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

    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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    readers wives stories, never really liked before that

    shadey12

    readers wives stories, never really liked before that


    Willy Wonka?

    The BFG

    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.:)

    Michael Moorcock: The Runestaff.

    I used to enjoy those adventure books, the ones where you had to make choices and turn o the right pages..

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    Edited by: "haritori" 1st Sep 2016

    Banned

    The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾

    A dictionary.

    Not much story, but it explained every word as it went along.

    [quote=haritori]I used to enjoy those adventure books, the ones where you had to make choices and turn o the right pages..http://www.gamebooks.org/gallery/figfan01o.jpg
    Edited by: "archer1204" 1st Sep 2016

    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?"


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    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" 1st Sep 2016

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    Quietus

    The Fighting Fantasy series by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone. Also, … 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

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    archer1204

    [quote=haritori]I used to enjoy those adventure books, the ones where … [quote=haritori]I used to enjoy those adventure books, the ones where you had to make choices and turn o the right pages..



    ​omg yes. that was so amazing as a youngun.

    Tintin

    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" 1st Sep 2016

    The Cat in the Hat

    Banned

    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.

    Know wonder I feel at home
    http://www.posterarthouse.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/f7a6c3683d49f1cc5c4b789e0075c692/1/5/159749.jpg

    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
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    archer1204

    Do you remember this

    Have you seen this?:)

    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" 1st Sep 2016

    http://f.tqn.com/y/childrensbooks/1/L/D/M/101_great_science_experiments_400.jpg

    Oh and

    http://lookingglassreview.com/assets/images/Slinky_Malinki.jpg

    http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/files/2012/06/DarkRising1-300x225.jpg

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

    Edited by: "nemesiz" 1st Sep 2016

    Not read a fiction book in my life. Don't feel I have missed out on much really.

    archer1204

    [quote=haritori] I used to enjoy those adventure books, the ones where … [quote=haritori] I used to enjoy those adventure books, the ones where you had to make choices and turn o the right pages..



    Always cheated lol, and yes that looks familiar although not 100%, read loads of them.

    Fluke by James Herbert, the story of a man who thinks he's a dog or a dog who thinks he's a man I read it 5 days whilst keeping up with homework as kids then had to do

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    Agent004

    Fluke by James Herbert, the story of a man who thinks he's a dog or a … Fluke by James Herbert, the story of a man who thinks he's a dog or a dog who thinks he's a man 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!

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    g8spur

    Not read a fiction book in my life. Don't feel I have missed out on much … 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

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    Fred Smith

    George Orwell - 1984 and P. G. Wodehouse - The Code of the Woosters**This … 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?"


    oh dear that bloke is a repressed communist tool!

    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" 1st Sep 2016

    g8spur

    Not read a fiction book in my life. Don't feel I have missed out on much … Not read a fiction book in my life. Don't feel I have missed out on much really.



    ​How would you possibly know?

    g8spur

    Not read a fiction book in my life. Don't feel I have missed out on much … 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.

    Stig of the Dump by Clive King.

    Edited by: "joesmum" 1st Sep 2016

    Agent004

    Fluke by James Herbert, the story of a man who thinks he's a dog or a … Fluke by James Herbert, the story of a man who thinks he's a dog or a dog who thinks he's a man 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

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    joesmum

    Stig of the Dump


    ah yes, most unusual looking back on it from a fresh perspective but yes

    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" 1st Sep 2016

    Banned

    davewave

    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

    pooh bear, the morning, lots

    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.

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