October 17, 2011

Task A: A Reading Autobiography

My earliest memories were reading with my Mum and Dad from a young age. This would usually take place in my bedroom before going to sleep. I can remember being excited about story time encouraging me to get ready for bed as quickly as possible so I could read with my parents. I would usually read in bed and my Mum or Dad would sit by me and read till I fell to sleep, or if it was a particularly gripping or long read they would leave it hanging till next time.

My early reading experiences were of books by Dr Seuss, Allan Ahlberg and Roald Dahl. I remember being particularly in awe of the strange comedy in ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and the enchanting Dahl tales ‘The BFG’ and ‘The Twits’. ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ however sticks in my memory as one of my all time favourites due largely to the way I was transported into the lives of Mr Fox and his family. As I grew up I remember enjoying the ‘Just William’ series by Richmal Crompton as well as Sue Townsend’s ‘Adrian Mole’ diaries. Most recently I have read Nelson Mandela’s autobiography and I’m currently listening to Keith Richards’s autobiography on audio book. More recently I’ve lent towards non-fiction books and especially enjoy reading about the lives and adventures of icons and celebrities.


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