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Old 07-13-2007, 07:59 AM
 
Location: California
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I remember I when I was little,had this book about a black pony,I could not put it down,that was my fav.I was about 6 years old. read it everyday for another 6 years! I still miss it.
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:03 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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When I was a little kid, it was Louisa May Alcott's Little Women and other Alcott works.

When I was a young adult, it was Mary Stewart's Arthurian series, the Merlin Trilogy, along with The Last Enchantment. Also Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen.

Now that I am (supposedly) a grown up, right now I think my very favorite book to read and reread is The Time Traveler's Wife.

I still read all the other books (including Little Women) about once a year.
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:21 AM
 
Location: California
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I also loved Sydney Sheldon books! You could let the story line go on forever and ever........
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:39 AM
 
Location: The Bronx
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That Hideous Strength by C.S.Lewis.
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Old 07-13-2007, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Warwick, NY
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Too easy. Tolkien's books concerning Middle Earth.
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Old 07-13-2007, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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The Wind in the Willows ( Kenneth Grahame)
The Picture of Dorian Gray ( Oscar Wilde)
Anything by Alexander Mc Call Smith, Oscar Wilde, Guy de Maupassant , Lindsey Davis, peter Tremayne and Paul Theroux and many more ...
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Old 07-13-2007, 05:33 PM
 
Location: California
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Those are real classic,I wonder which modern writers can top them?
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Old 07-13-2007, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Bangor, ME
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Once I started reading Sue Monk Kidd's " The Secret Life of Bees", I stayed up all night to finish it! A lovely story!
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
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"A Wrinkle In Time" by Madeleine L'Engle: when I was a sixth-grader; GOT ME HOOKED ON BOOKS, taking me to another world!!! I believe it won the Newberry Award in the early 1960s for 'best children's book. It was Sci-fi, Mystery, Mysticicm, all rolled into one. A real MIND EXPANDER and heavy sh*t for a kid, adults will love this book about:
An unearthly midnight visitor takes Meg, Calvin, and Charles across the barriers of space and time to another world
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:37 PM
 
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Any books that chronicle the life of old athletes...

Ted Williams, Jack Dempsey, Lou Gehrig, Sandy Koufax, Roberto Clemente, Billy Wright. Nonfiction books that take you back to a different era are just great.

Flags of our Fathers did this very well. Also, the new book 1941, the Greatest Year in Sports, looks like it will do the same....set against the backdrop of the US entry into WWII.
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