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Offline SevasTra82

Re: Which novel got you into reading,which author would you like to thank
« Reply #60 on: January 02, 2018, 06:45:14 PM »
The first book that I really remember reading and loving was "The Indian in the Cupboard" back in the 1980's.  But the series that really got me into Fantasy Reading Was Melanie Rawns "Ruins of Amrbai" series, but in the mid 90's. 

I always credit those two series of books to be the start of my reading journey :)

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Re: Which novel got you into reading,which author would you like to thank
« Reply #61 on: January 29, 2018, 05:48:38 PM »
I think the writer who got me into fantasy books before I could even read would be Michael Ende. Jim Button and Neverending Story are both amazingly fantastic and Momo felt like super heavy material approachable for children when I was 6 or so. Must be close to 25 years that I last heard them and I never read them myself, but the imagery still sticks with me.
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Re: Which novel got you into reading,which author would you like to thank
« Reply #62 on: July 04, 2019, 02:47:18 PM »
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While I was in college, I thought I should start reading. Then I thought it was best to start with classics and got my hands on Crime and Punishment.

As for fantasy, I've started with R.A. Salvatore's books, mainly adventures of Drizzt Do'urden.

So, I want to thank both to Dostoyevski and Salvatore for letting me into this wonderful world  :)
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'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

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Re: Which novel got you into reading,which author would you like to thank
« Reply #63 on: July 04, 2019, 07:04:27 PM »
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Oh, I hadn't replied to this before, wow...

I can't pinpoint a book, I always remember reading and being read to since I was a little baby...
However, I remember that the way my parents realised I read better than they thought, and ready for more 'advanced' books, was when I was around 6 and went to an elder counsin's birthday party, and they found me sitting in a corner having basically finished a Famous Five book (Enid Blyton, for the youngsters) ;D
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Offline Ned Marcus

Re: Which novel got you into reading,which author would you like to thank
« Reply #64 on: July 05, 2019, 05:33:10 AM »
C.S. Lewis's Narnia series. I reread it dozens of times as a child.

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Re: Which novel got you into reading,which author would you like to thank
« Reply #65 on: July 05, 2019, 07:30:45 AM »
Enid Blyton and then Franklin W Dixon.
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Re: Which novel got you into reading,which author would you like to thank
« Reply #66 on: July 05, 2019, 03:52:33 PM »
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Oh, I hadn't replied to this before, wow...


I know, I'm surprised I haven't either. It's been revived three+ times since we joined, haha. I think I keep skipping it because it's hard to answer in just a few words. Speaking of... here's a wall of text.

Parents and grandparents got me into reading... Earliest books I remember are Green Eggs and Ham, Are You My Mother?, and Goodnight Moon.

After that I remember long stints of Hank the Cowdog and Boxcar Children.

My first fantasy book was probably Harry Potter. I remember reading it as far back as third grade, although it never really struck me as fantasy in those days. The one that in my mind first qualified as fantasy was Golden Compass which I loved as a kid, but was unfortunately disappointed by when I reread it as an adult.

I remember being at dinner with a friend and his parents in like fifth grade, and when they asked me about what book I was reading, I remember telling them something like:

(Spoilers for Golden Compass)
Spoiler for Hiden:
"Well I'm reading this book about how god was really just the first person to attain consciousness, oh and actually he's the bad guy."


Their response was less than enthusiastic. I don't think they ever asked me about what books I was reading after that  ;D

I'm not sure if I read Wheel of Time first, or Lord of the Rings, but I remember reading Lord of the Rings in about fifth grade because the movies were just coming out. I remember loving LoTR at the time, but it hasn't stuck with me as much as WoT.

WoT is the big one for me, and the one that I'd credit with my love of fantasy. It's the one that really pulled me into the genre and made me love big, long books with lots of points of view. And no, I still haven't finished reading the whole series.

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Re: Which novel got you into reading,which author would you like to thank
« Reply #67 on: July 09, 2019, 06:02:20 AM »

WoT is the big one for me, and the one that I'd credit with my love of fantasy. It's the one that really pulled me into the genre and made me love big, long books with lots of points of view. And no, I still haven't finished reading the whole series.

Me either. I got stuck on the Sanderson parts