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Carolreads30
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Re: Which author started it all for you?

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vblackstone wrote:
09 Aug 2016, 10:09
I can't remember a time when I didn't love to read. There are two books that stand out in my memory: On The Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume. I think I read every book I could get my hands on by both authors. I haven't stopped reading since. I enjoy legal thrillers (ex. John Grisham), suspense/horror (ex. Stephen King, Dean Koontz), and historical romance (ex. Mary Balogh) the most but am not adverse to a good biography (loved the story of Ozzy Osbourne), general fiction, or reading for knowledge.
I had forgotten about Judy Blume. My youngest daughter loved her books and although she struggled with reading, she enjoyed those books.

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12 Aug 2016, 17:56
I'm really dating myself, but Marguerite Henry,who wrote Misty of Chincoteague and other similar works, opened up a wonderful world for me. I now live in Virginia and I plan to go for the Chincoteague Pony Swim,
These were the books that I finally was able to get my youngest daughter to read on her own. Her love for horses outweighed how much she hated reading. As I introduced her to these books, she discovered that all books are not boring or on topics that you don't care about.

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Enid Blyton with her famous five books.

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That would be Jack London without a doubt. Immersing myself in books that dealt with nature, as a youngster I happened upon Jack London and the rest is history. I believe I read most of his books, Call of the Wild being my absolute favorite.
The sea wolf is another piece of literature of his that describes someone so vividly it sends chills down my spine.
A great author that is very knowledgeable.

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For me it was Charles Dickens (Oliver Twist) and Enid Blyton (Secret Seven). I still like reading their books.

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Enid Blyton and Carolyn Keene's books started it all for me. Basically when I was 11, the books available in the school library were the only ones to choose from and thankfully the series - Famous Five and Nancy Drew are amazing reads. Soon, Agatha Christie and J.K. Rowling happened and I haven't walked away from books since. ❤️

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Enid Blyton was the first to generate my love for reading especially series -Pink Whistle. The character cultivated an optimistic nature within me. Mr. and Mrs. Twiddle was another of my favorite characters. In retrospection, it could have been due to the fact that the book made me feel that mistakes were also a natural part of life's experiences. Great expectations by Charles Dickens and Green Days by the River written by Michael Anthony impacted greatly as well.

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I've loved reading basically since I was born. So I'll have to give credit to Lois Lenski, the author of my first favorite book: Cowboy Small/ :D

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I don't remember a time that I didn't love reading. I started at the age of about three years, with Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. Truthfully, though, that was only because the page numbers were written out, and that was the only part of the book that I "read".

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There were two authors for me. Mark Twain sparked my love of reading first with The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The same year I read the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. Both authors made me a reader for life. I read those books over and over again.
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i read Ngugi wa Thiongo's The River Between when I was around 10 years. I remember being told that it was not a storybook. I completed it, wowed everyone with the content I got from the book and i have never looked back.

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My very first recollection of a book I read was Goldilocks and the three bears. I don't know who wrote it.

I know mom used to bring us books from her school library even before that but it's this one that I remember.

20+ years latr, here I am

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Nama Winnie wrote:
08 Jul 2020, 23:01
i read Ngugi wa Thiongo's The River Between when I was around 10 years. I remember being told that it was not a storybook. I completed it, wowed everyone with the content I got from the book and i have never looked back.
Which are your favourite works by this author? River Between is the most famous by him I think so o haven't really looked at other books by him.

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tgoatley wrote:
11 Dec 2019, 16:49
James Patterson books started my reading journey. I have loved all his books he has written.
I had forgotten about James Patterson. I really loved his books. There was a time I couln't have passed one of his

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It's Nguyen Du. People most likely don't know who he is because he is Vietnamese and I don't think any of his stories got translated into English but he is a genius. He is like the Shakespear of Vietnamese literature. He wrote these amazing collections of poems in both old Vietnamese and new Vietnamese (yes, we have old ones too) and you might think if he is so genius, why is none of his poems got translated to English. There is a good reason for it. His most famous work, name Truyen Kieu (the story of Kieu) can be interpreted in so many ways, even though he died so long ago people is still finding new interpretation to his work. I mean I'm just gonna go on and on about him if I'm allowed to but he just starts that fire in me and makes me see the artistry in the written word.
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