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Which was the book as a kid which got you hooked on reading?

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I remember Willy Wonka being utterly addictive and reading till I was so tired, what was the book/author which got you hooked on reading? Read More
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9m, 3w agoPosted 9 months, 3 weeks ago
I remember Willy Wonka being utterly addictive and reading till I was so tired, what was the book/author which got you hooked on reading?
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9m, 3w agoPosted 9 months, 3 weeks ago
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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾
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anything by Enid Blyton .. The famous five, adventurous 4. As I grew older, it was all Agatha Christie.

Thanks Peter1223.. Tintin, Asterix all got my attention.

Edited By: shabbird on Sep 01, 2016 16:40

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readers wives stories, never really liked before that
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shadey12
readers wives stories, never really liked before that
Willy Wonka?
#3
The BFG
#4
The Fighting Fantasy series by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone. Also, they're currently releasing a lot of them as digital books on Steam, and you can choose to view the original artwork - instant nostalgia trip.:)
#5
Michael Moorcock: The Runestaff. :{
4 Likes #6
I used to enjoy those adventure books, the ones where you had to make choices and turn o the right pages..

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQQjbpne1A_cR9XPZICA0ccGoaaC2WCeHaQS3eubKYHUrt74h0p

Edited By: haritori on Sep 01, 2016 15:49
banned 7 Likes #7
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾
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A dictionary.

Not much story, but it explained every word as it went along.
3 Likes #9
haritori
I used to enjoy those adventure books, the ones where you had to make choices and turn o the right pages..http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQQjbpne1A_cR9XPZICA0ccGoaaC2WCeHaQS3eubKYHUrt74h0p
Did you use to cheat though
Do you remember this
http://www.gamebooks.org/gallery/figfan01o.jpg

Edited By: archer1204 on Sep 01, 2016 16:10
#10
George Orwell - 1984 and P. G. Wodehouse - The Code of the Woosters*

*This little snippet reminds me of a well known politician (although more Communist than Fascist)...

The trouble with you, Spode, is that just because you have succeeded in inducing a handful of half-wits to disfigure the London scene by going about in black shorts, you think you're someone. You hear them shouting "Heil, Spode!" and you imagine it is the Voice of the People. That is where you make your bloomer. What the Voice of the People is saying is: "Look at that frightful ass Spode swanking about in footer bags! Did you ever in your puff see such a perfect perisher?"


http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03436/corbyn3_3436340b.jpg
#11
http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mk6WoSClTqpUa8-tsx3k-vw.jpg

Anyone else remember he Wide Range readers blue book 1 1958 Fred J Schonell Phyllis Flowerdew or was it green book 1?
Originals now worth up to £500




Edited By: sowotsdis on Sep 01, 2016 16:28
#12
Quietus
The Fighting Fantasy series by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone. Also, they're currently releasing a lot of them as digital books on Steam, and you can choose to view the original artwork - instant nostalgia trip.:)


yes, I forgot bout those. excellent
1 Like #13
archer1204
haritori
I used to enjoy those adventure books, the ones where you had to make choices and turn o the right pages..http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQQjbpne1A_cR9XPZICA0ccGoaaC2WCeHaQS3eubKYHUrt74h0p
Did you use to cheat though
Do you remember this
http://www.gamebooks.org/gallery/figfan01o.jpg


omg yes. that was so amazing as a youngun.
1 Like #14
Tintin :)
6 Likes #15
anything by Enid Blyton .. The famous five, adventurous 4. As I grew older, it was all Agatha Christie.

Thanks Peter1223.. Tintin, Asterix all got my attention.

Edited By: shabbird on Sep 01, 2016 16:40
#16
The Cat in the Hat :D
banned 1 Like #17
shabbird
Tintin, Asterix all got my attention.

Just remembered I used to get those books to read every weekend for years from the local library.

Good times.
3 Likes #18
Know wonder I feel at home ;)
http://www.posterarthouse.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/f7a6c3683d49f1cc5c4b789e0075c692/1/5/159749.jpg
1 Like #19
More like this
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e9/First_Single_Volume_Edition_of_The_Lord_of_the_Rings.gif
and this really
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_a-odO7CyixA/THmKifkfyPI/AAAAAAAABVQ/bGs4_kwz7Jw/s1600/the+sunne+in+splendour.jpg
1 Like #20
archer1204
Do you remember this
Have you seen this?:)
1 Like #21
James and the giant peach, was the first book I read from front to back, loved it lol.
Then comics as i got older like judge dredd :-)

Edited By: STRICKIBHOY on Sep 01, 2016 17:03: lol
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http://f.tqn.com/y/childrensbooks/1/L/D/M/101_great_science_experiments_400.jpg
1 Like #23
Oh and

http://lookingglassreview.com/assets/images/Slinky_Malinki.jpg
#24
http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/files/2012/06/DarkRising1-300x225.jpg

https://mariahaskins.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/lionheart-lindgren.jpg


Edited By: nemesiz on Sep 01, 2016 17:25
1 Like #25
Not read a fiction book in my life. Don't feel I have missed out on much really.
#26
archer1204
haritori
I used to enjoy those adventure books, the ones where you had to make choices and turn o the right pages..http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQQjbpne1A_cR9XPZICA0ccGoaaC2WCeHaQS3eubKYHUrt74h0p
Did you use to cheat though
Do you remember this http://www.gamebooks.org/gallery/figfan01o.jpg

Always cheated lol, and yes that looks familiar although not 100%, read loads of them.
2 Likes #27
Fluke by James Herbert, the story of a man who thinks he's a dog or a dog who thinks he's a man 8) I read it 5 days whilst keeping up with homework as kids then had to do ;)
#28
Agent004
Fluke by James Herbert, the story of a man who thinks he's a dog or a dog who thinks he's a man 8) I read it 5 days whilst keeping up with homework as kids then had to do ;)
Yes Stephen King and James Herbert was a later revelation but absolutely addictive for sure!
1 Like #29
g8spur
Not read a fiction book in my life. Don't feel I have missed out on much really.
yeah you're very well balanced without a wider perspetive
#30
Fred Smith
George Orwell - 1984 and P. G. Wodehouse - The Code of the Woosters*
*This little snippet reminds me of a well known politician (although more Communist than Fascist)...
The trouble with you, Spode, is that just because you have succeeded in inducing a handful of half-wits to disfigure the London scene by going about in black shorts, you think you're someone. You hear them shouting "Heil, Spode!" and you imagine it is the Voice of the People. That is where you make your bloomer. What the Voice of the People is saying is: "Look at that frightful ass Spode swanking about in footer bags! Did you ever in your puff see such a perfect perisher?"http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03436/corbyn3_3436340b.jpg
oh dear that bloke is a repressed communist tool!
2 Likes #31
Fantastic Mr Fox! Though as a child I loved most of Dahl's work. The Asterix hardback comics also bring back fond memories.
Scott Smith's A Simple Plan was also a favourite in the early-mid 90's. I once read a great story about a wolf but I'm really struggling to remember the title, the copy I borrowed from the school library looked decades old.

Edited By: MBeeching on Sep 01, 2016 18:21: Asterix
2 Likes #32
g8spur
Not read a fiction book in my life. Don't feel I have missed out on much really.


How would you possibly know?
#33
g8spur
Not read a fiction book in my life. Don't feel I have missed out on much really.

Id recommend Dan Brown's Books then Da Vinci Code, Digital Fortress etc.. they are easy to read, and a good bit of fun, most people dismiss them for the " false facts" but its a just a story and they are good one's, I stopped reading for along time, and then they got me right back into it.
2 Likes #34
Stig of the Dump by Clive King.


Edited By: joesmum on Sep 01, 2016 18:46: author
#35
Agent004
Fluke by James Herbert, the story of a man who thinks he's a dog or a dog who thinks he's a man 8) I read it 5 days whilst keeping up with homework as kids then had to do ;)
Did you ever read geralds game by stephen king
#36
joesmum
Stig of the Dump
ah yes, most unusual looking back on it from a fresh perspective but yes
#37
i just read whatever the missus has done with X)

enid blyton would probably be first proper books i read though, faraway tree etc

not read a book in a few months though - terry brooks put me right off, terrible clumsy turds those books were but it was a trilogy so had to finish it


Edited By: brilly on Sep 01, 2016 18:40
banned 1 Like #38
davewave
joesmum
Stig of the Dump
ah yes, most unusual looking back on it from a fresh perspective but yes

If we are doing that we might as well do.....

danny the champion of the world
#39
pooh bear, the morning, lots
#40
Received this as a gift as child as I used to spend a lot of time in hospital. It went out of print but I managed to find a copy online through an old bookshop a few years back. It's a beautiful adventure story.

https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/6175ZFcHz9L._SL500_SY344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

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