What was the first book you bought by yourself??What was the first book you bought by yourself?? Paula #questionnaire
Dan Brown-Angels and Demons
Three Women, bought at a Scholastic book fair. 1960’s. (with my own allowance)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, I still have the copy?
Oh gosh, I couldn’t remember. I bought books at the scholastic book fair since I was old enough to be in school. My mom always let me buy whatever I wanted, so I may as well have been buying them by myself. It was also frequent that my mom would give me some money and just set me free in the local Waldenbooks. My book purchasing was never very monitored.
Dan Brown – Angels and Demons and then Alchemist I think or either way round
The Gunslinger, Stephen King
No idea, but I know it was from a scholastic book fair
Ohhh i cant event remember….
Mother by Maxim Gorky. It was also the first money I earned.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I was 12.
Martin Eden, by Jack London
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I was 10 at the time and I thought the book has illustrations, but turned out it hasn’t because it’s classic novel and Wordsworth is thw publishing company. Anyhow, i enjoyed reading it, when I turned 13. Lol.
I love that story
@Laura me too. It talks a lot about hope and family.
Of course love as well
Sailor moon manga
Black beauty I was 7 years old x
Probably Nancy Drew
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder in 4th grade and I still have it. ?
The Boys From Brazil from a book club. You know 5 books for .99 & buy 5 more at reg. price over a year
decades ago … probably a lot of Archie comic books!!!!
At 61 years old…i cant remember that far back. But probably a horror book. When i was a kid I started my love of reading with ghost and vampire books
Blubber by Judy Blume. It was the first book I ever purchased at a book store
I wanna say it was IT
The Color Purple
Archie , Archie and Veronica, Betty and Veronica.. got a numerous collection of it. Some being borrowed by friends and never been returned… then started liking Judith McNaught and bought “Someone to watch over me” .. i was in highschool then.. but never let anyone borrow ever again
Thorn birds and my first adult book
I don’t even remember. Clifford, maybe at the Scholastic book fair. Not 100%, though. That was many years and thousands of books ago.
Pipi Longstocking in kindergarten, at my first book fair.
I think it was an Encylopedia Brown…
I spent the first book token I ever had on The House at Pooh Corner, I was eight.
Would have been one of Enid Blyton’s, probably a Famous Five.
My very first book that started me on my love for reading was Chances by Jackie Collins…
I saved up for Gone With the Wind and The Lord of the Rings boxed set from Scholastic in 8th grade.
Swiss Family Robinson.
Nurse by Peggy Anderson.
omg its ben too long to remember! but if i had to guess probably a joanna lindsey novel LOL
Probably a Malory Towers book or Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys but my memory isn’t that great
The one in a million boy ?
Fairytale of New York
Some Scholastic Book club books ordered at school.
I believe it was a Christopher Pike book not for sure what the title was.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
I don’t remember the title but I’m sure it was a Christoper Pike book.
the three investigators and the raven’s lead
$1.00, two weeks allowance.
All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten
Great book by the way.
Now that’s a question …. I really don’t know … xxx
The Day of the Triffids.
Lord of the flies
Too long ago, can’t remember.
GREAT QUESTION! I don’t know- maybe a Nancy Drew?
Probably over 50 years ago – LOL I do remember that one of my favorites that I bought on a, probably Scholastic book order, was Mrs. Mike!
maybe Agatha Christie
I have no idea the title or the author. But it was a picture book about the opera at night. Al of the music instruments had a big debate on who was the best and most important one of all. In the end some humble little bell or flute of sorts, I do not recall the details, argued that they had equal worth in a symphony exactly because of their cooperation. This was back in communist Poland. I distictly remember standing on my toes and reaching up to place the money on that little shelf in front of the newsstand booth. Newsstands would sell all sorts of things, like chewing gum and small toys.
I made my mum stand a few steps behind me so that I could pretend I was out on my own.
I don’t know. But when I was in my 20s and single I would spend half of my paycheck at Crown Books.
Leon Uris – Exodus (hard back) ?
Sweet Valley High
Good question was a teenager years ago so don’t remember
Actually it may have been Summer of the Monkies
Probably Nancy Drew with my allowance
The Boxcar Children books by Gertrude Chandler Warner
I don’t remember the exact book but I’m 100% sure it was the Babysitters club!
The Song of Hiawatha. Amazing ability to write in such a way.
A walk to remember by Nicholas sparks I was only 16 when I bought my first book
Poky Little Puppy.
I really don’t remember but I know I bought ‘Jaws’ in 1974, I was 12.
Love Match by Barbara Steiner… LOL, it was a YA romance and I got it from the book fair. I still have it. The cover came off but I read it ever once and a while for nostalgia sake.
War of the Worlds by HG Wells. I was 8
Either yard sale or thrift store
Trixie Belden and the Gatehouse Mystery
A Game of Thrones
I have no idea. We had Book Fairs in elementary school so I most likely bought one when I was 6 or 7
Probably one of the Thomas the Tank Engine books
Doom of the Darksword.
The homing by John Saul
I wish I could remember! Probably something from The Weekly Reader thing at school. Or maybe some Little Golden Books…