I’ve been reading for pretty much my entire life. My earliest memory of reading is sitting in the golf club my Dad is a member of, and reading a book named “Can You Moo Like A Cow?” (spoiler: yes I could.) My love of reading completely ignited from there, and it really took off.
I spent most of my childhood with my nose firmly wedged into a book. I got into so much trouble with my parents for staying up to read long past bedtime. I even tried to get away with the infamous “torch under the duvet cover”, but nothing could keep me from my love of reading.
There are a few books I’ve loved all the way through my life, and some that are so special to me as they’re books I have a strong connection with from my childhood. All the books featuring here are ones I read before I turned 12.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but when I hit 25 the art of reminiscing and looking back on the past became a huge deal. I’ve started reading some of the books that I loved during my childhood again, and seeking out some others. So, with that in mind, this tag I borrowed from The Quirky Book Nerd is right up my street.
Challenge criteria: A book about death or grief
Kate has been through the fire with her three children …
Having been left devastated and homeless after her husband’s affair and the break-up of their family, somehow she has pulled through. Though times are still tough, she’s beginning to see the start of a new life.
Once in a while, I like to give my room a good clear out. It settles me, and it passes away a few hours when I simply have nothing better to do with my time. Today, I went through the boxes in my bedroom to see what treasures lay hidden.
Among the old pairs of shoes that have worn down and the various items of clothes that are now too big/small for me, I found some old copy books. And not just any old copy books. These contained what I imagined to be my best selling novels, all written between the ages of eight and 14.
Challenge criteria: A book that takes place over a character’s life span (well, so far.)
(Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has not affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review.)
One girl’s meteoric rise from sofa to TV stardom! From beloved Gogglebox breakout star, to winner of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, achieving her dream of presenting with Ant and Dec on Saturday Night Takeaway and filling Davina’s shoes in the new series of Streetmate, Scarlett is quickly fast-tracking to national treasure status.