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What was the first book you ever bought?

I haven't bought any books as far as I can remember
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I have never purchased any book.

The only books I ever read were eBooks.
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martin12165 wrote:

What was the first book you ever bought?

I haven't bought any books as far as I can remember


"Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card, when I was four years old. Also got "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger the same day. I remember because I've had both books since and wrote the date of purchase inside the title cover (at the recommendation of my mother)
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First book I bought with my own money was probably the first artemis fowl book
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Probably some overpriced little book from an elementary school book faire. Goosebumps are probably the earliest books I remember actively buying.


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"Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card, when I was four years old. Also got "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger the same day. I remember because I've had both books since and wrote the date of purchase inside the title cover (at the recommendation of my mother)


That's some heavy reading for a four-year-old.
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That's some heavy reading for a four-year-old.


Yeah, I smell bullshit.

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That's some heavy reading for a four-year-old.



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Yeah, I smell bullshit.


Yeah, I've always excelled in reading/writing comprehension. I was tested in the first grade as being on a college reading level. No bullshit here, man. I've always been a fan of reading and still am. I was the kid walking around with a collection of Frost's poetry in second grade.

But I happened to love the fuck out of Goosebumps. I still remember having two rows on the bookshelf dedicated to them.
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Spoiler, its just a huge picture...


sometime in elementary, I remember having this book:

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I don't remember really well but I think that the first book that I bought with my own money was one of Linear Algebra, back when I was in the university.
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I don't remember. I read a lot. As a child I was gifted books every Christmas. Sometimes it was a single book sometimes sets of books. At 8 I discovered the local library and that I could choose my own books to read. Oh the only book I recall asking for when I was 14 was Jane Eyre. I got started on it and discovered I hated it. I stopped reading it halfway and put it down only to finish it a decade later. I still hate it. I can't believe I packed the stupid thing in my suitcase when we were moving from the Caribbean to the UK. I used to have a habit that I should finish every book I read. I've since dropped that habit, life is too short.
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Fifty shades of grey.
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Captain Underpants
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I had to save up for this when I was a kid, because my parents refused to buy me any book that didn't have pictures in it. They insisted that I was too young and I would not read it and it would be a waste of money.



It was very nearly two pounds, so saving random bits of change for it wasn't easy. Additionally, after I bought it, my mother was convinced I stole it and marched me over to the shop to give it back. Then the cashier thought I had stolen the money, and it was like, a whole big thing where she didn't understand why he was trying to give her money and he didn't understand why she wouldn't take it.

Honestly, sometimes I look back at the formative experiences of my life and go "wow, my parents were dicks."
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Probably some teen fiction novel I enjoyed once and never read a second time.
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Fossils - A Guide to Prehistoric Life by Rhodes , Zim and Schaffer. I have it front of me now - I must have bought it in about 1973
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