Growing up, I always thought that I'd be able to share my love for books especially books by Enid Blyton with my siblings or my children. Since I was 9, I started to buy and collect her books obsessively, using almost all my pocket money on books. Those days, a book would cost RM3.90 for her books that was translated in Malay and RM7.90 for her English books (I think I have about 3 books in Malay and the rest in my collection were all in English). A huge sum for someone who only got RM1.00 for her daily pocket money! And I do have a huge collection of her books. I literally beg, borrow and steal to get her books. For those living in Shah Alam way back in the 1980s, if you saw a little girl sitting on the floor in front of Enid Blyton's section reading a book at Berita Book Centre in Wisma PKNS during a school holiday, that probably would've been me. :P
I simply love the Famous Five (I wanted to be just like George), Secret Seven, St Clare's, Malory Towers, ooohhh I can go on and on. My first book that I read by Enid Blyton was Bom, the Little Toy Drummer. What's your first Enid Blyton book?
Unfortunately none of my siblings showed any interests reading those books and they were just stored aside, providing food for moths when I went to boarding school at the age of 13.
I wanted Raimie to share my love for this author too, but I think both him and Zaini thinks that it is to sissy to read her books of magical adventures, of flying chairs, of imps, fairies, enchanted woods and such. But do you know that I used to read out aloud Noddy books when I was pregnant with Raimie?