Monday, September 13, 2010

Roald Dahl Day

Happy Roald Dahl Day! 

Why is September 13th Roald Dahl Day?  That's an easy one... it was his birthday! 

I don't honestly know if I'll read any Roald Dahl today, but I've been wanting to read "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar" for quite some time now.... so we'll see how busy I get. 

Like many others, I have a ton of Roald Dahl memories because I grew up reading his books.  My favourite was definitely "Danny, Champion of the World" ...but I don't remember much about the book other than something about pheasants.  It's been a long time.

I have read the following Dahl books (all from my childhood):

1. James and the Giant Peach
2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
3. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
4. Danny, Champion of the World
5. The BFG
6. The Witches [I was scared by the movie]

I suppose 6 out of his 17 children's stories is not bad... it's amazing on how much of an impression he made on me for only 6 children's books.

I'm shocked that he wrote Gremlins and Matilda... the former being one of my favourite movies from the 80's... looking back, the movie (and it's sequel) is pretty horrible.  Anyway, hope you have a great Roald Dahl Day.  The official website is here:


Rebecca Chapman said...

Yay for Roald Dahl!!!! My favourite was The Twits - I love love loved the twits!!!

Teacher/Learner said...

What a great way to celebrate by reading Dahl today! I'll admit I was also freakishly scared of The Witches movie.

B said...

I had no idea the 13th was Roahl Dahl Day! September 13th is my birthday as well and Dahl was my favorite author growing up. I can't believe I didn't know about this! I feel... cheated.