Open Book Blog Hop – 6th June   Leave a comment

Stevie Turner

This week we’re talking about how the books we read as teenagers affected us and how they influence our writing now.

I can remember being bored witless as a teenager at school dredging through dry-as-dust Shakespeare for an English exam.  I must admit I’ve never found any of  Shakespeare’s plays at all interesting, and have always preferred to read autobiographies and biographies or modern-day faction (fiction based on fact).  Even at age of 11 when I was interviewed for a grammar school and was asked by the headmaster which book I was reading, I told him that I had just finished a book about  Judy Garland.  Whether I got into the school because he was a fan of Ms Garland will forever be a mystery, but for sure it wasn’t for my  non-existent skills at Maths and Physics!

I look at my bookshelves at home now, and I can see biography after biography, mostly…

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Posted June 6, 2016 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

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