Friday Five

  1. What were your favorite childhood stories?
    Some book about
    Louis Pasteur, called “The Power of Being You” or somesuch. Hitchhiker’s
    Guide to the Galaxy, Huck Finn, Neuromancer (Later in childhood, obviously)
  2. What books from your childhood would you like to share with [your]
    children?

    HHGTG, Neuromancer, Louis Pasteur
  3. Have you re-read any of those childhood stories and been surprised by
    anything?

    Didn’t enjoy Huck Finn as much when I was older, but I
    think I understood more of it. I definitely understood more of HHGTG.
  4. How old were you when you first learned to read?
    3
  5. Do you remember the first ‘grown-up’ book you read? How old were
    you?

    I don’t remember, but I read the newspaper at 3.

4 thoughts on “Friday Five

    1. Yep. My copy of it is in Boston. When I get back I will try to scan a few pages for you for nostalgia purposes.

      It’s cool someone knows what I am talking about.

  1. Shall I call you Doogie?

    You learned to read at 3? That’s pretty early, isn’t it? Especially for being able to read more than one-syllable sentences in some Dick and Jane kiddie books. Reading a newspaper at 3 is rare though, I would think. That’s pretty awesome.

    1. Re: Shall I call you Doogie?

      Crazy, eh? I wonder what happenned to all those smarts?

      Seriously though, obviously I don’t really remember reading at 3, but my parents tell me I did, and my grandparents always tell stories about me reading the paper (might have even been the times) at 3 years old..

      I don’t have many memories from that young, occasionally I get a flash of what my pre-school looked like on the inside.

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