my brother loved those books. never got into them personally but i did dig on how he ...speciated through dialect as well as personality.
I love them, though some of the newer ones aren't that great. Which one is your favourite?
The CHERUB series, about kids who were in the foster system who were exceptional in some way or another and were recruited as child spies. It was awesome and I wanted to be a spy for years (still kinda do...)
Or the Monkee Joe books, which were actually pretty creepy and kept me up for hours cause I was afraid but the author visited my school and I instantly fell in love with how enthusiastic he was about books, thus leading me to read all of his within hours and just falling in love with them.
2nd Grade: Charlotte's Web. I'd beat me up too.
Charlotte's Web is a fantastic book!
When I read everyone's replies I feel so old--most of those books weren't released until I was in high school or university.
Mine would have to be The Lord of the Rings. My parents read it to me before I could read, and I probably read it for myself in 1st or 2nd grade. Since then I've reread it at least once a year--I've read and reread the Silmarillion many times. I've read The Unfinished Tales and many of the other of Tolkien's work released by his son (including The Lays of Beleriand and The Children of Hurin).
I was lucky enough to take a class on Tolkien when I was in university as well :)
what sort of class did you take?
It was a literature class about Tolkien's work. We read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, of course, but also Smith of Wootton Major and Farmer Giles of Ham and discussed all of the above and related things (linguistics, mythology etc) . We also watched the movies and discussed them. We were able to choose what to do for a final project (essay or something else). I chose to paint a 2 1/2 ft by 4 ft scene from the Silmarillion.
It was a great class. I ended up taking 4 classes from the same professor--all great classes.
that must have been awesome. not that the religion class i took focusing on that aspect of his life and stories wasn't fantastic.
The other classes I took from that professor were World Mythology, Shakespeare and King Arthur :) He also taught a class on C.S. Lewis, but I wasn't able to take it.
I am so jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That sounds AMAZING! Did you read Roverandum?
Ooh, taking a religion course on Tolkien would be awesome... He's so fascinating, he AND C.S. Lewis...