I don’t remember being fond of reading when I was a kid. The only time that I had been interested in reading was when I was in high school – during the hype of the Sweet Valley High and Sweet Valley University book series. Haha! Yep, I was one of those teens who got into that.
Although I do remember my folks buying me and my brother a nursery rhyme book with a cassette tape. (Yes, we didn’t have CDs during those days and we only have cassette tapes and cassette players… Geez, I am old!) Both of us had one with different set of rhymes.
Then when I was in the early years of grade school, I used to read the stories in the Grade 4 Filipino book (Panitikan 4, I believe). It had mostly legends and some other known Filipino stories. So, when I reached 4th grade, I already knew the stories being discussed and I used to participate in recitations, too. LOL!
We also had a set of bible story books, I think there was 10 books all in all. I used to look at the photos instead of reading the stories. Until eventually, I had to practice reading and I cannot find any other interesting books to read apart from that set.
When it comes down to it, I don’t think I ever had a favorite childhood book or books for that matter. I read what looks interesting to me and if it was not interesting enough, I never finish the book. I think I retained that trait until now, though. 😛
On the other hand, given that I was such an active kid in kid’s church during my time (yes, I used to be a “bibo” kid or I tried to be), well it’s not really a book, but I think I was into Bible stories when I was a lot younger. I loved listening to Bible stories being read out loud by our Sunday school teachers with all those pretty photos and costumes and other paraphernalia they use to get the attention of the kids. 🙂
Now that I think about it, it’s a good thing that I have already started my little Z’s book collection. As of now, he’s got 4 books consisting of Bible stories as well. Got it from Toy Kingdom for Php 99.75 each a few months back. 🙂