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  • July 4, 2016

First Books


Back we go to a question coming due. This one was easy to remember. Of course that isn’t hard when I was obsessed. I had bad taste as a kid in some things. The Disordorlies and Fast Food come to mind. Very, very bad movies.

“What was the first book (or book series) you really fell in love with?”

The first books were some Ninja Turtles picture books. I was obsessed with Ninja Turtle everything at my sea. I even had those cringe worthy Ninja Turtle sing a long VHS videos. They made a Christmas one and some NY one. They were just awful. The 80’s cartoon is soooooo bad to watch now as well. The new 2 cartoon versions are waaay better. The first movie is still good. Second is meh, but hey it starred the Surf Ninjas actor as well. What? I like that cheesy movie. And the third sucked. At least I knew that back then. Not sure what happened to the picture books. They are probably in a closet somewhere. Hopefully they aren’t as bad as the 80’s show.

Then after those first books there was The Hardy Boys and Goosebumps I got into a bit. They were always enjoyable. I vaguely remember the shows based off of them too.

Were you obsessed with ninja turtles or anything else as a kid? What were the first books you got into? Do you even know what a VHS is? Let’s not even talk about that atrocious live action Ninja Turtle show. Oh, and yeah, the new Ninja Turtle movie was pretty much crap as well. Never watched the second yet. Give me guys in rubber suits over Incredible Hulk wannabes any day.

Enjoy life, forget the strife.


Michael D'Agostino

2016-07-04 10:15:39 Reply

I was wondering what you thought of the newest movies. Megan Fox couldn’t save it for you?

    Pat Hatt

    2016-07-04 12:45:57 Reply

    Never watched the second one yet. She is as dumb as a stump, so nope.

Tamara Narayan

2016-07-04 13:52:42 Reply

Whenever I hear the words “Ninja Turtle” I think back to my job at the concession stand in a movie theater. There was a video game near us that chanted their theme song all day long. I don’t like the ninja turtles very much.

    Pat Hatt

    2016-07-04 15:15:31 Reply

    haha that would be annoying as can be no matter the song

Chrys Fey

2016-07-04 15:25:10 Reply

The Goosebumps books are classics. My brother used to collect them. I don’t know if he has them still or not. I had read several but not as many as he did.

    Pat Hatt

    2016-07-04 19:32:15 Reply

    Yeah, they were always fun ones to read indeed

Olga Godim

2016-07-04 19:56:48 Reply

Ninja Turtles… Such sweet memories. My son was obsessed with everything Ninja Turtles when he was a young boy.

    Pat Hatt

    2016-07-04 21:19:33 Reply

    Obsessed I sure was too at my zoo


2016-07-05 14:21:14 Reply

My son, too, was a TMNT fan extreme. I had the entire cassette of music memorized because he listened to it non-stop on every road trip. Oh, those were the days… “Coming out of my shell…” But GREAT question about first books! The first one I remember is “Where the Wild Things Are”, and one which title I can’t remember, but I think it was “Velveteen Rabbit”. Then when I was old enough to read, it was the entire series of Reader’s Digest condensed collections and every single Nancy Drew…

    Pat Hatt

    2016-07-05 16:15:23 Reply

    Those songs could get stuck in your head. Where the wild things are is a good one.

Toi Thomas

2016-07-05 14:23:56 Reply

I wonder if you’ve ever read any of the original Ninja Turtles comic books that started it all. They are pretty good and in black and white. While I’ll admit I did enjoy the cheesy cartoon, the comic books are more serious and much more appreciated in my adulthood. Thankfully I was spared the sing along videos.

    Pat Hatt

    2016-07-05 16:16:01 Reply

    Yeah, I read some of those they were good too, no cheese there.

Alex J. Cavanaugh

2016-07-05 16:09:49 Reply

I was an adult by the time the Ninja Turtles became a thing. I did go see the first movie though. (Took my nephew.)
Remember VHS? Heck, I remember Betamax!

    Pat Hatt

    2016-07-05 16:16:25 Reply

    lmao Betamax is before my time indeed.


2016-07-06 07:07:30 Reply

My daughters loved the Ninja Turtles and the Goosebumps. I’ve speed read through a couple of Goosebumps and found them quite interesting.

    Pat Hatt

    2016-07-06 11:58:30 Reply

    They were fun ones indeed.

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