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   Posted 7/5/2010 1:01 AM (GMT -7)   
From childhood, what was your favorite book to read and why? What is your favorite bookds now to read? Why?
I read a lot of Berenstien Bears and Babysitter's Club. I had an undiagnosed reading problem growing up, and I'd read those kind of books all the way til high school. My grandmother finally noticed I was reading kids books in high school and asked why, I replied "because I can read them." I love to read, and always had my head in a book so I went undiagnosed for a long time. She decided to test me, and realized that I couldnt read at my grade level. I was litterly a 3rd grade reading level in high school. She hired my aunt, a former english teacher, and I am currently up to 9th grade reading level.
Now, I read my Bible and Janette Oke, a fiction Christian author. I just love her Canadian West Series. It is the way she writes that just keeps me wanting to keep reading on, so I read it a lot.
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   Posted 7/5/2010 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
As a child my favorite book to read was Little Women.  I read it over and over.
As an adult I guess my favorite book was Gone With The Wind.  I started reading it one afternoon and couldn't put it down.  I read all night long until I finished it.  I still love stories about the old South.
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   Posted 7/5/2010 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
My favorite book when I was young was Deep Summer by Gwen Bristow. It is one of the few books that I read many times.

Now that I am older my favorite author is Dean Koontz, but I also like fantasy stories also.

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   Posted 7/5/2010 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
My favorite book when I was young was A Wrinkle in Time and I also loved Nancy Drew. Now I like any mystery thriller type book!
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   Posted 7/5/2010 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Neat topic. :)

As a child I remember checking out the Marguerite Henry books like Misty of Chincoteague (sp?) over and over again at the school library. If it had a horse or dog in the story, I'd make a beeline for it. I know I read a lot, but right now I'm drawing a blank on other stuff that I found interesting then.

Now, I'm a huge fan of Nero Wolfe mysteries by Rex Stout. I love Archie Goodwin, Nero's legman par excellence and man about town who can dance like nobody's business; Fritz his world-class Swiss chef, Saul world class at tailing a subject; Fred, Orrie, Lily, Inspector Cramer, Purly Stebbins .... I adore the whole ensemble. Feels like I'm home reading those books. :) Love a good mystery - especially if it isn't too graphic or gruesome - but has great characters.

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   Posted 7/5/2010 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I also loved "A Wrinkle in Time," and I've always devoured autobiographies, and anything by Marilyn French or Barbara Kingsolver. A good story is nice, but given the choice of either/or, I'd rather have good characters doing nothing special than an intricate plot.  Probably because I can't relate to intrigue and I always want to know what people are really like. 

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   Posted 7/5/2010 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
As a child, I loved Trixie Belden mysteries. I used to walk to the dime store (our version of a Walmart) and buy them as often as I could. I don't know what happened to them, so a few years ago I bought some on ebay for my DD to read. I love the innocence and simplicity of those books!

Now I read a lot of things, but I love English Cozies, Chick Lit, biographies, Christian fiction, and popular fiction as long as it isn't gory, graphic, etc.
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Post Edited (AustenFan) : 7/5/2010 9:08:35 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/6/2010 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
As a kid I read all the Black Stallion books and any and every other horse book in the library.  I ordered "The Bloodhound" series books about 8 years ago and loved thyem too.  Kay Scarpetta books, Koontz, And another author that wrote Kiss The Girls (movie had Morgan Freeman in it).
I used to read anything and everything I could get my hands on but sadly that has gone to the wayside since we moved here 8 years ago.  Too much other stuff to do and then there is the internet, so I guess I am still reading but just not books.
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