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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-19-2003, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Your Favourite Books?

I was just wondering... what are everyone's favourite (fiction) books?
My number one favourite is The Wild Road by Gabriel King. However I also like:
Northern Lights and The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman (I haven't read the last one yet!)
Feeling Sorry For Celia by Jacqueline Moriarty
One Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewel

At the moment I'm reading Life Of Pi by Yann Martel, which is very good.

There are lots more but I can't remember them at the moment!
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-19-2003, 07:39 PM
 
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I'm not a big reader but I have always remembered this one book from sixth grade called Where the Red Fern Grows. It was really good. Made me cry .
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I've always liked Lady of the Knight. Don't remember who it's by though
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,It would be really hard to choose just one book! When I was a child, I loved Heidi and the Swss Family Robinson. As a young teen, it was the Black Stallion series, and in high school and my twenties historical novels.
Now I like everything from Ken Follett to Stephen King.

One of the best books required in college was John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. It was not only a masterpiece of writing; it was very hard to put down. George Orwelll's 1984 was excellent (a best seller before it became required) and so was Gone With the Wind. I read it in a weekend, all 1500 pages! Shogun, also 1500 pages, was excellent.

The Red Badge of Courage by Steven Crane is a wonderful character study which tells the real story about war through the eyes of a young patriot.

I cheated. Shame on me! Once you start thinking about it, more and more books come to mind. It's hard to stop!




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I am always looking for authors and good books. I usually read thriller/crime novels. Some of my favorite authors are Patricia Cormwell, James Patterson, Tess Gerritson and Tami Hoag. But I am pretty open to anything.
For cat books I enjoy a series of cat mystery books by Lillian Jackson Braun. They are mystery books featuring a man and his two Siamese cats. The author has Siamese herself and you can really tell. The cat's personalities and behaviors are right on.
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I am always looking for authors and good books. I usually read thriller/crime novels. Some of my favorite authors are Patricia Cormwell, James Patterson, Tess Gerritson and Tami Hoag. But I am pretty open to anything.
For cat books I enjoy a series of cat mystery books by Lillian Jackson Braun. They are mystery books featuring a man and his two Siamese cats. The author has Siamese herself and you can really tell. The cat's personalities and behaviors are right on.
I like mysteries too. I've never heard of Lillian Jackson Braun, but the books sound good - I'll have to look into that.
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It am going to follow Jeanie's example and name a book that marqued a period of time in my life. It is very hard but I decided to stick to three though. First of all, a book that I read and re-read during childhood was THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF NILS HOLGERSON by Selma Lagerlof. It put its print on me as a child because it deals with transformation : from negative to positive. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST is amongst the books I devoured as a teenager. Last and of course not least is Eugene Ionesco's play THE RHINOCEROS .
That is not everything by far ...
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Lexxie, you're such a good writer. I'm surprised you don't do a lot of reading!




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lol, thanks. I do enjoy some books, but they usually are mysteries.
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Another cat book that is good is The Compleat Cat by Cleveland Amory. It is actually three books in one--so you can probably buy them separately. They are The Cat Who Came for Christmas, The Cat and the Curmudgeon, and The Best Cat Ever. I am also a big fan of James Patterson. I am currently reading Pet Semetary by Stephen King. I never wanted to read the book before because I didn't like the movie. One of my teachers said that she loved the book--so I decided to give it a try. I was reading it last night and it got kind of scary--then Sophie came into the room without me hearing her and meowed real loud--It scared me to death! I like the book so far, but still feel bad for Church, the cat.
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