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Re: Your Favorite Book(s) of all time
« Reply #195 on: January 28, 2010, 03:54:29 PM »

My wife, while reading this, was under the impression that it was an autobiography, and was pissed off to find out it was written by a man.  This always makes me laugh.   ;D
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Re: Your Favorite Book(s) of all time
« Reply #196 on: February 06, 2010, 09:03:58 PM »
The Out Lander Series is by far my favorite of all time. I have read all six of them at least 3 + times, and I am half way through the 7Th. When I first read outlander it was the British Edition "Cross Stitch"

I also love the Great Gatsby, I thought that it was a wonderful story. Just recently I have started on the Charles Dickens Books, so far I have read Tale of Two Cities, (Loved It) and getting ready to read Great Expectations.

I am also a HUGE Jane Austen fan and have read all of her books several times. I love British Literature.


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Re: Your Favorite Book(s) of all time
« Reply #197 on: February 24, 2010, 12:44:33 AM »
I am a book junkie.   ::)  I think I would have some sort of attack if I tried to narrow it down to one book!  :o

That said, I really enjoyed the Dorsai books growing up, as well as Lois McMaster Bujold, Anne McCaffrey, Spider Robinson, and um, others.  :P

I'm crap with names.  :(

I'll try to be more specific at a later date.

I totally agree with you! I have read or listened to over a thousand books in the last 6 years and can't give you a name of one favorite. My all time favorite author is Anne Rice I love her and all of her works. O.K I think that one of my favorite books is "The Witching Hour" Beautiful Book!

Right now I am finishing the Third book in the Mortal Instrument Series, The City of Glass they are GOOD books!


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Re: Your Favorite Book(s) of all time
« Reply #198 on: July 14, 2010, 06:49:08 PM »
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho will always be my favorite.
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Re: Your Favorite Book(s) of all time
« Reply #199 on: July 15, 2010, 09:01:47 AM »
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood is amazing. I read that one a few weeks ago and would have to add that to my list of all-time favourites.


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Re: Your Favorite Book(s) of all time
« Reply #200 on: August 30, 2010, 01:51:19 PM »
The Count of Monte Cristo is my all time fave.  I've read it once a year since the first time I read it. Love love love it!

Second in command is The Master and Margarita.  Just such a fantastic read.

Books that I could re-read a thousand times are anything by Tolkien as well as the Harry Potter books.
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Re: Your Favorite Book(s) of all time
« Reply #201 on: September 02, 2010, 03:10:23 PM »
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood is amazing. I read that one a few weeks ago and would have to add that to my list of all-time favourites.

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Just a few of mine:

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.
Larry's Party by Carol Shields.
In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Culleton.
Foxfire by Joyce Carol Oates.
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.
Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient.
Hanif Kureishi's The Buddha of Suburbia.
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.
Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger.
Anything of Joe Orton's.
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
Mercy by Andrea Dworkin.


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Re: Your Favorite Book(s) of all time
« Reply #202 on: September 02, 2010, 09:49:04 PM »
L'Amant - Marguerite Duras
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Re: Your Favorite Book(s) of all time
« Reply #203 on: October 19, 2010, 12:31:44 PM »
Benny and Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti.  I picked it up as a total fluke from a book exchange at a hostel in Perth.  It's one of those books that's a little hard to describe plot-wise, basically it's the story of the relationship between a Swedish bachelor farmer and a widowed librarian.  They are exactly what the other needs, and at the same time wrong because of the demands of their very separate lives.  It reads really easily and has a real sweetness, without being saccharine, and a nice Swedish wintry atmosphere.  I always get really happy while reading this book (in fact, I reread it while waiting for my visa).  I think the original Swedish title is The Boy from the Grave Next Door.


Re: Your Favorite Book(s) of all time
« Reply #204 on: March 10, 2011, 04:37:25 PM »
I always seem to find the already "dead" posts interesting... :(

My favorite books are-

Kafka by the Shore and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (although, I love all of his books that I've read thus far).

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, but of course, I adore anything by him. How can you not?

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller! It's one of the funniest I've ever read!

Chronicles by Bob Dylan

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Re: Your Favorite Book(s) of all time
« Reply #205 on: August 12, 2011, 12:43:01 AM »
It's probably a toss-up between "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" and "The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe" :)
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Re: Your Favorite Book(s) of all time
« Reply #206 on: August 22, 2011, 03:27:13 AM »
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
East of Eden - John Steinbeck


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Re: Your Favorite Book(s) of all time
« Reply #207 on: March 11, 2012, 06:09:30 PM »
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen I can seriously read this book over and over and never get tired of it. 


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Re: Your Favorite Book(s) of all time
« Reply #208 on: November 21, 2012, 06:36:25 PM »
The Little Prince

Glad to see a couple of other people mentioned it as well.  I first read it when I was 14ish and have reread it probably at least a couple dozen times.  Maybe oddly, a reading I did of it when I was 22 was maybe the one that had the biggest impact on me.  "I was too young to know how to love her"-- yup.


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Re: Your Favorite Book(s) of all time
« Reply #209 on: August 20, 2014, 05:30:01 PM »
Wuthering Heights

Most seem to either hate the book or love it.

For myself, it just has a sort of draw that I cannot quite put my finger on...


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