Each week there are prompts which require answering.
I loved reading as a child, I loved having the time to delve into books. Now, as an adult I rarely read novels as I'm often so busy with work or blogging or surfing the internet or researching my family tree, unless I am on holiday and away from all other distractions, I generally don't read for pleasure.
As a child, I remember reading with a torch under the covers after I should have gone to bed and to sleep, if I heard my parents coming up the stairs I would quickly switch it off and pretend I was asleep.
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One of my all time favourite books is Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian, I have read the book a few times but also watched the TV version with John Thaw over and over again, in fact if I had the DVD of it I would probably still watch it now, it's such a loving, warm story about poor boy William during WW2.
I also loved the Anne of Green Gables series when I reached my teens but some of those stories are so sad and moving. I always wanted to be quite like Anne, successful and great at what she did yet with my head often in the clouds.
Today I generally read historic novels around the late Victorian, Edwardian and World War periods - such as Call The Midwife and I love Annie Murray's novels about Birmingham during the depression. I think this reading fuels my interest in social history and helps me understand life in my grandparents and great grandparents eras.
I have never been particularly interested in reading sci-fi books or anything that required more imagination, or belief. I like and still love real life stories, fiction or non-fiction.