Friday, 21 March 2014

Listography - My Life in Books

Another brilliant list from the lovely Kate at Kate takes 5, this week focusing on books you've read and loved throughout your life - so I just had to join in ;-)

1. One, Two, Three and Away series.
Featuring; Roger Red Hat, Billy Blue Hat and Johnny and Jennifer Yellow Hat and Percy Green - these were the first books I ever remember reading! The Village with Three Corners - oh soo many memories! (I'll admit, I had to google the name of the series, as all I could remember were the character names, though I forgot Percy Green, heehee!)


2.The Hero of Hamblett
This was by far my favourite book for my dad to read at bedtime! My brother and I would either curl up on his bed, or mine, with my dad in the middle and I can remember finding this sooo funny!
What's even better, is that I found that copy not long ago, so Little Man will be able to enjoy it at bedtime too!


3. Roald Dahl
He was the author of my Primary School years! I adored reading all of his books! He painted amazing worlds were children could stand up for themselves and achieve fantastic feats! He showed how the 'under-dog' could outsmart even the evillest of villains in the end! He really sparked my imagination and love of reading!


4. Jane Austen
When I hit my late teens, with the help of the oh so yummy Mr Darcy (played by Colin Firth) showing each week, plus my dad's enthusiasm, my love of Jane Austen was born! I have read and re-read them over and over and over again! They have a special place in my heart and live on the shelf of my bedside locker, so are always at hand when I need them! I tend to read them when life gets tough, or problematic - I can loose myself in her words, like greeting an old friend, instantly transporting me to my comfort zone ;-)
Although my love began with Pride and Prejudice, it is Persuasion that is my firm favourite now! Weird how things change as you grow older, huh!


5. Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
Thanks to the hype of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, my love of mysteries based in history and religion began. Labyrinth was one of the gems I found at this time and instantly, I loved it! The way the 2 stories of Alais and Alice wove in and out, the twists, the imagery... I could go on for ages, so better stop ;-)


(All images taken from Google image search)

So there you have it, these are the books that make up my life, so far! Many, many more could have made the list though ;-)
Off to have a look at some other book lists now, then I might be inspired and find new authors and genres to read next :-)

20 comments:

  1. Oh yes! I am so with you with your final three. And am now thinking my children should discover your first two!

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    1. :-)
      Hope they like them too, if you do find them xx

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  2. I loved Roald Dahl, he didn't make my list but he should have done really!

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  3. I can remember having a Roald Dahl chart at school which after reading each one we would record how many of us loved the book.

    As for Jane Austen, she has featured on my list too, ooh Mr Darcy!

    #Listography

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    1. I love the idea of the Roald Dahl chart, I wonder which one was the most liked?
      Mr Darcy! Just brings a smile to my face ;-)

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  4. Roald Dahl is amazing! And I read The Labyrinth, it really is an intriguing story. I love anything that time-travels about a bit!

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    1. Me too! Though I seem to prefer those based in the past than the future ;-)

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  5. Great list Melissa. Roald Dahl is just great. I'd totally forgotten about him, thanks for the reminder :-)

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  6. You've reminded me that I still haven't read Kate Mosse - will make this top of my list!

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    1. If you like Dan Brown, you should like her! Hope you enjoy it :-)

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  7. Ah I have read both Matilda and Persuasion and I do love Jane Austin #Listography

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    1. Yay! Nice to know other people like the same books :-)

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  8. I have matilda on my list too, and enjoyed The Labyrinth! :)

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  9. Yes, I am finding some fantastic new reads via this listography! As Dan Brown is one of my favorites I'm definitely adding 'Labyrinth' to my wishlist.

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  10. What a fab list! I've never heard of the Hero of Hamblett, how lovely to be able to share it with Little Man! I remember Jennifer Yellow Hat :)

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    1. Thank you :-)
      I don't know anyone else who had read the Hero of Hamblett ;-)

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