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In which I share my origin story: how I got into reading, which book introduced me to the wonderful world of magical realism and why I was a terrible, unfeeling child.


Q U E S T I O N S

1. Tell us what you loved to read as a child.
2. What was the first Adult Fiction you tried to (or want to) read?
3. What was the first classic book that you read (not because of school)?
4. Tell us about a book that made you realise a new favourite genre or writing style.
5. What was the first literary prize-winner that you read (or want to read)?
6. What was the first piece of translated fiction that you read (or want to read)?
7. Tell us about why you started BookTube and what it was like to film and upload your first video!

Original Tag Video by Lauren (Reads and Daydreams)

B O O K S
“Peter Pan” by J.M. Barrie (Barnes & Noble)

“The Other Boleyn Girl” by Philippa Gregory (Touchstone)

“Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte (Puffin Classics)

“Pride & Prejudice” by Jane Austen (Wordsworth Classics)

“Gone With the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell (Pan Central Publishing)

“The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern (Vintage Books)

“The Innocents” by Francesca Segal (Chatto & Windus)

“The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton (Penguin Classics)

“Les Liaisons Dangereuses/Dangerous Liaisons” by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (Oxford World Classics)

F I L M S
“The Other Boleyn Girl” (2008)
Directed by: Justin Chadwick
Written by: Peter Morgan
Production companies: Columbia Pictures, Focus Features, BBC Films

Main cast: Natalie Portman (Anne Boleyn), Scarlett Johanssen (Mary Boleyn), Eric Bana (King Henry VIII), Jim Sturgess (George Boleyn), Mark Rylance (Sir Thomas Boleyn), Kristen Scott-Thomas (Lady Elizabeth Boleyn), David Morissey (Duke of Norfolk), Benedict Cumberbatch (William Carey), Eddie Redmayne (Thomas Stafford), Juno Temple (Jane Parker)

M U S I C

“Cute” by bensound.com
“Indie Romance” by Silent Partners

B A C K G R O U N D

Bright Glowing Discs Particles Video Background Loop by UV Associates

Key words: tudor, childhood, reading habits, literature, booktube, magical realism, fantasy, lord of the rings, jrr tolkein, france, french, eighteenth century, aristocrats, love, death, deception, classic, reimagined, historical, american civil war, gothic

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