During the April A-Z Challenge, I’m posting six days a week, following the letters of the alphabet. I will share all the movies, books and games I watched, read and played--all the influences that turned me into the geeky person and writer I am today.
The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien (1937): This book made a difference to my reading habits. A teacher read this out loud at the end of primary school. I think I was twelve and I thoroughly fell in love with it. I loved it so much that I finished reading it on my own and went on to read Lord of the Rings. I haven’t seen the movie yet.
Harry Potter by J K Rowling (1997): I felt I should mention this, however I only read the first two books (gasp!). I lost interest after that. Perhaps because I’m a slow reader and I have to truly love a series to finish it since there are so many other books calling for my attention.
Other book favourites: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Hamlet (which I studied in high school as well as at University), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Halo (2001): I played this to death, on every level, single player, co-op, and multiplayer. My handle was The Cackler because I cackled every time I scored a headshot. This game remains one of my favourite.
What's the first book you read that made a difference to your reading habits? Or the first one that had a powerful impact on you in some way?