Literary Blog Hop

Literary Blog Hop

How did you find your way to reading literary fiction and nonfiction?

I found myself reading more literary fiction by the fact that the school I attended in Grade 7 didn't have much in the way of my favourite series, The Babysitters Club, available to sign out.  I had been reading the series for the better part of two or three years and when I started at my school that fall there wasn't much choice in the library to sign out at first.  There wasn't anything I was reading and then I signed out Jacob Have I Loved that September, I was able to change my reading habits drastically.  Also I was unable to find anything in my local library at the time because at that time asking for a loan was quite difficult, without having to ask the library staff to see if they could get a book for me.  As a result, I was forced read more difficult things.  And by the time I went to high school in Grade 8, the transition wasn't too hard and I was able to read more difficult things and was able to understand them.


Olivia said…
I adore Jacob Have I Loved. I remember vividly reading it for the first time. It made as much an impression on me as it did you.
parrish lantern said…
libraries are a fantastic resource aren't they.
Interesting how your inability to find what you thought you wanted led to you to find books that stretched you.

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Melody said…
Jacob Have I Loved made a great impression on me as well. I need to reread it.

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