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My Favourite Book

Started by yellowcanary. Last reply by tizliz Jan 29, 2014. 1 Reply

One of my favourite books is Black Beauty by Anna Sewell - I read it as a child and still have a copy on my bookshelf to go back to every so often.  Continue

My Favourite book

Started by tizliz. Last reply by tizliz Jan 29, 2014. 1 Reply

I have just started reading Ann Cleeves' books and I love all her books.  Sometimes when you get free e-books they are such rubbish - from the content to the editing and the proof reading or rather…Continue

My Favourite book

Started by tizliz. Last reply by tizliz Jan 29, 2014. 2 Replies

Terry Pratchett's Colour of Magic is such a wonderful book.  It introduces you to a wonderful new world, though I think you need a slightly warped sense of humour to appreciate it. Now I look forward…Continue

My Favourite Book

Started by AnneMarie55. Last reply by Maryemm Jan 26, 2014. 1 Reply

Probably To Kill a Mockingbird.  Loved it when I was about 15 and have re-read it a number of times since and still love it.  One of those almost timeless, classic books.  It has so many lessons to…Continue

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Comment by Jenny Itzcovitz on December 16, 2012 at 14:58

The first book I read, I think was called the Apple Tree. I was in infants school and it was our very first reading book. I remember feeling very proud that I could read it.

I also remember reading the Cat in the Hat books.

And I have fond memories of my father reading Snoopy books to me.

I'd love to hear from other readers.


Comment by judylow on December 22, 2012 at 23:22

I can't remember what I first had read to me but possibly Rumpelstilskin in German.  I won a book at nursery school as a prize for being able to read and it was called the Harvest Mouse and I still have it.

Comment by venabarb on March 17, 2013 at 19:44

I am currently reading 'Cloud Atlas'. It is the craziest book I have ever read, but it is strangely compelling. Worth a read



Comment by The Crafter on March 19, 2013 at 16:05

As a child I didn't have much schooling, mum was a sickly person and I was the one and the youngest of four who stayed at home to take care of her, even when mum was well she didn't care if I stayed off school she'd say, "School is for boys, girls just grow up and have babies" Well due to the lack of education I found reading and writing very difficult but knew just enough to get by, but puncuation and grammar was always difficult and still is as you'll all see ?,:! (Ha Ha) but I do try my best and all I can hope is that anyone reading this can understand what I'm trying to say. When I was around thirty years old (I'm 54 now) a really sweet neighbour asked if I had read a book called Castaway by Lucky Irvine, I was so ashamed to say I couldn't read very well so I just said I had never read it. Oh, you must read it she said, handing me the book, so I took it home and left it on the table, then thought Oh my goodness, she'll ask me what I thought of it, why didn't I just say I was too busy at the moment to read? I kept looking at this awful book with contempt, I truly hated the blooming thing, but it did have some nice photographs in, one day I found myself looking at the photographs and then found myself becomming more interested in Lucy Irvine's story, before I knew it I had started to read the book, Ok I had to read every page at least a couple of times going over and over the "hard words", but I found I was enjoying it, in fact I loved it. That was the first book I had ever read as an adult and my goodness how I would love to thank Lucy Irvine for giving me the love of books. My kids think I'm mad when I say, I truly love my books, and I now have hundreds of books on all kinds of subjects but none are as special to me as the first book I ever read as an adult. I'm not too good at reading and writing still, and i'm still embarrassed to say so, but the pleasure I get from reading far out ways my embarressment.

Comment by judylow on March 19, 2013 at 19:34

I think it's wonderful how you overcame your lack of education and fear of reading and that it now gives you so much pleasure.  I've also read Castaway and enjoyed it very much.  Did you know that a film was made of it?

I've just finished reading the Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas and loved it.

Comment by The Crafter on March 19, 2013 at 22:27

Hi Judylow, thank you for your comment, I did know there was a film made about Castaway and when I saw it I really enjoyed it. I really do get so much pleasure from reading these days, but I do have a problem as I can't go to bed without a book, my hubby Jeff is fantastic and puts up with my side light on until I put my book down and I'm ready to nod of to sleep, many a time though I've drifted off while reading and a book has hit me in the face when I've dosed off. After all the years of not being able read so well, I now read anything I can, but the poor old eyes are suffering these's days. A couple of days ago I found in a charity shop a book by Pamela Winfield called Bye Bye Baby. It's about children left behind by the GIs in the 2nd world war, I'm pretty sure I'll have a few tears reading this one tonight. happy reading!!

Comment by Stockwell Steve on April 2, 2013 at 18:20

Thanks for your comment,Judylow. Your story about that book which tempted you to read it,is lovely. Your punctuation & spelling are A1 !.

Comment by Stockwell Steve on April 2, 2013 at 18:31

I was lucky to have a mum who sang us nursery rhymes, and later she read us the 'Just So Stories' & 'Wind in the Willows' and recited great chunks of poetry to us - one of her favourites was 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'. .And all this before I learnt to read. Listening to my mum read stories motivated me to want to read, i'm certain.

Comment by venabarb on April 4, 2013 at 11:54

Enid Blyton was the first author to have an impact on me. Her Secret Seven and Famous Five books were the highlight of my childhood.My grandma was'nt so sure though.She  was convinced  that all that reading would ruin my eyesight.

Comment by The Crafter on April 8, 2013 at 16:25

Like me, my mum couldn't read well either, but would make up the most fantastic stories usually terrifying ones, but we loved them all the same, she'd make up her own voices to the characters too, better than any TV programme we'd watch. My eldest son remembers how much he loved his Nan telling him her stories. Often when programmes were on TV especially nature films like Merekats, he'd turn the sound off and add his own words to the the programme, He was only about Thirteen at the time, our other two kids would laugh their heads off as he change the TV script to his own version. I often had to do a "cough, cough" when animals do what they need to do, if you get my drift? But was always relieved when he said, Oh look, Milly and Mike Merekat are having a cuddle! WHEW!!!

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