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Stories read to me, stories recited to me, stories I’m too young to remember properly
Winnie the Pooh
Audio cassettes on the drive to school
Turn to side B
Written by the man who invented Daleks
I wish more people could read this book
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Time travel and plot twists
A perfect introduction to Harry Potter
The Diamond Girls
A signed birthday present
and a photograph meeting my favourite author
The Bad Beginning
but only for the Baudelaires
Cecily von Ziegesar
Definitely too young for them
But I read the entire series
Define the nerdier accomplishment:
Decoding the secret message
or learning to read the gnommish hieroglyphs
Because I’d be lying otherwise
An unfinished series
Who thought neon orange sprayed edges was a good idea?
Boys in books are better
(maybe this only applies to teenage boys)
The Hunger Games
I’ll have you know
I was already a fan of dystopia
The Book Thief
Narrated by Death
The Magic Toyshop
Giving birth and creating oneself;
the height of literary conceit,
confirming my disillusion with literary theory
Occasionally they let you study Sci-Fi
Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it
The Good Immigrant
‘Namaste…has become a bastardised metaphor for spiritualism’
‘War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.’
The parallels are actually terrifying.
Six of Crows
That feeling, that absolutely wonderful feeling
Of falling back in love with reading
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
You know, history repeats itself.
And, rereading is magical.
It was my birthday last weekend and I thought it would be fun to revisit and update an old birthday blog post. Not my usual wordy stuff but something a bit more lyrical and dare I say poetic?
These are the books that have stood out, if not defined different ages of my life and it was a lot of fun to do! The Twilight/vampire phase was a significant one that I remember – I ate up any teen vampire book, especially ones with romantic plotlines.
What are some of the books that have stood out and reflected on different ages in your life?