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GeeLiz Reads: Childhood Favourites

I wish I could read a book a day, but with my busy life-style it just isn’t going to happen. I am however, trying very hard to blog everyday. Today, seeing as I’ve not read a book this weekend – thanks to my uni assigment being due – I thought I would share with you my favourite books from my childhood.

In no particular order:

George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dalh

I don’t know what it was about this particular Roald Dalh book that I loved more than his other work but I must have read it dozens of times. This book was just absolute madness and I loved every word of it.

Redwall by Brian Jacques

My grandad bought me this book and I could not put it down. He ended up making it his mission to find the rest of the series for me. He would scour charity shops everywhere he travelled. Animals that talked with accents, and fought tooth and claw against their mortal enemies… other animals. Absolute crackers and actually quite violent for childrens books!

Martin’s Mice by Dick King-Smith

Maybe it’s because of this book that I love mice so much. Martin is a cat that decides against killing mice and instead keeps a pregnant mouse as a pet. She gives birth and Martin helps to look after them. How cute is that though?

Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones

I never really understood this book when I read it, but I still found it incredible. I didn’t understand that Leo was a star accused of murder which resulted in him being banished to earth. What I did understand was the part when he opens his eyes and he is a puppy. He then lives the life of a puppy, growing into a dog but if I remember correctly, the person who adopts him is an unwanted member of the family. I think there is a little bit of animal abuse in this which again, for a children’s book… tut tut tut!

Have you read any of these? What did you think? Let me know what your childhood favourites were!

Thanks for reading!

GeeLiz Reads ❤


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