Hallo meine Lieben,
my friend Celeste tagged me and so today I am answering some book related questions. As you probably know, I am a huge book worm. I would love to read your answers as well, so please join the fun! You can read Martha's answers here.
1. What is the first book you remember reading?
"Das alte Haus" (the old house), a collection of wonderful stories which all take place at Grandma's old house where she lives with her old dog Bautz, her very old rooster Krahks and her very very old cat Murks. The book was first published in 1923. My parents always read it for me before I was able to do that myself. I guess I have read that book at least 100 times during my childhood. And I am happy that I still own it.
2. What books make up your childhood?
The stories about "Die Drei Fragezeichen" (The Three Investigators). There are at least over a hundred books. I guess I have always been into crime: Jupiter (in German "Justus), Peter and Bob are teenage detectives and they solve crimes with the help of Alfred Hitchcock. I collected the books when I was a child and I have to admit that I still buy them when I see one at a flea market. Obviously there are lots of other books but those were the first ones to come into my mind.
3. What’s the first series of books you devoured?
Well, I guess I answered this already. But aside from The Three Investigators I also loved the TKKG series, also about some junior detectives. Oh and of course "Der kleine Vampir" (the little vampire), a book series about a boy who finds a friend in the little vampire Rüdiger. I even named one of my cats after Rüdiger's brother Lumpi.
4. What books have you, or could you, read over and over again?
Oh seriously? I always read books several times when I really love them. So all the books I mentioned above plus the Harry Potter series, the Adrian Mole diaries, the diaries of Nick Twisp, all Mankell, Nesser, Indridason... crime novels, non-fiction books about serial killers, Lord of The Rings....
5. What books take you back to a certain point in your life and why?
All of them remind me of something. But I guess the Mankell novels have a special meaning for me because they remind me of my Mom. My Mom started reading them at some point, I became interested and so we both sat there together reading those crime novels when I was a teenager.
6. What book changed your life, or could at least change someone elses?
I don't think I can answer this by naming just one book. I mean, I feel that all the books I have read had an impact on my life and made me the person I am now.
7. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, which book would it be?
I really really hope that I never have to make this decision. I am happy that there are millions of wonderful books out there and I am looking forward to eternity as a ghost where I will find the time to read all of them.
Do you want to join in and answer those questions too? I would love to read your answers!
Have a fantastic week!