Cute video but I resent the Kaiser tease.I said this on Twitter but I'll expand on it here.I actually had no books while growing up in El Salvador until I came to Canada when I was 12! Well, this is only approximately correct because I did have one book full of Bible stories. It seemed pretty big to me at the time and I was proud to finish reading it and did so more than once. I used to carry it around like it was some ancient, valuable thing full of secrets.When I came to Canada my first book was "Magician" by Raymond E. Feist. It drew me in and swallowed me up and I fell in love with it. :) I have thought of re-reading it now that I'm older but I'm afraid that it's only a great book in my memory and that I'll be disappointed.Besides, it's not on Kindle. ;)
You are making me want to read your memoir! It sounds like you've had a unique childhood that I would definitely want to hear more about!Yes, Kaiser is a tease. I didn't let him in this one because he tries to take the spotlight every time, *lol*. 'Magician' might fall short if you read it now, but you will always have the memory and the inspiration it brought you, forever. :)
That's true! And it was because of Magician that most of the first books I read were fantasies. This lead me inevitably to this "Lord of the Rings" thing I had heard about. It's hard to explain what that was like, and I know that I probably don't have to because it has had the same effect on so many, but it's not so much like coming out of a dark cave as it is like having the cave shatter violently around you and explode everywhere and whoa, there's the sun and trees and the wind and stuff. Tolkien then became a source of solace during the worst of my years.
Tolkien opened up another universe for those of us ready to dive in. I like him because he also spotlights the importance of friendship.
I love your blog!! It's so cool! Can't wait to read more of your reviews!
Thank you so much!
Oh, and btw - I love your vlog on your fav book... hope you don't mind that I added your blog link to the post I did on My Soul Books. It inspired me to add another book that was an all-time fav of mine, Miss Rumphius... and ironically I find, it must have really got to me b/c I'm a librarian of sorts, who travels, and lives by the ocean. But I must do something to make the world more beautiful...
Thank you! I don't mind at all. Sounds like Miss Rumphius did inspire you! And it also sounds like that is a very good thing. :)