Your first book


Recommended Posts

I have just read again Black Beauty and realy enjoyed it.  Part of it still brings tears to my eyes, if you are one of the lucky ones to had read it, its the part about Ginger, as Black Beauty standing at the cab stand waiting for a fare, a cart with a dead horse on passers her and the horse was a ginger colour with a white line down its nose. Black Beauty "I belive it was Ginger I hoped it was as now all her troubles would be over"

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 164
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Always loved me books........i sit here now surrounded by them.......first one must have been a 'Rupert Bear Annual'' when i was about 4.....Also recall my first Football Book.......had it from aged a

I still have some of my first books, although I haven't read them for a while. 

Whooosh!!!

Mary, I love ‘Black Beauty’ and get emotional too.  I believe that if a book doesn’t elicit some kind of emotion within the reader then it’s not well written.  ( by ‘emotion’ I don’t just mean tears of course...)

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Earliest book I remember loving was some kind of children's Bible. My parents said I was a Bible basher and would inevitably end up as nun but I ended up going through a militant Richard Dawkins 'New Atheism' phase in primary. Other than that I remember liking Roald Dahl stuff (even if most of it terrified me especially The Witches), Horrid Henry, and various children's encyclopedias. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

A very big welcome to Newbie member  lQ   I am sure I can speak for most of our members enjoy the site and banter 

 

""WELCOME NEWBIE IQ"" 

Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, mary1947 said:

A very big welcome to Newbie member  lQ   I am sure I can speak for most of our members enjoy the site and banter 

 

""WELCOME NEWBIE IQ"" 

Thank you very much! Does my name show up as 'IQ' for you? That's strange. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

just took first 2 letters not that brill on computer so took easy option 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Link to post
Share on other sites

I was an able reader before I started school, it was Janet and John books in my day and I remember Mum gave them to my younger cousins after my brother had done with them.  Poor old Chicken Licken thought the sky was falling on his head!  Anyone else remember that? 
I think the first children’s novels I had were ‘Heidi’ and ‘Little Women’.  These two books are still in our library, with my name and address written inside the cover, in childish writing! I always had a Rupert Annual at Christmas and then when I was a bit older I had ‘Bunty’ and ‘Judy’ annuals.  I was reminded by ube that I regularly had ‘Look & Learn’ delivered. I really loved that magazine and soaked up the interesting topics that were featured.  
I recently acquired, for free, about 30 Children’s Classics.  Someone locally was giving them away so I offered to take them, thinking of our young granddaughter ....... but I’m not sure really ...... she’s certainly too young at present to appreciate them (she’s nearly 8) and having had a quick browse they’re a bit heavy going!  

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, エロゲいじゅつ said:

No worries at all! :)

So what do we call you then. After 77 years I'm still learning me English.

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m intrigued too BK, having only ‘done’ French and a year of German at school, many many years ago, I don’t know if those letters are Chinese, Japanese, Arabic or Russian.  
Welcome young lady, give us a clue! 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I could read well too, before I went to Infant school.  I've only got one book I had as a child now - a book of poems for children, and my  Mum had helpfully written the date I was given it - Christmas 1964, so I'd only just turned 8.  I loved Little Women, although not so keen on Heidi, but I was a big fan of Bunty and  loved Enid Blyton

Link to post
Share on other sites

Did anyone like the Water Babies by Charles Kingsley?  I loved the first part about little Tom the Chimney Sweep running away and becoming a water baby and understood the two ladies - Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby and the less popular Mrs Bedonebyasyoudid.  But much further on in the book it became a bit strange and I remember I didn’t understand it.  It was more political.

Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, LizzieM said:

 I always had a Rupert Annual at Christmas ...  I regularly had ‘Look & Learn’ .   

I had a Rupert annual every Christmas for many years. I liked them but remember some of the stories and illustrations sometimes seemed a bit creepy. And I had Look & Learn for a while when it first started.

 

1 hour ago, MargieH said:

Did anyone like the Water Babies by Charles Kingsley?   - Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby and the less popular Mrs Bedonebyasyoudid.  

I had an illustrated version of it, but never understood what it was about. The only thing I remember was the two female characters with long names.

Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, LizzieM said:

I’m intrigued too BK, having only ‘done’ French and a year of German at school, many many years ago, I don’t know if those letters are Chinese, Japanese, Arabic or Russian.  
Welcome young lady, give us a clue! 

I suspect she may be a Druid incognito. They are likely to Celtic rune symbols. If she suggests building a Wickerman, beware !!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Manga type avatar may give a clue!

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Worse thing to come out of Japan, including their crap cartoons.

Link to post
Share on other sites

But BK many people like them, including lots of children.  I like the big

eyes ....

Link to post
Share on other sites

According to this -  萌え  our newbie is an avid enthusiast of Japanese cartoons though I seriously doubt there will be a link to one any time soon.   yada

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...