Friday, May 6, 2011
Author Guest Post + Contest: Amy Plum with Kate's Bookshelf
Thanks, Kari, for asking about my bookshelf!
I should say that I’ve always been a big reader. While my sister Georgia was playing with neighborhood kids in the park, I was perched up in a tree with a book. And not much has changed since then. (Except for the tree.)
When I visited my grandma in France, she would read in French to me. I pretty much memorized la Fontaine’s fables (which EVERY French person knows) and Charles Perrault’s fairy tales (Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Bluebeard—and no, those aren’t English stories!). I loved the Fantômette stories by Georges Chaulet (about a teenage masked crime fighter) and “Vendredi ou la vie sauvage” (“Friday and Robinson”) by Michel Tournier.
Oh, and I went through quite a mystery phase as well, and read almost every Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers book out there (I loved her “The Nine Taylors”, and named one of our cats “Wimsey” after her detective—Lord Peter Wimsey). I loved the Sherlock Holmes books as well as “A Strange Disappearance” by Anna Katharine Green. And I gobbled up P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves books and Wilkie Collins’s “Woman in White”.
I could go on and on. This is just a little dip-of-the-toe into the lake of books that I love. Ask me again in a year, and I’ll give you completely different lists!
Thank you, Kate, for sharing your favorites! I was a huge fan of Madeleine when I was growing up too, and Narnia is certainly a classic for any age!
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Contest IS international, and ends May 15!
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What were some of your favorites growing up?
Posted by Kari Olson at 7:57 AM