Following my earlier post on favourite books, I decided to look back on just when did my reading habit start and how would I have responded to the “Cover Challenge” when I was in 6th class.
From a very young age I remember reading stories from Fairy Tale collections by the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson as well as stories from Ancient Ireland.
My parents set a great store on literacy and Santa always brought a book at Christmas – usually one of the classics which were considered to be literature of ‘pretty high standard‘.
I had two inspiring teachers in 3rd/4th and 5th/6th who placed great emphasis on the power and enjoyment of reading. I also went to the local public library regularly and became a great fan of the detective Nancy Drew and the Chalet School.