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   Posted 1/18/2009 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Morning family, today's question is pretty simple:
"What are your favourite books of all time?"
  1. The Bible
  2. Wuthering Heights
  3. To kill a mocking bird
  4. 'Little girl lost' Drew barrymore biography
  5. 'Dirty Blonde' Courtney Love biography
  6. 'Scar Tissue' Anthony Keidis bipgraphy
  7. 'Conversations with Bono'
  8. The Shack
  9. Judy Blume- she is a great writer, even though its for younger kids
  10. 'Travelling Light' by Max Lucado
  11. 'My sister's keeper'- Jodi Picoult
  12. The 'Famous Five'!
  13. 'A boy called it'
  14. 'A million little pieces' James Frey (who i now hate for lying about this supposed autobiography, which was in fact, largely fiction. but it still makes for a helluva read.)
  15. 'The Hiding Place' Corrie Ten Boom
  16. 'Go Ask Alice' anon
  17. The rats of Nimh
  18. The complete works of shakespeare
  19. 'Prozac Nation' Elizabeth Wurtzel
  20. 'Chicken soup for the teachers soul'


and many more... how about you?

Maz XX

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Post Edited (Mazfire) : 1/19/2009 3:52:50 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/18/2009 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   

Hellllllllllooooooooooooo Maz,

The bible is the number one best selling book in the world. 6 billion sold.

1. The Bridges of Madison County

2.  The Runaway Jury

3.  Steel Magnolias

4.  Winter Prey

5.  Thurston House

9.  Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul
10. The Deep End of the Ocean

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   Posted 1/18/2009 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Simple? You're kidding, right? //>.>\\'... My goodness... (It's so hard to choose just ten... there are so many books I like, and I'm an avid reader)

1. Anything written by Terry Pratchett (The Hogfather, The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, Guards! Guards!, etc.)

2. Anything written by Dave Barry (He's written a few books, but he's mainly a humor columnist for the Miami Herald. You could probably find some of his columns online. I sure have.)

3. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles (A series of books by Patricia C. Wrede, which inspired me to become a writer)

4. Sherlock Holmes

5. Gil's All-Fright Diner

6. Anything written by Zilphea Keatley Snyder (The Headless Cupid, and it sequels... And I think she also wrote Witches of Worm, but I can't quite remember. A good book, though.)

7. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (really sad)

8. The Wayside School stories (They're kids' books, yes, but they were my second journey into absurdity. Who could forget the psychologist who hypnotized people? "When you pick up a cigarette, it will become a worm... And when your husband says "potato" you must slap him.)

9. Anything by Dr. Seuss (First books I've ever read and my first journey into absurdity. It all began with a shoe on the wall.)

10. And Then There Were None (What can I say? I like those old-school mysteries.)

... //>.>\\'... I also recommend reading books by the Dalai Lama (he wrote a book about happiness; it was wonderful.) William Slater (I believe that's his name. He's written a lot, though, my favorite is Parasitic Pig)...

Oh! Oh! Orson Scott Card! He's written mostly science fiction, but I love his fantasy books best of all... (Enchantment or Enchanted, can't remember which... Oh, and Magic Street *kind of disturbing, but good*)...

I also enjoy books by Michael Shermer... (if I remember right, he doesn't believe in God, and this does slip into his writing. But his books are very informative and useful. It encourages skepticism and boos the many scam artists that are out there)

I could go on and on... :)... (I'm not very keen on reading biographies myself, but I did read Steven King's little... memoirs on writing, which kinda has his biography in there)...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

Green Grove
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   Posted 1/18/2009 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi you A/P people, lol :)

Wow, I don't think I can list all the stuff I read, lol :) My personal library has books from the 1600's on up and I like so many different types of books. . .hmmmm. . .

I guess I'll start with the Bible as being my absolute favorite of course. . . Has given me so much strength :)

Then I like theology books in general, medical books, agricultural books, business books, history books, all the learning ones, etc . . .

When is comes to ficticious novels, I like so many of those too. I just finished reading "Gone With The Wind" by Margaret Mitchell and then the "Twilight" series by Stefanie Meyer this past couple of weeks and now I'm reading a few of my "Hardy Boys" from the 20's and 30's which are so different than the rewrites that were made later on. I needed a break for my mind on the more complex books right now, lol :) I love to read a book over again anyway. . . It's kind of like visiting a good friend :) I'm sure after that I'll pick up some Anne Rice then maybe go back to my family roots with Laura Ingalls Wilder and after that I want to read some British classics sometime soon. Just watched Beowulf and want to read the story again :)

I'll quit now. . . Really good one today Maz, las :) I could go on and on with this thread. Reading and writing is a passion for me :)

Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
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   Posted 1/18/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   

A Lantern In Her Hand

Mrs Mike

Gone With The Wind

The Thorn Birds

She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

Zippy, Growing Up Small in Moreland IN  (this is a memoir and the absolutely funniest book I have ever read and I read 100 books a year)

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Post Edited (Georgie Girl) : 1/19/2009 3:40:21 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/18/2009 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Maz, how can we just put down a few.  Reading is my absolute favorite thing in the whole wide world to do.  I have two absolute favorites and then series books and stuff.  Mine range from love stories to sci fi to biographies.
1.  Thornbirds.
2.  Deep End of the Ocean.
3.  Anything by Richard Paul Evans.
4.  Anne of Green Gables series.
5.  Little House on the Prairie series.
6.  Anything by Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Danielle Steel, etc.
7.  I cried when I read the book written by Terri Irwin about Steve Irwin (Crocodile Hunter).

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   Posted 1/18/2009 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
these are in no particular order, and i know i will forget really important ones, too...

1. the dogs of babel
2. a heartbreaking work of staggering genius
3. middlesex
4. the hotel new hampshire
5. a prayer for owen meany
6. the lovely bones
7. the feast of love
8. to kill a mockingbird
9. the unbearable lightness of being
10. the book of ruth
11. the diary of anne frank
12. mere christianity
13. what's so amazing about grace?
14. a woman's worth
15. tuesday's with morrie.
16. circle of friends
17. talk before sleep
18. all the judy blume books (young reader ones, that is. not into her more "adult" books)

i know i'm forgetting some!

also-celey-i love dave barry! i've been reading him since i was a teenager.

and sam-my daughter and i read the twilight series together, too! (well, she read them long before i did, then convinced me to read them this past summer). i wasn't sure if i would like them, but i ended up really enjoying them. (edward is so dreamy! yes, i am a grown woman saying have you finished the whole series? so many exciting things happen in breaking dawn and i thought it was a great finale, but i was kind of sad to see the series end.
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   Posted 1/18/2009 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Favorite books, that's a tough one because I read alot! But some that I've gone back to and re-read are:
1.  The Bible
2.  Bridges of Madison County and  A Thousand Country Roads
3.  The Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and the other two by rebecca wells in this series.
4.  Anne of Green Gables
5.  Anything by Kathleen Woodiwiss
6.  The Moments of Peace series
7.  Anything by V.C. Andrews

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   Posted 1/19/2009 3:15 AM (GMT -6)   
1. Celestine Prophecy- James Redfield

2. Rachaels Holiday- Marian Keyes

3. You can Heal your life- Louise Hay

4. Birdman series- Mo Hayder

5. My old Journals...Best Reading Ever, has Drama, Action, Romance, and Comedy in one- By me Gillian xx


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   Posted 1/19/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all

I have only ever read one book which was:-

Touching The Void- Joe Simpson

So this would have to be my fav book.

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   Posted 1/19/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
The Time Keepers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, great book!!! And absolutely anything by Jodi Piccoult and Marian Keyes!

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   Posted 1/19/2009 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I am an avid reader of all books
I do like the Chicken Soup Books
Got to get me the Nurse one ........

I read to Cait while in my belly and that girl is also an avid reader more reading and not as much on puter or watching TV

I like Sidney Sheldon
Jackie Collins
Mary Higgins Clark
John Saul
I love Books in general .......Great question.........Luvs
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