Childhood Influences

Reflect for a moment on the special books that embody your childhood; those stories you still hold clearly in your mind, even if you haven’t picked them up for a reread in years.

I like to ask fellow book lovers what pivotal books they read as children or teenagers, because it’s often a window into who they are today – sometimes a window that I might not have glimpsed or understood without the shared love of reading.

I want to talk about the books that helped shape us, the stories and the characters that molded us (consciously or not) into the people and readers we are today.

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