Story Starters: Reading

Story Starters: Reading

This Week’s Story Starters: Reading

  • What book(s) or author(s) did you enjoy as a child or teenager?
  • As a child, what one author’s books did you always purchase?
  • What genre or series did you gravitate towards (i.e. The Hardy Boys Mysteries, comic book section)?
  • What character did you love or illustrations you adored?
  • Was there a certain story your parents read to you when you were sick?
  • What was your family’s story time ritual?
  • Did you participate in a reading time in the local library or have a Storybook Lady?
  • Where are your favorite childhood books now?
  • What book included a meaningful dedication?
  • What book did you read because of an assignment, but ended up reading for enjoyment?
  • How has something you read in your youth affected your life or career choices or your goals?
  • What book(s) or author(s) do you enjoy as an adult?
  • As an adult, what one author’s books do you always purchase?
  • What genre or series did you gravitate towards (i.e. J.D. Robb’s In Death series, Sue Grafton’s alphabet mysteries)?
  • What character do you love the most?
  • What character reminds you the most of you? Of your spouse? Of your best friend?
  • How do you include reading in your life?
  • What book/series has made the biggest impact on your outlook or opinions?
  • What book have you gifted to someone and what dedication did you write inside?
  • Where do you keep your books?
  • What do you do with the books once you have read them (i.e. return to library, share with a friend, sell at flea market)?
  • How have you passed on your love of these adventures to your children or grandchildren?
  • Do you belong to a book club or reading circle? How has that fellowship changed how you read or understand books?
  • What book did you read on a recommendation and end up loving? What one did you put down?
  • What do you do if you do not enjoy the first few chapters of a book?
  • Whose book recommendations do you always follow?
  • What critic or editor picks do you use to find new books?
  • What characteristics make a book impressive, worthwhile, or enjoyable?
  • Why do you read?
  • Where do you read?
  • How has something you read impacted your life?
  • What is your favorite book to date?
  • If you were to select the winner to a prestigious book award, which book would you choose and why?
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