Friday, July 27, 2012

Filipino Friday (2): School of Reading

Hello, fellow bibliophiles! Well, what do you know? It's Friday again! So it's time for another post on Filipino Fridays, a weekly meme that I'm participating in line with this year, ReaderCon. This week, it's all about how we got started on reading.

Who got you into reading?
Naturally, the ones who got me into reading were my parents. There were loads of paperbacks in the house. My mom was into Sidney Sheldon, Stephen King, and romance novels; my dad's books were mostly about chess and some thrillers.

Hmmmm.... Now I'm thinking. It's weird that I've never read any novels by Sheldon. I'm not too keen on playing chess either. But hey, I did have a Stephen King phase when I was in my early teens.

How helpful was your school in helping your reading habit and fueling your book addiction?
Oh, if it weren't for the school library, I wouldn't have finished my first read. It was The Bobbsey Twins and the Doodlebug Mystery. I think I was 8 or 9 then. I was so into The Bobbsey Twins series, more so than I was into The Hardy Boys.

Pretty soon, my parents were buying me my own copies of The Hardy Boys books. For some reason, we couldn't find any of The Bobbsey Twins. 


Mina said...

Hi, Peter! I never saw any Bobbsey twins either. I only read one, I think, a copy I found at a Tita's house. Must check Booksale...

Peter S. said...

Hi, Mina! I saw some at Booksale. But they're not the same editions that I used to read though.

Jack said...

Hi, Peter. I'm leaving this here so you and your books-exclusively friends can see it. Charlene at is involved in something called a Blog Hop for book-relevant sites. She explains it there, and a site like yours should get involved.
Bon Vive!
- Jack

Peter S. said...

Thanks for the heads up, Jack!

Stepford Mum said...

Peter, we have the complete hardbound Bobbsey Twins set at my parents' house. I didn't have to borrow them from the school library, but since we only have about 20 or so Nancy Drews, I did borrow those. One day I may reread a book or two.

Peter S. said...

Please tell me that those books are still there!