Bibliobiographies is a new monthly feature I’m hosting here at Ruby’s Reads. Last month, I whipped up the inaugural edition (and I’ll likely be revisiting my own reading past at some future date), and this month I have a special guest! Smash Attack Ash, from Smash Attack Reads is stopping by to share her Bibliobiography with us! Welcome, Smash!
We all have our reasons for loving the written word. Mine date back to my childhood in which I was raised by a single mother. My mother worked full-time and it was rare that she could sit down with me for breakfast. Instead, I sat down with new friends, every day. Since that time, I have never eaten “alone.” If I am not with a real, breathing human being, I am with a character in a book.
Up first is an ultimate treasure of mine. I still have this picture book and will treasure it, always. I just love the movie too and watch it about once a year. I love the music and Jared! ?
Has anyone else read Phroomf? I will just die if I find someone else I can gush with about this book! I still know the song by heart. ? I interned in a domestic violence program where I worked with children exposed to the violence, and we used this book during our Christmas party. It was a big hit!
Charlotte’s Web is the book that I remember the most during childhood. I was touched by the relationship that formed between two wildly different animals, and it probably helped shape how strongly I feel about societal issues of the same nature today. I cannot wait to read this one to my future children.
Other wildly, awesome, memorable books and authors from my childhood. I remember visiting the library weekly with my mother so I could devour something new. Reading was like candy to me, and my mother was so happy and proud that I was inhaling the written word.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass were fascinating for me, and any adaptation of this tale will get a read from me today. I’m pretty enamored with this magically crazy world. I think it is the sole reason I love fantasy and mind-f* ckery so much.
I went through spurts of reading during my high school and early 20′s. I was a bit on the wild-side, so reading took a backseat to my partying ways. However, I read a lot of coming-of-age stories during that time. I think they helped me connect with a part of myself that I often ignored. Summer Sisters, Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang, Empress Orchid and Memoirs of a Geisha stand out in my mind. Great reads. I should revisit them. I also LOVED the Foxfire movie with Angelina Jolie.
Today, I seem to read a LOT more YA, but I’ve also become a huge zombie and dystopian fan. Those are my favorite genres, hands down, but I definitely call myself an eclectic reader because I will read anything that strikes me as interesting.
Thanks for sharing, Smash! Oh, how I loved Shel Silverstein! And he’s timeless, too. His poems still make kids laugh. And I’m right with you on Twilight. I can’t honestly say that it was a great read, but it did get me back into reading YA Paranormals.
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