Thursday, January 6, 2011
Literary Blog Hop #2
Literary Blog Hop is hosted by The Blue Bookcase, and this week's question is:
How did you find your way to reading literary fiction and nonfiction?
When my mother and her siblings were kids, my grandfather bought a set of classics for them with volumes like Treasure Island, Gulliver’s Travels, Little Women, and more. Since I was little, I’ve loved their yellowed pages and their old-book smell that I think only bibliophiles can truly appreciate. I grew up knowing that I was going to read those books someday, as soon as I was old enough.
The first volume I finished was Little Women, and I absolutely loved it. I wanted to be a part of the March family, and I particularly liked Jo March with her ink-stained face and her dreams of being a writer. You could call Little Women my gateway book to classic literature. I soon started reading other classics, and two of the classics I read during high school, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, are still my favorites today.