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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Lisa’s Top Ten Childhood Favorites

I grew up devouring alot of books and of course it resulted in alot of favorite popping here and there. Here’s 10 of them in a no particular order

  1. A Little Princess; Frances Hodgson Burnett. This was an accidental pick me up book. Nobody in my peers read this book, nor my family members recommended it. I was experimenting on reading thick books, and this just pop into my hands. I practically fell in love with it as soon as I sat down and started reading.
  2. Nancy Drew Series. I am so happy and lucky to say, the school I’d attended regardless a small library, it provide great books. I found this series when everybody (the girls) in my class was picking this up. It was hotcakes!
  3. The Hardy Boys Series. Yup, this is the “male version” of Nancy Drew. Of course we ended up flipping sides and picked this up for reads.
  4. Enid Blytons’s books. Does matter Famous Five to fairy tales, Enid Blyton is one of my first favorite authors growing up.
  5. Sweet Valley series. From kids, twins, to high, this was one of my staple fiction in school.
  6. Arthurian literature. I had my first taste of Arthurian literature from that  small school library. It was this thick classic bound book where I would renew every week for the whole 2 months. The librarian back then was awesome.
  7. Oliver Twist; Charles Dickens. My mother bought me this book when I was child, to introduce classics into my early reading pool.
  8. The Three Musketeers; Alexander Dumas. Another classics bought by my mother to introduce classic readings during my early years.
  9. Chronicles of Narnia; CS Lewis. I love this book. the only reason why I read this series was I saw a BBC TV series on it when I was a kid. It' was hard to find this available in the school library and when I found them, it was a “I saw it first” moments.
  10. Choose your own adventures. Yup, I actually enjoy reading this series. My friends and I actually actually had, “What you get first?” & “Did your character die early?” conversations. It was fabulous!      

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