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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2004, 02:07:22 AM »
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And you stayed awake though this whole book?

Nope. I had to sleep LONG before I finished it. XD

Back on topic(I didn't mean to warp this thread, into a Xerox one). ;]

I grew up with the book The Big Thicket. I've lived near the Big Thicket(it's a real place), all my life. I've never been there though.  :(

It's a story about the animals that live there. It's based in south-east Texas(that used to be part of Louisiana).

Anyone else have a favorite book/story from their childhood?

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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #41 on: August 10, 2004, 05:54:51 AM »
Anyone else have a favorite book/story from their childhood?

I remember asking my dad to read The Neverending Story to me quite often. ;D

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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2004, 08:23:13 AM »
I remember I used to love a nursery rhyme book my grandma would read to me called Alligator Pie. :)
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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2004, 08:25:13 AM »
I loved Cinderella.  I remember having some black shoes like Cinderella did (in the Disney movie) and just pretend that I was her! :)
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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2004, 06:30:05 PM »
I had these two books I adored as a kid called "Gnomes and monsters" and "Dragons and knights" which were like a collection of stories about the above titles.
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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #45 on: August 10, 2004, 07:26:34 PM »
Dr. Zeuss.

I overheard my mother one day refer to them as the "Stepping Stones of Learning" (or something to that effect).

So, being the brilliant child I was, I threw our Dr. Zeuss books on the floor of the basement and used them as "stepping stones" across the room. XD
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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #46 on: August 14, 2004, 04:55:36 PM »
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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #47 on: October 05, 2004, 03:13:09 PM »
I HIGHLY recommend Letters from an American Farmer, written by J. Hector St. John De Cre'vecceur(excuse spelling). 8)

It was written, by a Frenchman, that lived(immigrated?) in England, Canada and America. When he translated the book, he hadn't used french in so long, that he had to almost relearn it(a detail I find very interesting).
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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #48 on: October 07, 2004, 10:31:38 AM »
I just started reading Zelazny's Jack of the Shadows. So far, its good.
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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2005, 06:20:02 PM »
Are people not reading anymore!?(interrobang)
Well, anyway, I just revived this thread to say that I just started reading Terry Pratchet's Discworld series.
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« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2005, 06:35:03 PM »
Are people not reading anymore!?(interrobang)

Actually... I've been reading magazines more than books lately( so I've had nothing to post in this thread ). :P

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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #51 on: March 19, 2005, 09:54:15 PM »
I am reading the best book ever, also called THE ULTIMANT HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY.
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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #52 on: July 19, 2005, 08:49:18 PM »
I know you KQIX people are an intelligent group, and love to read. I wanted to give you all a chance to recommend books, discuss books, and lambaste/compliment authors.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

-"Piratica" by Tanith Lee - LOVED IT!!!

-"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
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« Reply #53 on: July 20, 2005, 04:01:17 PM »
War and Peace eh?

I admit I leafed through a few pages and abandoned it forever! Why? I actually cannot recall but judging by the scale of such a mighty tome, it will be a while yet (this is coming from the man who read The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmirillion within the space of 8-9 weeks, every evening without fail...I felt they were that good!)

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« Reply #54 on: July 30, 2005, 04:25:35 PM »
What? You stopped reading War and Peace?!? You have to read it! Yeah, it can be a little slow at first, but I loved it! My favorite character was Natasha Rostov.

MORE RECOMMENDATIONS:

-"Wicked" by Gregory MacGuire
-"A Step From Heaven" by An Na
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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #55 on: July 30, 2005, 04:54:25 PM »
I am currently reading Night Masks, By R.A. Salvatore. I highly recommend his books to anyone who loves fantasy novels, especially The Dark Elf Trilogy.
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« Reply #56 on: August 18, 2005, 06:59:45 PM »
I just finished "The Wind Singer" by William Nicholson. It is sooo good and everybody has to read it!  ;D

Also:

- "The Merchant of Venice" by Shakespeare
- "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" by Salman Rushdie
- "Oh the Glory of it All" by Sean Wilsey (great EXPOSEE!)  ;D
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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #57 on: August 18, 2005, 08:00:48 PM »
I'm sick of reading novels  :P right now i'm reading "Seven Years of Highly Defective People" by Scott Adams. It's a Dilbert collection with some commentarys on the characters and strips. It's awsome!! :stabs:
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« Reply #58 on: August 30, 2005, 08:34:36 PM »
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« Reply #59 on: August 30, 2005, 09:12:56 PM »
Everybody HAS to read The Wind on Fire Trilogy by William Nicholson:

-"The Wind Singer"
-"Slaves of the Mastery"
-"Firesong"
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