Hello, everyone! Welcome to hour 1,000,000 of the 24-Hour Read-a-Thon (Doesn't it seem like that long?)!
In this mini-challenge, I'm asking you to tell me about the first book you remember loving. I'm talking, soul-searing, blood-boiling, can't-get-enough-of-it love. This book doesn't have to be from your childhood but it can be.
Just write up a quick post telling me what the first book you absolutely loved was and why you loved it. If you want to include some stories about your history with this book, please do!
When you're done, link back here and I'll choose one winner to receive a signed copy of The Riddle of Berlin by fellow book blogger Cym Lowell. Since I'm feeling all nice and generous, this contest is open to everyone, regardless of where you live (Although, I don't think I could afford shipping to the moon, so if you reside there, you're out of this one).
Here's the first book I loved:
The House That Had Enough by P.E. King - This one came into my home when the Little Golden Books were incredibly popular. I had a ton of the LGBs -- The Poky Little Puppy, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, etc. -- and this was my absolute favorite.
I would make my parents and babysitters read this to me all the time. I just loved the story of a house that got so annoyed with the little girl who lived there treating it badly -- sticking thumbtacks into its walls, leaving her wet towels all over the floor -- that it just picked up and walked away. I know I still read this book from time to time when I was old enough to be reading chapter books.
So, tell me: What was the first book you loved??