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Some of my favorite books.

Some of my favorite books.

I used to read a lot when I was younger. My grandmother was very into reading and got me into it. When I had to read for school my grandmother was so excited. For 30 minutes a day, we would read our books together. She would always catch me when I had “accidentally” fallen asleep. She was someone that really inspired me to use my imagination. Without her constantly pushing me I wouldn’t be the person I am today. If I was interested in a book, she would immediately pick it up for me to read. My interest in story telling and creating stories wouldn’t be the same without her.

During those reading sessions is where I found some of my favorite books (I will include links to the books if you’re interested):

The Cirque Du Freak series: This series is heart wrenching and very enjoyable. The main character Darren and his best friend Steve go to an¬†underground circus. They see many horrors there, but one stands out. For Darren a spider named Madam Octa that is controlled by a small flute. For Darren’s best friend Steve it is the tall familiar figure holding the flute.

The Demonata series: Having been written by the same author as Cirque Du Freak I was ready to have my heart broken. However, this series is more disturbing and terrifying. For Grubbs Grady (not the best name), life becomes a literal living hell.

A Series of Unfortunate Events series: This series was the start of my interest in reading. From the first book “The Bad Beginning” I was immediately hooked. Each book follows the story of the¬†Baudelaire children and their means to escape the deadly Count Olaf.

All Quiet on the Western Front: I had to read this for my ninth grade English honors class. From the second I picked up this sad book, I couldn’t put it down. It’s a great book that allows you the chance to feel the horrors of war.

I recommend reading these books. They have definitely inspired me. While these books are mostly horror and sad, they’re still wonderful reads.

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