Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > General Discussions

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-14-2013, 10:02 AM   #1
BeccaPrice
Wizard
BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
BeccaPrice's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,128
Karma: 11174187
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Sony 350, K3-3G, K4SO, KPW
"What Was the First Book that Made You Love Books?"

In today's I Love My Kindle, Bufo Calvin cites a Publisher's Weekly story that asks that question.

Calvin's response is right on:“What was the first air that made you want to breathe air?”

I can recall vividly when reading all of a sudden Made Sense to me - don't recall my age, probably kindergarten or first grade. It was a picture of a black cat, with the letters C-A-T under it. When I connected those letters with the picture with the sound "cat", it was an almost audible click in my mind, and I thought to myself "now no one can hide secrets from me, ever again!" (and I've been a research freak ever since, too).

Last edited by pdurrant; 04-15-2013 at 06:30 AM. Reason: Fixed thread title.
BeccaPrice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
BeccaPrice
Wizard
BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
BeccaPrice's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,128
Karma: 11174187
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Sony 350, K3-3G, K4SO, KPW
I think that first book was a Dick and Jane book - I could care less about Dick and Jane, but I loved that cat.

Once reading made sense to me, I read everything I could get my hands on, but they were mostly stories and escape fiction - lots of mysteries and science fiction.

In high school, I read the short story Leaf By Niggle by JRR Tolkein - that affected me for weeks after.

Another book that profoundly affected me was All The King's Men, which I read as a freshman in college. I remember the shock and depression that followed, as I realized that my parents had lied to me for all these years about what motivates politics and politicians.
BeccaPrice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 10:17 AM   #3
Catlady
Wizard
Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Catlady's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,556
Karma: 7190088
Join Date: Oct 2010
Device: jetBook Lite, Libre Color
The first books I remember were Little Golden Books.
Catlady is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 10:32 AM   #4
GlenBarrington
Cheese Whiz
GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
GlenBarrington's Avatar
 
Posts: 974
Karma: 3066243
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Device: Droid Bionic, 1st Gen Kindle Fire. All Sony's Retired
In truth, I don't remember.

I can remember walking to our neighborhood branch library at 10 by myself in the dead of Winter (yes, uphill both ways in snow drifts higher than me) to find something to read. But that was 53 years ago, so that initial connection came even earlier and is an even dimmer memory.

That was before Springfield closed the branches and forced everyone to go to the central downtown facility. I feel sorry for kids, now. They have to wait for someone to take them to the library. And if they don't, then, Oh well, kids don't need the feeling of being able to take destiny into their own hands anyway.

Maybe, the high availability of free ebooks available for download makes up for it a bit. Kids CAN find stuff to read for free but this system lacks the basic filtering I think we want children's reading material to have.

Also, it seems a shame to place this burden on the backs of authors while allowing our institutions to skirt this traditional obligation.

Maybe Mobileread could have a download section exclusively for young people. Made up of Public Domain and author donated books for non adults? Lots of logistical issues to resolve, but what better place to try and instill a love for books and ideas in children than here?

Last edited by GlenBarrington; 04-14-2013 at 10:38 AM. Reason: additional brilliance to share. . .
GlenBarrington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 10:38 AM   #5
Apache
Readaholic
Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Apache's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,141
Karma: 31166168
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: South Georgia
Device: Nook Color / Nook HD+
I do not remember either. As far back as I can remember I have always read.
Apache
Apache is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 11:47 AM   #6
Synamon
Lunatic
Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Synamon's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,492
Karma: 3284664
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Land of the Loonie
Device: Kindle Paperwhite and Keyboard, Kobo Aura, iPad mini, iPod Touch
It was probably a cereal box. Riboflavin is a great word.
Synamon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 11:55 AM   #7
poohbear_nc
The X-Mods!
poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
poohbear_nc's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,858
Karma: 45087967
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Durham, NC
Device: Every Kindle Ever Made & To Be Made + Kobo Aura + Nexus7.2!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Catlady View Post
The first books I remember were Little Golden Books.
Yes - those and the Golden Nature Guides (full of bugs, dinosaurs, etc.)
poohbear_nc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 12:10 PM   #8
QuantumIguana
Wizard
QuantumIguana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.QuantumIguana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.QuantumIguana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.QuantumIguana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.QuantumIguana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.QuantumIguana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.QuantumIguana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.QuantumIguana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.QuantumIguana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.QuantumIguana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.QuantumIguana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
QuantumIguana's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,777
Karma: 16739598
Join Date: Jan 2012
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 2 gen, Kindle Fire 1st Gen, Kindle Touch
"Tell Me Why" by Arkady Leokum, but I was already reading a lot. I read this over and over and over.
QuantumIguana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 12:28 PM   #9
Pulpmeister
Addict
Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 207
Karma: 1611614
Join Date: Nov 2011
Device: kindle
The first book I actually read for myself, instead of having read out to me, was a Little Golden Book, Scuffy the Tugboat, by Gertrude Crampton and illustrated by Tibor Gergely.

The reason I can quote the writer and illustrator is because, some years ago in a second-hand bookshop, I spotted a mint copy, and in a burst of nostalgia, I bought it. I still have it.
Pulpmeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 01:00 PM   #10
Billi
Wizard
Billi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Billi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Billi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Billi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Billi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Billi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Billi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Billi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Billi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Billi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Billi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Billi's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,040
Karma: 12777891
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Berlin
Device: Cybook, iRex, PB, Onyx
I never ever decided to love anything or anybody. This simply happens.

I love reading since I was a kid but I don't think that any special book did the trick.
Billi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 01:25 PM   #11
~Kate
Connoisseur
~Kate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.~Kate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.~Kate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.~Kate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.~Kate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.~Kate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.~Kate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.~Kate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.~Kate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.~Kate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.~Kate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
~Kate's Avatar
 
Posts: 77
Karma: 587068
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Tornado Alley, USA
Device: Paperwhite 2, Fire HDX 8.9, Nexus 7 2013
As a kid I really loved animals and the outdoors, so mostly any books about that. Probably my earliest favorite was Wait till the Moon is Full by Margaret Wise Brown.

It's a story about a baby raccoon who begs his mother to go outside - again and again - and his mother always says "Wait till the moon is full". It had really great pictures of the animals in the forest that made the story real.
~Kate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 03:28 PM   #12
alanHd
Addict
alanHd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alanHd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alanHd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alanHd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alanHd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alanHd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alanHd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alanHd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alanHd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alanHd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alanHd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 294
Karma: 1394915
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: UK
Device: Kindle Touch, Ipod Touch
I've always been an avid reader but the Doctor who series stand out, especially the ones by Terrance Dicks.
alanHd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 03:55 PM   #13
wizwor
Guru
wizwor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wizwor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wizwor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wizwor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wizwor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wizwor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wizwor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wizwor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wizwor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wizwor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wizwor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
wizwor's Avatar
 
Posts: 952
Karma: 20949157
Join Date: Nov 2011
Device: kindle, fire
The Ghost of Opalina or Nine Lives by Peggy Bacon
wizwor is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 04:38 PM   #14
Jozawun
Evangelist
Jozawun ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jozawun ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jozawun ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jozawun ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jozawun ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jozawun ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jozawun ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jozawun ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jozawun ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jozawun ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jozawun ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Jozawun's Avatar
 
Posts: 490
Karma: 1597460
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Australia
Device: Cybook Gen 3, Pocketbook 902, Sony 650
Quote:
Originally Posted by Synamon View Post
It was probably a cereal box. Riboflavin is a great word.
I thought you got more, character-wise, from Niacin.
Jozawun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 04:49 PM   #15
BeccaPrice
Wizard
BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
BeccaPrice's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,128
Karma: 11174187
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Sony 350, K3-3G, K4SO, KPW
It's the deep, interpersonal relationship between the secondary additives that really makes this cereal box.
BeccaPrice is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LOVE: A book of love poems for the Kindle glc3 Self-Promotions by Authors and Publishers 2 09-24-2012 02:42 PM
Touch My home-made KT case made out of a real book vferdman Kobo Reader 6 02-17-2012 11:05 PM
E-book's you want to see being made? ebook creator General Discussions 29 03-14-2011 06:49 PM
Books made into movies SmartyPants Reading Recommendations 51 06-02-2010 06:11 PM
Books that should be made into a movie... Colin Dunstan Lounge 11 05-17-2006 10:20 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:34 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.