I’ve missed writing these past couple of weeks but now that I’ve settled in for the summer I am ready to get back to the books!
When I was younger I wanted to be exactly like my older brother so when he grew to love reading so did I. At the time I was already an advanced reader but I hadn’t found MY book. You know the the one book (or series) that makes you fall in love with reading. I’ve always believed that those who don’t like to read just haven’t found THEIR book. My book came to me during Christmas time but weren’t truly opened until the next summer.
My Grandpa Sky was always real big on encouraging my reading and buys books he thinks I may like for almost every christmas. If he never found one it was always a Barnes and Noble gift card. At Christmas about 12 years ago he had gotten me the first book of Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley. The story surrounds two sisters, Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, who traveled through many foster homes after their parents mysteriously disappear leaving behind a single red handprint. In the end they move in with their supposedly long dead grandmother in a town called Everafter. Sabrina and Daphne learn about the family business as detectives, Fairy-Tale detectives that is. Everafter is filled with fairy tale characters who cannot leave as long as a Grimm is living within the magical barriers surrounding the town.
The Sisters Grimm and the Fairy-Tale Detectives turned out to be MY book because after that there wasn’t a novel I couldn’t keep my hands off of. During that summer I spent most if not all of my time at the library gathering books and making friends with the librarians (many of whom I still converse with today). It was also during that time that I read Harry Potter for the very first time by myself. Ever since then it has been an integral aspect of my life and a series that I will always always always go back too.
I’d love to know what YOUR book was?
See ya in the A.M.
“One should never underestimate the power of books.”