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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

My stepson would like to know: what were your favorite books when you were 10?

I would like to know: where the hell do you get jizake outside of Japan?

You can see where our priorities are.


I seem to recall the following:


I'm detecting a pattern here.

Oh, and lots of comics. Lots and lots of comics.

By Blogger Bill Cunningham, at 10:03 PM  

And -

And lots and lots of comics...

By Blogger Bill Cunningham, at 10:05 PM  

The Great Brain
books made me feel smart. And actually some of the things I learned in there were applicable to my life. Like when Marc Crowzinski brought a deck of cards to school that were subtly marked by the flourets on the back. He was dumbfounded that I knew what was going on.

By Blogger Whaledawg, at 10:32 PM  

Your mileage may vary, since you said stepson not stepdaughter:

All the myths and legends I could find: Norse, Arthurian, Russian, Greco-Roman

By Blogger Kira, at 11:14 PM  

Like Kira, I devoured mythological tomes. EVERYTHING, including old Japanese myths.

I also read biographies and autobiographies.

I don't know at what age I read the them but I read the following as a pre-pubscent child:

The Count of Monte Cristo
All the Nacy Drew/Hardy Boys books
Chronicles of Narnia
The Hobbit
All the Judy Blume books I could get my hands on.

AND, drum roll please:

Everything you ever wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask.


By Blogger writergurl, at 12:07 AM  

When I was ten (not so long ago) I read a lot of Bruce Coville.

my favourites were
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher and
Aliens Ate my Homework.

funny, I totally forgot about those books until I read this post - so thank you.

By Blogger michael j, at 12:19 AM  

Ohhh, were The Three Investigators the ones who had a secret base - the old caravan buried under a rubbish dump, with secret entrances? I loved those. And all the Hardy Boys. And any Alfred Hitchcock collections of short stories - they're where I discovered Lawrence Block, Robert Bloch, and Ray Bradbury. Oh, and all the Bradbury story collections. And I was just starting my Asimov and Clarke short story obsession then, too. And The HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy, I nearly wore the ink off that one.

By Blogger James Moran, at 4:34 AM  

Roald Dahl has a lot of great children's books. Also, "Crusade in Jeans" by Thea Beckman, although I never read the English translation.

By Blogger mahlzeit, at 7:04 AM  

Kavik The Wolf Dog.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:43 AM  

Anything by Willard Price, and the Agaton Sax books, about which I now remember nothing.

And Joan D. Vinge's Ladyhawke novelization, which I still read now and again.

By Blogger Lee, at 11:57 AM  

Peter Pan changed my life.

By Blogger Kelly J. Compeau, at 1:05 PM  

me at 10 - Nancy Drew
first son at 10 - Goosebumps
second son at 10 - Hank the Cowdog
third son at 10 - Lemony Snicket

By Blogger MaryAn Batchellor, at 1:56 PM  

(1) The Danny Dunn series.

(2) Unclear as to what exactly you're after, but if you're willing to buy online:

(You might also try swinging by Kinokuniya or Mitsuwa and asking around.)

By Blogger Zobeide, at 2:45 PM  

All the L.M. Montgomery books. Anne, Rilla, Emily, etc.

By Blogger Crystal, at 10:05 PM  

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