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Why I Loved… Hop, Skip & Jump!

Why I Love Wednesdays is a meme hosted on every Wednesday at Reflections of a Bookaholic! Today’s topic is our favourite childhood books.



My favourite childhood author was, of course, Enid Blyton! My love for her started with her various books about Fairyland, and weathermen who answered toy phones and bad tooth-faries! I went on to read and love her Five Find-Outers mysteries, followed by the Famous Five series!


The Book of Brownies was one of my most treasured books as a kid, handed down to me by my older sister! It was a story of three naughty brownies called Hop, Skip & Jump. One day, at the King’s party, while pretending to do a magic trick, the brownies accidentally send the little princess into an evil witch’s lair. They are banished from the Kingdom until they rescue the princess and bring her back.


On the way they meet the strangest creatures, worms and giants and people who only talk in poems. They are trapped in the cruel Red Goblin’s house and they rescue a saucepan-man from a tower of chocolate! And finally they use bottled luck to rescue the princess from the evil witch’s lair and bring her back home! Exciting, right?


Well, I happened to adore it. Actually, only a few months ago, I gave all my childhood books to one of my younger friends, and this makes me wonder if she enjoys them just as much! I do hope she does.

Why I Love Wednesdays!

Why I Love Wednesdays is a meme hosted on every Wednesday at Reflections of a Bookaholic.


Wednesdays are often the time of the week where I have a sudden realization that the week is almost over. I’m always so thankful for this point. That’s why I have created a weekly feature where I will highlight something I love that is book related. This feature is called Why I Love Wednesdays…”

I feel like I am stating the obvious by saying that Harry Potter was my most favourite childhood book! That would make my “Favourite Childhood Friends” Harry, Ron and Hermione; Ron a little more than the others!


Like I always say, in case of Harry Potter, it is not just the actual book that makes it special. All the memories that I have attached to it, wonderful times that I had because of the book, talking about it with friends, not to mention, the Harry Potter games which we played – all that makes it much more than just a book!

I read my first Harry Potter book ten years ago. At that time, and for a few years after that, it was my life. Harry’s adventures, Ron’s silliness, Fred & George’s pranks, all of that in the most amazing magical school on the planet (and in literature!) – I can’t think of another book that I actually experienced with the characters themselves!

Why I Love…Fantasy Fiction

Why I Love Wednesdays is a meme hosted at Reflections of a Bookaholic and I’m taking part for the first time 🙂


Wednesdays are often the time of the week where I have a sudden realization that the week is almost over. I’m always so thankful for this point. That’s why I have created a weekly feature where I will highlight something I love that is book related. This feature is called Why I Love Wednesdays…”

My love for fantasy books probably started when I was a little kid – starting with my then favourite-author-ever: Enid Blyton. I loved her books! And I loved reading them till I was too old to read them (and I gave up only because people looked at me disapprovingly when they saw me reading a ‘children’s book’.) Brownies and tooth fairies and trees that talk and beds that run away, I’ll never forget the wonderful and magical stories!

Then of course, along came Harry Potter! I can’t even begin to describe how much I love that book. I still can’t believe the girl who asked me how I could read books about witches and broomsticks.

Now, most of my favourite books are from the genre and all of my favourite authors write fantasy fiction – Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, J. K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones!

I am currently reading Inkheart by Cornelia Funke and it is going to be another addition to my endless list of favourite fantasy novels 🙂 What’s your favourite genre?