Thoughts on books and reading that come in and out my life along with fiction created along the way
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This is my first visit - thanks for your's - and I enjoyed checking out all three of your haunts. I read the C. S. Lewis fantasy trilogy in College and remember it fondly (but not vividly) but never managed to find a way into Tolkein. I try every few years hoping that I'll get over it. Hasn't happened yet.
What is it about shared children's books which means so much? I adored Enid Blyton to the exclusion of almost everything else, though also loved William books, and it wasn't until last year that I read Tom's Midnight Garden, though I had grown up watching the BBC series over and over again. Such a beautiful book.
Great post. I haven't read the C S Lewis trilogy, although I have read the Narnia books. I'll have to see if our library has it. The Andrew Lang fairytale books _ I remember those. I used to get them out of the library a lot when I was a child. Thanks for the reminder!
John, thanks for visiting my blog! Thanks to fellow bloggers' recommendations, I'm more open to some of the various genres (i.e. fantasy, YA, fictions etc) and I'm glad that I've more books to look forward to reading nowadays. :)
You've given us a lot to contemplate in this post. It sounds like you've had a varied life, not just in terms of reading, but in terms of life experience. I have read the Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis, so you're not the only one. I read it many years ago. I have it on my shelf and need to re-read it to see if what captured my interest then still will capture my interest now.
The post comprises a well of wonderful reading ideas! New York Trilogy has come across my mind for quite a while and I will give it a try. One question I always ask a reader of more mature life and experience in life is whether he/she would read classics, or just focus on new books.
What a thoughtful and introspective post. It sounds like you have had a very interesting and varied reading life, which helped you escape from the difficulties of your childhood. I'm glad you've come back to reading a lot now - LT is disastrous for the TBR pile, but at least now you will never run out. =)
Great post! I came late to the Science Fiction genre but I have read some Asimov and Bradbury. Have you ever read the Riverworld Series by Philip Jose Farmer? I thought it was quite good.
John, sorry for getting here so late. I loved Enid Blytons. Now my niece has taken all my collection and I am happy for her. Readings habits change over the years. Now I can read almost anything. Previously I was not so open for choices.Now only mind block is Paranormal stuff. Werewolves and vampires are not my cup of tea!
I just read "The Secret Garden" and "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (and its sequel) for the first time, and loved them. I somehow missed out during my American childhood.I am a big LOTR and C.S. Lewis fan, and I began Lewis's space trilogy years ago but didn't get far. Do you recommend it?
Oh hey, I love Norwegian Wood! I didn't like Woman in the Dunes that much though. I'd recommend the Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. A bit strange, but great book :).
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