Posted by Martin Honor on October 24, 2017 at 05:28:23 user MartinH.
In Reply to: Re: Missee Lee (was 15lb Pike caught in Martham) posted by Mike Dennis on October 23, 2017 at 01:12:19:
Mike Dennis asked, "Do you think you were an exceptional reader"
I probably was, but at the time probably didn't think so. At home we were encouraged to read from an early age, and I read anything I could get my hands on: books, comics, backs of cereal packets etc. When starting senior school we were given a reading list and were told that by the end of the year we should have read at least twelve books from it. I could tick off far more than twelve so went on with reading what I wanted.
A that time I was reading a wide variety: The "Biggles" books, Green Sailors, the Lone Pine series, the Jennings books, SF authors such as Asimov and Heinlein; classics like The Railway Children, Mary Poppins and Kidnapped.
I still tend to be an enthusiastic and eclectic reader, though with a high percentage of non-fiction. Some of those childhood books seem dated now, but the S&A series are as good as ever.
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