Thursday, 7 March 2013
World Book Day - Books From The Past
Here, in no particular order, are my memory makers.
Fantastic Mr Fox - Roald Dahl.
This was a real 'read by torchlight under the duvet' book for me when I was in junior school. I remember borrowing it from the 9+ section of the school library when I was seven and feeling very rebellious!
The House Of Tribes - Garry Kilworth.
This book will always remind me of the first proper stab I had at writing full length book chapters. I enjoyed the story, decided to rewrite the last two chapters my own way - just for fun - and was bitten by the writing bug.
The Adventure Series - Enid Blyton.
The Sea of Adventure, The Island of Adventure, The Castle of Adventure... I read these books over and over when I was nine.
101 Dalmatians / The Starlight Barking - Dodie Smith.
I still keep a treasured hardback copy of these two stories. The Starlight Barking has stayed in my imagination and I think of it every time my dogs are barking outside, passing along messages of great importance to the neighbourhood dogs.
The Chronicles Of Narnia - C.S. Lewis.
Which books are your memory makers? And what are you reading right now?