Friday, March 11, 2011


Today I went to Borders and saw some of the books which I loved so much when I was a kid. Mostly the books are by Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton. I love reading, I love books. I have a fetish for books and I love their smell.

My first book. I remember that I bought it at the airport and I think I was in primary 1 or 2. It is the first book that I ever requested my father to buy. My mum kept asking me to throw it away but I think it has sentimental values. :)

I am very grateful that I got the chance to read Roald Dahl's and Enid Blyton's books! They had brought me so much joy and happiness! I remember Roald Dahl's 'Withces', 'Going Solo', 'Mathilda' and of course 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. They were really wonderful. I think kids who didn't read these books really missed out something! Because if they read it after they become an adult, the meaning will be totally different. You won't feel the same chill down the spine when you read 'Witches' where the witches eat children.

LOL.. I was so into that book that I started suspecting there were witches among us.

Then there was this Bookworm club. I am not sure if you guys ever heard of it but I was a subscriber and the Bookworm club member. I had lots of their books in the past and my first set of encyclopedia was from them. My 2nd encyclopedia was from my father which was one about animals. I was so fascinated with the animals in the encyclopedia I think I memorised the whole book by heart. I was amazed that such weird animals exist.

When I was a kid, my mum likes to bring me to my uncle's home where there isn't any entertainment so I flipped my uncle's books but they were too chim. The only ones with pictures were the National Geographic magazines. The words were too chim for me, I was in Primary school I think but I love the pictures. Now, I am a fan of NGC as well as Discovery. (Went Borders to find Discovery magazine but they don't have!!)

Nobody in my family likes reading and they didn't tell me to read. I just got the habit myself and I am glad that I did. If not I would have missed out so much. Then in my teenage years, I started reading Fear Street, horror novels. I can read day and night even while I am bathing! I finish one book in a few hours time.

Then there was a period when I was around 17, I love Ni Kuang's Wei Si Li series. I read so many of his novels!! No less than 30 I think. He has write about 100 plus books but it is very difficult now to find one that I haven't read before.

When I was about 18, I started going crazy for comics because my buddies (all guys) love comics. I read a few sets, Slamdunk being my favourite. Then I read Deathnotes recently, Kindaichi.. etc. But comics are expensive. At that time I bought Slamdunk at $4.50 per book but I think the price has gone up. My mum keeps wanting to throw my slamdunk away but I won't let her!

Now, I no longer have a favourite author. I like Harry Potter but Harry Potter only has 7 books. I like Lemony Snicket but they are for kids. Still, I think they are mega funny. What else... Cant remember. I now pick up books from the library randomly because I don't know which is good. I have very weird taste in books. Roald Dahl is SO GOOD but he don't have alot of books and I already finished those that he has written. His books are dark but I like.. :)

I am happy to have read those books and not missed them out during my childhood. I seriously miss those days where a good story can make my day!

Here are some of the first few books of my life~!


fr said...

Your post brings back some of my childhood memories. I also like to read Enid Blyton's books. My first book of hers was a story in the Famous Five series.

Her books gave us a lot joy in those days.

Miko said...

Yah.. I have lots of Enid Blyton in the past but my mum made me throw away most of them. I know the Famous 5 but I have never read them! :D I was more into the fantasy type with gnomes and pixies etc.

Have u read Roald Dahl's? His books were really amazing too!

fr said...

I prefer mystery, thrillers and horror.

I only a couple of Roald Dahl's books, but they didn't leave me much impression.