I have read a lot since I was a young child. From dark fantasy to the most intriguing detective stories and, in a way, they have all influenced me and helped me become who I am today. I think it is important to talk about these things as it brings a certain realisation to ones self as to how they get to where they are. I suppose this could link back to my last post about motivation and inspiration; both really important aspects of our lives.
Have I bored you yet? If you’re still reading then…I haven’t. If you’re not reading then, well I suppose you won’t know what I am saying right now so I have no idea why I am still typing this!
Anyway, without wasting anymore time, let me share with you some of my favourite reads throughout my life!
The Lord Of The Rings was a masterpiece! It was ground-breaking for its time and really did start of a whole universe of fantasy! Have you ever played video games like Skyrim or Witcher? Maybe you have played D&D with your friends when you were younger? A LOT of the foundations for those things came from the early writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. The impact this mans works have had on the world are cosmic and sends chills down my spine when I think of the possibilities that would offer! Imagine, just for a moment, that you wrote a poem or a book or even a blog post like this that would impact so many people’s lives! When I was younger, I was bullied from time to time. The Lord Of The Rings was something that helped me ‘escape’ and deal with the stress of teenage life. It was also the source of my inspiration when I wrote WORDS OF SOLITUDE. It was fair to say that it got me hooked on the fantasy genre!
If you know me personally (or at least follow me on Instagram) then you’ll know this mention was obviously going to be on this blog post. Sherlock Holmes is my current literature obsession and has been for a long time now. Not many people in today’s day and age find Sherlock Holmes very exciting, unless we’re talking about BBC’s Sherlock TV show. Though I do like the show, I am talking about the classic works originally published in the Strand magazine by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. If you read my blog stories centred around detective William Percy Morgan, you’ll observe that there are hints of Sherlock’s personality in there! I spend every morning reading one chapter of a Sherlock story (currently Hound Of The Baskervilles) which always seems to motivate me to make a move and tackle the day! The writing is smooth and consistent, the suspense is staggering and the end result to every story always has a brilliant plot twist! It’s everything you want in a book really.
Let us turn back the clock! I have spoken about books I have enjoyed in the last five or six years, but what about when I was nine? Not many of you who aren’t from the United Kingdom may know about these books but, as a child, I always LOVED reading the oxford reading tree stories surrounding Biff, Chip and Kipper! It was these stories I read passionately as a child and they really made me want to publish my own book one day. There were so many different stories surrounding the three and each was ENTIRELY different from the other! As a child it made me realise how many ideas had not been put to paper.
There are many more reads I enjoy but we’d be here forever and I am sure you have better things to do! Feel free to follow my social media accounts and message me to tell me what books have made you into who you are today!