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Old 10-17-2007, 01:46 AM
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Hmm..well...Chronologically the books that are my all time favs are:

Green eggs and ham! Probably the best book ever written!! lol
The Sherlock Holmes series
Anything and everything by Poe
The Stand...and anything by King
How could i forget..my all time fav books as a kid were all the Dr.Seuse books. Especially "green eggs and ham". lol

I actually had alot of fav books as a kid and growing up. Its hard remembering them all.
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:58 PM
 
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The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
Still Life With Woodpecker - Tom Robbins,
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey,
World According to Garp / Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving,
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde,
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Harriet Jacobs (AMAZING),
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee - Dee Brown,
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven - Sherman Alexie...

Man, there are way too many good books. I don't own a television, so I read all the time.
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:59 PM
 
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I just read "Tuesdays with Morrie" it was wonderful, now reading "Skinny *****" and have never laughed so much while being informed about food (except the chapters on animal abuse, that made me cry)
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:15 PM
 
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Hi all, I owe an apology, thought I was on the "what book are you reading now" thread, not "what book do you love and can't put down" although I did love "Tuesdays with Morrie"
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:29 AM
 
Location: SoCA to NC
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My reading history has contained many addictions I tend to like series of books. I think it really started for me in 4th grade or so when I read all of Laura Ingalls wilder books. Then I moved on To The Chronicles of Narnia series. from there I went to Anne if Green Gables etc. I got hooked on Mark Twain and read all his. My pattern has stayed with me way into adult hood and usually I will read a book and if I like it persue that author and read everything they have done. Most recently I have become most addicted to the OUTLANDER series by Diana Gabaldon. I just love it. I am on book 5. I was happy to read that she is currently writing book 7 so I have at least 3 more books I can read in this series before moving onto a continuation of one of her characters John Gray and read those books of which there are 3 thus far. They are wonderful books!
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
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What book do you absolutely love forever and can't put it down?

It would be Ivan S. Turgenev's A Sportsman's Sketches (a short stories collection) in my case. Read it over and over again.

A calm and awsome and sensible and deep and simple and warm and intimidating and everything master piece.
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:05 PM
 
Location: virginia beach virginia
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i tend to love books in a series. best was clan of the cave bears by jean auel.
there are certain authors i like and read everything they write.
debbie macomber-romance
luanne rice- fiction
corey mitchell- true crime.
scott peck-pop psych
dr phil- pop psych
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Great Lakes region
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I've read a book by Robert Crichton called The Camerons at least 30 times from cover to cover - can't get enough of it. I can't find any other books by this author - anyone know of any?
Have also read The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour many, many times.
Naturally, Lord of the Rings - I've practically memorized the trilogy.

I also read anything & everything by
Sue Grafton
Nevada Barr
John Sandford

I'd love to hear recommendations for other authors with the same writing style as these three.
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Denton, TX
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I lost count of how many times I've read Wuthering Heights two years ago. I first read it in the eighth grade (I didn't get much of it back then, mind), but ever since then it seems that I've been constantly re-reading it. After finishing it, no matter how much I promise myself that it will be the last read for a long time, I'll find it in my hands less than a month later.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:15 PM
 
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Exodus by Leon Uris
Rebecca-Daphne du Marier
A Separate Peace-Knowles
The Finishing School-Gail Godwin
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