On today’s Bookish Firsts, we have awesome debut author and real life Sesame Seade, Robin Stevens! Her book Murder Most Unladylike is simply wonderful (also called Murder is Bad Manners in the US). If you need convincing, just gaze at the pretty covers!
With author Robin Stevens
What is the first book you ever read/remember reading?
It took quite a while for me to read confidently – so long that my teacher actually told my mother she was worried that my American accent might be causing problems. But then something just clicked in my head, and there was no holding me back. I’m sure this isn’t really the first book I read, but I have a very clear memory of reading The Hobbit and feeling so proud that I was finally reading on my own. I was amazed by the story – I hadn’t come across that kind of epic adventure before – and in love with the riddles Tolkien wove into the story. I was very angry about what happened to those ponies in the mine, though. I’m actually not sure I’ve forgiven him for it to this day.