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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 8:42:09 AM

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What’s your favourite book of all time??? I know it’s a tricky one because you can’t really compare a Charles Dickens or a Shakespeare to a James Patterson, can you? But if you really HAD to say one, what would it be? I’m going to start off with ‘Jewels’ by Danielle Steele – it was my first real introduction into novels and, man, it got me hooked!
So what’s yours? :D


Check out my competition entry below!
TheDevilsWeakness
Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 9:14:37 AM

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Strangely enough, it was a book my grandfather used to read to me as a kid. Jules Verne - Journey to the Center of the Earth.
That was the first book that painted a picture in my mind so vividly that I keep a copy close by to read at least once a year.

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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 9:21:26 AM

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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 9:35:08 AM

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The Stand by Stephan King. I think I secretly wanted Captain Trips to happen some day.
1curiouscat
Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 10:12:03 AM

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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 11:34:13 AM

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The Time Traveler's Wife-Audrey Niffenegger
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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 11:44:40 AM

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The Holy Man ~ by Susan Trott

I bought this book when it first came out (hard copy) ... and returned to the store on the Monday and bought 8 more copies .... I gave them away as gifts (and even my original one). Now I only have it in soft cover.

Michael
Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 1:48:18 PM

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Dictionary with synonyms and I like it Big!

Second it a language translator, es muy importante, alle sprog er smukke!

LauraLee_sugah
Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 5:46:09 PM

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i have re-read The Hobbit multiple times since my first trip with Bilbo in junior high....

Archadia
Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 6:20:09 PM

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Not much of a reader i must admit, although I did enjoy Harry Potter, and I've read Slash's Autobiography which is pretty epic. I found reading Lord of the rings really annoying, and got fed up with it pretty quickly.
DLizze
Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 8:35:43 PM

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That is a tughie. I don't know which I have read more often, John Dos Passos' U.S.A., or Robert A Heinlein's Time Enough For Love, or .

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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 10:02:49 PM

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I have 3: The diary of Anne Frank
Night- Elie Wiesel
Desperation- Stephen King
Unlaw
Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 11:06:07 PM

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I read a lot. I have to agree with Chefkathleen...I loved The Stand by Stephen King. I had to do a book report on it. I had a choice of that book and Lord of the Flies...I read them both...Liked The Stand better...

MacBeth is my favorite classic...

I loved The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlam, I got hooked onto all of his books... I don't really have a present favorite
Irishdrifter
Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2011 5:51:00 AM

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If I had to pick one it would be. Islands in the Stream By Ernest Hemingway.
Alphamagus
Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2011 6:08:49 AM

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The count of monte christo...hands down..
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2011 8:01:16 AM

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Pet Sematary by Stephen King. Currently reading it and getting to "that bit that forces you to put it down and not pick it up for another few weeks". People in the know, will know, you know.
DazzlingLove
Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2011 4:04:07 PM

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I loved the Scarlet Letter :)
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Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2011 1:06:48 PM

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Wuthering Heights - purely because I read it so often, my copy is battered and bruised from the places its been.
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Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2011 1:34:49 PM

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An impossible question for a literature teacher to answer...it's like asking me to choose between friends. However, I will say that my favorite book to teach is Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird". No matter the age of the students, everyone can get something out of it.
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Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2011 2:27:47 PM

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As a stand-alone book, I would probably say Markus Zusak's The Book Thief.

However, once I start reading a Harry Potter book, I can't put it down, and Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials series was fantastic. I've also recently become an Austen fan, with Emma being my favourite thus far.

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sweetme
Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2011 4:03:09 PM

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J.R. Ward Brotherhood series. Loved the whole series.
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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2011 3:00:28 AM

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has to be:




i highly recommend this book. yes its a hockey book but there is a lot more to it

great book
sprite
Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2011 9:37:38 AM

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1curiouscat wrote:
Lately its:



Oh! i read this a few years ago! it was a wonderful read, and i love how it left what really happened somewhat up to the reader! excellent choice. :)

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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2011 9:41:07 AM

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sprite wrote:


Oh! i read this a few years ago! it was a wonderful read, and i love how it left what really happened somewhat up to the reader! excellent choice. :)



I loved Life of Pi. The last chapter was epic.

My favorite book of all time is Albert Camus' La Chute (The Fall). Read it 26 times so far
CuriousKitty
Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2011 10:32:10 AM

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Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.
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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2011 1:00:10 PM

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the count of monte cristo by alexander dumas
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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2011 2:50:59 PM

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when I receive my e-reader (please Santa! I've been good, really!!) ... I am thinking most of these "loves" of all yours ... are going to be downloaded!

another one of my favourites (and given away a few times) is Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

wolfpost
Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 6:33:40 AM

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Lord of the Rings. I just love going to other worlds and this to me is the original and best.

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Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2011 5:28:39 PM

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I'm now reading The Dirt by Motley Crue for the 4th time and just finished Women by Chuck Bukowski for the 2nd time, to books I really enjoy. But I also liked reading The Hobbit, more so than the Lord of the Rings trilogy, even though I enjoyed them too.
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Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2011 1:12:07 AM

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Wow that is a hard one....I read so much that I have to keep a list...and I am not one to pick favorites...however, there are two books that I find myself reading over and over. Moll Flanders and An American Tragedy.

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