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What Is Your Favorite Book?


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 11:25 AM

I am surprised noone made this topic yet.

I will start:

My favorite books from when I was younger was the Riddle-Master Series by Patricia McKillip. These books consist of:

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Heir of Sea and Fire

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As an adult, if you can call me that, my favorite book is The Stand

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 11:41 AM

Thomas Mann's Dr. Faustus.
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 01:40 PM

My favorite book usually is whatever I'm reading at the time. Funny how that happens eh?

Currently:
Catch 22, Joseph Heller (just finished)
Wheel of Time Series, Robert Jordan
The Electric Kool-aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe
The Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard
From Beirut the Lebanon, Thomas Friedman

My all-favorite series continues to be The Lord of the Rings though...

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 05:33 PM

From your name I was gonna guest LOTR. I used to love Jordan, but his neverending series is pissing me off.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 05:35 PM

My favourite book(s) of all time was the entire Left Behind series

Except for "The Glorious Appering" I thought it sucked.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 06:35 PM

I'm stuck on reading any book by James Patterson or Lorenzo Carcaterra.
My fave would have to be Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley).

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 07:46 PM

From your name I was gonna guest LOTR. I used to love Jordan, but his neverending series is pissing me off.


Haha! My wife and I read it out loud to each other most nights. After 2 years we're on book 5... not much but it's progress.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:48 PM

I dont have a favorite book. I have only read like 60 in my lifetime and just for school. I prefer movies over the books but the books have so much more of a story. Like the lord of the rings books if they would have used all the stuff from the books the movies would have been like 6 hours or more I heard. I never read them but loved the movies.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 10:06 PM

Books blow movies away in my opinion. Our imagination can provide a better backdrop than any movie.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 10:09 PM

A favorite book? I have many favorites.

Hmm. I've read the Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis about 30 times. I really enjoy those, though The Last Battle is difficult for me to get into. I like the end of that book better than the beginning.

Oh yes, and I love Astrid Lingrin's Emil's Pranks, More of Emil's Pranks, and Emil and the Piggy Beast.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 10:36 PM

Books blow movies away in my opinion. Our imagination can provide a better backdrop than any movie.

Absolutely! :thumbsup:
Every book that I read that was made into a movie i watched, but it was disappointing. It was interesting, but none even came close to the book! :flowers:

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 10:53 PM

My mom says the same thing but watching movies seems more fun especially if you have surround sound and can "feel" the action. Haha

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 02:57 AM

I like fantasy books, like LOTR, Wheel of time series, stuff like that. I'm currently reading books by James Clemens. I like magic and dragons and stuff like that. I've never read any Harry Potter. Maybe some day.
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 09:10 AM

Books blow movies away in my opinion. Our imagination can provide a better backdrop than any movie.


:thumbsup: And movies change the story or leave masses out

I love books and my all time favourite si Jane Eyre - whenever I feel down I just read the last chapter and it's a warm comfy blanket.

I don't know about anyone else but my idea of bliss is being on holiday, sitting on a balcony with a magic view, reading a book - my fave here are whodunnits - and a glass of something (usually G&T). I'd quite happily be antisocial all holiday if I was allowed.

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 10:02 PM

And movies change the story or leave masses out

Yeah!! And sometimes they alter the characters, or blend two into one, or change the sex & blah blah blah :thumbsup:

I don't know about anyone else but my idea of bliss is being on holiday, sitting on a balcony with a magic view, reading a book - my fave here are whodunnits - and a glass of something (usually G&T). I'd quite happily be antisocial all holiday if I was allowed.

So long as I have my mp3 player to drown out everyone else, I'm fine!! :flowers:
I was totally content when the power went out (island-wide) last month to put on my mp3 player and read a good book.

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