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The_Silly_Sibyl
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Jack Thomas
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Northern_Soul
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Loved it 😊

Northern_Soul
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These as well. I’ve read them thousands of times. If anything I think it inspired my love of whimsical observation

The_Silly_Sibyl
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Jack Thomas
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Great choice! I have fond memories of that book. Even if there was a chapter called “Dick Gets Everyone Into Trouble”

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& Brer Rabbit. Michael Hardcastle books.

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Northern_Soul said:These as well. I’ve read them thousands of times. If anything I think it inspired my love of whimsical observation

Okay, this is getting spooky... I loved Adrian Mole too. I still remember reading The Cappuccino Years in my aunt’s garden.

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The_Silly_Sibyl said:

Okay, this is getting spooky... I loved Adrian Mole too. I still remember reading The Cappuccino Years in my aunt’s garden.


They are honestly little nuggets of humorous gold. I was so gutted that Sue Townsend died and I never got to see how the journey of the characters ended. They were with me my whole teenage life 😶

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Strangeways_Rob said:& Brer Rabbit. Michael Hardcastle books.

Good lookin’ book

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As a teenager, I really liked Shakespeare. I read about him almost constantly and read all the books I found. Even recently I had the opportunity to read an essay about Shakespeare and his works here https://papersowl.com/examples/william-shakespeare/ and it gave me great pleasure. I can say that I am a fan of Shakespeare)

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I'm guessing the word "kid" also equates to being a young teenager so...

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Picked these beauties up for cheap from a charity shop t’other day, for nostalgia’s sake.

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When I was six , I was carrying home 20 books from the local library each week ,
from fiction to science , including huge volumes on Gods and Goddesses from
around the world...I read from the light under the door until I got whipped
with the belt , yet I kept reading...

I remember reading Twenty One Balloons , and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas ,
when I was seven years old , along with many , many other books , magazines , etc...

By eight , I went through three sets of encyclopedias , as well science journals ,
yet , as well , read all Nancy Drew , Hardy Boys , and other children type series...

Of course Dr. Seuss !

I won awards , but my goal was to learn as much as the universe had to offer...

Through Scholastic Magazine , which my parents got me , I gained the right to
ask three questions , so I asked Ray Bradbury about a "red shift" , and as well ,
asked about Albert Hoffman , and the discovery of LSD , ( when I was eight ) ,
and I can not remember the third question , but it was another deep question )

I am still continuing on the path of information upload , though more care
is taken with my choices at my present age...there are books , and books...

And our adventures move on !

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"It's madness
to hate all roses
because you got scratched with one thorn,
to give up all dreams
because one of them didn't come true,
to give up all attempts
because one of them failed.
It's folly to condemn all your friends
because one has betrayed you,
to no longer believe in love
just because someone was unfaithful
or didn't love you back,
to throw away all your chances to be happy
because something went wrong.
There will always be another opportunity,
another friend,
another love,
a new strength.
For every end,
there is always a new beginning.....
And now here is my secret,
a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart
that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye."

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,
Le Petite Prince

I still have my childhood copy in French

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Ahavati said:"It's madness
to hate all roses
because you got scratched with one thorn,
to give up all dreams
because one of them didn't come true,
to give up all attempts
because one of them failed.
It's folly to condemn all your friends
because one has betrayed you,
to no longer believe in love
just because someone was unfaithful
or didn't love you back,
to throw away all your chances to be happy
because something went wrong.
There will always be another opportunity,
another friend,
another love,
a new strength.
For every end,
there is always a new beginning.....
And now here is my secret,
a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart
that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye."

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,
Le Petite Prince

I still have my childhood copy in French


That was downright moving; enough poetry to feed a growing child. <3

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I read a lot growing up, but my favorites were fantastical tales of dragons and princesses, cruelty and beauty mixed together. 💫🐉

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