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I want to be Enid Blyton

I owe too much to Enid Blyton for making me falling in love with reading & books.

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I still remembered my elder sister well-kept those only 3 Enid Blyton books bought by our father and being the youngest in the family and at the age of preschooler, I did got intimidated by the English language but not to develop the pre-interest to read in that language one day.

My sister told me that one day I can & manage to read it well and yes, she’s right.

I totally enjoyed it and wanted more.

Only after became a mother of two boys, I managed to purchase the above books to be included in my books’ collections.

I was fascinated with the Faraway Tree & Wishing Chair. I did’nt got the chance to keep the book since it belonged to my friend last time and now only I must obtained them not only for the sake of memories.Additionally, I still love having the feeling of sort of being kidnapped to the far away lands!

Long ago I had to save my school’s allowances and only after some time it was enough for me to buy any Enid Blyton books that I fancy for one or two.I could’nt & did’nt dared to ask my dad to buy me a story book. There were seven of us & dad was the only breadwinner of our family and though my mom did few odd jobs to earn extra money, living as simple as we could it’s the way we being brought up.

I have a friend who managed to supply me Enid Blyton books at slightly lower price compared with then current price market.So, what I did when I quite satisfied with the current Enid Blyton books & had read it over & over again, I sold it back.These way, I was able to read more & more & yes, I managed to finish the whole series of Secret Seven, Famous Five, Five Find-Outers & the dog, Mallory Towers series, St Clare series and lots of Fairy Tales in Enid Blyton versions.

I was totally awed with Enid Blyton’s ability on able to capture reader’s heart. Her writings uplifting and you incidentally forget in which world you belongs to. If it is an adventure book you are reading, as you go along you feels as if you are having the adventure as well. If it is a mystery book, as the plot thickens, you found that you could not help yourself to solve the mystery too. If it is just simply a fairy tale with pixies, gnomes, elves, fairies and goblins, you wish this kind of world does exist and you are the part of it.

The famous Famous 5 Series. Secret Seven Series. The Five Find-Outers & the dog Series. Mallory Towers Series. St Clare Series.The Naughtiest Girl Trilogies.Amelia Jane Trilogies.

Those are among the BOOKS written by the late Enid Blyton that I simply never got tired to read & reread.Books that hard to put down once I’m reading it.

I love Enid Blyton.

I love writing. If one day I am going to be an author of published story book, I just hope that I have multiplying abundance of creativity just like her.

Enid Blyton was my childhood heroine.

And, she still is.

December 17, 2009 - Posted by | Hanz on Random Matters, Notes on READING and BOOKS


  1. Yes, she's my heroine too!I remember when my father used to bring us to a bookshop in Kangar and he would allow us to choose any books we want within RM10… I chose Enid and Nancy definitely!!

    Comment by Rozy | December 17, 2009 | Reply

  2. you should be … with your creativity.. :>

    Comment by nadnye | December 17, 2009 | Reply

  3. Me no likey Enid. I suka baca buku NANCY!!!…urmm… rasa masa kecik tak banyak buku, dah sekola banyakfear street..christopher pikepastu ada buku novel remaja tingkatan 2 seri cempaka? kenanga?? ahh tak ingat!

    Comment by Jiji | December 17, 2009 | Reply

  4. saya pn suka baca koleksi enid blyton..yg bm pn beli gak..3 penyiasat.hehe

    Comment by lin muhamad | December 17, 2009 | Reply

  5. Rozy, nanti me chat pasal Nancy Drew pulaklah.Bestnyer mengimbau zaman kanak2 kan?

    Comment by Hanz | December 17, 2009 | Reply

  6. Nad, kalau bertangguh tak kemana, kan? -> MODE peringatan sendiri..huuhu

    Comment by Hanz | December 17, 2009 | Reply

  7. Jiji, bet u pun dulu2 mesti berangan nak jadi Nancy Drew…hehehehFear Street & Christopher Pike, bila dah sekolah menengah..heheh..taste dah berubah sikit..Novel remaja cempaka & kenanga tu terjemahan enid blyton-lah!kikiki..based on Mallory Towers series & St Claire series.

    Comment by Hanz | December 17, 2009 | Reply

  8. Lin, 3 penyiasat tu!! Thanks reminding me that! Me boleh terlupa that one..puas nak ingat balik that one tapi macam terasa-rasa ada tertinggal masa up chat ni…yang tu me tak banyak baca..itulah…

    Comment by Hanz | December 17, 2009 | Reply

  9. i love enid blyton too…i pun pinjam buku kawan je dulu, takde duit nak beli sendiri pastu pun macam u, tak sampai hati nak mintak duit dgn parents utk beli whole series.kadang2 sanggup stay lama2 kat library semata-mata nak baca buku2 enid blyton

    Comment by yatie chomeyl | December 17, 2009 | Reply

  10. I love Malory Towers..last time I am thinking of going to a boarding school to gain the same experience..

    Comment by unlisted_one | December 17, 2009 | Reply

  11. Same goes to me.. I really2 love to read enid blyton series.. Semua siri enid ni saya ada dulu. The famous 5 Series. Secret Seven Series. The Five Find-Outers & the dog Series. Siri penyiasat tu memang kumpul. Lagi siri 4 penyiasat ke apa ntah yang 3 adik beradik, sorang tu diorang baru jumpa. Lepas tu Mallory Towers dengan St Clare Series. suka baca even ulang banyak kali pun.Other than that, saya kumpul gak buku nancy drew dengan hardy boys..Kumpul duit belanja sekolah tu tuk beli. Sanggup tak makan.. 😀

    Comment by ummikhayra | December 17, 2009 | Reply

  12. Same here. Loved her writing. Still am.

    Comment by Precious | December 18, 2009 | Reply

  13. Yup, Enid Blyton was my first book too 🙂 I couldn't afford her books either when I was a kid and read most from the school library.Now, I've got bookshelves of her books, all ready for my boy and girl LOL

    Comment by KittyCat | December 20, 2009 | Reply

  14. hanz,kakyong dulu masuk MRSM baru kenal enid blyton.. tiap kali masuk library mesti cari peluang baca, walhal masa tu cikgu soh buat benda lain…sbb tu le.. bila dah getting much older ni, suka plak dgn investigation movie…

    Comment by kakyong | December 22, 2009 | Reply

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    Comment by kaklong nuzula | December 22, 2009 | Reply

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