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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:05 pm 
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Everyone has been talking about their favorite authors, but I was
wondering. . . What is everyone's favorite book?

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ooh that is a hard one, I read so much it is really hard for me to have a true faveorite, but here are a few of books that really stick out to me.

The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant

The Magus, by John Fowles

Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger

Island of the Blue Dolphin, by Scott O'Dell

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the sound and the fury by faulkner is my favorite. i could go on forever, but for your sake i'll leave it at that haha

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I guess it's hard 4 eveyone to pick a favorite! hmmm I have to say The Zahir by Paulo Coelho, The Davinci Code by Dan Brown, and The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

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i have several favorites but heres the top few that i love:

~the first part last -angela johnson-
~the blue sword -robin mckinley-
~shadow game -christine feehan-
~angel -johanna lindsey-
~the outlaw viking -sandra hill-

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Too many to choose from... lol, but to follow above examples I'll name a few..

To Kill A Mockingbird : Harper Lee
All quiet on the Western Front : Erich Maria Remarque
Dare to Dream : Nora Roberts
The Watchers: Dean Koontz
A Painted House: John Grisham
For Whom the Bell Tolls: Hemmingway
The Great Gatsby : Scott Fitzgerald
The Celestine Prophecy: James Redfield
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen

ok I am going to stop there but the list goes on and on... lol

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I don't think it's possible to have one favoritie book, or at least for me. My list of good books grows so fast I can only keep track of the ones I have read most recently.Here are a few that I would reread...

uglies scott westerfeld
if only it were true marc levy
the da vinci code dan brown
great and terrible beauty libba bray
stravaganza (trilogy) mary hoffman

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Did you say book--singular? Impossible!
OK, here's the LATEST favorite:

The Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert

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Ok, ok, ok, maybe I worded it badly, I was just looking for some good books to read. Believe me, if I asked myself the question I don't think I could come up with a list as short as most people have! Sorry!
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Bah, how can you have a favorite book? Can an artist have a favorite color? Can a gardener have a favorite flower?

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Drister wrote:
Bah, how can you have a favorite book? Can an artist have a favorite color? Can a gardener have a favorite flower?


Well, I think there are differences between gardening and literature. There are differences between art and literature. For instance, a poet must blend colours in to form a whole image. A garden is complete with all the flowers etc.

Mind you, artists do have favourite colours and gardeners will have favourite flowers. So, we can have a favourite book. Just a difficult thing to decide.

I'd probably say that my favourite book would be:

Unto Leviathan by Richard Paul Russo

or

The Man In The Maze by Robert Silverberg


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My favorite book is:

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

And if it's in Spanish, I like all Federico García Lorca's work.


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GICampbell-16 wrote:
Well, I think there are differences between gardening and literature. There are differences between art and literature. For instance, a poet must blend colours in to form a whole image. A garden is complete with all the flowers etc.

Mind you, artists do have favourite colours and gardeners will have favourite flowers. So, we can have a favourite book. Just a difficult thing to decide.


Thank you GICampbell, I agree with you completly, what you wrote is exactly what I was thinking.
By the way, I am an (aspiring) artist and my favorite color is blue.

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Be Happy Corporation wrote:
And if it's in Spanish, I like all Federico García Lorca's work.


yeah, i really like blood wedding, although i s'pose i've never read it as boda de sangre. i don't think i'd be fluid enough in spanish.

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[/quote]Thank you GICampbell, I agree with you completly, what you wrote is exactly what I was thinking.
By the way, I am an (aspiring) artist and my favorite color is blue.[/quote]

What kind of paintings do you prefer to do? I detect that possibly oceans and skies going on your favourite colour. But I don't know. I'm not a painter.

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