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Old 05-14-2009, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Texas
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What are your favorite books?
Mine:
in no specific order
The Odyssey (Homer)
The Iliad (Homer)
The Canterbury Tales(Chaucer)
Candide (Voltaire)
walden (Thoreau)
Oedipus Rex (Sophocles)
Moby Dick (Melville)
among others....
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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I love Homer, also. Both of the ones you named. Like the Greek tragedy, too. Also, Metamorphoses by Ovid. Dante's The Divine Comedy. Catcher in the Rye. To Kill a Mockingbird. The Once and Future King. Too late, can't think, I'll come back later and add more.

The Cat in the Hat and Where the Wild Things Are-Sorry, I couldn't resist!

Candide and The Canterbury Tales are on my list of books to read.

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Old 05-15-2009, 07:32 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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My all-time favorite book is The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck.

Also:

If I Never Get Back by Daryl Brock
All the Rage by Ian "Mac" McLagan
The Children's War by J.N. Stroyer

Those are the books I read over and over, for various reasons. Sometimes I'll just pick one up and read part of it. I also actually own these books, which is unusual for me - I'm a big ol' library freak.
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Oooh, The Grapes of Wrath. Good one. Very sad. The movie was great too! I like Of Mice and Men also.
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Old 05-15-2009, 02:49 PM
 
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My all-time favorite novel? Vanity Fair by Thackeray. I've read it at least six times.
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Old 05-15-2009, 03:56 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Walden - Thoreau... I couldn't put it down
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Smith
To kill a Mockingbird - Lee
Vanity Fair - Thackeray
War and Peace - Tolstoy
The Portrait of a Lady - James
Main Street - Lewis
Swann's Way - Proust

Okay... I'll stop now, but there are a few more... so many books to love!
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Old 05-16-2009, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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Must read Walden also. I keep hearing about it.
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Must read Walden also. I keep hearing about it.
You will never forget it... it is wonderful
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Denver
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"The Iliad" by Homer is by far my most favorite book, I could read every translation/interpretation and never get bored.
"Tale of Two Cities" is also right up there for me.

I have Odyssey on my shelf, up next.
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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"Phantoms"--Dean Koontz
"The book of lists"
"The language police"--Diane Ravitch
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