Who is your favorite author and why.
My favorite autor is Nicholas Sparks. Everything he writes is written in such detail I feel like I am actually there and know the characters. I like that he writes mostly about love even though it doesnt always have the ending I wanted.
There are quite a few authors that I like. The following ones are the ones that I love. There are way more books that I have read, but these are the ones that I will describe about.CHILDREN’S LITERATUREJUDY BLUME — I enjoy her books because they all have depicted various concepts with growing up such as during the world wars, and then also conteversial subjects about bullying, teasing etc. Most of her books she was written to describe what it was like for her to grow up, and then how it was for her children during the time that they were growing up.JEAN LITTLE — Again, as mentioned with Judy Blume, she really moves the reader in learning topics about growing up, and how it was like to live during various times of their lives.KIT PEARSON — Again her books are also made to depict the times during growing up, and the conteversial subjects like War, and stuff like that.LAURA INGALLS WILDER– This one I loved, because it showed the time of her growing up, and described what hardships, and what adversities that they had to go through in order to just survive.All of the above authors have clearly outlined different subjects that are normally very hard for younger children to understand what is happening, but they all put them into a language that is easily understood, but the children realize that these events have occurred, and then they sometimes are able to ask their parents to describe about the situations and what else occurred during these events.EASIER READSBEVERLY CLEARY — I loved her Ramona series. It was about a typical family when growing up. She also wrote some other books that moved me as well.ROALD DAHL– He wrote some hilarously funny book. I really thoroughly enjoyed the series. I especially like the matilda book. This was very funny.ADULTS LITERATURENICHOLAS SPARKS: You are right, this author is really good at providing imagery in his book, and it is really hard to even put down the book, because he provides so much thorough imagery, and his writing is so good that is makes you want to continue reading until the very end.ROBIN COOK, PETER CLEMENT, LEONARD GOLDBERG: All of these authors are excellent medical mystery writers. They are also all doctors that have currently been practicing medicine, and have used some of the events that they have dealt with for instance like the gene control therapy, stem research and other events like this.KATHRYN SHAY and KAREN KINGSBURY: Both of these authors portray wonderful romance novels in with some more serious concepts. They do a good job at portraying this, and that is why I enjoy these two ladies.Sorry I couldn’t just list one author. I have been reading for a very long time, and there was so many good authors, that I could not just list one of them. Trust me, I could have gone on for a long time listing authors that I have read, but the above are my most favorite ones.
Kids’/YA lit: Did you stop reading it at a given age. What books did you keep.
(Note: Question is primarily directed towards folks who are “too old” to read kids’/YA lit, but feel free to answer if you don’t fit that description, too!)Inspired by a “Recommend my summer reading!” question that was clearly kids’ lit published after I had grown out of the…
I’m 33 years old and I just bought a kid’s book yesterday (“The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey”). The last book I read was a kid’s book. (Okay, so the book I’m reading now is an adult book.) I have to confess, most of the books on my book shelf are ONLY children’s books. I think it has to do with the fact that I work in children’s publishing, and I’m around them all the time.There ARE books from my past, however, that I am sentimental about. I recently found my Ellen Confords and Beverly Clearys (yay, Ramona Quimby!) and was smiling because I remembered how much I loved them when I was a kid.I am nostalgic about the simplicity of books from my youth, but there’s something complex about children’s books nowadays that differs from when I was a kid. Of course, you have the cookie-cutter books that I wouldn’t give the time of day, but there are books out there that provide a more developed story and address grittier issues; books I think are well contrived and worth my time. Books by Angie Sage, Cornelia Funke, Shannon Hale, Libba Bray, Neil Gaiman, Kathleen Duey, Frances Hardinge, Trenton Lee Stewart, Julie Hearn . . . There are so many authors out there who write really good books for kids.I also think that Harry Potter had really opened the door for (1) Kids and getting them to read and (2) Making it “okay” for an adult to read a “kid’s” book. I still see adults toting around copies of HP on the subway!
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What was your favorite book as a kid.
I want to start collecting books for my little sisters. They can’t read yet but better start buying them books now, lol. Here’s what I have so far:Fairy Realm (10 books in total)The Chronicles of NarniaA Dog’s Life: The Autobiography of a StrayMatildaCoralineJames and the Giant PeachGeorge’s…
My absolute favorite books when I was younger was this series called Replica. Ive never met anyone else who’s even heard of it, but I ADORED these books. The weird thing is that they’re sort of sci-fi, which has never been my thing.There are 20-something books in the series, plus three prologue books (I have all of them, lol) and they’re about a 12-year-old girl who finds out that she was conceived in a laboratory by a secret organization bent on creating a master race with only perfect people, and that she’s a clone and has 12 other identical clones all around the world. So basically she and the clones are perfect people. They can do everything a million times better than the average person, but she doesn’t have any “superpowers” so to speak of. The organization finds out the clones are still alive, and I’m not gonna give too much away haha but they’re so good.The writing is a bit easy in a lot of parts if you try to read it over the age of, say, 13 and there are some unrealistic parts (other than the whole clone thing) like her mom lets her go all around the city by herself and she dates someone who’s at least two years older than her when she’s 12.Oh, and I was also obsessed (and I do mean OBSESSED) with every single Mary-Kate & Ashley series out there… Two Of A Kind, Two Of A Kind Diaries, So Little Time, Dear Michelle, etc…. I had them all.I also liked How My Private Personal Journal Became a Bestseller (the disney movie Read It And Weep is based on it), The Clique series, The Mixed Up Files, Matilda, the Fudge series, The Secret Language of Girls, the Dear Dumb Diary series, The Ramona books (and others by Beverly Cleary), Ida B., and pretty much anything written by Judy Blume or Jaqueline Wilson (but Wilson’s books might be an acquired taste).AND there was this one series I loved that I don’t remember what it was called but it was about this group of friends and all the girls were sisters and the boys were brothers and they pulled pranks on each other… Gosh I can’t remember, but you brought back so many memories by asking this question! So I looked it up and the series doesn’t have a name but the first book is called The Boys Start The War and it’s by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.OH and the Alice books by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, I grew up on those. Okay I’m done now, haha.EDIT: Okay, I lied, I’m back… Because I somehow forgot to mention my favorite non-series book, What I Call Life by Jill Wolfston. Done for real now, though!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_Kay…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Read_It_and…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clique_…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_a_Fourth_Grade_Nothinghttp://www.amazon.com/Secret-Language-Frances-ORoark-Dowell/dp/0689844212
Do you have any children’s book recommendations.
I’m going to the library sometime this week, and I want to check out some books for my younger brother and sister. My brother is seven years old and a beginning reader. I don’t want one that is too long he’d get frustrated trying to read, or one with all pictures either. He’s in the first grade. My sister is nine…
When I was a child, I loved A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. It has poems which are easy to understand as well as lovely illustrations. I remember never growing tired of it. In fact, I still have my old copy. Check Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Childs-Garden-Vers… to get an idea about it.Your brother might enjoy:-Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg http://www.amazon.com/Jumanji-Chris-Van-…-Curious George by H. A. Rey http://www.amazon.com/Curious-George-H-R…-The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein http://www.amazon.com/Giving-Tree-Shel-Silverstein/dp/0060256656/ref=pd_sim_b_1-The Little Engine That Could: The Complete, Original Edition by Watty Piper http://www.amazon.com/Little-Engine-That-Could-Complete/dp/0448405202/ref=pd_sim_b_9-Though, perhaps, more for a girl: Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans http://www.amazon.com/Madeline-Reissue-Ludwig-Bemelmans-Illustrator/dp/0670445800/ref=pd_sim_b_19-The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter (there are some great illustrated versions)-Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne http://www.amazon.com/Winnie-Pooh-80th-Anniversary-Milne/dp/0525477683/ref=pd_sim_b_3-The Umbrella by Jan Brett (and others by Jan Brett)-Aesop’s Fables: A Classic Illustrated Edition by Aesop (making sure you get an illustrated version)-Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen: A Classic Illustrated Edition by Hans Christian Andersen (making sure you get an illustrated version & one that includes the complete tales)-The Real Mother Goose (also get an illustrated version like http://www.amazon.com/Real-Mother-Goose-Illustrated-Press/dp/1406550086/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223938106&sr=1-1 )-The Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne-The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli http://www.amazon.com/Door-Wall-Books-Young-Readers/dp/0440227798/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223937562&sr=1-1(You may want to check the “Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought” section of Amazon under each book, too.)Your sister may like some more classic stories. For instance:-A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett-Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett-The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett-Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin-Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter-Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers-Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie-The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum-Black Beauty by Anna Sewell-Heidi by Johanna Spyri-Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge-some of E. Nesbit’s books like The Story of the Treasure Seekers, The Railway Children, The Enchanted Castle (and others)-The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney-Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (and others of hers like Little Men, Jo’s Boys, Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom, A Garland for Girls, Jack and Jill, An Old Fashioned Girl, Under the Lilacs)-Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (and others of hers, including the rest of the series)-National Velvet by Enid Bagnold-The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis-The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (might be a bit old, but she may like it)-Stuart Little by E.B. White-Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (and others)She may also enjoy:-Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh-Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (and others of hers)-Coraline by Neil Gaiman-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl-The Mystery of the Crimson Ghost by Phyllis A. Whitney (She also wrote some other suspense stories for younger people.)-Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink-The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder-The Wicked, Wicked Ladies in the Haunted House by Mary Chase-The Courage of Sara Noble by Alice Dalgleish-The Market Square Dog by James Herriot-The Wrinkle in Time series by Madeleine L’EngleI believe I was younger than your sister is now when I first read Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. I didn’t appreciate the satire aspect of the book, but still I loved it. Just something for you to consider…There are so many more that could be mentioned, but I hope I helped a bit.
Why do people hate to read so much.
My whole life has had books in it. My mother read to me when I was in the womb, she and my father read to me as a child, I grew up watching my mother read a lot, my father reads nonfiction, and when I was of age, I read everything I could. When other kids read Berenstain Bears, I read Beverly Cleary and Judy Blume…
I totally know how you feel. I don’t want to sound mean or stereotypical but most teenagers very lazy and their parents weren’t as ambitious about reading as you. I love reading a lot too, though when I was a child I only read picture books ahaha… As I got older I developed an interest in reading. Now I’m obsessed with books. I like reading fiction mostly because I like thinking about what could’ve happened or the unreal.People nowdays are so lazy. I’m not even kidding. I think primary/elementary schools (or what you call it where your from) should encourage kids to read more. Your friend should reslly teach her brother to read and telling a kid reading is bad is a shameful thing to do in my eyes.,I hope you become an awesome author one day and share your beautiful talents with people who will appreciate reading.Have a nice day and read on! :DEDIT:I do agree with josh, it does require patience too.
How can I make reading more enjoyable.
When I was a young kid, I used to love to read, especially the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary but as I got older, now it seems to be a “chore”, I really want to enjoy reading again and reading helps one to write well.
Rachel, Domino, and Rose are all right. You shouldn’t force reading. Try and find something you like, but if you don’t like it, don’t waste time making yourself like it. Try a lot of things, to see what your taste is. And, if when you were younger, you liked kids books, there is absolutely nothing wrong with reading kids books, even as an adult. I know plenty of adults who do.Also, if you’re having trouble getting into READING a book, try listening to it. It’s easier, in many ways, than reading. You can do other things while you listen, and people often take in more, more easily, when listening rather than reading. You may find it works for you. And if you start listening to a lot of books, it’ll get to be more fun to read them in print, too.