What is the first book you remember reading? What about the first that made you really love reading?
I actually wrote a Sunday Salon on this very topic last year! The first book I remember reading and the first book that made me really love reading are one and the same–The Illustrated Book of Myths: Tales & Legends of the World, as retold by Neil Philip and illustrated by Nilesh Mistry. It collected a good variety of myths from around the whole, separated out by theme–for instance, all the creation myths were at the beginning. It’s where my love for Egyptian mythology was born. I read and reread it all the time–while it is age appropriate for wee lasses, it wasn’t dumbed down by any means. The illustrations are ridiculously gorgeous and have stuck with me to this very day. Luckily, I still have it, and I look forward to sharing it with my brother’s children when the time comes.