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Kimberly

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Favorite book you have read...
« on: January 08, 2013, 10:36:22 pm »
We have a post for worst fiction book...so how about sharing your favorite book...of any type (fiction, non-fiction...whichever)?
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Re: Favorite book you have read...
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 10:38:46 pm »
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman has been my absolute favorite novel I have ever had the privilege of reading (or rather, listening to the audiobook).
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Re: Favorite book you have read...
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 10:40:48 pm »
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We have a post for worst fiction book...so how about sharing your favorite book...of any type (fiction, non-fiction...whichever)?

 
I have a few and they have all changed how I viewed a situation or myself. (In no particular order)

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives by Thomas French
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl
Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi  (I bawled reading this one)
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Re: Favorite book you have read...
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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer. Got to probably be the best overall book I have ever read. 1200 pages and never got boring, I couldn't put it down.
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The Anne of Green Gables series has been my favorite since elementary school and I reread it ever five years or so. It was that book for me. The one I first fell in love with, the one that made me a bookworm.

I can also read Beloved by Toni Morrison over and over. And The Stand (King) is one of my absolute favorites. Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.

The Prophet (Gibran) was given to me by a Big Sister while I was in foster care and its probably the closest thing I have to a Bible.

The Yellow Wallpaper was disturbing. Free online, short story from 1892 that completely exposes how absolutely horrific life could be for women in the care of well-meaning but sexist men/doctors. Go read it right now! It'll creep you out.

Dahlgren was the craziest book I've ever read but was strangely fascinating, unlike any other novel, so it's on the list, too.


Not a favorite and not bad, but The Kite Runner has to be the most depressing book I've ever read in my life and I think it may have seriously traumatized me.



Oh, and The Giving Tree.
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Oh, and The Giving Tree.

 
Who doesn't love the Giving Tree?  It's one of my childhood favorites and now my daughter absolutely loves it as well.
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David Eddings is probably one of my favourite authors ever, along with David Gemell, Karen Chance, and Raymond E Feist. Picking any one favourite is impossible for me.... :o
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2013, 08:04:31 am »
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I'm a rereader.  The harry potter series, Alas Babylon, LOTR, The HObbit, IT, The Stand,

Put me on a desert island with the foxfire series and the old boy scout field guide, and those books and I'm good.  A cave without a bear would be nice to.
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I'm a rereader.  The harry potter series, Alas Babylon, LOTR, The HObbit, IT, The Stand,

Put me on a desert island with the foxfire series and the old boy scout field guide, and those books and I'm good.  A cave without a bear would be nice to.


Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman is my very favourite book. I like books by either author, but Good Omens is special.

There are many other books I would rank as "favourites" but they're all a step down from Good Omens in my book, although, the closest book that would compare to it is Mortal Coils by Eric Nylund, which is like a young adult version of American Gods that no one's heard of....

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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2013, 11:44:21 am »
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The entire Tolkien bibliography (Silmarillion, Hobbit, and Children of Hurin being my favorite three complete stories), From Hell is my favorite graphic novel, Fahrenheit 451 is my favorite dystopia, the Popol Vuh is my favorite myth cycle, and I'm working on finding my favorite book on gender and sexuality.

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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2013, 01:14:22 pm »
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The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne keeps it close to home but blows your mind.

Any of Terry Brooks books, takes your imagination to a new world.

One Second After by William R. Forstchen A could happen to the world type book but amazing.
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My favourite book is an historical fiction novel called 'Here Be Dragons' by Sharon Kay Penman.

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Donut Shop Mysteries by Jessica Black. I'm currently on Killer Crullers, where a man dies shortly after he bought a box of heavily iced crullers off of Suzanna Hart and threw them at the door of her friend that owned a second hand shop next to her. I really liked 'A Witchcraft Mysteries' by Juliet Blackwell, which follows a witch that owns a vintage shop and has a very horrible past. I find her to be a very broken person because her mother took her to a tent where, apparently she told the minister that her daughter was born a witch. They threw her on a stage and poured snakes on her while speaking from the bible. I really like her pig familiar that hates it when anyone takes over his space, including, first a cat, and next a baby.

I also liked the whole thing with her argument with a Wiccan that didn't like how she practiced her craft. I guess demons will do that to a Wiccan when she thinks that demons are a Christian invention when their not. At least in that series.

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My favorite book that I have read would have to be "Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich" by David Webster.
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I read Death Warmed Over by Kevin J. Anderson. I'm really looking forward to Unnatural Acts. If no one has heard of Death Warmed Over its about this PI that gets shot trying to find out who killed his girlfriend. The twist is that in this world he comes back to life as a zombie and goes right back to work. No brain eating in this story. Also, in this world, every creature that people thought wasn't real from vampires to witches are in this story. The funny part was the misspell case that he had to do. Apparently the publishing house had done a misprint in one of the spell books and when one sister used it on the other, just to make sure that it had been done right, the sister turned into a pig. Funny, funny.

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