Favourite books from your childhood?

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Sailea Nerid, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Maple al'Tree

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    Bernstein Bears and Beatrix Potter books when I first started to read :D I also loved Enid Blyton books and Charlotte's Webb
     
  2. Brandegoris Al'Mor

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    I LOVED the Prydain Chronicles By Lloyd Alexander
    ALSO: All of the Arthurian Novels By Howard Pyle.
     
  3. Maple al'Tree

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    Oh, I can't believe I forgot the Prydain Chronicles! I loved those books so much.
     
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    I loved Mary Stewart's Arthurian Saga. Back when I read them there were only three, The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills and The Last Enchantment. There are more now, and I should probably reread the first three and then the ones that are new to me. I was also a big fan of the Chronicles of Narnia, but I was older when I read those.

    Mostly I read the Boy Scout series on various crafts that was available at the Library. Back then books in the girls section weren't interesting to me, but the boys section had all these Boy Scout publications on everything imaginable; from basic mechanics to how to make Native American clothing and accessories. I was a huge tomboy back in the day, and always loved making things and learning processes.
     
  5. Narysse a'Jahar

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    I wore the cover off my copy of the unabridged Tom Sawyer.

    I had a ton of classics as a kid. One of the quirks of having an English teacher for a grandmother. Summers meant getting g to raid her old library. :evil
     
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    The John Bellairs books! Did anyone else read these? They were so creepy and wonderful.
     
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    On of my favorite books was Winter of Fire by Sherryl Jordan which of course is now out of print and of course a paperback costs $30. :rolleyes

    Now I want to see if my library has it and if it holds up to a reading as an adult.
     
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    One book I read, Sword in the spirits by John Christopher (also wrote the Triffids), I didn't get to read the second two books for years as neither my school nor local libraries had it.
    Finally got it second hand a few years ago and finished
    If I was younger, I expect Harry Potter and His Dark Materials would be in there
     
  9. Dars al'Kaskade

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    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
    James and the Giant Peach
     
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    All of the Dear America books. I hated history and social studies, but I loved reading about it!
     
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    McElligot's Pool. Dr. Seuss magic at its best.
     
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    Sailea Sedai, great question. I read a lot growing up. Watership Down, Black Beauty, Black Stallion series, Charlotte's Web, The Hobbit, Fantastic Mr. Fox, James & the Giant Peach, Rascal, Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows, all the Serendipity books... lots of fond memories.
     
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    I loved books from Astrid Lindgren and later these detective storys like Tina and Tini, Trixi Beldon.
     
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    Admittedly, I wasn't a voracious reader until 6th grade. It took The Thief of Always by Clive Barker and Matilda by Roald Dahl before I eagerly threw myself into the world of books. The '90s Fear Street craze from R. L. Stine sustained me until high school.
     
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    Roald Dahl was definitely one of my favourites as a child :) Also, the Animorphs series by K.A Applegate, And not least, the Jennie McGrady mysteries by Patricia Rushford ^^ All of these were read and reread several times ^^
     
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    Sleeping Ugly by Jane Yolen. It was the first long book I read all by myself when I was little. It isn't actually long, but to my 7ish year old self, it was very long.

    Frog Prince Continues. My family loved to take nursery rhymes and fairy tales and twist them, to the point that I am not always totally sure now what was the real story or rhyme, but I love it. This book fit right in and was a favorite growing up, to the point that I have hunted it and books like it down for my nieces and nephews. I would still like to go around to my cousins and get all of our PopPop's versions of nursery rhymes, so they aren't lost now that he is gone.

    Earthsea, by Usula K Guin. I had to read on my reading level in 7th grade for Accelerated Reader, and it was Earthsea books, or reference books. My teacher got annoyed that those were the only books I was reading until I pointed out what I had to work with since she made the rule that you could not read below your level for credit and could only read the books she had in her classroom.

    WoT. My first fantasy ever. I started Eye sometime in 6th grade because a bunch of guys that I did theater with kept telling me that I should read them and that I would love them. They nagged for almost a year before I caved when one of the guys read out one of the more dynamic scenes in Shadow Rising to his little brother and I while we were waiting on something. Also, theater people are really good at reading action scenes. I still hear Danny's voice when I get to the bubbles of evil scenes now.
     
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    That is a cool way, to get to Wot. :D
     
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    The Narnia series when I was a child. At about 13 I liked Theives World. This was a series of stories by leading fantasy authors who shared a common world they created. Loved that idea.
     
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    Encyclopedia Brown! I checked them out from the school library in fourth grade and adored every minute. Ah, the memories! And also the Cat Who series by Lilian Jackson Braun . . . Joy!
     
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    I wasn't very good at reading actual children's books.

    Faves:
    - Nancy Drew and some Enid Blyton (Famous Five)
    - Margit Sandemo, Legend of the Ice People in particular but also the following series and everything else (Norwegian-Swedish author, hugely popular in Scandinavia in the 80s)
    - Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden (my school library had the first three books)
    - Eddings: the Belgariad, Malloreum and Elenium
    - Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising series
    - Meredith Ann Pierce, the Darkangel Trilogy and other books
    - GGK's Fionavar's Tapestry and Tigana
    - The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever (yep, first read these when I was 10)
    - Maggie Furey's Aurian
    - The first four Deverry books (I didn't read the rest until much later)
    - Paksenarrion!!

    Probably more. Probably not as important if I've forgotten them.