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Day 13 - posted before my snotty niece!


 

Day 13 | A fictional book



 This is the [actual] book that started my passion for reading. I think I was in fourth grade. 


 

I recall my dad always reading, and out of curiosity, I checked out the bookshelves. And found this. Now, what self-respecting kid wouldn’t want to read a book with dinosaurs, Neanderthals, a beautiful woman and a guy with a gun on the cover? Second in a series, I had to go to the library to find the first installment, ‘Land That Time Forgot’. I recall that I struggled with some of the words. But I was hooked. 

Edgar Rice Burroughs died in 1950, and wrote mostly adventure stories. He invented Tarzan, don’t ya know? 

I have been collecting these older cover books, mostly from garage and library sales. They are getting harder to find. I think they were printed in the 1940’s or 50’s, not really sure.   I have about 40 right now, all in plastic sheaths on my upstairs bookshelves. Only about 43 more to go!  

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eerian_sadow
Apr. 13th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! <3 ERB!! *flails fangirlishly for a bit*

you know, i haven't read that one. *immediately plots trip to the library.*
mdnytryder
Apr. 14th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
Cool, another ERB'er.
But you have to read the whole series, one after the other.
'The Land that Time Forgot'
'The People That Time Forgot'
'Out of Time's Abyss'
Been quite a while since I read them all. I think I'm going to download them to my nook. I just checked B&N ebooks, and most of his stuff is only $.99. What a deal.
goldenmalfoy
Apr. 13th, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
snotty niece...I am NOT snotty....okay maybe I'm am a bit but it's genetic!
mdnytryder
Apr. 14th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
Well, you're a little snotty!
But cute!
XO
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