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WORDLY WISE WEDNESDAY

Hello everybody!

Time for our weekly segment. So my question for today is…

Which was the first novel you ever read and what inspired you to read it ?

I remember the first novel I had ever read was the abridged version of “Around the world in Eighty Days ” after watching the eponymous movie, when I was around ten years old.. I was so fascinated by it. This still remains one of the happiest memories of my life.

I would be waiting to read your answers. Don’t forget to like and comments if you enjoyed reading my post!

Until the next time,

Cheers!

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26 thoughts on “WORDLY WISE WEDNESDAY”

  1. Oh gosh, I don’t remember… probably one of Beverly Cleary’s Ramona books when I was around 7 or 8. And I remember in 5th grade (age 10) I wanted to show off and get something really hard at the library, so I read Treasure Island; that was probably the first novel for adults and the first classic literature I ever read. I barely remember it, because it was really hard for a 10-year-old to read something published in another country however many years ago that would have been at the time (103 years, I looked it up and did the math).

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      1. Either that, or maybe the only kids who actually read were rich kids with tutors who went to fancy preparatory schools (like the kids in children’s books of the early 20th century that I mentioned in my other comment).

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      2. Interesting approach. Maybe that’s why theh call it a ‘class’ of classics. Excuse my pun! ๐Ÿ™ˆ
        I am glad that we get to read such varied content, for every category of readers now.

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    1. Nice! I have heard so much about the Ramona books, but never got around reading them. Are they any good?
      I remember in fourth grade we were assigned to read the abridged version of Treasure Island for a book report. To be honest, even I did not enjoy reading it. I guess we sailed in the same boat back then!

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      1. I haven’t read them since I was a kid in the 1980s, but I remember them being really good. A few months ago, I was reading an article that someone shared about Beverly Cleary on her 104th birthday (she’s still alive!), and it said that she was inspired to write when she was a young adult working as a librarian in the 1940s, and children would find novels about stuffy rich British children with nannies, because those were the only children’s books that existed back then, and they asked her why there were no children’s books about ordinary children like them. So that inspired her to write about ordinary children. And I realized I think I have kind of a similar inspiration in my writing. A lot of my creative friends in real life write fantasy. That’s great. But I prefer to write what I know.

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      2. Wow! Seems like her epiphany changed the world for good.
        What inspired you to adopt a more humble approach towards writing, if you don’t mind sharing.

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  2. The first novel that I read (that was written in English) was by Nicholas Sparks (I think). My classmates were reading it. One day, I borrowed it, and I can’t put it down. ๐Ÿ˜… It’s the first novel that I finished that got me to want to read more books.

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    1. Yeet! It was one of my favorite books back then!
      Harry Potter never ceases to amaze me even now! I am sure you must have had an incredible time, reading the magical words.
      Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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