This week’s Friday Five.
- What were your favorite childhood stories?
Hm…as a toddler, I loved Mr. Paint Pig. Then I was into all kinds of stuff. I particularly loved James Thurber’s The Thirteen Clocks, mostly because it has a totally killer villain.
- What books from your childhood would you like to share with [your] children?
Definitely The Thirteen Clocks. Probably also the Encyclopedia Brown mysteries and all the other stuff I loved to read.
- Have you re-read any of those childhood stories and been surprised by anything?
Hm… not really. :)
- How old were you when you first learned to read?
Don’t remember. I could tell whether words were right-side up or not before I could talk, though (mom handed me a birthday card upside down as an experiment and I turned it right-side-up very seriously and pretended to read it).
- Do you remember the first ‘grown-up’ book you read? How old were you?
Not really. When I was 9 or so I read the first 100 pages of Don Quixote de la Mancha, but gave up because I didn’t get most of the humor.