Books I Grew up on: John King

Books I Grew up on is a blog series featuring guest bloggers who discuss reading in their childhoods: the books they loved, the paths they found to developing a love for reading, and how reading helped them become who they are today! Today’s Books I Grew up on guest blogger is writer, musician, and publisher John King. 

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Corby, Northamptonshire, known as “Little Scotland.” All my family were Scottish and had moved there to find jobs in the steelworks. It was interesting to say the least, rich with characters. Most weeks our family and their friends would turn up at our house, my grannies or one of my aunties, have a tipple or two and proceed to sing, and sing, and sing …”One singer, one song …” They would call if any of the others wanted to join in with the chosen crooner. (As I grew older, I had my crooner moment too, singing old favourites like … King of the Swingers – King Louis in the Jungle Book, Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia – Laurel and Hardy and The Wild Rover – the Dubliners.)

I had an uncle who could turn up any time of day or night unannounced with his beloved accordion and if you knew a song he would play it. He had an rug of white hair and an eternal smile. Another uncle at Christmas would sing “Old MacDonald’s Farm” until he collapsed and was put to bed to sleep. Other times you might see him pass by dressed as a gorilla being chased by the police and giving my granny the fright of her life or telling my dad he had some amazing flower seeds, planting them and leaving the garden full of weeds. To this day my Granda loved telling stories of him growing up in Scotland and I loved listening to them. I would visit my grandparents most weeks just to sit with them, have tea and cakes (snowball was my favourite) and enjoy his colourful tales. This carried on for as long as I lived in Corby.

Football was my life growing up and I was lucky to be quite good at it, so reading sometimes took a bit of a back seat. I also had a famous uncle, Sir Matt Busby, manager of Manchester United, which probably added to the aura of playing. He visited my Grannie’s house one time when I was young and I got his autograph for my friends at school. He wrote “Best Wishes” and their name – many didn’t know he was my uncle and they thought I was playing a joke. I must admit a part of my heart remains in Corby.
What role did books have in your childhood?

For the most part I loved comics – The Dandy, The Beano, The Beezer and Rupert the Bear, also the Scottish comics Oor Wullie and The Broons which I continued to read even as I grew older. (I loved and still love the combination of words and illustrations.) Christmas was a special time when all the annuals came out.

 

 

 

 

How did you first develop a love for reading?

My reading came in waves or ripples reaching my shore. I loved autobiographies. When I was 20/21 I tore the ligaments and cartilage in my knee. The doctor told me I would never play again. I didn’t believe him and tried my best to get fit again. I did, but unfortunately he was right, not long after this my knee went again. Two operations later and that was the end of my playing days. Out of the blue I started to write, to draw and began to learn to play the saxophone, the creative side, that had been ‘hidden’, suddenly wanted to make an appearance. I learned to copy draw portraits of famous people and would do pencil drawings for friends of … Bob Dylan, Samuel Beckett, Edith Piaf, Bob Marley, Woody Guthrie, Billie Holiday, to name a few, but each time, before I would do the drawing, I would read their life story in order to incorporate the feeling of the person into the picture. Also, around this time I went to college/university and this gave me the opportunity to explore books (everything but my chosen subjects) a new world was opening up for me. I was also intrigued by the hobo, the traveller, the wanderer, particularly in America, and had my Mark Twain (Tom Sawyer – Huckleberry Finn), John Steinbeck and Jack Kerouac moments culminating in my going to live in Fort Worth, Texas for around a year. In my imagination following an idyll later, I worked for a few years in a Bookshop in London and entered the world of Carl Jung followed by Hermann Hesse, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Richard Bach, Kahlil Gibran etc … my journey has always been very much within, guided by the spirit of my imagination. Also, there were a couple of years where I always carried a copy of the Four Quartets by TS Eliot with me, which fitted snugly into my jacket pocket and would keep me company travelling on the buses and tubes.

What was your favorite book as a child? Why?

The book that immediately comes to mind is, The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley. I had a really vivid imagination when I was young and I think for many years I actually thought I had been a “water baby.” Although I haven’t read it since it is perhaps the power of the imagery that remains with me.

 

What is your favorite children’s book now? Why?

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (perhaps the whole of the Chronicles of Narnia but that might not count). It is the wonder of another world existing close to your own; learning and growing, alone and together and the realisation that in some way you could be part of this “world” – part of something amazing, although I must admit I am a Winnie the Pooh fan too.

 

What advice would you give to young readers?

It may be a bit cliche, but follow your heart. Read about what you love as you place your foot upon the road of discovery, embrace the sense of wonder. Allow the words and images to take you on a journey of the imagination – it is a beautiful journey. Find a pool of literature which reflects your dreams and dive in … Who knows where it will take you?
ABOUT JOHN

John is a writer and publisher. His publishing company is called Tatterdemalion Blue. John has also recently launched his book The Child and Silence. Find out more on the Tatterdemalion Blue website.


Books I Grew up on: Casey Elliott

Books I Grew up on is a blog series featuring guest bloggers who discuss reading in their childhoods: the books they loved, the paths they found to developing a love for reading, and how reading helped them become who they are today! Today’s Books I Grew up on guest blogger is singer and performer Casey Elliott. 

Where did you grow up? What was it like growing up there?

I was born in Riverside, CA and lived there until I was 8 years old. At that point, my family moved to Bountiful, UT where I lived until I graduated from high school (Woods Cross High). Both places were incredible places to grow up. The hills of Riverside provided me with endless hours of exploring the outdoors, ever expanding my collection of lizards and always eating fresh fruit from my grandparent’s fruit trees. Bountiful was a change, but a good one. I found that there were more kids to play with and I quickly found a close connection with several other boys in my neighborhood.

What role did books have in your childhood? 

Once we moved to Bountiful, I started to have a deep desire to read a variety of books. I would often ride my rollerblades (yep, rollerblades!) to the Davis County Library in Bountiful to read Tales from the Crypt, Hatchet, books about tying knots and the outdoors, and books about foreign countries, to name a few. I also found that I loved to do my homework in the library. There was just something about the library that made it easier to focus and learn.
How did you first develop a love for reading?

We would often read the scriptures as a family. I think this really helped spark my interest in reading as a young boy. Being able to consume more of the stories because my parents and older siblings were helping to speed things along really helped me to see that if you stick with a book, the story can get really exciting.

What was your favorite book as a child? Why?

One of my favorite books was called Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. I just thought it was so cool how a young boy could survive in the wilderness with pretty much nothing by a hatchet! I tried it a few times while camping and let’s just say I decided to focus my talent development on singing.
What is your favorite children’s book now? Why?

I really love King Bidgood’s in the Bath Tub by Audrey and Dan Wood. Such a fun book with incredible illustrations. Plus, it allows me to ham it up with my character voices, which my kids love.

What advice would you give to young readers?

I had a hard time learning to read. In fact, when I was about 10, it was recommended that I take some tutoring at Silvan Learning Center. I had learned to read in a way that didn’t allow me to see and read more than one word at a time. I would read each word very slowly from memory, having no understanding of phonetics. I had a really good memory, so I would just try to memorize each word, without really understanding the basics of phonetics and spelling. I was not a smooth reader! I could have easily given up and decided to work on other things, like sports, singing, etc. But I had amazing parents and teachers who stuck with me and helped me to see the incredible things that could come from developing my reading skills – and I have been blessed a thousand times over from sticking with it and learning to get lost in a good book. My advice to young readers is STICK WITH IT! Learning to read and learning to enjoy reading, will be one of the most beneficial skills you develop in your life.

Tell us about any projects you are currently working on and excited about.

I’d really love GENTRI to produce a “Where’s Stephen?” Children’s book some day. Stephen is our music director and we’re always trying to find him when we travel!

ABOUT CASEY

Casey Elliott is from Riverside, California, and is renowned for his powerful vocal and acting ability. He has toured the world as a performer, including his role as Radames in the U.S. National Tour of Aida and the first ever Broadway tour to perform throughout Mainland China. Other theatrical credits include Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, Zorro in the premiere of Zorro the Musical, Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities. As a solo singer as well as alongside other reputable vocalists, Casey has graced the stages of many prestigious venues throughout the country, including multiple appearances with the Utah Symphony. Casey holds a degree in business management from Weber State University, and currently works for a notable technology company. He and his wife have four beautiful children. Visit the Gentri website for more information.


Books I Grew up on: Braden Hancock

Books I Grew up on is a blog series featuring guest bloggers who discuss reading in their childhoods: the books they loved, the paths they found to developing a love for reading, and how reading helped them become who they are today! Today’s Books I Grew up on guest blogger is computer scientist and machine learning PhD student at Stanford, Braden Hancock. 

 

Where did you grow up? What was it like growing up there?
I grew up in the suburbs of southwest Ohio. It’s a magical place that nails perfectly (in my opinion) the balance between living too far apart from other people (total farm land) or on top of each other (sprawling apartment complexes of Manhattan). Evenings were spent at the ball field, the park, or playing outside in the yard.

What role did books have in your childhood? 
With 9 kids in the family who (almost) all loved to read, we kept the library busy. My mom had two separate library cards (since each card has a max item limit of 50 books), so we would get somewhere between 50 and 100 books each week. If you read through your allotted books too quickly before library day (usually Tuesday if I recall correctly), you’d end up reading the encyclopedia or your siblings’ books while you waited for a chance to refill.

How did you first develop a love for reading?
It’s hard to remember the beginning. It was just always there. I think it helped that my older brother really enjoyed reading. I saw how much he liked it, and that made me want to read the books he was so enjoying. And then my younger brother saw the books that I was enjoying, so he wanted to read them. And then our younger sister saw him…

What was your favorite book as a child? Why?
I really enjoyed the Bailey School Kids books when I was in young elementary school; I think I was very proud that I was reading “chapter books”, and mythical/folk creatures (vampires, leprechauns, werewolves, witches, frankenstein, etc.) are so much fun as a little kid. Good fodder for the imagination.

What is your favorite children’s book now? Why?
Now I enjoy the Olivia books when I read them to my 2-year-old daughter. They’re good books for kids—nice pictures, simple words, clear story—but they have all sorts of fun hidden gems for the parents, too, that make them fun to read.

What advice would you give to young readers?
Redwall. Such a good series. Look forward to the day that you can start reading the Redwall books.

 

ABOUT BRADEN
Braden is a computer scientist working with artificial intelligence at Stanford. Right now he’s trying to write programs that will let us teach computers just by talking to them instead of typing into them. We can already control some computers with voice, but we don’t yet have very good ways of teaching them new things with voice. He’s excited to change that!


Books I Grew up on: Kayla Hoffman

Books I Grew up on is a blog series featuring guest bloggers who discuss reading in their childhoods: the books they loved, the paths they found to developing a love for reading, and how reading helped them become who they are today! Today’s Books I Grew up on guest blogger is kimchi business owner and entrepreneur Kayla Hoffman. 

 

Where did you grow up? What was it like growing up there?

Morgan Hill, CA. It was fun. I lived thirty minutes away from the beach which was one of my favorite places. I was lucky to be able to do a lot of awesome activities with my family quite often such as camping, boating, snowboarding, going to the beach, going to Oakland A’s games, and hiking.

 

What role did books have in your childhood? 

Where the Red Fern Grows and Peppermints in the Parlor. Though the first sort of destroyed me as a child, I LOVED listening to my mom read to my sister and I. I remember when I started reading on my own I would hide a flash light in my bed and secretly read under my covers until I fell asleep. I caught on to reading really early so I was able to enjoy books my whole life. My mom was a huge part of getting me interested in books!

 

What was your favorite book as a child?

That is a tough one….As cliche as it is, I cannot imagine my life without having read the Harry Potter books. Those really were a huge part of my life and throughout different ages. I think there was something really inspiring about Harry, Ron, and Hermione. There were traits in each of them that I admired and their friendship was pure. I loved the magic and the storyline of overcoming evil.

What is your favorite children’s book now?

This book is mainly for babies but I LOVE King Baby. It is so funny and so simple. Everything in the book is true, even though it is outrageous. I laugh every time I read it.

 

What advice would you give to young readers?

Keep reading. Even when books are more boring, it is a skill and hobby that will make you smarter and happier. Movies are wonderful, but there is nothing like having an adventure of epic proportions within your own mind. It can really make you feel like anything is possible.

 

ABOUT KAYLA

Kayla owns a kimchi business called Yummchi and sells products at farmers markets in Salt Lake County, Utah. Yummchi was started last year and Kayla and her team are currently working on adding new, exciting products to their product line. She says the business has been fun and opened many doors for her and her family. To learn more about Yummchi, check out the Yummchi website.


Books I Grew up on with Travis Hancock

Books I Grew up on is a blog series featuring guest bloggers who discuss reading in their childhoods: the books they loved, the paths they found to developing a love for reading, and how reading helped them become who they are today! Today’s Books I Grew up on guest blogger is digital marketer, game maker, and entrepreneur Travis Hancock. 

20150712_175223Where did you grow up? What was it like growing up there?

I grew up in the southwest suburbs of Ohio. I loved it! Good schools, nice people, a beautiful autumn and all 4 seasons. I also liked that Ohio felt like it was in “the middle” of the country and so my family could easily take trips to just about anywhere.

What role did books have in your childhood? 

Books were a huge part of my life. My siblings and I seemed to always be leaning against the side-rests of our couch taking up 2 or 3 cushions while diving into a book. We looked forward to weekly trips to the library, and of course to free pizza and toys from the Book-It program or the latest library reading program. Reading was magical.

How did you first develop a love for reading?

Honestly, I don’t remember ever developing a love for reading. It just seemed to always be there, thanks to the culture my parents created in our house. Reading was simply something that we did and that we enjoyed. My mom made sure that the library box was always overflowing with options. She did a great job in making sure we always had a dozen new, exciting books within reach.

What was your favorite book as a child?

I know it’s cliche, but it’s pretty hard to say anything but Harry Potter as the favorite. Those books were just so magical and impossible to put down! I also really loved the Redwall series. Brian Jacques did an incredible job creating a whole universe full of legends and lore, language, food, culture, etc, similar to the way that Tolkein did for Lord of the Rings.
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What is your favorite children’s book now?

I always look back fondly on the Bailey School Kids series, and I still will read pages here and there when I come across one.

What advice would you give to young readers?

Young readers are so blessed to not be so picky or time-constrained when it comes to reading. It seems like adults just don’t prioritize reading like young readers do. So just keep at it! Keep reading as a priority now, and as you grow older. The benefits of reading can’t be overstated – it helps you learn, expand your mind, relate to others, and develop other innovative ideas.

ABOUT TRAVIS

One of the “other innovate ideas” that reading has led Travis to is the creation of board games! His company, Facade Games (facadegames.com) launched a game called “Salem” last year and it’s now played by thousands of people across the world. For all you book lovers out there, “Salem” is not only a fun game to play, but it comes in a beautiful box that looks like an antique book. Also look out for his next game, “Tortuga 1667”, in January 2017.

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Books I Grew up on with Michelle Christensen

Books I Grew up on is a blog series featuring guest bloggers who discuss reading in their childhoods: the books they loved, the paths they found to developing a love for reading, and how reading helped them become who they are today! Today’s Books I Grew up on guest blogger is illustrator and designer Michelle Christensen. 

 

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Where did you grow up?

I grew up overseas, in Beijing, Hong Kong, South Africa, and Taiwan.

 

What was it like growing up there?

It was very different from a typical American childhood. I moved every 2-4 years all over the world. I always knew it was different, and an experience, and I never took it for granted. I knew it would be a huge influence to my life as an adult. I felt incredibly inspired by Asia. Beijing is so different now than it was in the 90s when we lived there. It was more third world, much more controlled and communist. It was kind of romantic to be there during a time when it was less of the norm to see a foreigner around. I have such distinct memories of the coal dust in the air, and the sweet potatoes in the winter time, and the constant grey skies. The hum of a language I didn’t understand around me at all times.

 

What role did books have in your childhood?

My father read to me all growing up. Classics like The Borrowers, The Boxcar Children, E. Nesbitt books, Anne of Green Gables, My Father’s Dragon, clever, niche books that I just latched onto because of the quirky details of them. People don’t write that simply, or fantastically, anymore! My dad began telling me and my brother’s the Lord of the Rings stories before he read them to us (We were too young at the time), so when he finally did, we were so entranced by them.

 

lalaHow did you first develop a love for reading?

My parents – my dad. We always read growing up because we didn’t really have TV. And we didn’t have iPhones to distract us either!

 

What was your favorite book as a child? Why?

I had so many. I loved historical novels, books about strong women, independent women, or coming of age books like Walk Two Moons. I loved intricate fairy tale books like George MacDonald’s The Princess and the Goblin. I loved children’s books by Steven Kellogg and Anita Lobel. Mostly I was attracted to books that were layered, detailed, and had good story-lines and personalities, and of course, good illustrations. I also loved scary stories, there was a part of me that was always a little attracted to darkness, but I never delved too deeply into it. I knew I was too sensitive for some of those stories.

 

507a0543What is your favorite children’s book now? Why?

I love Princess Furball illustrated by Anita Lobel.  It is absolutely fantastic. It has wonderful characters, illustrations, and a beautiful classic story.

 

 

What advice would you give to young readers?

I would say– get away from your electronics for a few hours a day and read. Be creative. Go outside. Play. Write stories. You have no idea how those habits will mold your future. We have so much creative potential as human beings. It is so often wasted.

 

 

ABOUT MICHELLE

Michelle just finished illustrating a story earlier this year for the book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, which is a compilation of 100 stories of women who made a difference in the world by “rebelling” and standing for what they believed in. It comes out in December and she is very excited about it. Michelle also has a few books also in the works – one about biracial adoption, which will be coming out this next year. And another personal project about living in London. Check on Michelle’s website and blog for updates!
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Books I Grew up on with Bailey Gumm – Miss Nevada

Books I Grew up on is a blog series featuring guest bloggers who discuss reading in their childhoods: the books they loved, the paths they found to developing a love for reading, and how reading helped them become who they are today! Today’s Books I Grew up on guest is Miss Nevada 2016, Bailey Gumm. 


img_1604Where did you grow up? What was it like growing up there?

I was born and raised in Minden, Nevada. Minden is a small town known as the heart of the Carson Valley which is located in northern Nevada. Minden had a huge influence in my upbringing. Being from a town of about 3,000 people creates a close knit community.

What role did books have in your childhood?

Both of my parents are teachers and from an early age they instilled in me the importance of reading. Not only did they encourage me to read because it is a valuable skill, but they encouraged me to find joy in reading by reading books that were of interest to me. My grandparents would take me to the library to pick out books and attend read alongs, every night my dad and I would read part of the Harry Potter book series together, and when the book fair came to school my mom would walk me around and let me pick out the new Junie B. Jones book (that was one of my favorite series).

img_1605How did you first develop a love for reading?

My grandma would read to me when I was a baby. Between my parents and grandparents I learned to love reading really quick. I had my favorite books that I would read over and over again, or ask my parents to read to me.

What was your favorite book as a child?

  • Goodnight Moon
  • Those Terrible Town Breakers
  • Amelia Bedelia books
  • Magic Tree House series
  • Junie B. Jones series
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events series
  • Harry Potter series

 

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What is your favorite book now?

Any Robert Munsch book.  We Share Everything is one of my all-time favorite books for children!

What advice would you give to young readers?

  1. Be involved in the book choosing process. Pick out books that look interesting to you.
  2. Reread your favorite books while mixing in new ones.
  3. Never lose the joy of reading.

ABOUT BAILEY

My community service platform is ‘Autism through a different Lens’ promoting autism acceptance. I am working with state and national organizations to being acceptance to the autistic community through sibling advocacy. Currently I am traveling the state of Nevada attending fundraising events, speaking to schools, promoting my platform, and encouraging young women to get involved in competing in our Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization.

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Books I Grew up on with Steve Guscott

Books I Grew up on is a blog series featuring guest bloggers who discuss reading in their childhoods: the books they loved, the paths they found to developing a love for reading, and how reading helped them become who they are today! Today’s Books I Grew up on guest blogger is UK-based science fiction and fantasy writer, Steven Guscott. 

Author picHi! My name is Steven. I’m thankful to Thunderstone Books for inviting me to write a little bit about the books that I loved when I was younger.

There are a few stories/series that came to my mind straight away when thinking about my childhood and what books had an impact on me. They are The Puddle Lane series, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and The Horrible History series. I do remember some story-tape books (younger people, you might have to internet search what ‘story-tapes’ were) to do with classical music, and there’s also one series of books I think is for younger teens and younger children called The Edge Chronicles.

I don’t remember much about the Puddle Lane series except it had a wizard and a cat, and perhaps a dragon in it. What I do remember is that I loved having them read to me. I have little doubt that the reason I enjoyed these books was because they were weird and magical. Anything like that captures my imagination and in time my love for stories that are unique and magical would grow and grow.

I also remember being at my lower school, aged about six/seven, and when we had reading time I would find a bean bag in the painted castle part of the library and often choose a Horrible History book by Terry Deary. My favourite was Dark Knights and Dingy Castles; I certainly had an affinity for knights and castles.

In my young teens I read the first of the edge chronicles, Beyond the Deepwoods, by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. This story really captured my love of the unique and creative. I then went on to read a few others of the series before my reading tastes moved on to the likes of Sabriel by Garth Nix, The Black Magician Trilogy by Trudi Canavan, and The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien.

Those are all the main stories I actually remember from my early childhood, but in truth I did spend more time making things or playing football. It wasn’t until my mid teens I really came to appreciate a good story.

P.S. I wish I had had the Gruffalo as a child, now that is an incredible children’s story.

 

ABOUT STEVEN

As Steven has said, he loves unique stories and favours fantasy and science fiction. He especially loves stories that have characters he can learn things from or relate to. The first time he really found the value of such characters was in his last year at High School when his English Class studied Shakespeare’s, Hamlet.

Steven also likes to spend time with his family and friends, draw, and keep fit when he can. Under the name of Steven J. Guscott, he also writes stories. He has published two books with Kristell Ink:  The Book of Prophecy and The Diary of Frankenstein. Check out Steven’s website to learn more!

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Books I Grew up on with Megan Gneiting

Books I Grew up on is a blog series featuring guest bloggers who discuss reading in their childhoods: the books they loved, the paths they found to developing a love for reading, and how reading helped them become who they are today! To start off the Books I Grew up on series is Las Vegas photographer, Megan Gneiting. 

IMG_9731 (2) copyWhere did you grow up? What was it like growing up there?
Having been born and raised in Las Vegas, I can honestly say that I love this city! When I was a child, my parents were always questioned as to how they could effectively raise children in a place known for its many vices. Their answer is the same as mine, seeing as now I am a mother in Las Vegas: everything is black and white here and there isn’t much gray area. The good and the bad are very obvious. I think because I was exposed to both extremes, I was inspired from a young age to seek out the good things in the world. Come to find out there is a lot of good to be found in Las Vegas communities!

How did you first develop a love for reading?
My grandma lived right around the corner from my family, and she taught us how to read at a local elementary school. She had a huge collection and especially loved “pop-up” books of which she had many. I used to love going to her house and seeing what books she would read to me that day. When I began Kindergarten and started reading, my grandma really helped me learn to read. She taught me quickly and really pushed me to develop my reading abilities. I attribute my love of reading to her, and I am so grateful to have inherited a small portion of her book collection to read to my daughter.

What role did books have in your childhood?
Reading was always a hobby my parents encouraged. I remember one year for Christmas my parents gave me the entire Nancy Drew collection. Throughout the year my dad would read to me every night before bed. Before next Christmas came, we had finished the entire series. Being able to say I had read an entire series instilled a lot of confidence in me and and inspired me to read other book series!

What was your favorite book as a child?
My favorite book as a child was The Doll People by Ann M. Martin. The book is all about toys that come alive at night and have crazy adventures all over the house. It stretched my imagination and was completely magical to me. I read it several times and I can’t wait to read it to my daughter.

What is your favorite book now?
My daughter is almost 1 so our reading is very light, but I especially enjoy the Sandra Boynton books.

What advice would you give to young readers?
Find your local library and join their reading programs! They can help you set goals and recommend different kinds of books you may not choose on your own. It’s a good way to motivate yourself to read and you never know what you might discover. Also, they might have some fun prizes!

ABOUT MEGAN

Megan Gneiting is a photographer based in Las Vegas. She takes professional photos for all occasions – family pictures, engagement photos, wedding pictures, senior pictures, and more – but her latest project is in photographing “Home Life Sessions”. Home Life Sessions allow for un-posed pictures of your family life to capture all those little moments, from reading books to to playing together, that make your family special. Check out Megan’s blog to learn more about it!

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