Friday, July 3, 2015

FF Friday: In Which I Read All By Myself

Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

This week’s question: What is the first book you remember reading?

Answer: I hated reading when I was a kid and did everything in my power to avoid it. One of the first books that I remember reading on my own and actually enjoying was The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner.

The Boxcar Children - Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Alden children begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather. (Dang it, Goodreads, that is a terrible summary, and I don’t have time to write my own. The book is better than that. I promise.)

I remember being so excited when I found out that there were sequels to this book. Unfortunately, I hated all the sequels. Even as a nine-year-old, I was a passionate book snob.


The follow part: If you are a book blogger and you leave a link to your blog in the comments below, I will follow you on Bloglovin’. I’d love it if you also followed me. If you want to be friends on Goodreads, TwitterBookLikes, or G+, that would be awesome, too. Click the links to go to my pages on those sites. I’m looking forward to “meeting” you.


  1. That sounds like a wonderful book that you read for the very first time:-) Do check out my FF:

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  2. Haven't heard of that, I guess I should have pick Grimm's Fairytail.. Anyway..

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    How should I follow you? :)

  3. Oh yeah, I couldn't get enough of The Boxcar Children series when I was growing up! Following you back on Bloglovin' (and Twitter, Goodreads, and Google Plus) :)

  4. I think I read one of the books from the series, but then never continued it. I did that all the time when I was younger, and now I can't stand not finishing a series! Old follower!

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    Lizzie @ Lizzie the Sarcastic Blonde

  5. I never read The Boxcar Children. I don't think my school library had them, but I read the heck out of The Berenstain Bears.

  6. I can't believe I never read those when I was little! I just read tons of Dr. Seuss. I'm a new follower.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  7. I've read the first few Boxcar Children, but it's been so long I barely remember then :P Maybe I'll go pick them up again!

    Old follower :)

  8. I never read that series... I remember being a little book snob too. I loved Little Women by L. M. Alcott when I was a kid and when I found out there was a sequel I was really excited about it but then hated it.
    Thanks for stopping by! I'm following via Bloglovin :)

    Kar @ Pause Time

  9. I was a book snob too. Good thing that changed, or lessened. Haha!

    Old follower via Bloglovin' :)