Over on The Pickards Jack tagged me with this meme:
just to hopefully give him the opportunity to demonstrate that some of his hobbies/interests are different to mine. The pressures on
Which may be difficult because his choices actually include some I may have chosen. So I’ll avoid one of them, but will mention David Eddings, and The Belgariad as just missing out.
Five books that mean a lot to me
The Lord of the Rings
I read this at a young age, it was possibly my first fantasy book. I still have the copies that I read back then, and the Fellowship of the Ring was an ex-library book. But I find it difficult, even to this day, to re-read it. I remember the story too well.
The Discworld Series
Picking out a favourite it would have to be Small Gods, but I enjoy reading them all. These books hold a special place, as without them I would never have met, nor married, my t’other ‘alf!
The Chronicles of Amber
I actually played the game, before I read the books. I’d never heard of Amber until then. I find the books to be full of humour, but others might not agree.
Earl Stanley Gardner wrote a myriad of books based on this character. This series of books are possibly the ones that got me started in reading from a young age – under 10!
I don’t why, but Harry Harrison has never released the later books in the series – at least in English. I believe they are available in Russian(?). At the time it was like reading something completely different, and I am still able even today to immerse myself in these books.
Just missed out
This sort of meme is difficult for me as I have read and enjoyed books my many authors. Many mean something to me, and many I enjoy re-reading. So here’s a few that almost made it.
- John Carter books by Edgar Rice Burroughs
- Rats trilogy by James Herbert
- Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
- Stainless Steel Rat books by Harry Harrison
- Dune by Frank Herbert
As you can see I tend to read whole series of books!