I was reading Booking Mama’s blog yesterday and found out about a great contest she’s got going on until January 3. As part of a campaign by Sony to promote its new website, Words Move Me: Connecting Readers Around the Literary Moments They Love, Booking Mama will be giving away a Sony Reader to someone who leaves a comment on her blog post about a favorite book read when growing up. If you’re like me, it may be difficult to choose one.
I learned to love historical fiction when I read The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth Speare and Drake: The Man They Called a Pirate by Jean Lee Latham. Later I devoured all the historical fiction by Gore Vidal I could find. The best part is that I couldn’t wait to share the things I read as a child with my daughters when they were old enough. It’s so rewarding to see your children fall in the love with the same books that meant so much to you. I’ll be commenting at Booking Mama as soon as I decide which book to single out. Then I’ll be checking out Sony’s new website.