|Dick and Dora 1960ish|
I was an avid reader and devoured Enid Blyton especially but also liked the Just William books, Arthur Ransome and Jennings and Derbyshire. Having read them all I had to have permission to move to the adult section of the local library before 11 and then had authors like Gerald Durrell, Conan Doyle, Wodehouse and Wheatley to pursue. Not really any adolescent fiction then. Much more choice now of course. When I started on the A level English route my teacher gave us a book list that she said would make us book snobs for the rest of our lives. It contained, of course, the Huxleys and Hemingways of the world. I can recall feeling distinctly guilty reading Jacqueline Susann at 18 when I started to deviate from the list for some light reading.
|so much to read....!|
Still whatever my memory I do agree with this quote from George R R Martin:
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one."