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Re: Which author started it all for you?

Post by Pm7lucas » 24 Jul 2017, 18:53

For me it was Stephen King!!!

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Post by Harmony Hills » 27 Jul 2017, 08:43

Aesop and a Math book. I realized that i could learn by reading HAHA.
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Post by Ren B » 27 Jul 2017, 18:54

I suppose whoever started the Berenstain Bears. As a child, my mother took me to the library each week. I didn't understand why I couldn't check them all out.

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Post by smart24 » 28 Jul 2017, 04:21

Chinua Achebe started it all for me with the book titled "Things Fall Apart".

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Post by ReviewerDiksha » 18 Aug 2017, 23:20

Sherlock Holmes. I fell in love with the crime solving genre and everthing. And then came Harry Potter. And mystery and magic and dragons. I couldn't come out of it then.

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Post by Sabina G » 19 Sep 2017, 00:51

Roald Dahl with his short story "The Way Up to Heaven". It started my love for incredible plot twists.

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Post by RegularGuy3 » 24 Sep 2017, 18:08

It wasn't a single author. My parents bought me a roughly 100-volume series of The Hardy Boys when I was young. I burned through most of them in a spring and summer. I don't recall ever reading for pleasure before then.

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Post by Cloe101 » 24 Sep 2017, 20:55

Charles Dickens for me
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Post by Mindi » 10 Oct 2017, 12:12

I guess I would have to go back to my childhood and say that Ann M. Martin books were what I started with. Baby-sitters Club and Baby-sitters Little Sister were my first favorite books to read.

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Post by Diana Welch » 11 Oct 2017, 20:39

The first book that I spent a time which made me turn into a geek in "The Mist" by Stephen Kings

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Post by Salsabila » 11 Oct 2017, 22:04

R. L. Stine. All I ever read when I was 13 were goosebumps or fearstreet. It was definitely a good time.

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Post by Cindy864 » 14 Oct 2017, 08:48

J.K. Rowling

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Post by prenaramesh » 14 Oct 2017, 09:04

Enid Blyton! When I was about 7 :)

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Post by ixora » 19 Oct 2017, 07:53

For me it was Judith McNaught. Her books are seriously magical.

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Post by Susan Karimi » 26 Oct 2017, 23:26

Godfrey Ipale

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