July 30th, 2004

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I think summer makes me nostalgic

A random list of things I liked and didn't as a kid

TV shows
Wide Awake Club (not Wacaday - though I did watch that - but the Saturday version with Michaela Strachan and Tommy Boyd).
The Great Egg Race
(when a little older - double figures into teens) Byker Grove & Grange Hill

The Wizard of Oz series
Malory Towers
Choose Your Own adventure books (esp: By Balloon to the Sahara and others by the same author - Edward someone I think)
Various non-fiction volumes on how to be a spy, survive in the wilderness etc.

Books I didn't like
The Twits
Anything by Leon Garfield
Various books studied early in secondary school - The 18th Emergency & the Pinball Kids (both, I think, Betsy Byars, both just stultifyingly dull)
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