Another first Monday of the month, and I’d like to wish all my American friends a happy Independence Day. It’s also another Question of the Month, posed by Michael D’Agostino of A Life Examined. You can join in – just discuss the question by posting in the comments, and hop round other people’s blogs to see what they said. Even better, sign up to join in next month!
This month’s question:
“What was the first book (or book series) you really fell in love with?”
My first thought was that it was the Jill series of pony books by Ruby Ferguson, but then I thought, no, it was probably Winnie the Pooh, and House At Pooh Corner, and Now We Are Six. For some reason I don’t have any clear memories of When We Were Very Young, so maybe I didn’t find any rhymes I really enjoyed, or, more likely, being the youngest of the family, I avoided it! I still have our family’s copies, in their threadbare cotton hardback covers. Pooh is red, Now We Are Six is blue, and I had to go and look at the other two… which leads to the discovery that House at Pooh Corner is also blue, and I don’t have When We Were Very Young, only in paperback (all four of them in the same livery). I wondered what happened there?
I reread the Jill books when I unpacked them when I moved into this house. I enjoyed them all over again. I haven’t reread Pooh yet, although I dipped in to Now We Are Six in search of one of the poems a couple of years back. I should sit and reread them again. I’m sure it would do me good. Have you ever read the Zen of Pooh? That’s very thought-provoking.
Want to see what others think…