Maryse’s Countdown to Christmas Giveaways – 10 Days (and a few hours) ’til Christmas!!

by Maryse on December 14, 2013 · 499 comments

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Welcome to my “Maryse’s Countdown to Christmas Giveaways”!

Today I’m giving away a $25 Gift Card to Amazon (or Barnes and Noble). Get yourself those books that have been hovering on your wish list (or that great-looking series that’s just been conveniently bundled). Or anything you can buy with those.

I love to give books away for Christmas, but I never know who has what book, so now, the lucky winner gets to choose, instead!

Time to give away a $25.00 gift card to one lucky winner here today! (and I will also be making a donation to the “St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital” organization (http://www.stjude.org)

How to enter for a chance to win the gift card? Just leave a comment below indicating the very first book you remember reading (example: Mine was “Chicken Little”) and indicate whether you would prefer the B&N or Amazon gift card, and tomorrow by 11pm EST (Sunday December 15th 2013), I will randomly select ONE winner (to win a $25 gift card). The winner will be contacted and once I receive a response back confirming the address information, I will send off the gift card.

NOTE: The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email notification. If no response is received, I will randomly select another winner. Make sure to check your email, so you do not lose your chance. This is open to anyone that can receive an emailed giftcard from either of these two companies.

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Lisa December 14, 2013 at 8:38 PM

The first book I can clearly remember is Enid Blyton’s Famous Five (thinkI I’m showing my age now :) ) Amazon please

Sweeta D December 14, 2013 at 8:39 PM

I loved the story of Ferdinand the bull and all of Amelia Badelia’s books! I would love to win an amazon card! Thanks for the giveaway and merry Christmas!

Christina Anthony December 14, 2013 at 8:43 PM

My first book I remember reading was book one of the babysitters club. I blew through the entire series and loved it!

Amazon :)

Lindsay December 14, 2013 at 8:44 PM

My first “chapter” book that I read and still remember was “Where the Red Fern Grows”. I even had my boys read it and they enjoyed it a lot. Thanks for the Giveway. amazon, pls and TY

Tera Lemus December 14, 2013 at 8:44 PM

The first book I remember reading is The Little Pig. The book that got me obsessed with reading is Twilight!

Michelle M December 14, 2013 at 8:45 PM

The first book I think I remember was Three Little Kittens (remember the Little Golden Books version?) when I was really little. I was very blessed to have parents that valued reading and gifted me many book treasures every Christmas and birthday. Hope you have a great holiday Maryse! Enjoy your family, friends, and a great read. And if I win…Amazon please. :-)

Diann December 14, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Clifford the Big Red Dog was the first book I read on my own – I would love an B&N Gift card. Merry Christmas! :)

Erin December 14, 2013 at 8:45 PM

First book I read was Twighlight. Amazon. And I think it’s freaking awesome that you are giving to St.Jude. That’s what Christmas is all about. Xxoo

Cassie Williams December 14, 2013 at 8:46 PM

The first book that I read that hooked me on reading was “Baal” by Robert R. McCammon.

Cassie Williams December 14, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Oops, B&N please.

Shasta Jennings December 14, 2013 at 8:47 PM

The first book I can remember was Nancy Drew lol

Heather December 14, 2013 at 8:47 PM

The first book I remember reading is actually called “My Christmas Story”. It’s a personalized book my mom bought that has my name and picture in it. Obviously I thought I was cool and I had it memorized before I could even read ;) my first chapter book was “Bridge to Terabithia”.

Colleen c. December 14, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Nancy Drew and I believe it was called the mystery of the clock tower. Amazon please.

Cathy O. December 14, 2013 at 8:47 PM

The first I remember reading of kids’ books were Beatrix Potter, and the first non-kids’ books were the Sweet Valley High series, I think. I’d love an Amazon card. Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather December 14, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Oh and Amazon please!! :)

Becky December 14, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Pippi Longstocking was the first chapter book I believe. Thanks for all you do, you rock! Amazon please.

Donya December 14, 2013 at 8:48 PM

I remember Where the Wild Things Are.

May December 14, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to win an amazon card. My first book I read was probably Red Riding Hood.
Merry Christmas!

Rebecka December 14, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Hmmmm the first book I remember reading was Pablo the Penguin. If I remember correctly he didn’t like being cold. Lol amazon please

Kate December 14, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Oh jeez, um…..I can’t remember my first book but a chapter book I loved when I was younger was “are you there god, its me Margaret”. ……..Amazon please

Ashley December 14, 2013 at 8:49 PM

My mom had a collection of condensed classics when I was growing up, you know the little books with a few words on one page and a picture on the other? It was basically a summary of classic books. I must have read The Secret Garden a dozen times. I’d like an Amazon gift card please. Thanks so much!

leanne jacobson December 14, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Anne of Green Gables

Ashlie December 14, 2013 at 8:50 PM

The Babysitters Club!

Michelle December 14, 2013 at 8:50 PM

The first book I remember and enjoying was To Kill a Mockingbird. I so wish it was available for my Kindle. Amazon please

Ashley December 14, 2013 at 8:50 PM

My first book was Sarah’s boots! I still have it today and I love it. Was the best.

Amazon please and merry Christmas everyone.

Ana December 14, 2013 at 8:51 PM

I’ll love you forever. Amazon please.

Hildur Rudolfsdottir December 14, 2013 at 8:51 PM

The first book I remember reading is “The dragon with the red eyes” by Astrid Lindgren. Hope you have a Merry Book Christmas! An Amazon gift would be a great gift and help me with the many books I want to purchase in the coming weeks :)

Andra December 14, 2013 at 8:51 PM

The first book I remember reading was Tiger Eyes. I think Judy Blume wrote it.

Megan December 14, 2013 at 8:52 PM

The first book I remember reading was actually a series of raggedy Ann and Andy Books. My dad read to me from this series every night when I was little, and I eventually began reading them myself. I am lucky that I had such a great reading role model. I would prefer a barnes and noble gift card.

Peju Garraway December 14, 2013 at 8:52 PM

The first books I remember where the Curious George books amazon please

Crystal M. December 14, 2013 at 8:52 PM

I know it was one The Berenstain Bears but I do not remember which one specially. Amazon please.

Ruth December 14, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Are You My Mother? I remember loving I could read it myself!
Amazon please.
Thanks Maryse!

Suzanne December 14, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I remember Harry the Dirty Dog. I would prefer a Barnes and Noble gc. Happy holidays!

lori moore December 14, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Ten little monkeys

Arika S December 14, 2013 at 8:54 PM

The first book I remember (and still love) was Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! Amazon please :)

Happy holidays!!

Kristina December 14, 2013 at 8:55 PM

My first book I really remember reading on my own was the first Sweet Valley Twins book. I read them all after that!

Amazon:)

Merry Christmas!

Barbara December 14, 2013 at 8:55 PM

A book called “What Are You Looking At.”

Amazon card

Jeannette December 14, 2013 at 8:55 PM

One of the first books I remember reading was The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. I would like Amazon if I win.

Amanda S. December 14, 2013 at 8:56 PM

I read a lot but the first book I remember reading over and over is Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume. Amazon, please.

Louise D. December 14, 2013 at 8:56 PM

My first book I remember is Anne of Green Gables :) . Amazon… Merry Christmas :)

Karen December 14, 2013 at 8:57 PM

The first book I remember reading was “Little Red Riding Hood”. The first big girl book that started my reading obsession was “Bared to You.”. Merry Christmas Maryse! I love your blog! Amazon please!

Lisa B December 14, 2013 at 8:57 PM

One of the first books I remember reading as a teenager was: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, To this day it is as vivid in my memory as the first day I read it.
I would like a gift card to Amazon please if I win! Thanks Maryse!

Jessica Sotelo December 14, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day:-)

Jennifer December 14, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Beverly clearly books….Amazon pls!

Ashley F December 14, 2013 at 8:59 PM

I remember reading “The Boxcar Children” with my father. Amazon please.

Nicole December 14, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Harold and the Purple Crayon. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. If I am selected, I would like a Barnes and Noble gift card. Thank you, Maryse!!!!

Jillian Phillips December 14, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Ohh! Great idea!! The very first book I remember reading was “The Monster at the End of This Book” with Grover!! Followed by The Wind in the Willows! Amazon for me, too!

Thank you, Maryse!

Laura Kelly December 14, 2013 at 9:00 PM

I believe mine was those Disney books that had volume 1-50. Something crazy like that. LOL! Amazon please.

Thank you!

JenS December 14, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Sweet Valley High books. Kindle for me please.

kerry Kelly December 14, 2013 at 9:02 PM

The first book i picked up i was given by a friend as a young adult. it was called Paint the Wind. I have seen this title many times since but not the same story. After that book i started reading as much as possible.

Michelle December 14, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Very Hungry Caterpillar….read it to my class in kindergarten and had my boys read it when they were old enough also

Mindi Stacey December 14, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Socks by Beverly Cleary

Becca December 14, 2013 at 9:05 PM

The very first one that I clearly remember reading myself was John Bellaire’s The House With the Clock In the Walls. Great supernatural read for kids! And if I should be the lucky winner, I’d love an amazon gift card

Hope December 14, 2013 at 9:06 PM

I remembered reading Nancy Drew hardbound books which was kinda heavy.lol But Archie comics really started my love for reading.

Lindsay December 14, 2013 at 9:06 PM

BTW I think it’s great that you are giving to the ST Jude’s Research hospital. It’s a great organization, and the majority of the proceeds go to the actual hospital and not to the administrators. People should be aware of that when donating money to organizations in general. Merry Christmas!

Jennifer December 14, 2013 at 9:07 PM

The first books I remember the whole title and everything is The Babysitters Club. However, when I was far younger and first got to go to the library I remember I got a chapter book and read half of it before needing to return it. I don’t know the title, and it had ghosts and I was so freaking proud of myself.

Hope December 14, 2013 at 9:08 PM

By the way,I would love an amazon gift card.

Kristina December 14, 2013 at 9:08 PM

I read a ton as a child, but the first book series I was crazy about and clearly remember is Sweet Valley Twins. :)

Amazon,please! Thanks!

Tracie December 14, 2013 at 9:08 PM

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Amazon please!

Nicole December 14, 2013 at 9:08 PM

It was a Baby-Sitters Club book. Amazon for me please.

Tiffany December 14, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Mine was Dr. Seuss books! Lol then got older and love the Babysitter Club books! Amazon gift card please!! :-)

Brenda December 14, 2013 at 9:08 PM

The first book I remember reading was Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman.
Amazon please.

Thank you and Have a Very Merry Christmas.

Melody December 14, 2013 at 9:09 PM

the first book i remember reading is green eggs and ham, and if i win, i would prefer the barnes and noble gift card please. :)

Crystal Yount December 14, 2013 at 9:09 PM

The Three Little Pigs…very violent! Amazon please. Wonderful blog!

Sheri Zee December 14, 2013 at 9:09 PM

One of the 1st books I remember reading was a brown hardcover book which was an anthology of different fairy tales. I can’t remember what it was called. My earliest chapter book memories are of Charlotte’s Web and Trumpet of the Swan.

Stephanie December 14, 2013 at 9:10 PM

I remember reading Goosebumps! Thank you for the giveaway and dontation. stephncaitlyn@gmail.com

Beth December 14, 2013 at 9:11 PM

The first book I remember reading was ‘Green eggs and ham’! Amazon gift card would be great as my husband was just commenting on the amount of charges from me ordering books for my Kindle, Lol:)

Stephanie December 14, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I forgot to say that I prefer Amazon. Thank you!

Gina s December 14, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Little women as it was a gift but any of the Judy Blume books as a teen, couldn’t get enough. Amazon please! Please help appease my husband, he gets a little bent out of shape as my amazon book bill is around 100 a month. You are feeding my addiction!

Lisa Smith December 14, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Charlottes Web

RUBI December 14, 2013 at 9:14 PM

I remember reading Where the Wild Things Are. Now I enjoy reading it to my kids.

Julie December 14, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Green Eggs and Ham..my son now loves to read it!

Amazon gift card…thanks and Merry Christmas!!

Lyndsey December 14, 2013 at 9:16 PM

The first books I remember reading were the boxcar children back in elementary school!
Amazon Please! Thanks!

Tiffany December 14, 2013 at 9:16 PM

The first book I remember reading and loving is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. I love how my kids also read it in school. Amazon.

Melissa December 14, 2013 at 9:17 PM

The first book I remember reading if Fire Cat…my dad was a firefighter for over 20 years, and I can remember my mom reading this to me all the time. I would love to win an Amazon gift card. Thanks for your generosity and Happy Reading!

Audra Bowlin December 14, 2013 at 9:18 PM

I think one of the first I read was Paddington Bear. I would love an Amazon gift card. I would also like to thank for making the donation to St. Jude. It is such a worthy place to give your money.

Katie December 14, 2013 at 9:19 PM

The first book I clearly remember reading was The Monster at the End of this Book. My kids love it too.

Amazon ;)

Aleyna December 14, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Ooh! Babysitters club was awesome! Although, I think Light in the Attic came first!

Amazon please!

Fanny B December 14, 2013 at 9:19 PM

The first book I remember was from La comptesse de Segur serie and the title was Sophie’s choice. After that I never stop reading. Amazon please.

Jennifer B. December 14, 2013 at 9:20 PM

The first book I remember reading voluntarily was one of The Hardy Boys series. I checked it out at the school library. Got to use the Dewey Decimal system and everything!

Lori December 14, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Dick and Jane! Amazon please.

Trisha December 14, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Guess I liked paranormal books at an early age because the first chapter book I remember reading that I would consider a favorite was Christina’s Ghost. When my daughter was old enough to read it she did & loved it too! Amazon please! Merry Christmas!

Susie December 14, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Hmmm I remember reading The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe in middle school. I wasn’t a big reader when I was young. I would always fall asleep. But about 5 or 6 years ago I found books that I enjoyed reading so much that it now causes me to NOT fall asleep lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

Susie

Lauren December 14, 2013 at 9:23 PM

The first books I remember reading were:
Judy Blume’s Tales of the 4th Grade Nothing, Sarah Plain and Tall, Johnny Tremain, and Where the Red Fern Grows!

Irene Velazquez December 14, 2013 at 9:23 PM

The first book I remember reading was Ramona the Bravw. Amazon please and thank you!

Krisha Joy December 14, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Mine was Disney’s Classic stories. Oh Maryse an amazon gift card would be awesome! Thanks for the giveaway! Godbless and Merry Christmas :)

Claudia T December 14, 2013 at 9:24 PM

The babysitters club ….amazon please
Happy Holidays!!!

Melissa T December 14, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Bernstein Bears! That’s the 1st one I remember from way early on.

Amazon, weeeeee! <3

Shelly W December 14, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes

Connie Sechler December 14, 2013 at 9:26 PM

The first book I remember reading was Where The Wild Things Are. Wow that’s been a while and my book choices have changed a lot. An Amazon card would be great!! Thanks

Deanna December 14, 2013 at 9:26 PM

I was a little advanced and got all my school work done in the morning. So to pass the rest of the day, I read the Little House series in 3rd grade. Now I read on my iPad Kindle app from Amazon.

Lori LovesBooks December 14, 2013 at 9:26 PM

The first chapter books I really remember reading on my own were the Nancy Drew mysteries…
Thanks for the giveaway Maryse!

Michelle McKinley December 14, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Junie B. Jones series. Loved those books. Can’t wait for my daughter to read them so I have an excuse to read them again!
Amazon !

Nancy December 14, 2013 at 9:26 PM

A Room For Cathy was the first book I remember. Amazon please! Enjoy your holidays !

Teresa H. December 14, 2013 at 9:28 PM

The Monster at the End of This Book. I used to read it to all of my stuffed animals when I was little. I still have the book, and I read it to my daughter when she was little.

Amazon. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lindsey December 14, 2013 at 9:28 PM

The first book I remember reading was The Story of Ping by Marjorie Flack :)

Julie Downey December 14, 2013 at 9:28 PM

There is a Monster at the End of this Book. Read it to my sons, still makes me giggle. I would prefer Amazon. Merry Christmas.

Connie Sechler December 14, 2013 at 9:28 PM

First book was Where The Wild Things Are. Amazon card please

Dinah December 14, 2013 at 9:29 PM

My first chapter book was Tiger Eyes. Amazon!

Tricia December 14, 2013 at 9:29 PM

I hated reading as a kid! The first book I remember reading that I enjoyed was Pet Sematary by Stephen King. Now I’m on amazon checking my wishlist 20 times a day because I just can’t get enough books!

Elizabeth December 14, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Barenstein Bears. Still the best ;)

Llew December 14, 2013 at 9:31 PM

I remember reading Hansel and Gretel! Amazon please : )

Thanks!

Vicki December 14, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Charlottes Web is what I remember. Amazon :)

Mary Beth December 14, 2013 at 9:34 PM

I remember reading the very hungry caterpillar. Amazon gift card

Sally Prete December 14, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Oh GOSH Hmmm I’m going to say the first book I remember reading that wasn’t forced upon me by school was Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume :)

Sally Prete December 14, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Oooops an its Amazon giftcard

Nicole Santos December 14, 2013 at 9:35 PM

The Twilight Series then FSOG got me hooked to reading. I never leave home without my Kindle. Amazon gift card please. Thank you!

Trisha Reads December 14, 2013 at 9:35 PM

I was a Judy Blume fan! Amazon, please, and thanks for the chance to win.

Sally Prete December 14, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Shoot that’s a good one Vicki I forgot Charlottes Web!

Ashley V. December 14, 2013 at 9:37 PM

I used to go to the library with my mom alot when I was little. I always got at least one Clifford book. That is the first one I remember reading.

Cherrish Thomas December 14, 2013 at 9:39 PM

The Boxcar Children. Amazon! :)

Jennifer December 14, 2013 at 9:40 PM

The Giver

Nancy Parken December 14, 2013 at 9:40 PM

The first book that I remember “loving” was Tom Sawyer followed by Huckleberry Finn. I rather have Amazon.

Michelle Hollings December 14, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Charlotte’s Web! amazon giftcard would get put to great use.

emma December 14, 2013 at 9:42 PM

The Box Car Childeren

Jen B December 14, 2013 at 9:43 PM

I spent an entire summer reading the nancy drew mystery novels! I have such a vivid memory of them:-)

Jen B December 14, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Oh and amazon, please

Crystal Feaster December 14, 2013 at 9:44 PM

I loved The Talking Eggs by Robert San Souci definitely one of my faves remember my teacher reading to us in class and than I’ve read it lots of times by myself :)

Caitlin December 14, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Babysitters Club (amazon)

Catherine December 14, 2013 at 9:45 PM

The very first book I remeber reading was The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Amazon please:)

Michaela December 14, 2013 at 9:46 PM

My favorite time of year!! Thanks for this giveaway! The first book I remember reading is Sweet Valley High! Got me started on ya and romance :) but the first book I remember my parents reading to me was Charlie the Caterpillar!

Nicole December 14, 2013 at 9:46 PM

I “read” Green Eggs and Ham to my mom and she was so proud. But I felt terribly guilty because I had actually just memorized the words. Beyond that the most memoriable book I read as a teenage was The Outsiders. ❤️ Amazon!

Nicole December 14, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Hmmm your testing my memory… I would say it was either Babysitters Club or Black Beauty. B&N for me please.

Mari December 14, 2013 at 9:48 PM

My first book was Harold and The Purple Crayon. I loved that book (and still do). Amazon please. Thank you?

Michele December 14, 2013 at 9:49 PM

The first book I remember reading is Animal Farm. :)

Melisa Prado December 14, 2013 at 9:54 PM

The babysitters club, amazon please.

Marsha Shew December 14, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Queenie Peavey :) Amazon Please …..and thank you so much for the giveaways :)

eduarda December 14, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Twilight!!!! Amazon please Maryse :)

Jenn December 14, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Baby sister club……Amazon please

debra December 14, 2013 at 10:00 PM

The dog on Barkenham Street…amazon..thanks

Paulette Bart December 14, 2013 at 10:00 PM

The Runaway Bunny. Amazon please.

Lisa December 14, 2013 at 10:00 PM

The first book I remember reading was part of the Amelia Badelia series. Then it just snowballed after that. lol. :) Amazon please.

jennifer December 14, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Fudge by Judy blume. Amazon please

Kelly C December 14, 2013 at 10:02 PM

I remember reading The Babysitters Club!! Amazon please. Have a Merry Christmas!

Erin M December 14, 2013 at 10:03 PM

I am sure I read books before this but Judy Blume…Tales of the 4th Grade Nothing is standing out in my mind. The memories!!!
Amazon….pretty please!!

shelly December 14, 2013 at 10:03 PM

The first book I remember actually reading along with and understanding the words was “Are you my Mother?” When I got into chapter books and independent reading, it was Sweet Valley Twins, then Sweet Valley High and pretty much anything Sweet Valley that was published! (Ugh… I’m dating myself here. LOL)

Amazon would be awesome…!

Melissa December 14, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Loved the little women books and nancey drew-amazon gift card would be great!!!!

Shauna December 14, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Judy Blume tales of the fourth grade nothing.
Amazon please.

Holley December 14, 2013 at 10:08 PM

I loved The Babysitters Club. Amazon please

Donna December 14, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Christopher Pike books….amazon please

Diana R December 14, 2013 at 10:09 PM

The first book I remember reading is “the pokey little puppy”. Amazon would be my choice for gift cards. Thank you.

Mami2jcn December 14, 2013 at 10:09 PM

I remember reading Gulliver’s Travels in the 1st grade.

Demetra Wetherell December 14, 2013 at 10:10 PM

V. C. Andrews – Flowers in the Attic (so scandalous back then).
Amazon.

Martha Mccray December 14, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Not my first book but my first “obsession” was with Flowers in the attic.

Colleen December 14, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Madeline! My fave. Kindle Please!

Anita Fleming December 14, 2013 at 10:12 PM

This is really dating me but the first book that I read by myself was the “Dick and Jane” books from First Grade. LOL Run Spot Run!!!! Amazon!! :)

Kim McIntosh December 14, 2013 at 10:14 PM

I would have to say, Dear God It’s Me Margaret. Would love the amazon card.

Isadora December 14, 2013 at 10:15 PM

My first book was one from Marcos Rey…. I used to love all of his books

bonnie December 14, 2013 at 10:17 PM

I loved The Babysitter’s Club when I was little! Would love an amazon g.c.!!!

lindsee December 14, 2013 at 10:19 PM

I’ve been a book worm since I was in second grade I remember the fist book I read was The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Karl

Michelle December 14, 2013 at 10:19 PM

I remember reading Corduroy! Amazon please! Happy holidays Marysr!!

Michele December 14, 2013 at 10:20 PM

The Cat in the Hat is the first book I can remember reading. Not as good as the Afterlife Saga…which I can’t believe you haven’t read….you would so love the series. Amazon please…pick me pick me!

Ann December 14, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Charlotte’s Web!! Amazon ;)

Melissa Phoenix December 14, 2013 at 10:21 PM

First book I remember reading was “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak :) We also had to act this in a end of year school play in primary school lol

Amazon please and thank you :) Merry Christmas Maryse!! :)

Stephanie Moles Krayeski December 14, 2013 at 10:22 PM

One of the first books that I remember reading that made a lasting impression was The Outsiders. It is still one of my all-time favorites!

Stephanie Moles Krayeski December 14, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Ops…Amazon please

Sarah December 14, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Bernstine Bears, amazon please!

Antonella December 14, 2013 at 10:24 PM

The Secret Garden. Amazon pls.

Kim L December 14, 2013 at 10:24 PM

I know it was probably another one when I was younger but The Girl Who Owned a City has stuck in my head from the 6th grade. I remember loving it. Amazon please.

michele P December 14, 2013 at 10:30 PM

The Giving Tree. Thanks for the giveaway I love your site.

Katherine December 14, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Where The Wild Things Are… how awesome that your making a donation to St Jude

valerie December 14, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Ok I was not a big reader when I was younger. I really rather hatred it. Now I love reading. And the first books that got me reading was 50 shades.

valerie December 14, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Oops forgot Amazon.please

Stephenie December 14, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Babysitters club!! Amazon, please!!

Nicole December 14, 2013 at 10:38 PM

The first book i read by myself was a Bernstein Bears book.
Amazon please

Barb December 14, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Curious George was a favorite childhood book!
Amazon, thank you!

Michelle December 14, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Miss Nelson is Missing is the 1st book I can remember & loved. Amazon please. Merry Christmas!!!

Amber McGaha December 14, 2013 at 10:42 PM

The 1st book I remember reading was Velveteen Rabbit!! I would LOVE an amazon gift card!!! Thanks for the fun giveaways :)

Heather P December 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM

The first book I remember reading is Are You There God It’s Me Margaret by Judy Blume. I would Love an Amazon gift card and think you are the best for donating to Saint Jude’s!

Jorie December 14, 2013 at 10:47 PM

When I was younger I wasnt much of a reader! My first kindle book was The Hunger Games. I would love an Amazon card please!!

Michele December 14, 2013 at 10:48 PM

My first book was The Giving Tree. Barnes and Noble, please. 8-)

Debbie December 14, 2013 at 10:52 PM

The first book I ever read was Cat in the Hat! Amazon please.

anna December 14, 2013 at 10:52 PM

I hated reading but did like on mulberry street. Reading was a struggle for me but five sons later and an introduction to Twilight. I soon found my escape to some fantastic places in my now beloved books. Love this site and I’d love an amazon gift card.

Jan Statkiewicz December 14, 2013 at 10:59 PM

I know I read a lot of Judy Blume but the first book I really remember was The Rainbow Kid by Jeanne Betancourt. It was about a girl who’s parents were divorcing. I got it from the schools BookMobile. It made me sad my parents were not divorced! Lol

Joanna I December 14, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Charlotte’s Web. Amazon pleaseee :)

Evelia S. December 14, 2013 at 11:01 PM

I remember many, but the one that will always stand out was “The Big Friendly Giant.”

I would prefer Amazon please.
thanks :)

Tera M December 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Spring green! Amazon card,please. :)

Felicia December 14, 2013 at 11:11 PM

One of the berenstein bears books

Claudia Stanley December 14, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Tales of a forth grade Nothing and Judy Blume started my love for reading.
I would like Amazon please

Kathy December 14, 2013 at 11:13 PM

I don’t remember my first, but I read every Sweet Valley High book out there. I also was obsessed with V.C. Andrews. My mom took us to the library all the time when we were little. We were always reading! Amazon please.

Nicole December 14, 2013 at 11:15 PM

The first book I remember reading is “are you my mother?” By Dr. Suesa

Tracie December 14, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Little House on the Prairie series (amazon)

Tammy December 14, 2013 at 11:16 PM

The Poky Little Puppy. Amazon please

bn100 December 14, 2013 at 11:18 PM

the cat in the hat
Amazon

cindy December 14, 2013 at 11:24 PM

my first “real ” book was Emma by Jane austen. i was fascinated by the language and the witty writing. english is my second language and it was wonder that my first serious book is of different kind of english. lol

AmberLanae December 14, 2013 at 11:24 PM

It was either Anne of Green Gables or Sweet Valley High…Amazon please!

Penney Hull December 14, 2013 at 11:25 PM

The first book I remember actually reading was Bambi!! (Amazon please)

Melissa December 14, 2013 at 11:32 PM

First book I remember as a kid was Harold And The Purple Crayon. The series that started my book obsession as an adult was Sookie. Stackhouse.

cheryl December 14, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Where the wild things are that was my favorite book

Helen December 14, 2013 at 11:33 PM

The 1st book I remember reading is catcher in the rye. Great book and that really started my love of reading. Amazon please. Thanks Maryse!!’

Maureen December 14, 2013 at 11:34 PM

“On Beyond Zebra” by Dr Seuss! B&N, please

Susan December 14, 2013 at 11:37 PM

The first book I remember reading is Amelia Bedelia. Amazon would be my choice.

Colleen December 14, 2013 at 11:38 PM

The first book I remember is There’s a Monster at the End of the Book. I would love the Amazon gift card.

Sandy D. December 14, 2013 at 11:41 PM

One of the first books I remember reading was a Nancy Drew book…not sure what title it was though.

Sandy D. December 14, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Ooops Amazon please!

kandace Lovesbooks December 14, 2013 at 11:43 PM

admitting this is going to totally show my age but the first book I remember reading was ‘ Are you There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ by Judy Blume.

Cassie December 14, 2013 at 11:45 PM

When I was a child I really liked the Babysitters Club books and Goosebumps, but what really started my addiction to reading was the Twilight series and your website. Without your website & reviews I would have missed out on a lot of great books. Thank You! {Amazon}

Kathy P December 14, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss was the first book I read. But, my Dad who worked really long hours, would read a chapter or two to my sister and I every night. We read the Little House on the Prairie Books, The Nancy Drew Books, and of all things The Foundation by Isaac Asminov. I treasure those times and I hope my kids get the same love of reading as I got from Dad. Have a great holiday.

Tina December 14, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Dick and Jane books in my special reading group. Mrs. Rae got me hooked on reading. Amazon please.

therese e December 14, 2013 at 11:51 PM

It came with my family’s first Encyclopedia Britannica set. It was a yellow book filled with the children’s version of bible stories.

Amazon please.

Lindsey Bebensee December 14, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Mine was “Madeline”. And I still remember it. I had it memorized. “In an old house in Paris, that was covered in vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines”. I still love that book. I recite it to my son….

Courtney Thacker December 14, 2013 at 11:56 PM

This is an awesome giveaway!
The first book I remember reading is Cat in the Hat! Amazon gf is what I would prefer! Thanks!! You rock!

Kelley December 14, 2013 at 11:58 PM

The first book I remember checking out from the library and reading all by myself was Little Women.Still makes me cry. Amazon gift card, please.

Barbara Petrey December 15, 2013 at 12:01 AM

I loved the Nancy Drew books as a child. I really enjoy your blog and have read some great books as a result. Thanks for all you do for us!

Amazon please

Heather December 15, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Mine was a Care Bears book. Amazon gift card please. Thanks!

Maria G December 15, 2013 at 12:13 AM

First memory of reading is Dr Suess!! ALL of them!! :-)
Amazon please!

Sarah December 15, 2013 at 12:16 AM

The first book I remember reading was Scuffy the Tugboat. Amazon please. Thanks for the giveaway!

Nicky December 15, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Enid blyton books. The Wishing Tree I think was the first. I have to go through this list to buy for my girls! Amazon please!

Raechel December 15, 2013 at 12:27 AM

The first book I remember reading green eggs & ham. Amazon please.
Thanks for the giveaway. I love your website!

Jen F. December 15, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Ella the Elephant is one that I remember reading. I still have my Raggedy Ann & Raggedy Andy books. Amazon, thank you.

Kristine December 15, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Rikki Tikki Tavi by Rudyard Kipling ;)
Amazon please!

Shana C December 15, 2013 at 12:44 AM

SuperFudge by Judy Blume

heather gibb December 15, 2013 at 12:45 AM

I remember reading Encyclopedia Brown books. I’d love an Amazon card.

Celeste December 15, 2013 at 12:47 AM

I honestly can’t remember! I remember the first ‘real’ book I loved, however, and those were the Little House on the Prairie series. :)

Celeste December 15, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Derp. And Amazon.

Kendra Hubbard December 15, 2013 at 12:47 AM

For sure, it was “The Poky Little Puppy”:) Loved that book back then, and even at 39 years young, still do!!!!
Amazon card please!!!!!

Kiva December 15, 2013 at 12:48 AM

I loved reading the book Screamy Mimi

Kiva December 15, 2013 at 12:49 AM

I loved reading the book Screamy Mimi. Amazon gift card please.

Kat P December 15, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Amazon Kindle plz and the first book that comes to mine is “Are You There God It’s Me Margret” by Judy Blume.

Ivonne December 15, 2013 at 1:00 AM

First book Ana Frank …Amazon pls!

Minha (BrazGirl in the Us) December 15, 2013 at 1:07 AM

I would love an amazon gift card. Thanks. My first reader memory is reading Dr. Seuss books. I loved all of them.

Carol M. December 15, 2013 at 1:12 AM

The first book I remember reading all the way was Pete’s Home Run! I was so proud. —–Amazon :)

Victoria December 15, 2013 at 1:16 AM

I devoured the Babysitter’s Club series when I was younger (surprisingly, this is the earlier book I remember reading, although I’m sure there were tons more!) I prefer Amazon please =)

Jean Pak December 15, 2013 at 1:19 AM

My first book was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Amazon thanks!

Kerrie December 15, 2013 at 1:22 AM

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish by Dr. Seuss. Amazon please.

Thanks for the giveaway,

Risa December 15, 2013 at 1:26 AM

The Madeline books! Amazon please and thank you.

Triva December 15, 2013 at 1:52 AM

The first book I remember reading was James and the Giant Peach. Amazon GC please. Thanks for the giveaway! Triva

Christine December 15, 2013 at 2:05 AM

I am from South Africa and went to Afrikaan school. The first book I remember was Trompie en die boksom bende

Christine December 15, 2013 at 2:05 AM

Sorry forgot – Amazon gift card pls

VickyMalo December 15, 2013 at 2:09 AM

Melenios’ big journey by Eugenia Fakinou

Linda December 15, 2013 at 2:12 AM

Oh I remember my first was The Boxcar Children. Loved every word. Amazon please and Merry Christmas! !

Vanessa December 15, 2013 at 2:38 AM

The first book I remember reading was Amelia Bedelia. I prefer Amazon. My wish list has over 50 books on it…..hahahaha.

Mae December 15, 2013 at 3:14 AM

i’m sure there were other books read to me but the first book i remember reading myself is snow white. amazon for me please! c”,)

Tessa December 15, 2013 at 3:16 AM

I read a lot as a kid, but I think the first one was either The Cat Book or The Pokey Little Puppy. I was four so I honestly don’t know which memory came first. :-) Amazon please.

Cheryl Lane December 15, 2013 at 3:26 AM

It was go dog go

Pamela December 15, 2013 at 3:29 AM

I have had my reading binges throughout my life and I am currently in one. The first book I read was Go Dog Go! It was in Spanish! My first language. Amazon would be great!

Debra December 15, 2013 at 3:40 AM

What the Witch Left. Amazon please.

Erin December 15, 2013 at 3:43 AM

The first book I remember reading was One Fish, Two Fish by Dr. Seuss. Amazon please.

Lucinda December 15, 2013 at 4:21 AM

The first book I remember reading by myself was Nancy Drew. My family read each night so many were read to me before then. Amazon gift card please. Thanks

Susie December 15, 2013 at 4:45 AM

The first book I can clearly remember is The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, my brother gave it to me as a birthday present, that’s probably why it was significant. I remember thinking it was an odd book and couldn’t completely understand what made it meaningful. haha.

myriam December 15, 2013 at 5:13 AM

The first book I remember reading, or is it because it hit me hard was the diary of Anne franck…

Please, amazon ;)

Thank you ;)

Tena Sousa December 15, 2013 at 5:14 AM

The first book I read on my own was Where the Red Fern Grows. I love it to this day.

I prefer Amazon.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!!

Kashaf Memon December 15, 2013 at 5:32 AM

The first book I remember reading was nancy drew. I believe it was something about a haunted house. Amazon please.

Maureen December 15, 2013 at 5:37 AM

The first book that I remember reading completely on my own was Eagle Feather. I remember how proud I was and what a world it opened up. It started a lifelong love of books. Great question. (I prefer Amazon)

ana December 15, 2013 at 5:54 AM

The first book I read was Bambi from the Disney movie, I was obsessed a “little” with the movie – Amazon please.

Nadia H December 15, 2013 at 5:59 AM

The very first book I remember reading was in kindergarten and it was a Danish book called “Viggo, The Vampyre”. I started young ;) I would for the gift card to be mailed from Amazon! Thank you so much for these amazing giveaways <33

Sharon F. December 15, 2013 at 6:07 AM

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sharon F. December 15, 2013 at 6:07 AM

Oops, Amazon!

Mary December 15, 2013 at 6:08 AM

I remember reading A Charlie Brown Christmas before the cartoon. Great memories! Amazon please

Mandy December 15, 2013 at 6:15 AM

ramona quimby books

Esther December 15, 2013 at 6:22 AM

The first book i read was Sweet valley high, which actually made love reading . :-)
Amazon gift card Please .
Merry Christmas !

Jade December 15, 2013 at 6:26 AM

Ciao Maryse!
First and foremost I love your blog-I always read your reviews and recommendations before buying a book, the only problem is I can’t keep up with my book-hoarding habit!
The first book I remember reading is white fang by jack london-I still love it!
In case of winning I’d prefer amazon
Baci dall italia!

Jessica December 15, 2013 at 6:40 AM

Babysitters club and RL Stein books. I remember having a lot of golden books when I was little but not which ones. Amazon please.

Traci December 15, 2013 at 6:45 AM

First book I remember is Nancy Drew. Amazon please

Robyn C December 15, 2013 at 6:58 AM

First books I remember was Nancy Drew! B&N please. Merry Xmas!

Feifei December 15, 2013 at 7:03 AM

I think my first book was Chicka Chicka Boom Boom in Pre-K. My teacher was super sweet and read that book to the class every so often :D

Amazon please! Happy holidays!

Michele Ippolito December 15, 2013 at 7:30 AM

The first book I remember reading is “Where’s Goldie?” (A First Little Golden Book). I still have the book and can’t wait to read it to my baby…I’m pregnant with my first! I would love an Amazon card. Thanks and Merry Christmas!!

Pam December 15, 2013 at 7:36 AM

First Book: Are You My Mother.
Amazon gift card :-)

Kristen December 15, 2013 at 7:41 AM

The first book that I remember reading and was my absolute favorite was Tubby and the Pooh Bah. It is out of print now so unfortunately I can’t relive my childhood:(. I would love an amazon gift card.

Celest December 15, 2013 at 7:43 AM

The first book I read on my own is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which reminds me of my beloved grandpa. I was always encouraged to read, when I was little. One day, he brought me to a book store and asked me to choose my first book, I picked it by its green cover.
Amazon please! Merry Christmas!

Nikki December 15, 2013 at 7:51 AM

Does Dick and Jane count. I remember reading that to my dad when I was in first grade. Otherwise…it would have to be The Hungry Thing, by Jan Slepian…also First Grade. I still have my copy, which I would read to my kids. I remember the smell of the new books when they would come in the Scholastic Book order at school. My love of books began right there.

Nikki December 15, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Oops! Amazon! Thanks. :)

Nichola Manning December 15, 2013 at 7:54 AM

“Little House in the Big Woods” by Laura Ingles Wilder. That started my love for series reading back when I was I think in grade 3ish! An Amazon card would be a lovely treat. The best to you and your family at Christmas.

stacie December 15, 2013 at 7:57 AM

The first book I remember was Little House on the Prairie.
Amazon gift card please

Ashley December 15, 2013 at 7:57 AM

My first book that I remember reading by myself is Charlotes Web.
Amazon please! Happy Holidays!

Suze December 15, 2013 at 8:04 AM

I have memory of reading many books, but To Kill A Mockingbird is the one I remember reading most vividly. And now I am on to a whole different kind of genre ;) Amazon, please. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Wonderful to give to St. Jude’s.

Michelle Navarro December 15, 2013 at 8:10 AM

I think one of the first books I read was The Three Little Pigs. I love your blog! I prefer Amazon.

Judy Doucet December 15, 2013 at 8:14 AM

R. L Stines the babysitter. Amazon please. :)

Diane December 15, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Little House on the Prarie. Amazon please :)

Tammie December 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM

My first chapter book was Charllotte’s Web

Diana December 15, 2013 at 8:34 AM

The first book I remember accurately is Robinson Crusoe by Dafoe.
Love love love your Blog, Maryse
and Greetings from cologne in germany, Diana :-) !
(Amazon, please.)

vicci hine December 15, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Hedi. Still one of my Faves!

Misty December 15, 2013 at 8:40 AM

the first one that comes to mind is…Green Eggs and Ham.
amazon gift card please.

Andrea December 15, 2013 at 8:41 AM

I hated reading when I was young, but I think the first book I read was Charlottes Web. I prefer Amazon.

Sue Stewart December 15, 2013 at 8:46 AM

First book was Black Beauty – read it every night with my great grandmother! I prefer Amazon. Thank You.

Jami December 15, 2013 at 8:46 AM

The first book I read all by myself was Dr. Seuss One fish.Loved Judy Blume especially Are you there god? Its me Margaret.”I must I must increase my bust” still giggling!

Lauren December 15, 2013 at 8:47 AM

The first book I remember reading is the Diary of Ann Frank. I am sure there were some kiddie books before that but cannot remember. Would love the amazon card.

Fe December 15, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Little Red Riding Hood. Amazon pls

Kim December 15, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Besides children’s and school mandated books, the first book that sticks out in my mind was “Are You There God It’s Me Margaret” by Judy Blume. I loved it. I’m with Amazon. Merry Christmas Maryse!

Emme Burton December 15, 2013 at 9:01 AM

First book I remember reading (on my own) is ARE YOU MY MOTHER? I would prefer and Amazon Card.

Scoti December 15, 2013 at 9:08 AM

My first set of books were the Busytown books by Richard Scary!

Patsy December 15, 2013 at 9:15 AM

First book I remember reading was “Where the Sidewalk Ends.”
Amazon card please. Merry Christmas!!

Stacy P. December 15, 2013 at 9:16 AM

I really enjoyed reading the Sweet Valley High series. Amazon – thanks for the giveaway Maryse. Merry Christmas!

Claudia December 15, 2013 at 9:20 AM

My very first book was Disney: The Jungle Book. Amazon please. Thank you!

Melissa December 15, 2013 at 9:22 AM

I remember being obsessed with Richard Scary’s School House book & trying to teach myself how to write in cursive. Amazon please. Thanks and Merry Christmas!!!

Julie December 15, 2013 at 9:23 AM

The first books I really remember reading are the Nancy Drew series. I still have them! Love your blog. amazon please!

Miryame December 15, 2013 at 9:32 AM

House on a haunted hill.

Tracie December 15, 2013 at 9:32 AM

The first books I remember reading were Eat Your Peas Louise and Hot Rod Harry!!! I remember reading them over and over again!! Amazon please and thank you!!

Amanda Triplett December 15, 2013 at 9:36 AM

My first book was Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. I was also an actor in the Kindergarten adaptation of the story. I was a tree.

Anna December 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Runaway Bunny. I still get warm feelings whenever I read this book to a friends baby or a niece or nephew. I loved it so much when I was little . Amazon please :)

julie December 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM

not sure what my first book was. It must have been a Peanuts book because I had a crush on Snoopy.

Heather Vrljicak December 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM

I remember reading goldilocks and the three little bears! A lot different then what I am reading now;)
If I should win I would please like an amazon gift card. Ty

Rachael December 15, 2013 at 9:57 AM

The book I remember was The Box Car Children I loved those. B&N please Thank you

Alison December 15, 2013 at 9:58 AM

My grandmother had a whole shelf of children’s books, but my favorite was Curios George. My Dad reading it to me is one of my fondest childhood memories.

Jeannie Smith December 15, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott – not well known, but I loved it! Amazon please.

Sarah December 15, 2013 at 10:03 AM

First book I remember reading was The Bread Winner. Don’t remember the author but great story.

Megan Stietz December 15, 2013 at 10:05 AM

The first book I can remember reading was Charlotte’s Web! I still read that to my children. They also share my love of reading and my 8 year old is already into middle age books! Thank you for the giveaway!! I would need an Amazon one please :)

Elizabeth December 15, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume. Amazon, please. Merry Christmas, Maryse

Kirsten December 15, 2013 at 10:08 AM

When I was real little I remember reading My Magic Telephone. LOL. When I was old enough to pick a book I read’”Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret.’ by Judy Blume.

bonnie December 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM

The very first book I read completely was Fast Food Nation, that was back in 1998. I haven’t stopped reading since. Now, I am a book junkie!!!

Celest December 15, 2013 at 10:11 AM

The first book I read on my own is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which reminds me of my beloved grandpa. I was always encouraged to read, when I was little. One day, he brought me to a book store and asked me to choose my first book, I picked it by its green cover.
Amazon please! Thanks and merry Christmas!

bonnie December 15, 2013 at 10:14 AM

oops I forgot- I prefer Amazon

Renee December 15, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Tales of a 4th grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Amazon

Jennifer N December 15, 2013 at 10:16 AM

The first books I remember reading were Little House on the Prairie. Loved that series!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!
Amazon please;)

Kristi D December 15, 2013 at 10:20 AM

I have always been a huge reader, the first book I remember reading on my own was Charlotte ‘s Web or maybe Little Women. I would need a amazon card please. Merry Christmas Maryse!!

Chanpreet December 15, 2013 at 10:23 AM

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is the first book I can remember reading. I can also remember being fascinated by all the colorful pictures in that book.

KellyG December 15, 2013 at 10:26 AM

The first book I clearly remember reading was Of Mice and Men. I think that was a 5th frade assignment.

Naomi December 15, 2013 at 10:26 AM

My first book that I read was a sesame street book featuring Oscar!

Roberta December 15, 2013 at 10:26 AM

My dad gave me a collection of Disney books that I have passed on to my grandchildren. Those are the books I remember first with stories like Bambi and Cinderella. Amazon. Thank you

DA December 15, 2013 at 10:30 AM

I jumped up and down when someone mentioned “The Boxcar Children” because it was my first too:) Ammy card please? and Thanks!

Terra December 15, 2013 at 10:30 AM

I know I read other books before this one, however l don’t remember them. My book addiction started with this one and its the 1st one I really remember, its a little gem by S.E. Hinton called Outsiders. This started my love of books and bad boys!!!! Thank you tot helping my addiction with your reviews and rec’s. Oh and amazon please and thank you!!!

tammie majkrzak December 15, 2013 at 10:33 AM

First book I remember reading… the babysitters club. However, I remember my Grandmother reading a nursery rhymes book to me all the time! First book that made me fall in love with reading was Twilight!

Carie December 15, 2013 at 10:33 AM

My first reading memories belong to Ramona Quimby!
Amazon

Diane December 15, 2013 at 10:34 AM

The Diggingest Dog, This Nest is Best, The Cat in the Hat, first chapter book Charlotte s Web. Amazon please! merry Christmas

Danette December 15, 2013 at 10:34 AM

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish — Dr. Seuss. Amazon, please!

Aimee Dennis December 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM

This is the first one I recall reading — besides the ‘see jane run’ books
TOO MANY LOLLIPOPS by Robert Quackenbush — the 1st time I heard the book was in Kinder when the teacher read it to the class and fell in love with it.

Jaime December 15, 2013 at 10:37 AM

The first book I remember reading was Charlotte’s Web. Preference is Amazon. Thank you!

Julia Zuniga December 15, 2013 at 10:43 AM

My first book was probably Little Brown Bear by Elizabeth Upham. Amazon

Oi Ling Hu December 15, 2013 at 10:44 AM

I remember reading “Rumpelstiltskin”. I loved that book and had the cassette tape to read along with me. Amazon gift card, please.

Thanks for all of your great recommends, Maryse!
Merry Christmas.

LanB December 15, 2013 at 10:46 AM

First book that I can remember are the judy Blumenthal books- Tales of a 4th grade nothing and Superfudge come to mind.
Amazon

Nikki A. December 15, 2013 at 10:47 AM

The first book I remember reading is The Poky Little Puppy (Little Golden Books). From a young age, I had a love of reading. I would love to win an Amazon gift card. Happy Christmas Countdown!

Carrie B December 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM

I remember asking my parents to read Goodnight Moon to me every night when I was little. It was the first book we bought for our son. Thanks for everything you do Maryse! I would love an Amazon gift card. Merry Christmas!

carol December 15, 2013 at 11:06 AM

one fish
two fish
red fish
blue fish
by dr seuss

i would love an amazon card. thx!

renee babcock December 15, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Frosty the Showman. I still have the book. I had drawn stars in pencil all over it. I’ve always had a love for books. An Amazon gift card would be awesome:)

Jacee December 15, 2013 at 11:20 AM

The Boxcar Children. We read a section of it every day at school.

Angie December 15, 2013 at 11:21 AM

I remember The Dream Eater. Amazon please:)

Nus December 15, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Green eggs and ham for me! Amazon :)

Karen December 15, 2013 at 11:29 AM

The first book I remember reading is “There’s a monster at the end of this Book” featuring Grover from Sesame Street.

Amazon please!

Staci December 15, 2013 at 11:33 AM

The first book I ever remember reading was Charlotte’s Web :) Amazon please! Thank you so much for all your generosity!

Kally December 15, 2013 at 11:33 AM

The first books I remember are Matilda and the babysitter club series. Amazon

Sheila Goss December 15, 2013 at 11:35 AM

The first book I remember was Dr Suess Green Eggs &Ham
I would love the B&N gift card. I have a large wish list. LOL
I love your blog & recommendations.

Glynis Evans December 15, 2013 at 11:36 AM

The first real book I read was Of Mice and Men! I would love an Amazon card. Thank you!

jessica massey December 15, 2013 at 11:39 AM

The first book I remember is one I still have. Its a First Little Golden Book called When Dog was Little by Lugille Hammond. It came out in 1983 and it was read to me and it was one I read when I first started to read. It has went through 2 kids now and about to go through a third.

Sophia C. December 15, 2013 at 11:42 AM

My first book I remember reading is Charlotte’s Web. Amazon please!!!

jessica December 15, 2013 at 11:42 AM

The first book I remember reading was the baby sitters Club! Oh how I loved that series. (Amazon)

Heather MacNaughton December 15, 2013 at 11:43 AM

The first book I recall reading is Green Eggs and Ham *lol* Merry Christmas and thank you for the giveaway!! Should I be lucky enough to win I would like an amazon card please!

Mary Lowery December 15, 2013 at 11:43 AM

I know I had to read before this but my 1st memory is the Laura Ingalls Wilder series. An amazon card would be great! St Judes is a great place to donate. I also believe in pay it forward so if you pick me can you give me a 15 card and add the other 10 to your donation please! Happy holidays! :)

Debbie December 15, 2013 at 11:45 AM

The first book that I recall actually reading (out loud of course, i was so proud!) was Dumbo! Thanks for the giveaway. Amazon please.

Jasmine Castaneda December 15, 2013 at 11:46 AM

The first book I remember reading was Amber Brown is Not a Crayon by Paula Danziger. Amazon please :)

Beth McFarland December 15, 2013 at 11:47 AM

My first book I can remember reading is The Monster at the End of the Street. I loved Sesame Street!
Amazon Please.

Malisa December 15, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff is the first book I remember reading as a child. My grandmother used to read it to me over and over because I enjoyed it so much. She passed away last year, but she instilled a love of reading that I will always be thankful for. Amazon please :)

Brianna Lee Reviews December 15, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Thanks for this giveaway! I would love to win =D If I did win, I would love the Amazon gift card.

When I was little, my mother used to read me books all the time. One of the first books I remember reading myself was the Berenstein Bears. The first novels I used to read though was Goosebumps and The Babysitter’s Club!

Merry Christmas!

Debbie C December 15, 2013 at 11:55 AM

The first book I remember reading was Little House on the Prairie :)
B&N if I win please Thank you for the chance at this awesome giveaway :) Merry Christmas to you and yours <3

Tracie December 15, 2013 at 11:57 AM

My first book was charlottes web from my aunt and now she has also bought both my daughters the book. Amazon

Norma December 15, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Three little bears. Amazon please

Dawn Bush December 15, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Dick & Jane readers…my brother was learning to read and he was 2 yrs older. I so desperately wanted to be able to read, too, so I sat with them and learned at the same time as him!

sneumann25 December 15, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Goodnight Moon and it’s my son’s favorite too :)
Amazon please :)

Nurafidah December 15, 2013 at 12:17 PM

I remember reading The Fairies’ Shoemaker by Enid Blyton when I was young. But over the years I wasn’t really reading anymore. I actually thought reading was boring during primary school and secondary school. It wasn’t until I read The House of Night series 4 years ago that I fell in love with reading. And now I can’t live without books!

I would love the one from Amazon.

Kathy December 15, 2013 at 12:18 PM

The first chapter book I remember reading was The Bobbsey Twins. My aunt had the book when she was younger, and she gave it to me to read when I was young. I don’t remember the cover or much about the story, but I remember loving it and craving more. I always got books from her for Christmas after that. Amazon

Lauren December 15, 2013 at 12:21 PM

I read all the time as a child & learned to read @ a very early age. I remember (and my mom loves to tell this story) when I was 6yrs old & I picked up my Dad’s copy of The Godfather & read the entire book before my parents even realized I had it. Then I did the same thing with my mom’s copy of Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon. My love of mafia/hitman books was born at an early age!! Amazon, please Maryse.

Rachel December 15, 2013 at 12:30 PM

The pokey little puppy and amazon. I think it’s great you are giving to st Jude’s. S

Shaina December 15, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Where the wild things are! My first book that got me into reading was City of Bones. Amazon please :)

Cynthia December 15, 2013 at 12:35 PM

I remember it was Clifford the Big Red Dog or Eloise.

Jennifer December 15, 2013 at 12:39 PM

The first book I remember reading on my own and really started enjoying reading was Judy Blume “Where are you God, it’s me Margaret “. Who doesn’t remember ” I must, I must increase my bust.”Amazon gift card please.

Tricia December 15, 2013 at 12:40 PM

I remember reading Choose Your Own Adventures.

Beth Fahl December 15, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Ann Likes Red. Would love an Amazon gift card.

Anubha December 15, 2013 at 12:50 PM

I remember reading a book with collection of stories of Akbar and Birbal and Tenali Ram. And the book that increased my intrest in reading and my favorite is The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton :)
Amazon GiftCard would be great

Corinne B. December 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodson Bernett. Still one of my favorite books. Amazon please. Merry Christmas!

Sabrina December 15, 2013 at 12:54 PM

My first book was vein Anos de Soledad (100 years of loneliness) by Gabriel Garcias Marquez it’s in Spanish (I’m from Colombia) and I think it was to advanced for me at the time

Jaime December 15, 2013 at 12:57 PM

The first book that I personally remember reading was my collection of Nancy Drews. I haven’t stopped since! If I am lucky enough to be selected, I’d love an Amazon card.

Have the happiest of holidays!

Laura December 15, 2013 at 1:01 PM

The Trixie Belden, The Secret Mansion is the first book I remember reading. :) Amazon please.

Julie December 15, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Boxcar children, trixie Belden, nancy drew, then took a big jump and we t to Gone with the wind, Jane Austin etc. and the. In college Sweet savage love came out and have been hooked ever since. Amazon pls. Love you Maryse !

Missy December 15, 2013 at 1:10 PM

My first that I remember is Charlottes Web! Merry, merry…

Pam December 15, 2013 at 1:21 PM

The first book I remember reading was “Are you there God? It’s me Margaret.” and therefore started my love of reading.

Deanna December 15, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Shel silverstein books where a sidewalk ends and A light in the attic. I remember when I was young I always read…sweet valley high books and the goosebumps, Judy Blume and Ramona books. Thankfully I have always been an avid reader.

Linda McKinney December 15, 2013 at 1:22 PM

The first book I read was probably a Dr. Seuss book, Honestly, I don’t remember… :) I just subscribed to your newsletter. Amazon. I love my Kindle!

Pam December 15, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Oh and I would like the Amazon card please :)

Cody December 15, 2013 at 1:27 PM

The first book I remember reading all on my own was Frog and Toad are friends. I was so impressed with myself. :-)

amazon.

Marcie December 15, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Babysitters Club books were the first books I enjoyed reading to myself.

Shai Villanueva December 15, 2013 at 1:31 PM

My very first book is the Grimm’s Fairy tales! :) I remember that I always have it with me, even in bed too! I always put it under my bed along with my Mickey Mouse coloring book. <3

Bobbi December 15, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Oh! The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss is the first book I remember reading :)

Still my favorite book of all time.

And if I am lucky enough to win, Amazon card please :)

Mandy December 15, 2013 at 1:35 PM

I remember the Richard Scary books as a kid, with the animals as people ;) Maryse I love your blog!!!! I check it every day ;)

Jennifer December 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM

The first book that came to my mind was Charlotte’s Web! I loved that story.

michele December 15, 2013 at 1:37 PM

I can remember the book.. The Little Engine That Could as my first, and its still useful today! Happy Holidays evryone…

Bridget December 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM

The first book I can remember reading is Little Women.
(Barnes and Noble)

Kim December 15, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Superfudge in the 4th grade. I was so proud of myself for reading an entire chapter book by myself without skipping any pages!!!! Amazon, please. So many worthy charities to give to. Being the mother of a type 1 diabetic, my family gives heavily to JDRF. But St. Jude’s commercials ALWAYS tear me apart. Thanks for helping to make their lives a little better.

Christian December 15, 2013 at 2:01 PM

I first remember reading Nancy Drew mysteries. Amazon here please!

Nathalie December 15, 2013 at 2:03 PM

The first book I can remember was Alla vi Barn i Bullerbyn by Astrid Lindgren. Amazon.

Jennifer December 15, 2013 at 2:03 PM

I remember “reading” The Night Before Christmas to my Grandmother when I was little. Amazon please! Thanks :)

Griffey565 December 15, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Monster goes to the beach, it was one of those easy readers in kindergarden.

Nicolle December 15, 2013 at 2:23 PM

The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Love that book :) (Amazon)

Gail December 15, 2013 at 2:25 PM

I remember reading Ballerina Bess to my sister. Amazon, thanks!

Renee December 15, 2013 at 2:26 PM

When I was little I loved to read Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Suess Still love those books to this day but the first book that actually I fell in love with and still read to this day is Little Women ………Amazon please Merry Chistmas to you and thanks for the chance to enter

Jen C. December 15, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Socks for Supper. I found a copy off ebay so now I read it to my kids. :) (Amazon)

Rebekah December 15, 2013 at 2:41 PM

Madeline! Amazon please : ) Thanks!

Trisha R December 15, 2013 at 2:59 PM

I remember reading Junie B. Jones. My teacher use to read it to the class while we sat around her in a circle. She made it so much fun listening to her. I caught the fever of reading it that I would to read it on my own. Then there was Nancy Drew Mysteries as well. :D Amazon please.

Michelle December 15, 2013 at 3:06 PM

When I was little I would “read” Archie comic books. I prefer Amazon! Thanks Maryse and Merry Christmas!

Elle December 15, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Hi Maryse! The first book I remember reading alone is probably an expurgated version of The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas), but around the same time I also read Enid Blyton’s Family and Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley High Series… I would prefer the Amazon gift card, please. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jess December 15, 2013 at 3:20 PM

First book is remember reading was Amelia Bedelia books. I, even got my niece and nephews into the books now. Also, I would prefer the Amazon gift card, please. Thanks for doing this giveaway! Love the blog!

Ashley B. December 15, 2013 at 3:21 PM

The Teddy Bear Picnic! A great book and still so cute! Amazon would be amazing ;) Merry Christmas, Maryse and thanks for a wonderful year of amazing reads-you have me hooked!

Dawn M. December 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM

The first book I remember reading was “Fun with Dick and Jane”. I was home sick with chicken pox when the rest of my class was learning to read. When I was well enough to return to school I was way behind my classmates. I remember my teacher taking extra to help me read my first Dick and Jane book. I loved those books! Thanks for the opportunity to win a gift card. Although I have a Nook, I buy more books from Amazon to read on my phone. P.S. I can’t wait until you post your favorite books of the year! Merry Christmas Everyone!

Mara December 15, 2013 at 3:49 PM

I can remember my mom and I reading Rikki Tikki Tavi. I loved it but I asked her to read it so many times that she hated it ha

Chelsea E December 15, 2013 at 3:55 PM

The Box Car Children was the series that I remember being truly excited to read. I’m sure there were many before it but they didn’t leave the same impression. Amazon

Kelly December 15, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Pokey little puppy and amazon please

Rachel Rickhoff December 15, 2013 at 3:56 PM

The first book I can remember reading is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Carissa December 15, 2013 at 4:08 PM

“The Giving Tree” is the first book I remeber reading. I have both a kindle and a book so either is fine with me!!

Heather December 15, 2013 at 4:11 PM

First book: “Fred and Ted Were Friends”

I would LOVE the Amazon gift card!!

zulma December 15, 2013 at 4:19 PM

The first book I remember reading was Where the Red Fern Grows. I would like Amazon please.

Amanda doolittle December 15, 2013 at 4:28 PM

I remember the American Girl Seriers being my first. Amazon

Christina December 15, 2013 at 4:29 PM

The first book I remember reading was Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss Amazon Please :)

Janie December 15, 2013 at 4:34 PM

I loved reading when I was a kid, still do, but I devoured every Goosebump book that R.L. Stine wrote!! Amazon, please!

Bronwyn December 15, 2013 at 4:34 PM

The first book I remember reading was one of the babysitters club series. Amazon please :-)

Trisha December 15, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 was the first book I remember. I loved it and can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to read it!

Kim Ervin December 15, 2013 at 4:40 PM

My first book I remember was Dr. Seuss One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and they are still my fav characters :) It doesn’t matter which card. Either will work :)

julie December 15, 2013 at 4:42 PM

First book I remember reading “of my own will” was the babysitters club. Was never a big reader til about two Years ago when i received “beautiful disaster” as a gift. Discovered your bookblog shortly after and have been obsessed with reading since. Read atleast 300+ books since then. Could use an amazon gift card cause this hobby of mine is getting rather expensive. But I love it!

Retha Bramlett December 15, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Maryse, as best I can recall, the first book I read on my own was “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss. If you pick me, I would prefer an Amazon gift card because I log onto Amazon.com and your blog daily. Thank you for your consideration, and have a Merry Christmas.

Donna December 15, 2013 at 4:52 PM

I remember Super Fudge by Judy Bloom. Amazon please!!

Andrea T December 15, 2013 at 4:52 PM

The first book I ever remember reading is Beezus & Ramona.
Thanks! (Amazon)

Mick Murphy December 15, 2013 at 4:57 PM

The first book I remember reading was a Babysitters Club book..I’m not sure which one.
Thanks for the amazing giveaway! (Amazon please)
micklovesbooks AT gmail DOT com

EmilyAnn December 15, 2013 at 5:07 PM

The first book I remember reading was an Enid Blyton book. Can’t remember the title. Amazon, pleaseM

Trisha H. December 15, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 was the first book I remember. I loved it and I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to read it! B&N please.

Annie December 15, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Goodnight Moon. amazon, please.

Kim U December 15, 2013 at 5:14 PM

I know there were others, but the first one I remember reading on my own was Little House on the Prairie. Amazon please :-)

Amanda Triplett December 15, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Forgot to mention preference (Amazon) so my last comment didn’t happen (you got me?!) My first book was Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. I was also a tree in the stage production.:)

Lisa R December 15, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Miss Nelson is Missing. Amazon, please :)

Nikki mears December 15, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Wow!! Lots of great first books I’ve noticed from others!! It’s hard to pinpoint favorites cause I read so much at a young age-little bear/house on the prairie series/nancy drew & hardy boys series & where the wild things were!! I’m thankful you’re helping St.Jude that’s in my neck of the woods!! I’m taking my little girl there this week!! Anyway Thanks again for the opportunity to do this!! I love Amazon!!!

Kristina December 15, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Harry the dog. Loved that book when I was little! Amazon, thanks maryse! Happy holidays everyone :)

Rori December 15, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Charolettes web is the first book I remember.

Amazon please :)

Happy Holidays to you and your family!!!

Jennifer December 15, 2013 at 6:23 PM

The first book was Go Dogs Go, a Dr. Seuss book. :) . One of many!!!

Tiffany Gee December 15, 2013 at 6:38 PM

The first book I remember reading was The story of Ferdinand by Munroe Leaf (I have just aged myself). I would read it over and over again. An Amazon gift card would thrill me right now!!!

Claudia F December 15, 2013 at 6:40 PM

First book that came to mind was Charlotte’s Web. I would love B&N card.

Nikola December 15, 2013 at 6:53 PM

I remember reading Mouse and the Motorcycle :) Would love an Amazon GC. Thanks!!

Deb monkman December 15, 2013 at 6:58 PM

I feel sooo old saying this but I remember loving nancy drew and the Hardy boys. Lol

lisa December 15, 2013 at 6:59 PM

The first books i remember reading were sweet valley twins! Love your blog! Nook please!

Louise Charlton December 15, 2013 at 7:03 PM

The first book i remember reading is “the Little Prince” (St-Exupery).
Thanks Maryse and Merry Christmas!

Kristin December 15, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Nancy drew books and babysitters club started my love of reading.

Sara Arcuri December 15, 2013 at 7:16 PM

The first book I remember reading was Chronicles of Narnia. :)

Amazon card :)

Lynne December 15, 2013 at 7:32 PM

The first book I remember reading was in kindergarten. It was about Sally, Dick & Jane & their dog, Spot. Amazon please :)

Tricia December 15, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Cat in the Hat. Amazon yay!

Maria Malaveci December 15, 2013 at 7:42 PM

The first book that I remember trying to read was 101 Dalmatians, but the first book I actually read and absolutely loved was The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe!

Priscilla Shuster December 15, 2013 at 7:44 PM

The first book I remember reading was a Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes book and I Loved it and still do!
I would prefer an Amazon GC if I win. Thanks for this giveaway Maryse! :)

Janet December 15, 2013 at 8:13 PM

The Outsiders, loved it. Amazon please

Lindsy December 15, 2013 at 8:19 PM

The first book I remember reading was “Strega Nona” bu Tomie dePaola. I read it over and over again. The illustrations are breathtaking. I would love a giftcard to B&N please!

Timitra December 15, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Black Beauty…Amazon thanks.

Lisa December 15, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Jen P December 15, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine…loved that book when I was little. Amazon please. Thx for giveaway!!

Paula Noveck December 15, 2013 at 8:49 PM

The first book I remember reading was a book called Tackle 22. I still have it!

Jodi Tejcek December 15, 2013 at 8:52 PM

First book was Curious George Goes to the Circus!!
Loved that book!!! I would love an Amazon gift card!!! Happy Holidays!!

Donna Newman December 15, 2013 at 8:53 PM

First book I remember is Black Beauty.

Amazon please

Merry Christmas!

Anne Marie December 15, 2013 at 8:59 PM

The first book that I remember reading was Black Beauty. I loved it! Amazon, please!!

Beth :) December 15, 2013 at 9:01 PM

The first book I remember reading myself was The Outsiders when I was in 4th grade. I was a late starter when it came to reading for enjoyment.

Kelly Taylor December 15, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Blueberries for Sal!! Such a great book. Amazon please.

Christina B December 15, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Oh my gosh! I can’t remember the first book I read, but I DO remember the first series I fell in love with! I used to beg my mom to let me go to the library after school so I could read the books there, (she wouldn’t let me check them out bc she thought I was too young to read ‘those’ books!). It was the ‘Sweet Valley High’ series! I was a rebel even back then! bwahahahaaaaa! I’d love an Amazon GC so I may continue my rebel ways! :)

Cindy Alexander December 15, 2013 at 9:10 PM

“Go Ask Alice” blew me away and still a fav. I would love Amazon. :)

Angela December 15, 2013 at 9:10 PM

The first book I remember reading was The Monster at the End of this Book. I loved it and would read it over and over. Amazon please..and thanks for the giveaway!

Rose December 15, 2013 at 9:14 PM

“Cat in the Hat” :)

Amy F December 15, 2013 at 9:17 PM

The first book I ever soloed on was Are You My Mother? I still own it. :)
An Amazon gc is my choice should I be so lucky as to win this giveaway.

Melissa December 15, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Little Lamb was the first book I remember reading. Amazon preferably. Merry Christmas!!

lucy December 15, 2013 at 9:20 PM

i cant remember that far back…i think the first book i really remember reading was the first harry potter book and the rest from then on!! loved how magical those books where!

Naomi Lahn December 15, 2013 at 9:20 PM

The first book I can clearly remember reading was a french one called “D’un Monde A L’Autre” by Pierre Bottero and it was and still is awesome!! :)
If I win, I’d like an Amazon gift card :) thank you!

Rachel Firasek December 15, 2013 at 9:25 PM

I remember reading a simple version of Mother Goose’s Book of Nursery Rhymes. Loved that book. It had fantastic illustrations.

Mattie December 15, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Are You My Mother? … B&N. Merry Christmas

Nancy December 15, 2013 at 9:33 PM

We had a See spot run type book that had a page for each day of the year. That book ended up being held together with duct tape…

Mandy December 15, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Sweet Valley Twins! I loved those books! B&N please.

Brittany December 15, 2013 at 9:55 PM

The first book I remember reading is Charlotte’s Web. My mom and I would lay in bed and read a chapter each night. Amazon gift card would be great. Merry Christmas!

Lauren December 15, 2013 at 9:59 PM

I remember reading the Judy Blume books tales of the 4 th grade nothing And super fudge

Debra D December 15, 2013 at 10:00 PM

A Wrinkle In Time!!!!!!!

Kristie B. December 15, 2013 at 10:00 PM

The first book I remember reading that touched me was “Where The Red Fern Grows”. I remember crying so hard I scared my Mom!

Diana December 15, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Baby-Sitters Club and Amazon please!

Christy Harrelson December 15, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Green Eggs & Ham……Amazon please……thank you so much and Happy Holidays!

Shannon December 15, 2013 at 10:33 PM

There’s a monster at the end of this book!!

Trisha White December 15, 2013 at 11:04 PM

I remember reading Judy Blume Books.. loved them … and I would like Amazon Please..

Cathy December 15, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Mine would be Green Eggs and Ham. Amazon please. Thanks so much for the giveaway Maryse! Merry Christmas!

Kandycw Harris December 15, 2013 at 11:40 PM

The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwiss.
Amazon/Kindle card please.

Thank you

Erika December 15, 2013 at 11:43 PM

I think it might have been a Bernstein Bears book! Thanks! Would love amazon gift card!

donna doria December 16, 2013 at 6:25 PM

My first I remember reading was charolettes web

Melissa Werner December 17, 2013 at 10:10 AM

first book…Sweet Valley High ;) Amazon!! Merry Christmas

Michelle December 17, 2013 at 9:26 PM

The first book I remember reading was Dr Suess ABC

Mae Faller December 21, 2013 at 1:34 AM

The first book I remember reading AND finishing was Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. My friend lent it to me but I got so addicted to it he gave it to me as a gift!! :)

Yesy December 21, 2013 at 1:38 AM

O Holy Night because brings me very good memories and it’s a peaceful song for Christmas :)

christine December 21, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Mine would be Amelia bedelia

Nikole Mariscal December 21, 2013 at 1:43 AM

First book I remember actually reading was “Animal Farm” in high school. Only book I ever actually read that was signed and liked it. (Wasn’t much of a reader, lol) Would like Amazon card. Thank you!

Lisa December 21, 2013 at 1:53 AM

Was not much of a book reader until high school and the first book I can remember is Go Ask Alice by anonymous – amazon

Kaitlin December 21, 2013 at 1:59 AM

I remember reading a lot of dr suess books as a child but the first chapter book I read that truly stuck with me was Rimwalkers. I still have it!

Veronica December 21, 2013 at 2:13 AM

Peanuts comic books and my sister kept them so now my son reads them. They are falling apart.

Megan December 21, 2013 at 2:35 AM

The first book i remember reading is “the giving tree” i still love that book and now so do all my nieces and nephews ;-)

Tamara Haak December 21, 2013 at 2:40 AM

The first book I remember I was obsessed with was the Nancy Drew series. I wanted to be a detective too…
Amazon please.

Shweta December 21, 2013 at 2:52 AM

The first book i remember reading is ‘Nancy Drew’. Would like an amazon card. :-)

Irinejshn December 21, 2013 at 3:49 AM

My first book was Tessa in love by Kate Le Vann :) Amazing! I still cry when I re-read it…

stephanie December 21, 2013 at 4:14 AM

I think I have to go with babysitters club

Antonia December 21, 2013 at 5:03 AM

My first boook was Paul is Alone in World by Jens Sigsgaard!! I prefer Amzon giftcard. Thanks!!! :)

Yasmin Amer December 21, 2013 at 5:04 AM

Baby its cold outside or we’re walking in the air, is a tough choice.
Thank you for the giveaway, the book choices are great!!!

BARBARA S December 21, 2013 at 6:55 AM

I remember reading practically the whole series of Nancy Drew. Cannot remember the childrens books but I am sure there were some.

Pamela Christine (@Patti18Pam) December 21, 2013 at 6:56 AM

first book Pride and Prejudice..Amazon card :) )

Donna Stringer December 21, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Charlottes Web would be my first book I remember reading as a child. I just loved that story! Oh and just in case …Amazon. please …thanks :-)

Sara Fuller December 21, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Are You My Mother was my first book :)

Crystal December 21, 2013 at 9:11 AM

The first book I remember reading was when I was three or four with my mom, it was a peanuts book called Snoopy Come Home. It made me cry every time I read it.

Lisa December 21, 2013 at 9:12 AM

The first book I remember reading was Who’s a Pest. I was really young. Then I remember Other Wise Known as Shelia the Great about 8or 10ish.

Niki Newman December 21, 2013 at 9:21 AM

I believe it was The Little Red Hen.

Happy Holidays

Lynette December 21, 2013 at 9:46 AM

My 1st books I remember reading are Dick and Jane.

Jen M December 21, 2013 at 10:04 AM

The first book I remember reading had to be.. Are you my mother? Or Goodnight Moon. Thanks for the giveaway. Merry Christmas!!(B&N)

Kim Thomas December 21, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?

Lis Carcamo December 21, 2013 at 10:27 AM

One hundred years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Every one has to read in my school. And I think that was the first book I read.

Marga S December 21, 2013 at 10:34 AM

I think the first book I remember reading was The Little Prince at the school library. Now, one of my favorite books. :) It’s very imaginative, but with deep meanings and themes and I like adventure, exploring, even learning lessons from the book.

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.” ♥

I’ll choose Amazon. :) Have a Merry Christmas!

Courtney Cheseborough December 21, 2013 at 10:57 AM

My first book was the Magic Treehouse.

Colleen Farrell December 21, 2013 at 12:32 PM

The earliest book I can remember reading was a book called The Land of Dreams unfortunately I cant remem the author

Ally Doerman December 21, 2013 at 5:24 PM

The first book I remember reading was Are You My Mother? I loved that book! It’s still one of my favorites!

Ally Doerman December 21, 2013 at 5:24 PM

I forgot to say Amazon!

Alessia Scalora December 24, 2013 at 8:24 PM

The first book I remember reading was Bambi!

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