For the Love of Books: Your First Love


SwordatSunsetOver on Facebook, Orbit Books asked what was the first book that made readers interested in reading. I got to thinking about this and realize that I actually have two answers.

To preface that, I can’t remember ever not reading. But one of the first books I remember reading as a little girl was Go Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman. It was a fun book and helped me learn how to read.

Then there’s another answer. The book that sparked my love for fantasy fiction was Sword at Sunset by Rosemary Sutcliff. While still in my teens, I found an old, out-of-print copy in an antiques store in Northern California gold country and was intrigued. I read this Arthurian tale, fell in love with fantasy and never looked back.

Thinking back on that with fond memories, I began to wonder what book sparked your interest in books. Please leave a comment below — I’d love to hear your answer.

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