Kurt's Blurts on Words

A 10-year-old perspective on books

All About Kurt

on October 8, 2012

Hello.  My name is Kurt.  I am a 10 year old who loves to read, all kinds of books!  I think books are made for anybody, they don’t have to be boy books or girl books.  It just matters how good the story is. I like books like the Warrior Cats series, by Erin Hunter.  I also really like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. I really like to read Choose your own Adventure books. Some of my favorite books I’ve ever read are:

The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain

The Jungle Book/The White Seal/Rikki Tikki Tavi by Rudyard Kipling

Dr. Doolittle, by Hugh Lofting

I don’t know which book I like the best. I really just like books a lot.  I  like other things too.  I like playing board games with my friends and family. My favorite board game is The Game of Life.  I like to spin the spinner.

Send me your suggestions for a good book to read, and I will tell you about what I’m reading!

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28 responses to “All About Kurt

  1. Eric Rockey says:

    Robin Hood. Quite an adventure story. Read the original, not the Disney version. However, if you want to read The Odyssey, by Homer, I would recommend the modernized version.

  2. I loved reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings when I was younger and have read it again as a grown up because I wanted to remember the story to compare with the movies. If you have a favorite movie that is based off of a classic book then read the book first!
    I also loved the Chronicles of Narnia from start to finish!
    And no matter how old I get I will always think it is fun to read Dr. Seuss out loud to younger generations! 🙂

    • kerindat says:

      I also have The Hobbit, and I will remember what you said about The Chronicles of Narnia! I love the movies. So now I will try to get the books. Thank you for telling me. – Kurt

  3. jamal says:

    My favorite books at 10 were the Arabian Nights and A Wrinkle in Time. I used to read Arabian Nights to my little brothers before bed. You should try it out!

    • kerindat says:

      Mom read all the Arabian Nights to me, and I want to try to read them myself. And can you tell me more about more books that you read when you were little? Thank you. – Kurt

  4. mark says:

    You’re an admirable young man, Kurt. I would recommend The Hobbit if you enjoy fantasy. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the best I’ve ever read. Regards.

  5. Sharon Carrillo says:

    Have you read To Kill A Mockingbird yet? It’s excellent. So is Where The Red Fern Grows and Old Yeller.

    • kerindat says:

      I saw the movie of Old Yeller but I didn’t read the book. I also had another comment about To Kill a Mockingbird and I will try to read it. And I never heard of Where The Red Fern Grows but Mom says it is really good too and so I will read it, too. Thank you! – Kurt

  6. Pretty Neato says:

    Congrats on your blog and your amazing reading list!

    I just read a great book – Wonder by R.J Palacio. It’s a quick read, with an amazing moral to the story. It’s told from different characters in the book, so that was fun to see.

    Aside from that, my daughter and her friends are 12 and they’ve all enjoyed Lemony Snicket and Leven Thumps.

    • kerindat says:

      I have the Leven Thumps The Gateway but I have not read it yet. Mom read the Lemony Snicket books to us a long time ago but I don’t remember a lot about them. Maybe I will read them again. Thank you!

  7. Hi Kurt,
    I really enjoyed reading your post! Hope to see you write lots more. I saw comments recommending The Chronicles of Narnia. Julie read that whole series during the summer, last year, and she really liked them too. So just wanted to add a vote for that.

    She and I both just read a very good book called The Boy Who Dared. Here’s some info about it: http://www.enotes.com/the-boy-who-dared.

    As for me, I really like reading travel memoirs. I learn about places from a person’s first-hand experience of it and it’s much more interesting than just reading general information about the place. I remember reading Animal Farm at your age and think you’d like that too.

    It’s fun having another person, who loves reading, to talk about books with. We like board games too. Our favorite right now is Clue. Do you play that?

    • kerindat says:

      We do have all kinds of Clues. One of them is called “Clue, Discover the Secrets”. Another one is “Who Ate The Cake?”. And I never heard of Animal Farm, but I really want to read it now. I will also check into The Boy Who Dared. Yikes! I don’t think I can finish all these books! But it is fun. –Kurt

      P.S. If you find any other books, could you just tell me about them?

  8. I’m happy that you said they don’t have to be boy books or girl books because I don’t think we should put labels on them like that. everyone should feel good about reading whatever they want.

    a VERY long time ago I loved the book, From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. now that I’m old and going grey, I STILL love that book.

    • kerindat says:

      I like your comment. I also want to read that book you were talking about! I think the name is funny and it might be a funny book. – Kurt

      P.S, My mom says Hi! and she is jealous of my blog. Actually, I asked if she was jealous, but she said yes.

  9. Karen Broom says:

    Hi, I’m a friend of Eric’s up there ^^^^, and he posted about you liking to read. I have a book that I read with my son when he was about your age. I read it so that I could help him with a report and assignment, but I enjoyed it SO much myself that I read it again. It is called “Al Capone does my shirts” by Gennifer Choldenko.I also just found out that there is a second book called “Al Capone shines my shoes” which I am so excited to read.
    Good luck with your reading list, you have some pretty awesome suggestions.
    Karen

    • kerindat says:

      I think I have a lot of work to do! But I really like the book you were talking about so if you can tell me where I can get it? Thank you for telling me about the books. -Kurt

  10. Abra Richards says:

    I’m friends with Eric and Tondi up there. I saw his post about your liking to read.
    Oh I loved to read at your age too!! My favorite books back then were “My Side of the Mountain” (and the subsequent sequels) and Encyclopedia Brown. Encyclopedia Brown might remind you of your “Choose your own adventure” books.
    When you get around to it, “Old Yeller” also has a sequel called “Savage Sam.” Not many know about it…and it is an excellent book!!
    Since you like Rudyard Kipling… you might also enjoy his book “Captains Courageous.” It is one of my favorites.
    Welcome to the world of reading! Your in for quite an adventure! I am reading the Game of Thrones series right now. Good stuff!

    • kerindat says:

      Hey! I’ve never heard of the book Savage Sam, but it sounds really interesting. And Captain Courageous – and the Other Side of the Mountain. I will try to find and read them. Thank you for the information!- Kurt

      P.S. Can you tell me some more books you are reading?

      • Abra Richards says:

        Savage Sam is the pup Travis gets while he is laid up in bed after he is attacked by hogs. It’s quite an adventure. Travis, Arliss and a girl are captured by indians. Their father and Savage Sam are tracking them.
        I sure have a lot of favorite books. I love Jeffery Archer, Ken Follett and Stephen King. I’ve read every book on your list. My favorite on your list was Rikki Tikki Tavi. When I was a kid, I loved Huckleberry Finn, Oliver Twist. I would read anything Encyclopedia Brown. I also loved biographies about Davy Crockett, the old mountain men and Indian Chiefs.

  11. Erin Ly says:

    Kurt, I love your blog! Have you read Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli? I think you would really like it!

    • kerindat says:

      Aunt Erin! Thank you for telling me about the book Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. If you want, I could send you a book – have you read the Percy Jackson series? If you haven’t I have the whole series. – Kurt

  12. Hey there…

    You might be able to get your mum to help you play some of her favorite old games…they’re a lot like chose your own adventure books.

    I bet she tries to play them herself…

  13. Eric Rockey says:

    One fun thing to read is a map. That’s right, just an ordinary map. With a map you can see where you’ve been, and seek where you may want to be in the future.

  14. adrien says:

    The boy is so cute I put his picture on displaly in a 32″ inch digital picture frame in my home and it looks great!

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