The Once Upon a Time Book Tag

Hey!! I’ve been thinking about how fun bookish tags are, and I decided it might be cool to make my own!!

This is The Once Upon a Time Book Tag, and it’s all about “firsts” in your reading life. Obviously it might be hard to remember all of these, but that’s why most are “first book you remember reading.” I’m going to answer all these questions, just because I really like them, and i hope some of you will do this tag on your blog and tag your friends!!

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  1. Post the Once Upon a Time Book Tag image on your blog and link to the creator’s blog. (Yeah… I know xD.) 
  2. Thank the blogger who tagged you and provide a link to their blog.
  3. Answer the questions.
  4. Tag as many people as you’d like, but try for at least one or two.

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1. First book you remember reading to yourself.

I can’t find it anywhere *sobs* but it was this cute little book about a girl who sends out invitations to a princess party and they all dress up. I liked the illustrations, and I remember after I read it, I started making invitations for a princess party… without asking my parents. They were super sweet, though, and helped me deliver the invitations on my bike like in the story, and I got to have a princess party.

2. First chapter book you remember reading.

Definitely The Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne! This was the series that made me the bookworm I still am today.

3. First bookish friends. 

Jack and Annie, the main characters in The Magic Tree House series! I practically grew up with them, I read those books so often for so long.

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4. First book you remember being completely sucked into. 

Hmm… this one’s a little hard. I’m just going to go with the first one that came to mind: Fablehaven by Brandon Mull.. I was a little older when I read this one (8, maybe?) but I remember being so immersed in the world/series while I was reading.

5. First book you remember just hating

Ha! The Phantom Tolbooth by Norton Juster. I hated this book with the fiery passion of a million sons. I hate this book less now, but it still makes me angry just thinking about it.

6. First book with romance.

I think it was Princess Academy by Shannon Hale. I remember I wasn’t allowed to read it at first because I was too young, so when I finally got to it felt like such a “grown up” book. I loved it, and it’s still one of my favorite books of all time.

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7. First bookish crush. 

HA! I fell head over heels for Lord Felix Mersey from The Finishing School Series. I may or may not have read the second book three times just because that’s the one he appears in the most, and I most definitely still have a crush on him.

8. First book from your favorite genre.

I’ve read so many fantasy books I can’t even remember. I’m going to go with first “fairy tale retelling,” because it’s a more specific category I love a lot. That’s Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. That’s also still one of my favorite books! This post is kind of making me want to go reread all her books…

9. First book from a genre you hate. 

Hmm… I don’t know that I really *hate* any genres, but I guess I really don’t like (most) mysteries. I read tons of The Boxcar Children books when i was 6,7 & 8 years old. I honestly don’t know why I kept reading them; I hated them all and they drove me crazy!! Maybe it’s like how I keep trying things like buttercream and Vietnamese bahn cam even though I know I don’t like them :/

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10. First YA book you read.

I think it was The Hunger Games. This was probably the series that got me into reading YA, but because of that, for a while I thought YA was *only* dystopian, and I soon got tired of it and went back to reading MG historical fiction. It was The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer that led to my discovery of the wonderful world of YA fantasy. *insert heart eyes emojis*

11. First book that made you truly think. 

That’s a hard one! (Who came up with these questions, anyway? xD) I guess I read a few classics that took more brain power to read, but the first book that I had to really think extremely deeply about was probably The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.

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12. First book you bought. 

I’m going to actually go with the first book I bought without reading it. This started my love of buying books, because before I bought this book, I almost never bought any. Now I’m addicted. It was A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge, because clearly I am incapable of going for two seconds without mentioning her books.

13. First book that became a favorite. 

I think it’s Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. There have been other books that are bigger favorites, but that one was the first.

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I tag: Esther @ Queen of Fantasy, Kris @ Lemon Notes, Cait @ Paperfury, Brianne @ Bookish Brianne, Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books, and everyone else who wants to do this tag. If you do do it, be sure to let me know! I would love to read your answers.

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Were you always a bookworm, or is reading more recent for you? If so, how old were you when you first started to love to read?

17 thoughts on “The Once Upon a Time Book Tag

  1. Awesome tag! And thanks for tagging me! This seems like a lot of fun.

    We might have similar answers for some of these…like Ella Enchanted! Yes! Also, The Boxcar Children…I read them, but I never really liked them haha. Such is the problem when you read anything you can get your hands on, right? Haha.

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  2. This is an awesome tag, Lenna! Ahahah I read The Phantom Tollbooth a few years ago and LOVED it! And oh god, my sister was OBSESSED with the Boxcar Children (we have over 30 books from the series sitting on a shelf…). Oh, I remember reading Magic Tree House! I read more of Cam Jansen and Junie B. Jones books, but those Magic Tree House books were fun too. 😀

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  3. Ohh this is such a fun tag, thank you for tagging me! I loved reading your answers, even if I am not really familiar with all of the books on here. The Hunger Games made me fall in love with YA as well 🙂

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  4. I’m actually screaming because WordPress decided to be a jerk and delete my whole flipping comment AGAIN.
    here is the gist of what I wrote.
    Then I said the word post in several different forms at least 9 different times in the same sentence. It was an explosion of post and excitement.
    Then I said you saved me because I couldnt figure out what to post YET AGAIN.
    Then I screeched in excitement and said I had to go write the post WHICH I WILL DO NOW as long as wordpress doesn’t munch up my comment again. Naughty, evil wordpress.

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    1. I HAAATE when wordpress does that!! Maybe we should start copy pasting all our comments before submitting so they aren’t lost :/
      THANKS! It was fun. Haha!! I know the feeling. I was supposed to post a book review today but… I didn’t write it. I am currently working on that xD.
      Yay!! I’m so happy you’re doing it.
      Wordpress is honestly kind of stupid.


  5. Eeep this is SUCH a cool tag and I love it and definitely have it on the to-do list! 🎉💕 I honestly have the worst memory though and I don’t know how old I was starting to read or what books I even loved first?! I know The Hunger Games got me into YA too. 😂 And I read SO MANY BOXCAR BOOKS OMG. We must’ve owned like 60 of them. And it’s ridiculous because they’re all literally the same but okay.😂 I also remember adoring The Phantom Tollbooth haha! It was the first thing I wrote fanfic for…I must’ve been like 11 or 12? FOND MEMORIES.😂

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    1. Thanks!!
      I know, I was writing the questions like, “la di dah, this is so fun!” Except… actually trying to remember the answers was difficult xD.
      THOSE BOXCAR KIDS. They’re all the same. It’s hilarious. I think there are like 500 now? I feel like they’ll never die…
      Oh really!! THat’s so fun!!


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