I Am Obsessed With The Alphabet

I Was Obsessed With The Alphabet

Even as a very young child of 3 or 4, I always wanted to go over the alphabet with my mother.

I had absolutely no interest in numbers (which is still true), but I loved letters. When I found out that they could form words, I was enthralled.

A True Love Of Reading and Writing

I never liked having my mother read books to me, but reading them myself.

Reading and writing were easy for me. I was writing short stories and even novels from the first grade.

Also in the first grade, my teacher had been tutoring other students in reading. I was six years old!

In the third grade, we were given a little children’s publication that had a section where we could order books at a deep discount.

I just couldn’t decide which ones I wanted. They all sounded so interesting!

I told my mother of my dilemma and she told me to buy all the books I wanted. They were so inexpensive and I really never asked for much. I handed in the order form to my teacher.

A few weeks later the teacher announced our books had arrived! One by one, the teacher placed our books on our desks. Most students received at least one book, and some had two or three.

Then the teacher came to my desk and started to laugh as she stacked the books on my desk. I had ordered 21 books!

It was a little embarrassing as this caused me to be the center of attention.

I Love Typography

My interest in the alphabet has extended to such things as typography and fonts. I still love anything to do with the alphabet and with words!

One of my favorite blogs is I Love Typography. It is gorgeous.

Please read my post I Always Find Time To Read.

Thank you for reading The Literary Lioness!

I love books, writing, film, and television.

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