I have a confession.
When I was young, I hated reading. I really did not like it!
Though, I was lucky enough to have a mum who liked reading and literature. She would read to me and my sister often, all kinds of things from books to poetry.
Now I read practically all the time 😀 It’s a great escapism for me, and with the surge of self-published books, it means there are so many other stories open to us now!
But back then I was, and still am in some ways, a very fussy reader. A book had to catch me within a couple of pages or I lost interest. In my teens, I didn’t really read anything at all. I wrote A LOT, but very little reading.
So for me, the books I did read when I was younger really stand out today. Those books that just caught me and stick in my mind until this day.
– A Witch in Time by Terry Deary (the original, not the 2002 one)- I borrowed this from my primary school library and loved it! Not sure why it had me hooked, I just remember that it did.
– Beyond the Deep Woods by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell– There were so many great parts in this. I cried at one point, and got so scared I couldn’t sleep with the light off at another 😀 Didn’t enjoy the rest of the series though.
– Mrs Wishy Washy – I didn’t actually enjoy this, I just used to torture my mum with it by bringing it home as compulsory reading from infant school. She hated that book.
There are a few others, but these are the ones I remember the most, that I sometimes think of fondly whilst waiting around with nothing on my mind.
I think these are the types of books that started my love of wanting to write a story, to write something that someone, somewhere will think of fondly at random points throughout their life 😀
Do you remember your childhood favourites? Which books started your love for reading and/or writing?
Also, as a side note… I have finished editing! I have got my happy dance groove on!
There will also be no Romance Weekly post this week, as I am working really hard on finishing up these books 😀 Back on schedule next week though!
> Stolen- Formatting. (Still to do: Cover, blurb, marketing).
> The Queen’s Jester- Formatting. (Still to do: Cover, blurb, marketing).
> Third Manuscript- Formatting. (Still to do: Cover, blurb, marketing).
May E-Book Review: Book read. Review written.