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I’m 34 years old, female, from Canada. I’ve been a DailyLit member since November 11, 2008.
I read 20000 Leagues Under the Sea when I was about nine or ten. I loved the way the language worked in that book - everything was so intricate and somewhat exhausting, but it started a lifelong love affair with the classics. I read Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, George Eliot, Dickens, Melville - though I didn't really get into Jane Austen until recently and I've fallen in love with Pride and Prejudice.
I remember several books from when I was a kid. I remember being terribly, terribly determined to march all the way through Born Free at age 7 (which I did!), and being horrified and fascinated by Anne Frank, but I think it was Jules Verne's 20000 Leagues Under the Sea that really cemented my love of books.