We’re on to the second week of Filipino Friday! And don’t I love this week’s topic?
What were your favorite books as a kid or while you were growing up? Do you still read children’s books? If you could give your younger self a book to read, what would it be?
This question presupposes that I have been reading since I was a kid. Which is true. I always say that I have loved books ever since I started to know how to read. 🙂 I was introduced to reading through Bible picture books that my mother bought for us. And then there were the fairy tale booklets which were freebies from Nido. If I were to choose which among the books I’ve read while growing up was my favorite, it would be the Nancy Drew books that Nanay rented for me (my Nanay is the ultimate condoner of my reading habits). Since then, I’ve loved mysteries and until now, I still find my self going back to mystery/crime stories as my comfort reads.
Of course, I still love reading children’s books. In fact, I’ve learned to love them more now that I’ve grown up. And then there are children’s books that I’ve only read (and loved) lately. Cases in point: The Velveteen Rabbit and Peter Pan. And because I have discovered that I love reading children’s books even at my age, I set up a reading challenge to read all the children’s books in the 501 Must Read Books list. So far, I’ve had good progress. Still stuck with Little Women, though. Hee. 🙂
If I were to give my younger self a book? It would be Peter Pan by J.M Barrie. I think my younger self would love the fantastical world of Neverland and would be able to identify herself with Wendy. And, I think I would even have a crush with Peter! Of course, the ending of the story would also be a great point for discussion with my mom (which I used to do then — the discussing) as it talks about choices and about growing up.
The Filipino ReaderCon is a few weeks away! Get to know more of the details on the Filipino ReaderCon website.
Till next Friday? 🙂