The Childhood Book Tag | LibroLiv

I was tagged to complete this series of questions quite a while ago now, but festivities and school got in the way until now. Thus, thank you to The Orang-utan Librarian for tagging me – sorry it’s so late!


Which is the first book you remember reading on your own?

Matilda by Roald Dahl. This book – along with its movie adaptation – was a staple for my childhood. I actually really want to re-read it at some point, just to re-live the magic.


Which is the first book you remember having your parents read to you?

Beatrix Potter was a big part of my childhood. I can’t really remember any of the stories, but I do remember loving them. Of course, Peter Rabbit was a favourite, as well as Jemima Puddle Duck, but it’s Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle who was really pushed on me, because my parents insisted I looked like a little hedgehog as a baby, because I had auburn, spiky hair.


Name a book you read because of your parents/a friend?

Ballet Shoes was a childhood favourite of my mother’s, and I remember her buying me a copy when I was rather little. I can’t really remember the story, though…


Which is your favourite book from school?

Goodnight Mister Tom is a beautiful book, and it’s a true shame we read it before we could appreciate it.


Which was your favourite book in elementary school?

{I Googled it, and for my English readers (me included), Elementary school is both Primary and Junior school.}

I have very fond memories of An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo. Also, it’s just hitting me now, but what is with WW2 books in lower school? Strange how there’s so many!


Which was your favourite book in middle school?

{UK = Years 7-9}

This is where the Twilight obsession began…


Which was your favourite book in high school?

{UK = Years 10-13}

This is where I am right now! Here are a few of my favourite books:


Which is a book you gave up on as a kid that you’d like to revisit?

I think I made it in about 3 or 4 books with The Chronicles of Narnia, but I will be revisiting them soon!


Which is the book you checked out of the library most as a child?

I was in love this book, and all others like it! I used to follow all of the DIYs and make miscellaneous items I didn’t need or really want – this is basically my childhood’s version of YouTube tutorials.


I was the original ambassador of The Hunger Games, thank you very much! Honestly, I just bugged everyone to read this series until they finally did…


Which is the book that made you love reading?

It was The Mortal Instruments that really helped enter me into the world of YA literature, and love what it had to offer.


Which is your favourite middle-grade read?

I just finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and I loved it!


Which is your favourite YA read?



Which was the first long series you read as a child?

think this is as far as I got with this series before abandoning ship, but I think it’s still on-going, and is up to book 17. That’s quite a few, and I don’t really know where the series has gone, but I loved this series for how fun and funny is was, as well as being relateable. I could totally see this as a TV show!


How did you learn to read? How old were you?

I honestly have no idea! I can’t however, remember a time I couldn’t read, or have a book in my mind, so I guess that’s a good sign? I must have been quite young though, because I was 1½ when I wrote my first word, which just so happened to be umbrella. You’re welcome.


How obsessed were you with the scholastic book fairs as a kid?

You don’t even know! I adored it when the Scholastic book fair occurred, as it was a school-wide week-long celebration at my school! It was so fun, and such a great excuse to buy books, and for cheaper!


Woah, so that brought back some memories! If you’d like to do this tag, please feel free, or tell me some of your answers in the comments!

Until next time, and to keep up with my reading as it happens, find me on Goodreads, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Olivia x

2 thoughts on “The Childhood Book Tag | LibroLiv

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  2. Awesome! Glad you got round to doing this! (I’m also seriously behind on my tags, so don’t worry about it) Fabulous choices- I loved Roald Dahl and Goodnight Mr Tom when I was younger 🙂 And my mum also recommended Ballet Shoes to me- it’s unbelievably sweet. Anna and the French Kiss is gorgeous too! And who doesn’t love Mortal Instruments and HP?

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