Geez, it’s been awhile since I’ve done a T5W or a T10T. Lets remedy that, hmmm?
July 12th: Children’s Books
–This can include Middle Grade (but try to recommend more than just Harry Potter and Percy Jackson!) Feel free to talk about your childhood faves or more recent reads.
Yet another trip down memory lane! I actually didn’t read HP or PJ when I was younger, I only started those in the past couple of years. So, there is no worries, I can easily come up with 5.
Animorphs by K. A. Applegate
Xander and I grew up on the Animorphs series, and it has greatly influenced me in how I think and how I write. I seriously doubt I would be the me I am right now without it. Now, of course, when I reread some of them I realized that the writing and grammar where awful, but that doesn’t lessen them in my eyes.
White Fang by Jack London
This is the book that started my love of wolves, and between this and Animorphs, it’s no surprise that I created a race of werewolf/shifters, is it? I read the heavily abridged version first, and didn’t get to the unabridged until a few years ago. It is still one of my favorite classics.
Baby-Sitting is a Dangerous Job by Willo Davis Roberts
I have a couple books by Roberts, and this is the only one I’ve read. BUT! It is another old favorite. I reread this so many times, there are parts I could probably quote!
The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart
My aunt bought this series for us one Christmas and my mom read it to us. So, it holds some very important memories.
The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan
I have yet to finish this series, but I really loved it when I was younger. Halt contributed many personality traits to some of my current characters.