‘You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me’ – C S Lewis
Bookseller-turned-Arts-Administrator, reader, writer and children’s book enthusiast, Georgi is 23 years old and lives in Adelaide, Australia.
Stumbling upon ‘1001 Children’s Books you should read before you grow up’, Georgi has given herself the challenge of reading as many of these classic tales before she grows up (much more).
Congratulations! I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. I really enjoy reading your blog! http://wp.me/p2kB6Q-6q
Thanks Jane! That really means a lot. I really appreciate it!
You’re welcome. I think your blog is fantastic and have no problem recommending it to others.
At 27 years old, I can’t go past a good kids book. One of my favourite books ever is The Enchanted Forest by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. It’s a really beautiful story with some even more beautiful illustrations of fairies and other magical things throughout. Perhaps the reason that it has stuck in my mind though, is because it was given to me as a gift from my nan for my 9th birthday. In the front cover she has written me a lovely message in that writing that I always thought was so pretty, and told me that she hopes I like the book as it was one of her favourites when she was a little girl. I guess I loved it before I even read it.
I also really love The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley – another book with beautiful illustrations!
The thing I’ve found about children’s books since I started writing this blog is that, for grown-up readers, reading children’s books often evokes a response like you said – that it brings us back to the moment when we first read the book. Reading a book is not just about reading; it’s about what happens to us while we are reading that stays with us too.
Hooray! I’ve nominated you for The One Lovely Blog Award http://bitsnbooks.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/one-lovely-blog-award/
I really love your blog idea. Keep those 1001 books coming!
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Thank you for visiting my blog and deciding to follow! This quest of yours looks very interesting.I would like to see this list.
You can see the books I’ve gotten through from the list on my ‘books I’ve read so far’ page. It may take me a while to reach the end of the list! I love Rhythm the library dog. Have you seen the book ‘Dog loves books’? Surely it is a book about Rhythm?
I have seen that book and I think it MUST be about me. It does have Rhythm.
I stumbled across your blog when researching about your mum after her recent visit to the Barossa. Although I couldn’t attend that event I have read her book! Anyway that aside I am fascinated that one so young has set herself this challenge and you inspired me to purchase Julia’s book. I realise that I’ve not read many of the titles particularly those for older readers, so never one to shy away from a challenge Ihave begun. I intend to revisit the titles I’ve already read over my Junior Primary teaching career and look forward to the hundreds of new ones. I’ll just choose each book randomly, I think this lucky dip approach will be fun – is that how you do it? I plan to mark them off right in Julia’s book as a waay of keeping track of my reading.
Love your blog and thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks! I’m glad you enjoy the blog. Yes, I just choose books by lucky dip, or if I stumble across them at a bookshop or second-hand bookshop. It’s much more fun that way – you never know what you are going to read, and what world you are about to explore!
Let me know how you get on, and which books you love, and which ones… not so much. Very interested to hear what you think!
I’ve just come across your blog after taking the leap and starting my own. I love your idea and have so enjoyed reading your posts. I’ve recently been trying to read classics that I missed as a child and you have introduced me to so many more that I had forgotten about or not known. It seems my list always gets longer, but that is the joy of reading – the list never runs out!
Thanks! There are so many more ‘classics’ than we ever realise, and the prospect of reading them all is almost impossible! My list of books to read always seems to be growing. Best of luck with your new blog; I’ll have to check it out! I love your pic with Howl’s Moving Castle, by the way – Diana Wynne Jones is one of my favourite authors!
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I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog award.
(I saw I gave you the Liebster as well :D)
really nice blog, just starting out on my own as a children’s indie author. Perhaps one day I’ll make it on to a list like this!
Mentioned you in my blog post today! Caitlin (http://the-room-mom.com/2013/07/28/versatile-blogger/)
The professor is still growing up too! Can’t wait to get some recommendations! (But hopefully no P&P!)