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What Books Did You Read As A Child? Do You Still Enjoy Reading?
 
# 1 : Saturday 3-1-2009 @ 22:23
 
 
As a young (ahem I mean younger) girl I was an avid reader. I read pretty much all the Enid Blyton books, Famous Five, Secret Seven, Mallory Towers.... I was such an avid reader I used to take the kitchen kettle, coffee and milk to my room at night and read for hours on end.

I still enjoy reading but alas have less time for it. Recently finished a book on the Boston Strangler, that to be honest was painful to read but once started had to be finished. It was nearly as bad, but not quite, as reading Edwina Curries pages of drivel. I'm a huge fan of Cick Lit easy reading as much as I can get engrossed in the more serious.

I don't enjoy reading books more than once but love to pass them on and just could't throw one out, a mortal sin in my eyes.

What did you read as a child, if anything? Have you continued to read?
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# 2 : Saturday 3-1-2009 @ 22:28
 
 
I loved reading Enid Blyton, famous five, and the one with four in the title ("Investigate" or something). Loved Judy Blume, Robert Cormier, and a guy called Paul Zindel I think? I sure I spelt the wrong going to check on the spelling and edit. they seem spelt right now
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# 3 : Saturday 3-1-2009 @ 22:29
 
 
I used to love the "Point Horror" Series and Christopher Pike books!

Also read all the Secret Seven, Famous Five, Three Investigators, Magic Faraway Tree?,





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# 4 : Saturday 3-1-2009 @ 22:32
 
 
When I was a child I was an avid reader too!
Books by:
Enid Blyton: Famous Five, Secret Seven, Mallory Towers, Adventures
Willard Price: The adventure books, featuring Hal and Roger Hunt
Elinor M Brent Dwyer: The Chalet School books

pretty much anything I could get my hands on.
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# 5 : Saturday 3-1-2009 @ 22:34
 
 
I remember in my teenage years there was a big thing about the Flower's in the Attic series of books. I read every one it honestly felt like you were right there, you got so involved in the books.

The movie didn't do it justice.

There was also a series of books for teen girls, I can't remember the name of them, but I used to go to Easons in Dun Laoghaire every Saturday to get a new one. I was only 11 or 12 but felt so grown up getting the bus to buy my book. I know they were absolute nonsense but to me it was what I looked forward to at the weekend.
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# 6 : Saturday 3-1-2009 @ 22:42
 
 
yes, you're right, i remember my classmates used to be crazy about the flowers in the attic books. for some reason i never was interested in these books. Instead, I was crazy about the Clan of the Cave bear books. know these books?
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# 7 : Saturday 3-1-2009 @ 22:50
 
 
Someone said :
I remember in my teenage years there was a big thing about the Flower's in the Attic series of books. I read every one it honestly felt like you were right there, you got so involved in the books.

The movie didn't do it justice.

Oh I read them too, love them, use to borrow them of my friends sisters, Andrews wasn't it. what was the series of books that you went to Eason's to buy about though? It wasn't sweet valley high was it. Oh dear the shame. (for me that is)

@ Intrepid my sister loved Clan of the cave bear, and I tried it once, but I think I was too young at that stage to understand it complete, so it was mostly lost on me after the first few pages. Must give it a go a gain.
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# 8 : Saturday 3-1-2009 @ 23:54
 
 
Someone said :

what was the series of books that you went to Eason's to buy about though? It wasn't sweet valley high was it.

I duly hang my head in shame
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# 9 : Sunday 4-1-2009 @ 00:03
 
 
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I duly hang my head in shame

oh dear it was the same bloody Easons, mind you how tell no one, I loved them.

Jessica and "whats her twin's name"???

Do you remember Paul Zindel at all "The Pigman Legacy", "My Darling, My hamburger" or "the confessesion of a teenage baboon" He would have being around the same time as Judy Blume, but a little more whacker (sort of between judy blume and the outsider SE hinton). He totally was brilliant would love to read some of his stuff again.
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# 10 : Sunday 4-1-2009 @ 00:05
 
 
Read loads of books as a kid - loved Mallory Towers, famous five, secret seven. The Willard Price books were great. You'd learn so much from reading them. But I'd probably only read The Lord of the Rings again
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# 11 : Sunday 4-1-2009 @ 00:07
 
 
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loved Mallory Towers,

Mallory Towers was for Girls! *Giggle*

I don't really read now but on impulse I bought the Twilight series - Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.

I'll prob have them read by 2017
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# 12 : Sunday 4-1-2009 @ 00:08
 
 
Oh I'd just imagine they were all boys - and actually some of them were quite butch!
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# 13 : Sunday 4-1-2009 @ 00:10
 
 
All the Blytons, of course... my favourite being the 'Mystery' series...

P.L. Travers and the 'Mary Poppins' were a favourite as were the C.S. Lewis books; 'The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe'...

God, loads more I can think of.
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# 14 : Sunday 4-1-2009 @ 00:15
 
 
Someone said :
Read loads of books as a kid - loved Mallory Towers, famous five, secret seven. The Willard Price books were great. You'd learn so much from reading them. But I'd probably only read The Lord of the Rings again

I know what you mean, I loved the hobbit as a teenager, tried reading the lord of the rings and it just confused me, I think it is because my reading ability wasn't up to scratch, eg I wasn't able to recognize words. So I would get lost. I did read a book at age 12 that I robbed from my sister (no idea of title, or author) That told the story of how some disgrunted student in a school planted a bomb, told form the students point of view, that was brilliant but so scary at the same time. It has made a lasting impression on me and I would also love to read that again to bury some ghosts, still see if it effects me the same. If you know what I mean.
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# 15 : Sunday 4-1-2009 @ 00:18
 
 
Wow - everyone read Blyton I loved all of them and was secretly in love with Julian from the Famous Five. I read everything in the Junior Library in Baldoyle, which in those days was a teeny country library. Then they let me into the Adult section and I read most of that. I loved Dickens - great storyteller.

Later I discovered Science Fiction and I've been a fan of Arthur Clarke for ages. I've read thousands of books - I think they are the most fantastic invention of humanity. I can honestly say that books saved my life. I've never found the real world to be a happy place for me, and the escape that fiction has offered has made it possible to bear.

I'm reading Kim Stanley Robinson's books now, and a couple by Eoin Colfer, Terry Pratchett and JK Rowling (again).
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