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gloomy sag
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posted March 22, 2004 12:41 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you like to read? What is your favorite book? Why?

I'll start. I love reading. The only way my mom could make me eat when I was a baby was to read me from a book and let me hold it and look at the pictures. I learned how to read at 4.
My favorite book as of a couple of years is "Last Lovers" by William Wharton. He is actually one of my favorite writers of all times. I like his books because I relate to his mentality and sensuality. He makes me feel good about the world.
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juniperb
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posted March 22, 2004 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was read to as a baby too. My dad read Zane Grey westerns to me and Mom read her True Story magazines. I grew up with a love for books too.

My favorite and most read book is Gone With the Wind by Margret Mitchell. I always wanted to be like the character Melanie but was like Scarlet. I have a strong pull to the civil war era and the book totally captured my past life memories (not that I realized it as a child).

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posted March 22, 2004 12:53 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE reading.For as long as I can remember I have always been reading.
My fav book is Count Dracula.
That book chills me to the bone,especially if I am reading it late at night.OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

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juniperb
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posted March 22, 2004 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Moondreamer, that was a good one

All esoteric books aside, The Stand by Stephen King is my 2nd favorite. A man ahead of his time

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gloomy sag
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posted March 22, 2004 01:12 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, keep up the great job! Has anybody read "Last Lovers"?

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posted March 22, 2004 01:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Eleanore     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I absolutely LOVE to read! Echoing juniperb and leaving all the esoteric and occult books aside I'd have to say my all time favorite book is ... The Lorax by Dr. Seuss.

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gloomy sag
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posted March 22, 2004 01:50 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love "Gone with the wind"! Scarlet was an Aries according to Linda. I believe that an Aquarian would handle the tough situations that she had to go through a little differently, don't you agree, juniperb?

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posted March 22, 2004 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
'Quite' gloomy sag

Did you read Scarlett: the sequel by Alexandra Ripley ? It was rich in detail but it didn`t strike the cord M.M. did.

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gloomy sag
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posted March 23, 2004 10:58 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I did read it. You are right, but don't forget the universal rule that sequels S.U.C.K.
But then again they got together (Scarlet and Rett) and lived happily ever after. I always like happy endings And they had another daughter and it was all so bubbly and pink and ...

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posted March 23, 2004 11:07 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I still need to read Anne of Green Gables and the series.

Oh . . . Harry Potter too.

I keep forgetting

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gloomy sag
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posted March 23, 2004 11:14 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Aphrodite, I haven't read Anne of Green Gables myself but here is a cool link http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/People/rgs/anne-table.html
I have to admit - I am a big Harry Potter fan. Can't wait for the 6th book to come out!

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posted March 23, 2004 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FishKitten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So Juni...that's where I know you from. The South. I spent a lot of time this lifetime there, and obviously more time in other lifetimes. I lived in Vicksburg for about 6 months when I was 8. I recognized everything that was left from the mid-1800's. And I knew where a lot of things had been that were no longer there. And I lived near New Orleans about a year later. Same kind of thing. I KNEW that place. That's why one of my areas of specialization back when I got my history degree was American Civil War. Its a lot easier to get good grades in the classes where you remember the subject matter from before.

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posted March 23, 2004 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FishKitten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OOps...forgot to talk about books. I love Gone With the Wind,too, anything by Stephen King, John Grisham, J.R.R. Tolkien, Georgette Heyer, Douglas Adams, of course Linda Goodman...and quite a few others. I spend a lot of time reading translations of ancient texts or trying to figure out the language they're written in. Sorry...I kind of geeked out at the end.

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posted March 23, 2004 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nephthys     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My favorite book is "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. I have read this book several times and I just started re-reading it again. I love the kids curiosity about Boo Radley. There was a Boo Radley house in my old neighborhood.

Another favorite is "Gooberz" by you-know-who. No explanation necessary.

My newest favorite is "Conversations with Animals" by Lydia Hiby. This is a must read for any/all animal lovers.

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gloomy sag
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posted March 23, 2004 09:03 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Again all of the input much appreciated!
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"I spend a lot of time reading translations of ancient texts or trying to figure out the language they're written in."

Wow, FishKitten. Welcome to Geekland - my home country What exactly do you do with those text - do you look at originals? Do you speak any dead languages?
This is exiting!

Nephthys, I meant to read that "mockingbird" book one day. Right now I'm struggling with school stuff and the biography of Melville Dewey. (eh, I can't help it - I'm boring as hell )

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Rainbow~
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posted March 23, 2004 09:16 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Juni....I love GONE WITH THE WIND too....and like you hoped I could be a kind person like Melanie (must have read it about three times) *sigh*.......

GONE WITH THE WIND...also happens to be my favorite movie....

Now as far as other books go (yes I've always loved reading too), there are so many that I love, it's gonna be hard to pin down one....

Charles Dickens is one of my favorite authors, and have read both DAVID COPPERFIELD and GREAT EXPECTATIONS several times (I'm a glutton for enjoyment).... It has been my plan to read as much of his works that I can, and just the other day I found books online to read....so am nearly at the end of OLIVER TWIST...been reading some every nite...

GOOBERZ goes without saying...

But I guess I'll have to say that ISLANDIA by Lloyd Tappen Wright is probably my all time favorite...

(I could really go into a zillion more that I love, but I guess I covered the main ones)

I have more about the books I love over on THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS thread...


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TINK
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posted March 23, 2004 09:24 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Finally read To Kill a Mockingbird last year. Wonderful. Don't know what took me so long. Swiped my mom's copy of The Stand at 14 and never got over it. On that proverbial desert island I have with me the New Testament, Peter Pan ( the original - none of that Disney crap) and The Declaration of Independence. Wild card - The French Lieutenant's Woman. No wait! My much-loved tear-stained copy of Leaves of Grass. Well ... then again maybe Orlando instead. Or A Room With a View? Just because it skips along and finds a happy place. But how could I forget Gooberz! And then there's Dr Zhivago. I'd really miss that one. And The English Patient. Can I squeeze that one in the luggage too? And Great Expectations. And A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. And ... awww damn.

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gloomy sag
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posted March 23, 2004 09:29 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow Tink!
Wow Rainbow!
I didn't realize how many book adorers were out there. I guess I could call myself lucky for working with books then. (I'm a librarian )
P.S. Yeah Rainbow, thanks for pointing out the Piligrim's progress forum. Somehow I've left that one out of sight
Hmm, how do I get a copy of Gooberz?

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dafremen
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posted March 23, 2004 09:31 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Settling on a favorite book, for me, would be like settling on a favorite finger..

My favorite astrology books are, of course, by the lovely and talented Linda Goodman, Love Signs being the best of the bunch, in my opinion. Still, the most accurate and insightful Sun sign astrology book in my collection is almost certainly You're Every Sign by Phyllis Firak-Mitz.

Recently, I happened upon a book which is really quite extraordinary. It is called Science of Religion and it describes QUITE accurately, divine Truth as closely as it can be described to a human by a human. I have begun copying selected excerpts here:

Science of Religion

My favorite science fiction books of all time are the Dune books by Frank Herbert.

My favorite reference book is my 1990 World Almanac or my Rand McNally Atlas Masterpiece Edition which contains the lats and longs for over 700,000 places around the world.

A Wrinkle in Time, The Phantom Tollbooth, and if you haven't read The Golden Book of Fairy Tales by Marie Ponsot...you haven't TRULY read a book of fairy tales yet.

Finally, astrology would never have entered my life had it not been for The Zodiac and Its Mysteries by Professor A.F. Seward
and for that, it will always have a special place in the collection.

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gloomy sag
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posted March 23, 2004 09:38 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good stuff! Thank you Daf!
I am so exited to learn about new books!

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TINK
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posted March 23, 2004 09:45 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh God no! I forgot A Wrinkle in Time! Sublime. Must take that one too. The sequel, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, also most wonderful. How could I live without that? *sigh* So many books.

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TINK
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posted March 23, 2004 09:48 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A librarian? I just caught that. Gosh, that's a dream job. How could you be gloomy doing that?

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posted March 23, 2004 09:59 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
my fave book -
" The garden of Eden" by Hemingway.
I picked this book while waiting on a long line and wanted to read something until my turn came...well, I read the first page and didnt put it away for the next couple of hours- bought the book, took it home, read it until 3 AM , then the next day took it with me at work and finished it during lunch time.
I have no idea why this book moved me so much but the effect was immense.

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gloomy sag
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posted March 23, 2004 10:00 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, it's a part of the job description;p
I get to work with wonderful yet very old and a little 'out there' ladies. It could be fun if you get to see somebody younger than 70 from time to time, which I don't

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gloomy sag
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posted March 23, 2004 10:02 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jazzebel, I suspect that you are a Bulgarian. Am I right?

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