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I loved a 'Tale of Two Cities', but that could just be because we got to act the whole thing our for english class instead of taking any tests.

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Unnil wrote:
much better than Tolkien really.
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it's just not possible. if you dive into tolkien's work with both feet first, you will enter a world that rarely people dare to truly venture in without the aid of a dictionary or something to keep them awake.

and if you couldn't tell, Tolkien's work is all on my favorite list.

but beside that...
the elfstones of shanarrah terry brooks
The Harper Hall Trilogy anne mcCaffery
The Dragonriders of Pern anne mcCaffery
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the *dare I say* best of all,
The Thirteenth Tale Diane Setterfeild


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My favorite book at the moment is definetly "The curious incident of the dog in the night-time" by Mark Haddon It's absolutly superb and I recommend it to everyone who hasn't read it yet.


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-She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
-All of Thomas Harris' books (NE one read Hannibal Rising?? Anyone?)
-Anne McCaffrey's Crystal Singer trilogy, although my favorite is Killashandra
-I've been a big fan of Mercedes Lackey since I was about 12, so maybe I'm getting a bit old for her books, but, meh, I still love them! By the Sword is my favorite, closely followed by Oathbound and Oathbreakers.
-The Hobbit. I read it first. I love it the best. I like all of the others but I still have a special place in my heart for Bilbo.
-The Chronicles of Narnia. My absolute favorite books growing up.
-The Awakening by Kate Chopin
-Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
-A Midsummer Night's Dream by Big Willy S. :lol:
-I love Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake books. Until very recently. And that is my shortest rant in history on the plot turns the books have taken. I will have faith. I will survive. I need the "banging head against the wall smiley" here... just imagine it.
-Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
-The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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Restricting myself to my favorite genre - classic literature, a small fraction of the list would be:
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.


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a few days ago, i finished the consolation of philosophy by alain de botton.
interesting and lovely.


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I'd like to know if anyone can procure a copy of Tom Stoppard's

'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead' and send it to me over e-mail.

If there is even a slight possibility of that, send me a private message and I'll tell you my e-mail id.

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hej :D szukam opowiadania po angielsku i nie moge znaleźć nic ciekawego... ale tu chyba nie znajde nic, hehe. Cóż, fanie sobie poisać tak, ale i tak nikt mi nie odpisze :/ pozdrawiam, buziaczki :* :* :*


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My favorite books have changed as I grew up, and as I keep reading and finding new authors, I can't say I have a favorite book. I have many I like and I have enjoyed reading in my life, though. Maybe too many - which is good ;)


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Favourite book? Impossible to decide! However at the minute one of my favourites is To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee.


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soandso wrote:
Everyone has been talking about their favorite authors, but I was
wondering. . . What is everyone's favorite book?


I think Brideshead Revisited (Waugh) is fabulous. I must read it 10 times a year. The Loved One (same author) is totally different from Brideshead Revisited, and really a kick to read. And Rebecca (du Maurier) I love, too. And The Chosen (Potok) Inside/Outside (Wouk) and This is My God (also Wouk) ...and Jean de Florette (Pagnol, I think) Well, I guess I could go on and on...and on... :lol:


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I must say my best book recently, as I read too much ( as if thats possible)
1. Ugly by Constance Brenner
2. A criminal history of mankind by Colin Wilson
3. Atlas shrugged
Triomf by Marlene Van Niekerk

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Atlas Shrugged.

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I'm going to be nice and limit myself to five

Notes From Underground- That russian guy who i cant spell

The Count of Monte Cristo- Dumas. Everyone should read this book.

The Lord of the Rings. all of them.

A song of ice and fire- Martain. these are more personal then tolkeins books, but they're kind of vulger. it's a shame, if he cleaned it up i bet he could have sold tons more copies.

Angila's Ashes- Frank McCourt.


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