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Genres I read as a child

What was your favorite genre to read as a child? Do you still read that genre, or do you read something else now? (submitted by Mark @ Carstairs Considers)

Answer: I didn’t like reading books when I was a kid. When I did read it was because I had to.

There wasn’t any genres I read as a kid. It was books with animals in them. It didn’t matter what genre as long as it have a animal of some short.

The books I read as a kid that didn’t have animals in them are The City of Amber and Inkheart. Which I am totally baffle as to why these books are label middle grade and YA. I read them when I was eight.

Did I enjoy reading those books? I guess I did. I didn’t get into reading until I was eleven years old and I didn’t really get in to reading until I was thirteen.

First line Friday & Friday 56

This week I pick a book I’m currently reading called Residue by Steve Diamond. It a YA horror about a boy who can see the tracks left by serial killers and paranormal monsters.

First Line

“Your father is missing,” the deputy said, “We found his car abandoned several miles outside town.” There are a few things I never expected to hear in my life. That was one of them.

-Pg.18 Residue by Steve Diamond

Friday 56:

“That was when I notice something on the ground. Tracks. They started at the door of my dad’s truck, leading away-deeper into the forest.

Pg. 56

That all I have for this post. See yay space cowboy.

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  1. I never really had a favorite genre as a child, I chose to explore all genres then. Today I am the same way I suppose, I like so many different genres. I do tend to gear towards the psychological thriller genre. But I try to make myself go out of my comfort zone and try something new, but it is hard for me.


  2. I think it’s interesting that readers didn’t necessarily enjoy reading when they were kids. We all become readers in our own way. 😉 I like the opening lines you shared – I don’t think anyone expects to hear a family member has gone missing! Happy Reading!


  3. Interesting that you found a few books to enjoy as a kid even if it wasn’t something you loved. Glad you have found the pleasure of reading now.


  4. I was in a super tiny French village until 10, with basically no access to books. But I moved when I was 11, and then got access to a lot of books! I guess that’s why I’m devouring books now


  5. I read a lot of different genres as a kid.

    My first line comes from In Spotlight and Shadows from Rachel Scott Mc Daniel:
    Chapter 1 Elise January, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    History didn’t haphazardly repeat itself in the chapters of Elise Malvern’s life.


  6. I’m currently reading Miss Newbury’s List by Megan Walker. It’s a super sweet story!
    “My pulse pounded in my ears. Me? Learn to fight? My fists were as delicate as porcelain. This had to be a joke.”
    I hope you have a great weekend! 😀❤️📚

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  7. I loved history and suspense growing up, and still do! (as evidenced by my current read) Today I’m reading Forged in Love by Mary Connealy. The first line is: “August 1870, Pine Valley, Wyoming, Near the Wind River Mountains ~ A bullet slammed into the side of the stagecoach carrying Mariah Stover, her pa, and her older brother.” I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  8. I know quite a few people who weren’t into reading early in life–nothing wrong with that! The middle grade level confused me too until I figured out it meant books aimed at children aged 8-12/13 (other parameters exist too). Of course, I’m a believer that most books are for any age, depending on the the reader’s interest. My daughter is mostly into middle grade novels (although as read adult and YA too), and I have found enjoyment in the genre as well. She hasn’t read Inkheart yet, but I think she would enjoy it.

    I hope you are enjoying The Residue. The opening line has me curious to know more. Have a great week!

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