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[*] posted on 6-8-2006 at 01:21 PM
Favorite Books To Read


So, what are everybody's favorite books to read? (Trying to kickstart a few of these other forums!)

My all-time favorite author is J.K. Rowling, but I also enjoy young adult novels written by Chris Crutcher, Robert Cormier, and Alex Flinn.




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[*] posted on 6-8-2006 at 09:15 PM


I could read the Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas over and over again (which I am, currently). Also, anything by Ted Dekker. He's amazing. Hmm . . . the Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux . . .

I'm a Potter fan too. Disappointed in the 6th, but I'll read 7. :)




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[*] posted on 6-8-2006 at 10:04 PM


I love anything by Ann Rice, Anne McCaffery, Robert Jordan, Katherine Kerr or Kate Forsyth!! All very good authors in my mind! XD



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[*] posted on 6-8-2006 at 11:43 PM


Oh wow, did I forget Robert Jordan somehow? I suppose I did . . . in the WoT series, the 4th (The Shadow Rising) was my favorite.

Edit: *smacks forehead* And Lord of the Rings! Of course. I'm awake far too late.

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[*] posted on 6-9-2006 at 08:37 AM


I love anything by Janet MacNaughton, Eric Walters, or Barbara Haworth-Attard. And The Lord of the Rings.
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[*] posted on 6-9-2006 at 02:43 PM


I love to read works by the following: JRR Tolkien, Terry Pratchett, Terry Brooks, Terry Goodkind, W.B. Yeats, Bram Stoker, Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood
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[*] posted on 6-10-2006 at 09:50 AM


Terry Pratchett I read a lot of... P.G. Wodehouse is my HERO. Also read a lot of Georgette Heyer *shame*, although my favourite book ever has to be "Ella Enchanted", by Gail Carson Levine. The film was a travesty.
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[*] posted on 6-10-2006 at 10:29 PM


I'm not sure
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I read a lot
I do like some of Anne Rice's stuff and Christopher Pike.
um...
there are more but too many to name~
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I usually pay more attention to the story than the author's name
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[*] posted on 6-10-2006 at 11:53 PM


I'm a hardcore Stephen King fan myself. :]
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smiley11.gif posted on 6-12-2006 at 01:34 AM


Quote:
Originally posted by x__hypocampus
I'm a hardcore Stephen King fan myself. :]


i think i've tried a Stephan King novel before.. it has something to do with a possessed car?? i think it was called "Christine" or "Christina"
i can't remember
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it's a shame
i was really into it but i never got to finish that book
i can't remember why
this was when i was in high school though
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it's all good

there was a book that i finished reading recently...
"Missing Monday" by Matthew Costello
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you guys can give it a shot~~~ plot was good
it's sort've a sci-fi mystery.. more on the mystery than sci-fi
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[*] posted on 6-12-2006 at 07:12 AM


O.o I must have been incredibly tired when I posted the first time. I missed...
- Anything by Budge Wilson
- the Dear Canada books
- The Book Thief
- The Lord of the Flies
- The Better Brown Stories
- The Mennyms series

There's probably a lot more, too, but I'm just too tired to remember them. :P
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[*] posted on 6-12-2006 at 10:35 PM


Hmmm...

Books:
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Power of One - Bryce Courtenay
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

Series:
Artemis Fowl (Eoin Colfer)
Inheritance Trilogy (Christopher Paolini)
Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien)
Harry Potter (JK Rowling)
The Cat Who... (Lilian Jackson Braun)

Authors:
Tamora Pierce
Max Allan Collins
Peter David
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[*] posted on 6-12-2006 at 10:42 PM


Oh, and clairebunny, I love Ella Enchanted too. I could never actually bring myself to see the movie though - the previews were bad enough. :-/

Lalaith, I could never really get into Phantom of the Opera (I've been a long-time fan of the musical, so I tried the book).... someone suggested that I may have gotten a bad translation of the book. Do you happen to know where yours came from?

[Edited on 6-13-2006 by obi1sgirl]




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[*] posted on 6-13-2006 at 01:58 AM


At the moment I'd have to say:
Twilight - by Stephanie Meyer, cant wait for New Moon. Highly recomended
Harry Potter (agree with Lalaith, 6th was disappointing)
A Gathering Light - Jennifer Donnely
Pretty much anything by Paullina Simmons
Theres a book out there written from the perspective of a deer, but I cant remember what it's called at the moment
JRR Tolkein
The Book Theif - by Marcus Zusak. He came to our school, liked his workshop so much I went and brought the book. Fell in love. Recommended to anyone.
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[*] posted on 6-14-2006 at 01:22 PM


Quote:
Originally posted by obi1sgirl
Lalaith, I could never really get into Phantom of the Opera (I've been a long-time fan of the musical, so I tried the book).... someone suggested that I may have gotten a bad translation of the book. Do you happen to know where yours came from?


Hmm, I'm not at home right now so I can't look at my copy, but I bought it from Barnes & Noble, black and blue cover with a silhouette of the phantom. I get back on Saturday, so maybe I'll report back then with more information.

You may not have bought a bad translation - for many fans of the musical I've met, the book just isn't their cup of tea. Understandable. Personally, I read the book before I saw the show or the movie (I've seen both now), and I loved the story. I don't know how far you got in the book, but the first question I asked my cousin, who had just seen the movie, was, "Who plays the Persian?"

I should have known that one of the central characters would be utterly absent from the adaptions. Silly me.

And now I'm rambling. I also enjoyed The Princess Bride by Simon Morgenstern, and The Stand by Stephen King.

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[*] posted on 6-14-2006 at 04:01 PM


All righty. I'm going to head to a bookstore later today, so I'll keep an eye out for it. Mine was a free download from the Gutenberg Project. ^^;



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[*] posted on 6-14-2006 at 11:17 PM


I might have to find Phantom of the Opera...Hmmm

Does anyone else have a local bookstore where the owners know your name
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Just curious. Or libraries for that matter




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[*] posted on 6-15-2006 at 01:30 AM


Yeah, Christine was the one about the possessed car. I really liked that one too, but I found that it talked too much about the nitty-gritty details of the car [ie - the lower portion of the left spark plug had a miniscule crack, but it would not hinder the performance of the car] to really be one of my favorites. scared the crap outta me though.

i recc reading "cell" [one of his newer novels] to everyone i know... it'll really put all the cell phone usage into perspective for a lot of people. i know i wouldn't touch my phone for a few weeks after reading it!


and i'm amazed to see someone actually enjoys life of pi! haha. that was my summer reading assignment prior to my freshman year of college and i really had to force myself to read it. :/

i read heart of darkness in high school, though, and enjoyed that one a lot! :]

the people in the bookstore at the lakeland mall knows my name. i don't even live in lakeland! [i go to school there though] and the librarians definitely do. me & my sister, lol.




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[*] posted on 6-15-2006 at 10:22 AM


I don't think that any bookstore owners know my name around here. I think a few librarians do, though. Back in my Bobbsey Twin phase, though, used book store owners would recognize me and mention if they got any more books in the series. :D

Heart of Darkness... I want to read that at some point (*sheepish* mostly because of the connection to Lost).
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Hehe, pretty much everyone in my class enjoyed Life of Pi. It just takes a bit of effort to get through the first section, initially. The second time I read it, I thought the first section was actually really beautiful, especially his discriptions of all the religions Pi practiced. And then when he gets on the lifeboat... and the island, I really couldn't stop reading. *shrug* ;)

The Lost connection was why I even gave Heart of Darkness a chance, actually, because we [my AP 12 class] read it about halfway through the first season. We'd read Lord of the Flies earlier in the school year, so I found it very amusing. :D

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[*] posted on 6-15-2006 at 10:35 AM


:D Lost was the whole reason I read The Lord of the Flies, Watership Down, The Alchemist, and A Wrinkle in Time.

I also want to read The Turn of the Screw, The Third Policemen, Our Mutual Friends, Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, and The Stand simply because of Lost.

Jack: Why is it that every time there's a trek into the heart of darkness, you go along? Or something like that. I can't remember the exact line. :P
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[*] posted on 6-15-2006 at 10:43 AM


Hehe, I love literary references. Though I think I'd go for Turn of the Screw because of the CSI episode of the same name.



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[*] posted on 6-15-2006 at 10:50 AM


Same here. :D

There's more books I want to read because of Lost, and they've all slipped my mind. Oh well. It's not as if I'm going to have time to (in July, at least). ;)
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[*] posted on 6-15-2006 at 08:53 PM


Tad Williams's 'Otherland' tetralogy is my favorite series of all times. I also enjoy anything by Terry Pratchett or Patricia McKillip. I'm getting into good old-fashioned sci-fi these days -- '1984,' Bradbury, and Asimov -- some of my childhood favorites I'm re-discovering and a few things I hadn't read before.

All-time favorite read is 'Orlando' by Virginia Woolf. Her verbosity is delicious in this tale.

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[*] posted on 6-15-2006 at 09:33 PM


Ooooh, I've just remembered another book.

84 Charing Cross Road. Its about (If i remember correctly) this American women who loves books, but cant find what she wants in America, so writes to a bookstore (84 Charing Cross) in England, and develops a kind of relationship with one of the owners. Good book.

Also, Not Without My Daughter, Forbidden Love and the Parvana trilogy




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