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Old 07-20-2007, 06:56 PM
 
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As a little child I loved the Curious George books... especially Curious George Goes to the Hospital. I also loved the A. A. Milne Winnie the Pooh books.

As a pre-teen I loved the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I read the entire series over, and over, and over. I also loved a book entitled Caddie Woodlawn.

As a teenager I ready mostly biographies and history books.

Today I read all over the place and have even read a Danielle Steel book or two. Books are wonderful!
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, TN
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When I was a kid it was "Are you there god, it's me Margaret"

Nowadays -For One More Day by Mitch Albom
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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How many kazilion times I've read The Grapes of Wrath, and I find something new in it every time.
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:51 AM
 
Location: California
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How many kazilion times I've read The Grapes of Wrath, and I find something new in it every time.
Oh! I love that story,I forgot about it I need to get a copy,it's been so long since I read it,Thanks
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Old 08-04-2007, 07:53 PM
 
Location: California
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A book I first read in junior high school, Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston. What got me interested in reading the book was that my best friend at the time was a Japanese-American, and I was interested in learning about the internment camps during World War II. I understand this book is still popular for high school and college students, all these years later!



I saw the movie on TV when it came out in the mid-70s. Not as good as the book, but still quite touching (could be a tearjerker in certain parts).
I have a friend that had that book,I borrowed it,read it,loved it!
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Two of my fastest reads ever were Jim Carroll's Basketball Diaries and Forced Entries. Makes me wish he'd written a few more.
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Old 08-05-2007, 01:38 PM
 
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When i was little i loved the lion the witch and the wardrobe. When i was a teenager i liked It by stephen king, and i had to read alas babylon in the 10th grade, and i loved it. Now i have read all 6 Outlander books by diana gabaldon and i loooove them. I have reread them several times. She is an amazing storyteller. I love them for how real the characters are, the historical part is very interesting as well. I just love tehm, and i hope she continues the story.
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Old 08-05-2007, 01:47 PM
 
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Thumbs up time travelers wife

[quote=mrsgenealogy;1065376]Thanks for the tip, cil! I checked out The Time Traveler's Wife at amazon.com and it has a very high rating. Here's a link for anyone else that's interested:
Amazon.com: The Time Traveler's Wife: Books: Audrey Niffenegger (http://tinyurl.com/2mgmq2 - broken link)

I went ahead and had it put on hold in my library as well as the audio version, since I'm not sure how much time I've got for reading another book right now. I just started another book and am about to get busier so the audio may wind up being the best choice.

Anyway, I just had to tell you that I did it so you'd know that your post had an affect on someone.

Gnite!
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I had read the time travelers wife and just wanted to let you know that it is a very good read. I couldn't put it down! Its a neat story. I hope you enjoy it. I would also suggest the outlander by diana gabaldon. Its a series of 6 books so far and it is an amazing line of books.
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I absolutely loved The Clan of the Cavebear series, by Jean Auel. Make sure you get them in order and you can have a whole summer full of good reading.
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Old 08-08-2007, 03:47 PM
 
Location: The Hive
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Default Dean Koontz's "Watchers"

"Watchers" by Dean Koontz.

This story has such an emotional component I just get sucked in every time I read it. Once I get started I can't put it down.
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