Thanks to the wonderful LiberalFemocrat for this tag. I saw it a few weeks ago and forgot to get stuck in, but alas, I have remembered! Go give Becca a follow, won’t you?
What is the first book that you remember reading?
Hmm… Start with a tricky one! In terms of kids books, I remember I want my potty and go to sleep little bear. Not sure what my first more grown up book was, I imagine Roald Dahl!
What books make up your childhood?
Enid Blyton! A very middle class answer there, but I loved her short stories and her longer ones
What’s the first series of books you devoured?
I remember reading the Saga of Darren Shan with a real fondness.
What books take you back to a certain point in your life and why?
Giving the same answer as Becca here – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. I remember being bought this by my mum in the W H Smiths in Felixstowe, where my parents had a caravan, and the shop assistant saying “It does have a lot of swearing…”
What book changed your life or at least could change someone else’s?
Cheating but I have a number of answers. Invisible Monsters for reigniting my love of reading. How to be a Woman for helping me discover feminism. Looking For Alaska for helping me realise that books don’t have to be literary, and you don’t have to read complicated books to be cool!
If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, which book would it be?
To Kill A Mockingbird… Although perhaps I’m saying this in longing! It comes out for the first time in Kindle this week, and I haven’t read it in about 5 years. It is an incredible book though!