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For with Thee is the fountain of life; in Thy light shall we see light. Psalm 36:9

Fill your own blanks:

Posted by Jeanne

For those who are afflicted with book lust, those for whom reading is more than information or escape, the road to our passion is quite simple, paved merely by the presence of printed matter.

It's a common story; fill in your own blanks: I was ___________ years old when I happened on a novel called _____________, and within six months I had read every other book by the writer known as _____________.

The Yellow Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee
Me: About nine. The Secret Seven. Enid Blyton. (Well, almost everything - she was very prolific.)

Jemimah: Seven. Tashi. Anna and Barbara Fienberg.



Joluise said...

I was a delayed reader so i read my first book without difficulty much later than other children. It was Mrs Pepper-pot and I was around 10. I then read like mad to catch up and I did. :)

Susan (HomeGrownKids) said...

I was about 9 or 10 years old when I happened on a novel in the Famous Five series, and within six months I had read every other book by the writer known as Enid Blyton.

But then I had another book affair:

I was about 12-13 years old when I happened on a novel in the Trixie Belden series, and within six months I had read every other book by the writer known as Kathryn Kenny.

Jeanne said...

Yep. Secret Seven... Famous Five... Trixie Belden... Nancy Drew... I did them all. Serial monogamy.

Pam... said...

Don't know how old I was...maybe 10 or 11, and I read a Judy Blume book. Perhaps it was Are You There God, It's Me Margaret...I was hooked and read all the others.
Keep in mind I was not a Christian. Just sayin.

J's mom said...

When I was in second grade, I read my first chapter book--one of the early Ramona books. After that I was hooked on Beverly Cleary. I loved her Henry Huggins and Ramona books more than her other books.

DaughterofEve said...

I was almost 14 when my aunt and uncle gave me "Anne of Green Gables" while I was in hospital after a car accident and within 'x?' months my beloved grandparents had helped along my collection and I had read everything I could get my hands on by the author LM Montgomery.

DaughterofEve said...

However, I have a love affair with collecting sets. Even if they're not good, I just like to have them. Silly me.

DaughterofEve said...

oh Susan - I have all but numbers 35 and 39 of Trixie Belden. So much nicer than Nancy Drew. I am out of love with nasty scary stories like that and dont encourage them here. Sloooowly disappearing them. :)

Susan (HomeGrownKids) said...

I never did read Nancy Drew... don't know why but I didn't. But I never did Anne of Green Gables either. I was not widely read as a youngster. :(

Tim Nelson said...

That sort of thing happens to me sometimes. But the ones I went and bought were first, the Arthur Ransome series (saved up my money from birthdays and christmases and eventually bought them all except 1), and then, later, Stephen Lawhead's Pendragon series. And later still, the Mark of the Lion series (Francine Rivers), but they might be more suitable for late teens.

Renelle said...

I think I was about 9 or 10? and read Enid Blytons The Magic Wishing Chair and Folk from The Faraway Tree...I was hooked then. Our 8 or 9 yo boy loved James Heriots Treasury For Children and Roald Dahl's Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. He read all the ones he could get his hands on.

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