Book obsessed here too. May I please join the club?
I have to run down the battery in my kindle so I will stop If not I don't sleep, clean, work, nadda! Not till it's done, and I mean the series!!
Growing up I read early but not as early as some of you! When I was 7 I was alone 24/7 because I couldn't handle the stress of Boys & Girls club and we couldn't afford a babysitter. So mom had to leave me to my own devices... Which meant ransacking her purse for change to buy a jawbreaker to suck on from the 5&10 while I spent the entire day at the library DEVOURING books! I cleaned out anything worth reading in the children/teen area within a month, then headed upstairs! The librarians got worried when I was checking out 10 adult novels at a time, they took my number and called mom. She had no idea and didn't think I could tackle them either. So I read them, out loud, not missing a word. I was reading at HS/college level at 7.
I have absolutely no idea how many books I've read, or can remember which ones. There have been several times I've checked one out, got halfway through and thought... Crap, I read this 10 years ago.
So my favorites... OF COURSE Earth's Children series too! I read CotCB when I was 10...
Not exactly youth reading material but I was hooked!
Then anything Anne Rice. Even the Sleeping Beauty series...
Then on to Westerns: everything Larry McMurtry to Zane Grey, whatever.
All the classics from Hemingway, Homer, Austin, Defoe, to Dodgson.
Including their biographies which make the books even better.
I'm pretty particular also, I am SO SO sick and tired of the same plot being told in a slightly different way!
Death of some sort, rebirth, the same symbolism over and over again. If I catch it in a book soon enough I toss it.
My obvious favorites involve independent characters, period pieces, historical accounts or based on history,
something I can LEARN FROM.
The last series I devoured was Game of Thrones, can't wait for the next book.
For the past three years I've mostly been inhaling information. Homesteading, animal husbandry, gardening, organic and sustainable practices, ancient cultures and diets, beekeeping, and now vermiculture and understanding microbes and nematodes that are beneficial to our health and that of our livestock/gardens...
Glad I'm not alone! I'd love to hear what you guys think is new and exciting!
I have a question. Do any of you remember the book about the boy who lived in a hollowed out tree and ate acorns?
I cannot for the life of me remember the title. I really want to read it again and to my daughter, who is also a book freak!
Have any of you read "The Unicorn's Secret" series with your kids? I highly recommend it!