Monday, 18 May 2009

Musing Mondays.


Here is this week's question,

Do you remember how you developed a love for reading? Was it from a particular person, or person(s)? Do you remember any books that you read, or were read to you, as a young child? (question courtesy of Diane)

My love of reading did not develop till I was in my teens. Early teenage years were filled with
Cherry Ames books. I loved these partly because my Mum was a nurse and I could visualise her in all these adventures.
In my late teens Cherry Ames had really had a significant effect on me (lol!) as I started my own nurse training. Once on the wards, I was introduced to historical fiction by one of the other nurses and this love has grown.My reading of an odd Jean Plaidy book now encompasses many more authors including Alison Weir and Hilary Mantel.
More Musings can be found
here.

6 comments:

Margaret said...

I've never read Cherry Ames books (or heard of them actually), but then I wasn't interested in nursing - scared of doctors and hospitals when I was a child, probably after a traumatic experience having my tonsils out!

Jean Plaidy I discovered in my teens - probably through the library, I can't remember.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
I have never heard of the books you listed. I'll have to do some research and see if the library has them. They sound great! I have 2 sisters that are nursed! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

gautami tripathy said...

I never read the series!

:D

Here is my post

Miss 376 said...

I can't remember a time when I haven't read. By the time I was 10 I had read every book I was going to read in the junior library so got special permission to get books from the adult library, carefully sellected by my mum. One of the first "proper" books I can remember my mum buying me was by Tove Janson about the Moomins. couldn't believe it when my boys were little that they had turned it into a children's animated cartoon

Marie said...

I haven't heard of these either but they sound like fun. Glad they helped you develop a love of reading!

Charli and me said...

I never really delveloped a love for reading until I was a young adult. I enjoyed reading your post.