The Book That Made Me: A Collection of 32 Personal Stories

The Book That Made Me A Collection of Personal Stories Just as authors create books books create authors and these essays by thirty one writers for young people offer a fascinating glimpse at the books that inspired them the most What if you could look i

  • Title: The Book That Made Me: A Collection of 32 Personal Stories
  • Author: Judith Ridge Ambelin Kwaymullina Mal Peet Shaun Tan Markus Zusak Randa Abdel-Fattah Alison Croggon Ursula Dubosarsky
  • ISBN: 9780763695491
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Just as authors create books, books create authors and these essays by thirty one writers for young people offer a fascinating glimpse at the books that inspired them the most.What if you could look inside your favorite authors heads and see the book that led them to become who they are today What was the book that made them fall in love, or made them understand sometJust as authors create books, books create authors and these essays by thirty one writers for young people offer a fascinating glimpse at the books that inspired them the most.What if you could look inside your favorite authors heads and see the book that led them to become who they are today What was the book that made them fall in love, or made them understand something for the first time What was the book that made them feel challenged in ways they never knew they could be, emotionally, intellectually, or politically What book made them readers, or made them writers, or made them laugh, think, or cry Join thirty one top children s and young adult authors as they explore the books, stories, and experiences that changed them as readers for good.Some of the contributors include Ambelin KwaymullinaMal Peet Shaun TanMarkus ZusakRanda Abdel FattahAlison CroggonUrsula DubosarskySimon FrenchJaclyn Moriarty

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    1. The Book That Made Me is a wonderful anthology of authors and the books that shaped their lives. It was incredibly charming with an abundance of humour and charm and the underlying message from the majority of authors is about representation and finding themselves within the pages of books. Author Will Kostakis, who rewrote stories of how they should have been more inclusive, Randa Abdel-Fattah who read books where the diverse character was painted as exotic and found herself within the pages of [...]

    2. So I might be biased as a contributor to this anthology but damn it, I don't care. This is a delicious book full of heartfelt, hilarious and poignant insights into the impact of literature on impressionable young readers. It's so much fun to see what books influenced which writers and how they shaped their work. :-D

    3. Well, it's my book, so I may be biased, but I didn't write most of it, and I sincerely think the contributions are all 5***** worthy!

    4. I thoroughly enjoyed The Book That Made Me. Full of wonderful authors that I love, The Book That Made Me tells the story of the book or books, that made the author who they are today, and make them want to be a writer. I found each story equally intriguing. It is full of great writers, so of course the stories in the book are great, full of humour, wit, and truth. If you are a writer you will enjoy this book. If you are a reader, you will enjoy this book. And after reading each of their stories, [...]

    5. The Book that Made Me is a collection of 32 stories by Australian and international authors, edited by Judith Ridge. All of the stories are about books and reading, with a focus on the first book that evoked strong feelings.If you're in your twenties or older, this will probably be a very nostalgic book for you, if you too grew up reading. If you're younger than that, you have a whole list of books that you can now look forward to!I loved each and every entry in this collection, often I resonate [...]

    6. Oh dear - now I'm going to have to make myself another lengthy challenge, which is to read books by all the authors in this book, and the books that were formative to their own writing careers. As I own this copy, however, I don't need to start on that immediately. I think it can wait until my next birthday (9 months away, which gives me some decent time to complete my current very long-running challenge which is also based on books mentioned in a book about books).It's clear from the above that [...]

    7. What an interesting read this was. Thirty two authors reflect on the book in their childhood or youth that changed them forever. In their case, the one particular book set them on their course to become a writer. It was like having 32 wonderful conversations with a fascinating group of people. I had not heard of many of the authors which shows I should read more young adolescent fiction or fantasy fiction. The editor very sensibly includes a list of every book that is mentioned plus she gives br [...]

    8. Oh dear I've finished it. It was soooo very good. It led me down new pathways, I learned about authors I was unfamiliar with, and books too. I found it at the Gleebooks' Sydney Writers Festival Bookshop, which is always a source of unique treasures. I've "eaten" this book up. My huge TBR list has grown and grown, and my knowledge of quality reading has been enhanced. Gush gush, I know; lovers of of story, read it, you won't be disappointed.

    9. Read this review and more on my blog.The Book Return Blog'The Book That Made Me' is an anthology by several authors that tells about a book that influenced their life. 'The Book That Made Me' gives us a chance to look inside the authors' mind and how they first became inspired to write.I am not usually big on anthologies. I'm a cover to cover reader and I don't like to skip stories (even if I don't enjoy them). I find that with most anthologies there are stories/essays I love, a few that are ok, [...]

    10. This was a great book. I always enjoy reading what people say about the books they read as children and it is even more interesting when all those people have turned into authors of one sort or another.Even though you might think that all the stories would be the same, in fact they are all quite different and all interesting for different reasons. There are several New Zealand authors among the mainly Australian cast of authors and they are mainly writers of children's or young adult fiction. Fo [...]

    11. I love people's stories of the books they love and how reading shaped their lives. You know those "list 10 books that have stayed with you" posts that do the the rounds every so often on social media? I read every bit of everyone's responses. I get a thrill every time someone mentions one of my own favourites and I'm fascinated to hear about all the books I've never come across before. Put that together with all these lovely glimpses into childhood memories and books intertwined with life and I' [...]

    12. 32 authors, mostly from Australia and New Zealand, contribute short essays on childhood reading that formed them as writers. Fun to read.

    13. An interesting anthology featuring a diverse range of authors. It brought back memories of books that I had read in childhood but had forgotten about, as well as a new selection of books for my future to read list. For Book Lovers.

    14. This is an anthology of stories from Australian authors, detailing the book (or books) most responsible for making them who they are as readers, authors and people. This is the kind of book that every reader will be able to identify with. We all have books that we can point to that make us US. (Matilda is one of mine, as I'm sure thousands of others will agree.)The stories are both incredibly familiar to me and incredibly foreign. I haven't read many of the novels mentioned, which is awesome (I [...]

    15. literary-lion.tumblr/Disclaimer: A free copy of this book was received through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Authors are most often also avid readers - and as such the books they read usually influence their lives. Thirty-one authors write about the books that inspired them, changed them or just made them happy. From first childhood reads to books read in middle age, every reader knows the thrill of finding a book that stays with you.There are a wealth of different stories in this b [...]

    16. Tried to read this the other day, but just couldn't get into it. I think my trouble was I didn't have any real idea who any of the authors were who wrote the essays in this compilation. Out of all of them I recognized exactly 1. Perhaps I'd have enjoyed it more if I was familiar with the authors because then what books they found inspiration in would have seemed more meaningful. As it was, I couldn't even finish this. I struggled for days with it, and eventually gave up around the 75% mark. Sill [...]

    17. This is not a bad book at all and I read about thirty pages, but it's nonfiction and I can't read it at the moment. I was in a different frame of mind when I requested it. So I am putting it on hold for now. I definitely recommend it though!

    18. A collection of musings by some of our most talented writers. Each presents the reader with a trip down memory lane to show us a particular book and the circumstances that placed it in their hands. For each author, the book discussed holds a special place in their hearts. Some stand out comments, for me, included Mandy Hager telling us that great fiction 'can either provide a mirror in which to reflect what's going on (in ourselves or our world) or it can become a window (to see into a life or a [...]

    19. A celebration of the books that influenced some of the most acclaimed authors from Australia and the world.A feverish desire to possess / Randa Abdel-FattahTwelve reasons / Markus ZusakA short leap / Cathy Cassidy'What happens next?' / Will KostakisThe great sense of unease / Mandy HagerHooked (and a bit unsettled) / Shaun Tan'Thwack'! / Fiona WoodBecoming human / Bernard BeckettLooking where I'm standing / Felicity CastagnaThis world is more than what can be seen / Ambelin KwaymullinaWhat the d [...]

    20. A book for book lovers!The Book That Made Me is a celebration of the books that influenced some of the most acclaimed authors from Australia and the world. Inspirational. Affecting.A perfect collection of personal stories for book lovers!Personal stories by fantastic authors such as Markus Zusak, Jaclyn Moriarty, Shaun Tan, Mal Peet, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Simon French, Fiona Wood, Simmone Howell, Bernard Beckett, Ursula Dubosarsky, Rachael Craw, Sue Lawson, Felicity Castagna, Benjamin Law, Cath C [...]

    21. Generally a lovely anthology on books, reading and writing. I particularly liked the range - while there was a focus on children's literature, there were also writers who discussed spoken stories/tradition, picture books/graphic novels and discovering books at an older age. It's a bit hit and miss if you're not necessarily familiar with each specific book mentioned (though lots of my favourites were so yay!), but I do love the handy reference list at the back.My favourites: Queenie Chan, Allison [...]

    22. This is a really great read for anyone who loves books. It is full of essays by writers about the one book or books that influenced them the most. It is sooo good. I am not a highlighter of books but I have highlighted all throughout this book. As an added bonus, I now have a list of authors and books to check out! I highly recommend this book for all booklovers. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a ARC in exchange of a honest review.

    23. A rather lovely read - I am always fascinated by the books that authors themselves found inspiring. And a great bonus is that these are mostly current Australian or New Zealand authors - many of whom I have read, so it makes it very relatable to my own experiences growing up and discovering the joy of books and reading.

    24. Loved this collection of snippets of the reading lives of writers! It was like delving into a private conversation, a bit of a secret, and it was just wonderful! I rationed my reading so I could savour the moments. I loved the reference list at the back and plan to read some of the texts mentioned. How lovely too that the proceeds go to such a good cause.

    25. Thoroughly enjoyed this - great to know what books other people remember and enjoyed from their childhood and why. Brought back some great memories of books I also enjoyed. Hope there are more books like this to follow!

    26. Wonderful to read about the books that influenced many Australian children's and ya authors and to discover that 90% I had loved the same books. Enjoyable, informative and funny read.

    27. It took me half a day to read this. Brilliant. The most fun was seeing books that I read as a child and in my teens and their influence on my reading and writing today.

    28. It’s not surprising that many authors were readers as youngsters, but it is interesting to think about what book(s) impacted them significantly. Ridge, an Australian expert on children’s and young adult literature, has collected essays by thirty-two authors, mostly from Australia or New Zealand, about the books that influenced them and/or led them to become authors. Responses are remarkably varied and are heavily weighted toward contemporary classics like Watership Down, Anne of Green Gables [...]

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