Thursday, March 02, 2006

World Book day Post.

Loads of people are having book theme posts. So here is a quick one of mine

I had got a weetabix book about astronomy as a kid. We had no multichannel or mega-drives. So when it rained I'd often read the book over and over again.

But one day I lost the book. And time passed I learned how to read books. (I had a difficulty reading lengths of text without skipping the entire page) I read Eind Byton and was happy. But never found the weetabix book.

Anyway some years later. I started Physics in college. I often wonder do I owe my career choice to Weetabix ?

Anyone else wish to contribute.

Update: Fellow Dosser Tuathal has revealed that his first book was Little Frog Learns to sing. But alas he lost the Book. But I have good news. The book is available to buy. Tuathal will now be able to relieve the joyous days he shared with the frog as he learned to sing. ;)


Auds said...

Never read wheetabix books as never had weetabix as a child - we always ate porridge.
The Childcraft Number 5 encylcopedia on The Body was read nearly weekly though. And now I've 3 weeks left of medical school!

Eamonn said...

My favourite book as a young child, and the first book I managed to read all on my own was called 'Little Frog learns to Sing'.

Its a simple story doing exactly what it says on the tin. It was also wonderfully illustrated. Like Simon I've also lost it. :(

I don't owe my career choice to it though.

Auds said...

"I don't owe my career choice to it though. "

Pity. Bound to have been an interesting career.

Simon said...

Maybe the crazy frog guys read the same book.

CK said...

I don't remember as far back to pre-school reading though I do remember I knew every nursery rhyme under the sun. Later on, I could not put down 'Hardy Boy' books, 'Famous Five' and 'George's Marvellous Medicine' is the first book I've ever reached the end of and gone straight to the front cover to start again. I read 'Hound of the Baskervilles' around 10, it scared the bejesus out of me. I don't know what my career choice is yet to know how they've influenced me, but I do know I love fiction, thrillers and detective stories.

Eamonn said...

Thats the one Simon.

Aww, the nostalgia.