Growing up did you have a favorite Author?
• United States
10 Jul 07
My favorite author was V.C. Andrews. I still even like to read her stuff. She has series type books, like Flowers in the Attic. Now I love Dean Koontz. He is a great mystery and suspense writer. I am always in awe at the end of his books.
• Orangeville, Ontario
7 May 07
Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys were my favourites. I also liked Trixie Belden and the Bobbsey Twins. As I grew older I got into Judy Blume, at least one of her books anyway. But the most books I ever read growing up were Nancy Drew. I can't understand why my daughter can't get into them. Except maybe for the fact that today's books are not written by the same author. But I have given her some of the old books too. She started off with Goosebumps, moved on to the Mary-Kate and Ashley series and now is enjoying a series of books written in email format. I can't remember the name of them. It's the name of the girl and then the word Files. My other daughter, the best I can get her to read is Bailey School Kids. She read a whole book in the library today while I was in writing group. That's a first!
6 May 07
I loved Judy Bloom too, especialy, Are you There, God, I's Me, Margaret. I also loved The Earthsea Trilogy and the Narnian Chronicles. So much so that my grammar school librarian organized getting me the next one in each series and so on from other libraries so I would always have the next one waiting for me. I shared them with my kids by reading them aloud. I was so thrilled when they came out on movie and they WEREN'T dissapointing. I was braced for the worst and happily surprised!
6 May 07
I always like R.L stein fear street books. My daughter and I read the goosebumps chapter books together now. I also remember when I was 13 my aunt got me to read a book called Flowers in the attic by V.C. Andrews and I really loved that book but I don't think I have ever read the whole series to this day..ummm maybe I should do that.lol