Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Who turned you into an English Major?

When interviewing interns, I ask them what book or author turned them into a real reader? For me it was (the lately much maligned) 'The Catcher in the Rye' that started me off, but Vonnegut really turned me into a reader.


Anonymous said...

There was a long book series in my house called "Bomba the Jungle Boy," which was a poor imitation of "Tarzan," in the same vein--except in South America. Twenty volumes, filled with excitement, danger, wild beasts, and heroism. What more could a young boy want! Only later did I realize that along with the thrill of adventure came blatant racism and sadism. Regardless, those books are what made me a reader.

Jason said...

I didn't start reading for pleasure until I was a bit older. (Not that my Mom didn't try to get me interested in the Hardy Boys.)