A book with a number in the title
Five on a Treasure Island
I have a confession to make. I never read any of the Famous Five novels growing up. I knew their basic premise – four middle-class English children and a dog drink lashings of ginger beer and enjoy idealised summer holiday adventures together – but my main exposure to the franchise came from the mid-nineties TV show and being cast as Suspicious Character No. 1 in a drama production (loosely based on the books) when I was eight. However, nothing could have prepared me for the twee nostalgia bombardment that awaited me as I plunged into the first book of the series, Five on a Treasure Island.
The other day, I was listening to an audiobook called How to Write Everything by David Quantick. In it, Quantick repeatedly insisted that the only way to become a writer was to write. Write anything. His audiobook was the catalyst needed to make this blog a reality.
The idea for this blog had been floating around in the back of my mind somewhere, ever since my friend, Ali, gave me a reading list of 50 book categories back in February. I like to read; I like to make lists; I like to write. Writing a blog about the experience of reading a list of books sounded perfect! I just never got around to beginning the project until now.
Hopefully, the blog will be interesting and fun for everyone. I don't intend to read the books in the order listed, but I do plan to read (and write about) them all eventually.
My name is Kirsty Morgan and I am a music student at the University of Aberdeen. I like monkeys, the colour pink, the TV show Firefly, Diet Coke and playing on swings.