Friday, October 16, 2009
Good And Enjoyable Reads
They say "Reading make a man". It sure really make a person hell out of me!
When I was young, I remembered my first Peter and Jane book bought by my parents. Then, it was a series of Enid Blyton. The English was simple for my age and I loved their hard cover and the coloured pages, lol.
I bought my own first book, a Nancy Drew story. It was a super-sleuth detective adventures. I got so hooked up after reading the first one and started to read every one of them. Not only Nancy Drews intrigued me, but also The Famous Five, The Hardy Boys and The Secret Seven. Anyone of you remember reading these books?
The Harlequin books on a romance and mushy series, even Miles and Boons were forbidden enough to keep me guessing on sex. Thought I can get a close up on sex, but the details were vaguely. It really leaves me to my imagination!
Left the romance part and I was introduced to another great author, Sidney Sheldon. He became one of my favourite author and I was intrigued by his books. Took me to places I never been which involves family international power and espionage. Read all his series, except The Master of The Game.
I then start to pick up real life memoirs. Desert Flower by Waris Dirie,
a true life story about female genitalation which still happens in certain countries in Africa today. A Long Way Home by Ishmael Beah, a story about a child solider in war torn Sierra Leone.
The Last Lecture by Randy Paush written months before his death on pancreatic cancer. Randy gave insights on his life before and after his death imparting wisdom and inspiration on living.
These memoirs had thought me to be more matured and be positive in life knowing that I should be thankful always compared to them. Do go and pick up one of these books and let them be an encouragement to your ups and downs in life.
Some lighthearted ones that I loved was books by Cecilia Ahern. Ps I Love You and Rosie Dunne thought me that love is possible in an impossible world.
Ps. Have you read any good books lately that inspires?