Looking back on my reading life there have been treasured moments when that special book and/or author entered my book-shaped universe and changed it for good. I bet every reader has his or her story to tell and today's my turn to share some of those special incidents that ended up filling my mind with joy and my book-shelves with, well, books.
My Bedtime Book of Magic Carpet Stories by Patricia Taylor along when I built a cozy fort underneath the large living-room table. I'd curl up on the carpet and read the book over and over again, along for the ride with the brother and sister who were traveling around the world on a flying carpet, visiting every country on their journey. Today I'd like to think that this was the moment that not only sparked my inner reading-flame, but also made me love traveling as much as I do.
The Light Fantastic and Equal Rites, as rather unwelcome birthday prezzie. Dutifully I promised to read, and read I did. I warmed up to the Discworld in no time and while I ended up being most fond of the stories involving the city guards, I've certainly read them all. That includes my current read The Long Earth which I am in stubborn desperation trying to finish as it literally bores my socks off.
Those have been some of the bookishly magic chapters in my life that introduced me to amazing storytelling. Time for you to go back in time now.
What was one of your book-tastic moments when you were introduced to an amazing author or a particular captivating novel which you treasure til this day? Please share.