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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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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.
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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hitchhikers guide to the universe
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Hemingway
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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.
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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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
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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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.
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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I used to read the Amelia Bedelia books when I was little. After that the Little House on the Praire series.
I could never get into Amelia, but loved Laura! When we went to Boston, we took in the house of her father. Very cool. Close to Walden Pond.
 

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We have a lot of reading choices in common, especially Horton...(I remember sleeping with that book!)
Me too - the cover wore off and my Mom made a new one of cardboard and a shopping bag. She still has it!

If you haven't read "Bees" (which I am assuming because you did not embolden it) - I highly recommend it. It is a beautiful book.

One of my favorite little passages:

"The first week at August's was a consolation, a pure relief. The world will give you that once in a while, a brief time-out; the boxing bell rings and you go to your corner, where somebody dabs mercy on your beat-up life."
 
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Me too - the cover wore off and my Mom made a new one of cardboard and a shopping bag. She still has it!

If you haven't read "Bees" (which I am assuming because you did not embolden it) - I highly recommend it. It is a beautiful book.

One of my favorite little passages:

"The first week at August's was a consolation, a pure relief. The world will give you that once in a while, a brief time-out; the boxing bell rings and you go to your corner, where somebody dabs mercy on your beat-up life."
That does sound good. I'll try to find it!
 

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