Friday, July 3, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday #5: The First Book You Ever Read

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Rachel @ Parajunkee's View, and 
Alison @ Alison Can Read!!

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Every week, 1 or 2 new blogs 
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Today's Featured Blogs!!

Laura's Bunny Tales

Here is this week's question:

What is the first book you
remember reading?

Contributed by
Bookish Findings

The Prince and the Pauper
Mark Twain
(Spanish-language edition)

I really don't remember the very first book I ever read. However, this was one of the first books I do remember reading, around the age of 8 or 9. It's a condensed, Spanish-language edition of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper. I can recall getting totally immersed in this story of two English boys, from opposite ends of the social scale, who switch places, and the comedy of errors that results when this is discovered! Government officials try to determine who is the real prince, as both boys look so much alike, they could be twins.

The cover above is the exact one of the book I still own. I was thrilled to discover it online! Since Spanish was my first language, this was the first version of the novel I read. The book was published in Spain, and it's somewhere in my collection. I have since read the original English version, but would like to read it again.

The cover depicts the moment when Edward, the real prince, dressed as a pauper, is hiding the Great Seal of England, while Tom Canty, the real pauper, urges him to hurry.

Below is the cover of an English-language edition I might buy, as I really like the cover!

Next Week's Question

You can only eat one cuisine type 
for the rest of your life. 
Which would you choose?
(e.g. Italian, French, Greek,
Mexican, Chinese, Indian, etc....)

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  1. Thank you for showing my blog button!!! And nice choices! I've read them as a child too! :)

  2. Those are some great books! Do check out my FF:

    Old Follower:)

  3. God bless you for reading Mark Twain!! I've tried many times and haven't been able to read his books. They just don't interest me ;)

    Here's my FF

    Old Follower via Bloglovin

  4. I actually have never read The Prince and the Pauper. I know the story, it's one that's so familar I just never got around to the book. I will certainly put that on my 'need to read soon' list!!

  5. I've heard good things about those! I wish I read them as a kid. I remember a lot of Dr. Seuss. I'm an old follower.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  6. Hi, Alexandra!

    I was very happy to include your blog button in my post! You're very welcome!

    Mark Twain is one of my favorite writers, and "The Prince and the Pauper" was the first of his novels that I read. I'm glad you read it, too!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  7. Hi, Aditi, and thanks for commenting!! : )

  8. Hi, Lillian!

    Oh, I LOVE Mark Twain, although I've only read two of his books -- "The Prince and the Pauper", and "Tom Sawyer". Maybe I enjoyed them so much because I was a tomboy at the time I read them. (I read "Tom Sawyer" when I was 10.) Lol. But there are authors for everyone's taste. My own tastes have changed somewhat, although I still love Twain. But I read a lot of romance novels now -- especially YA paranormal ones!

    Thanks for commenting and following!! I'm following you on Bloglovin', too!! : )

  9. Hi, Laura!

    Oh, this is such a TERRIFIC story! I really should go back and re-read it now that I'm an adult (well, relatively speaking, lol), to see how I like it at present. I'm sure I will greatly enjoy it all over again! I highly recommend it to you!! : )

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  10. Hi, Krystianna!

    You know, "The Prince and the Pauper" is a GREAT story, in any language! I highly recommend it for all ages, but, of course, especially for kids! (Like me, lol.)

    Thanks for commenting and being such a loyal follower!! : )

  11. The Prince and the Pauper.... I remember reading that, it was actually a book I enjoyed. New Follower, I followed via bloglovin' please perhaps follow me back.

  12. Hi, Carrie!

    Oh, it's great that you read and liked this book, too! I would like to re-read it, as well.

    Of course I'll follow you back with Bloglovin'! : )

    I'm away from my computer right now, but I'll try to do it on my Android phone. If I'm unable to, though, I'll do it on my PC tonight! : )

    Thanks so much for commenting back! <3. : )

  13. I don't recall ever reading The Prince and the Pauper for some odd reason! It sounds like a really good story and I love Mark Twain of course! Happy reading! :)

    Bloglovin' follower!:)

  14. Hi, Maggie!

    Oh, I LOVE Mark Twain! And this particular one is such a GREAT story, too! I recommend it to you VERY highly!!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! Happy reading to you, too! : )

  15. I haven't read The Prince and the Pauper. Hopefully, soon! :)

    New follower via Bloglovin'

  16. Hi, Aizel!

    Oh, I'm sure you'd love it! Looking forward to reading your review!

    Thanks for the follow, as well as for commenting back!! : )


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