A Bookwormsy Affair: Lost and Found

31 May

My encounter with storybooks happened at a really young age, probably when I was in pre-school- I think, or at least that’s how I had remembered.



My mother would always read to us on most nights before bed. Kiddie stories like the:

  • The Three Little Pigs
  • Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • The Little Red Riding Hood
  • Peter and Jane (Ladybird Book Series)
  • The Enormous Turnip


My all time favourites are Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Enormous Turnip! I would get my mum to read the same book many nights in a row. I remember as she read, I would fixate my eyes on the illustrations on the left side of the book, while she read the words on the right side.


My mother would read this exact same book! Memories Memories!

Halfway through, she would paused and asked, ‘Are you looking at the words?” Quickly, I would pretend to be looking at the right side of the book, and nodding my head! Haha! šŸ˜€




Just wanting their kids to recognise those words in the books

Just wanting to see the nice illustrations, and interpret the story based on the pictures!


In primary school, I was so into the romance genre. How typically girly right? I loved the series of Mary-Kate and Ashley’s and Sweet Valley High. I would read them during second language classes. Haha! Come on, who doesn’t? And even if you are not guilty for reading during language lessons, I bet you are guilty for day-dreaming! šŸ˜€


I would exchange storybooks with friends who had other Mary-Kate and Ashley’s or Sweet Valley High’s series. I have never own a Sweet Valley High storybook before.

Mary-Kate and Ashley’s books from my humble book collection!

Mary- Kate and Ashley’s books!


One of my classmates introduced the Just George series- The famous character from Enid Blyton’s Famous Five. In my 4th year of primary school,Ā I was pretty hooked onto them for awhile. Of all the 6 books, I have like 4 of them at home (they are still sitting on my dusty shelves right now).


My super duper old books!

My super duper old books!


I would pester my mother to get me those books, and she would refuse. After much whining, she gave in; with a condition: I had to pay for them. Oh well, I don’t mind, as long as I get my hands on the untouched, new- smelling books.



I lost touch of storybooks when I entered junior college. With the lecture notes to ‘entertain’ me, who needs more entertainment from storybooks? Okay, maybe I was just not putting the effort to make time. GUILTY!


I managed to keep in touch with storybooks during my summer vacation in my 1st ? Or 2nd year of college (I can’t really remember). I could actually complete 1 book after the many years of losing touch with storybooks. Then, I was still into the romance genre.


LOST, then finally… FOUND!

After that 1 pitiful book that I managed to complete (which I was pretty proud of), I lost contact with storybooks AGAIN. It was until recently this year that I have a sudden interest in crime, murder, mystery related books! How creepy and sadistic is that?!? But yeah, I have FOUND storybooks in my life again! So that’s a plus point!


I have done some readings over the pass few months. I would probably do book reviews soon! So watch of for that if you are into crime, murder, and sadistic stuff like me! Wahaha..


Okay, I not that creepy as I sound.


So see you guys real soon! Tell me what’s your favourite storybook genres! I would love to be introduced to some cool storybooks! SO RECOMMENDATIONS ANYONE?



2 Responses to “A Bookwormsy Affair: Lost and Found”

  1. ariesapril June 10, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    Try this book- Before I go to sleep
    You’ll love it!!

    • giandeborah June 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

      I just went to google it. And yes, the plot seems interesting! Will check that out when I’m done with the one I’m reading! I’m currently reading The Book of Blood and Shadow! You can go check that out; I’m only in the first few chapters though!

      Thanks for sharing! ā¤

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