During these dog days of summer, I went with something that I personally found fun. BEGINNING is such a wide-open topic. There are lots of beginnings in a person’s life.
If I stick to just my book loving life, here are some firsts or BEGINNINGs:
First Picture book favorite (yep, poor dad had to read this sucker over and over and over): Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende Devlin
First library card: 1979
First Chapter book favorite and first series book binge and first book girlfriend: Nancy Drew in The Secret in the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
First book boyfriend: We have a tie- Alec Ramsay from The Black Stallion by Walter Farley and Laurie from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
First Adult book (at the age of 9): Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie
First Adult book with a romantic element (at age of 10) which led to a long love affair with mystery and romantic suspense: The Winter People by Phyllis A. Whitney
First Adult book with some spicy scenery (at age 12) and first historical romance: White Indian by Donald Clayton Porter
First PNR/UF (at age 34): Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
First Young Adult book (at the age of 39): we have a tie (I fell and broke my tailbone and my sister in law sensed a captive audience and could finally get me to try her favorite genre so brought over Twilight by Stephenie Myer and City of Bones by Cassandra Clare)
First Erotic Romance (and this is one I’m not sure about, but I’m guessing also the age of 39): guessing about the book, too, so I’ll go with the first one I remember clearly, Caught Up in You by Roni Loren.
And, a few blogging firsts for you:
My first encounter with Delighted Reader was fall of 2011
My first review with Delighted Reader was April of 2012 for The Rancher and the Rockstar by Liz Selvig.
In January of 2013, I participated in my first blogger hosted book challenges: My Reader Block’s Mt TBR, Under the Covers’ Immortals, Under the Covers’ Gena Showalter, and Historical Tapestry’s Historical Fiction
In March of 2013, I posted my first blog interview for Authors After Dark feature with Andrew Grey and my first Yakkety Yak discussion post on what I liked and disliked in a cover.
In Oct of 2014, I posted my first TBR pile vote. Foolish Games by Tracy Solheim won out over Hope Flames by Jaci Burton.
In Oct of 2015, I posted my first audiobook review. Emily: Sex and Sensibility by Sandra Marton and narrated by Devra Woodward. The book was so-so, but the narration work carried it and a new audiobook lover was born.
So, those are several of my BEGINNINGs. Did any of my firsts strike a chord with you? Do Tell!
If you are interested in the details about this challenge hosted by Anna @ HCBS, here is the link: http://theherdpresents.blogspot.com/2017/12/blog-all-about-it-challenge.html