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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