each week, and read them over and over until our next visit.
My favorite genre was, and still is, mystery and adventure. I loved Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, although the library didn’t stock those books for some reason. My absolutely favorite stories were The Adventure Series by Enid Blyton: The Island of Adventure, The Mountain of Adventure, The Castle of Adventure and several more. The stories surround 4 British children who find themselves in the thick of fantastic mysteries in the most amazing locations. On my first visit to London, back in the early 80’s, I found a used book shop and found 2 of her books. They still sit proudly on my bookshelf.
My current reading list is mostly detective and legal stories, and I read on my Kindle which is always stocked with plenty of material to chose from. I weaned myself off the feel of the paperback quite a few years back. The public library is no longer part of my lifestyle, but I do appreciate it for what it gave me as a young person