Favourite Childhood Books!

I wasn’t as much of a reader when I was younger then opposed to now, but I did read and enjoy a variety of books so I thought it would be fun to share them!

Geronimo Stilton  – I was obsessed with Geronimo Stilton until about grade 4 when my teacher told me I should start reading higher level books. This made me pretty mad considering how much I loved the series but I listened to her, and if I didn’t I would probably still be reading Geronimo Stilton now. Their adventures were just so fun and entertaining, and reading a book where instead of people, rodents filled the world was intriguing.

The Magic Treehouse by Mary Pope Osborne – I don’t know anyone who disliked this series because it was such a great children’s series! It was jammed pack with adventure and awesome characters, and even added some history in a way that didn’t feel like a boring history lesson. The Magic Treehouse series definitely kicked off my love for mythology and just world history in general.

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot – I read these when I was about 10 and I have to say that these are definitely not appropriate for 10 year olds. Other than that, I really did love this series and always had so much fun reading in awkward Mia’s point of view. I also really enjoyed the movies then, and also now! I recently purchased the first 3 books in The Princess Diaries series and I am excited to read them again after 5 years.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan – Like The Princess Diaries, I read this series when I was about 10 because that was the year I really got into reading, and was reading 24/7. This series is actually what got me into reading thicker chapter books and introduced me to the fantasy world. Percy Jackson is such an awesome character to follow, along with the rest of the cast, and the world is so intriguing while also educational because of the mythology.

Those are 4 of my favourite series growing up and if you read any of these when you were younger definitely comment down below! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Reading/Writing Update!

How I Got Into Reading

I’ve been seeing this around Booktube so I thought, hey, why not talk about this on my blog. So here I am, about to discuss how I got into reading and what books really started me off on my long, time consuming addiction.

I find that a lot of readers say that they have always been reading but I haven’t. It actually wasn’t until I was about 9 that I actually began reading thicker books and actually enjoying it. Before I was 9, I absolutely despised books. If there was a movie based on a book I refused to watch it because I thought it was going to be boring. I did give reading a try though when I was younger. I tried to read the first Harry Potter book but I just couldn’t sit down and read it because I couldn’t understand it, which was frustrating so I gave up. But, at the beginning of grade 4, I discovered the Magic Treehouse series and the Geronimo Stilton books which I adored but only read them when I had to because I obviously didn’t want to be classified as a nerd…Anyways, one day my teacher came up to me and said I needed to start reading more books in my age level because apparently the books I was reading were for 7 year olds not almost 10 year olds which totally bummed me out and I just stopped reading all together.

One day, though, I was visiting my cousins and my cousin forced me to watch Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and I just rolled my eyes and said okay. About halfway through, I realized that this movie was amazing (don’t ask why I thought it was amazing-I was 10 and at the time never read the books). Well my cousin then told me that there were books and I could read them so I practically praised her that day. As you can probably guess, I flew through that series like it was nothing and quickly moved onto the spin-off series, The Heroes of Olympus, and loved that even more. I was obsessed with anything Percy Jackson related and I actually NEVER read anything else until I was about 12. It was the middle of summer and I was at the library when I noticed a book called City of Bones by Cassandra Clare and I don’t know what fascinated me so much about it but I checked it out and brought it home, quickly starting it. And it was Percy Jackson all over again. I finished the 6 book series in 6 days! It became my favourite series ever and it still is. I soon realized there was MORE books about the Shadow world called the Infernal Devices trilogy and I jumped into that, loving it. After reading the Mortal Instruments it opened my eyes to other series. Divergent, The Hunger Games, The Selection, Harry Potter (which I can read now) etc, etc and now here I am…still crazy about books and honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way!

So that was my longish story on how I got into reading! I hope you guys liked it and I will most likely be posting my April TBR tomorrow!

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