You Are What You Read

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    What were your favorite books as a child?

    Earliest I remember, Horton Hatches The Egg by Dr. Seuss

    Favorites from school: Little Women, The Scarlet Letter, The Scarlet Pimpernel, any of the Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda, and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, ( I really wanted to make gold). I still like Shakespeare and Dickens.

    and I loved Nancy Drew and Agatha Christie.
     
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    Yeah I liked little women, long but very wholesome. Jo was my favorite in that book.
    I like some of Hemingways stuff like the old man of the sea. I could visually see those sharks at night.
    The Hardy Boys were good as well.
     
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    I cried so with Beth, but yeah, Jo resonated with me. I never could get into Hemingway, don't know why.
     
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    fountainhead
    agony and the Ecstasy
    Poland
    so long and thanks for all the fish
    hitchhikers guide to the universe
    davinci code
    hunter s Thompson
    people you meet in heaven
    Hemingway
    Steinbeck
     
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    Hemingway was an odd ball!!! he hid behind life in a weird way IMO
    I do like Dick Francis he writes about horse racing from many aspects. He was a retired jockey and he'd write and his wife would do the research. I actually learned a lot from his stories about horses. So even though they are fiction they are facts that are in the story lines.
    http://wejosephson.home.mindspring.com/dfrancis.htm
     
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    I liked Hitchhiker's Guide back I think more like college. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintainence too.

    I didn't like Steinbeck as a student, I do now. Maybe should give old Ernest another go?
     
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    Not wanted on the voyage, by Tim Findlay.... amazing.
    New spin on the ancient Noah's ark tale (shared by many religions I might add).
     
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    My favorite early childhood book (and the one that influence me the most) is Dr. Suess' "Horton Hatches An Egg".

    "I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
    An Elephant's faithful one hundred percent."

    Other all time favorites from various stages of life:

    - A Wrinkle in Time
    - The Oz Books
    - Pride and Prejudice
    - Bleak House
    - Atlas Shrugged
    - The Secret Life of Bees

    I am currently reading Vidal's "Julian", which is quite good.
     
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    We have a lot of reading choices in common, especially Horton...(I remember sleeping with that book!)
     
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    I used to read the Amelia Bedelia books when I was little. After that the Little House on the Praire series.
     

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