Post by antonye Post by Lady Nina
Now I'm getting the urge to step away from the computer and read so
I'll leave UKRM to add to the list. They are the same as a plate of
Not really kept anything from my early youth but I still have
a lot of the paperbacks I read when I was in my teens; everything
by Clive Barker and Shaun Hutson which probably explains a lot
about me. Most of the books I read now are autobiographies.
Shaun Hutson is *awful*. I've still got a couple of Clive Barker books
though. Then I went onto Brian Lumley but that was very late teens if
not early twenties.
Post by antonye
My eldest is now starting to read herself, so she gets a lot
of the "Chip & Biff" books to read with some other random ones
mixed in, as does the youngest. The youngest prefers the
"Topsy and Tim" series though.
We had a couple of Topsy and Tim books, the Chip & Biff must be after
my two were at that stage. It's weird when they go off and read on
their own, in one way I'm quite looking forward to grandchildren as I
can dig out all the books I've stashed from when they were small.
There's a couple of Mick Inkpen books that I (and they) can still say
from memory. If you say 'don't sniff, blow your nose' in this house
you get a chorus of 'it's not quite right it's impolite to fiddle with
That's from 'Don't do that'. Then there's the little spotty thing.
The purple thing was horrible,
its nasty friend was blue
They found a little spotty thing
and tore his hat in two
a shadow fell upon them
they said ''here, who are you?'
I'm the thing, that little things
with spots grow up into.
Anyway, shutting up now.
So I do books now and then, I can handle it...
Post by antonye
I think they've got a few years to go before I let them loose
on my paperback collection (which is boxed up in the garage
anyway) and with them both being girls I doubt it will interest
them in the slightest anyway.
Girls read crappy horror as well! Though Rachel read all of Roald Dahl
(they got passed onto Tallbloke's nephew iirc) then went onto
Jacqueline Wilson who is too much into desperate social realism for my
tastes. Plus she spwawned the hell that is Tracey Beaker.
just a flicker and then a breeze