What Is Your Favorite Book You Read Growing Up?
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Okay - I'm going to get technical here ... since I'm still in the process of growing up I have several. Before-the-age-of-15 growing up my favourite was Anne of Green Gables series then after-the-age-of-15-but-before-the-age-of-35 growing up it was anything Jane Austen and now ... well actually I'm reading Persuasion for the umpteenth time ... I love Jane Austen or the Bronte sisters. Sorry if I'm being difficult!
I forgot about the Bronte sisters, I love them too. I liked reading Thomas Hardy too, I read him when I started high school. That's ok, you're not being difficult. I'm just as bad now that I actually think about it. lol
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:39 PM
Thanks for bringing this up. I had forgotten about all the books I read as a child. I used to win the Read-a-thons at school because the school librarian would order books that she knew I would love. I got to read them first. It was an awesome arrangement.
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I loved (and still do!) Alice in Wonderland.
Posted 05 March 2008 - 11:45 PM
I LOVED the Saddle Club series, lol. I was a total horse girl.
the "Goosebumps" series
and soon after, Steven King and Clive Barker (I loved to be scared!)
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 01:26 AM
I liked the Judy Blume books because they taught me about you-know-what.
And that's exactly what we'd say, too!
I liked "Deenie" and most all Judy Bloom books in upper elementary. In early elementary I loved the Raggedy Ann and Andy Stories. I kept them and am now reading them to our girls. What fun to look at the exact book together that my mom and dad read to me! And you just can't get them like that anymore (do I sound old??? LOL!)
Oh, I almost forgot, "The Chronicles of Narnia" ...all of them, but especially, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and "The Voyage of the Dawntreader"
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And of course, the Harry Potter books. I've read each of them at least four times, except for the last two. I'm in the mood to start reading them again. It's amazing that even after reading them so many times, I always find something new in them.
I guess I can't say I loved Harry Potter growing up (since it didn't actually exist), but I'm rather addicted to them now - I know what you mean, every time you read them, you connect some more pieces. I'm trying to get dd started on them - she seems to enjoy fantasy, but for some reason I can't quite get her to start them. I think she'd bee hooked too if she started, maybe the problem is that it's me trying to convince her. Maybe if I told her they were really stupid, she wouldn't like them, I'd have more luck?! A little reverse psychology - I guess most of the things she has read have female main characters. I'll have to play up Hermione a little for her.
Posted 06 March 2008 - 12:25 PM
Great thread Jennifer!
Posted 06 March 2008 - 01:29 PM
The Secret Garden
The Little House Books - I was fortunate that my Aunt was a childrens librarian and I got this whole series a couple each Christmas over the years
The Boxcar Children
Oh and can't forget Heidi
and Anne Frank
On my grandmothers bookshelf was a book called "Girls Stories of Great Women" I would read those short stories over and over. She finally gave me the book despite how worn out it was and it still sits on my bookshelf.
Posted 06 March 2008 - 01:45 PM
Posted 07 March 2008 - 12:36 PM
Favorites... that's tough.
I LOVED the Anne of Green Gable series
Beauty by McKinnley (Loved that book -- I wore it out, I read it so much!)
A Little Princess
I can go on and on!
NOW some of my favorites are the Harry Potter series , and I absolutely adore Eclipse/New Moon/etc. by Stephenie Meyer. Love those books. I consider myself still growing up.
In High School, I loved anything by David Eddings and Anne McCaffrey...
So many books, so little time!
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