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12/11/10 5:45 P

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I'm going to be a bit of a snob here. I can't believe people in the "Bookworms" forum don't have a favorite book. I'm not sure how that happens. My favorite has to be "The World According to Garp" by John Irving. I would definitely put "To Kill a Mockingbird" in the top 5. "The Great Gatsby" is also up there.

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11/28/10 11:07 P

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Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

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11/26/10 9:08 P

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Harry Potter series!

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11/26/10 9:02 P

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there are too many books that i have liked/loved. i've read all the diana garbaldon books...very good.
i also loved "celia & the fairies and can be read by young & old. then there's all the philip craig "martha's vineyard murder mysteries. also "ahab's wife" was brilliant.
there are just too many favorites to pick just one.
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11/25/10 2:02 A

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There's five main books i've read over and over again and keep coming back for more:

1. "Great disasters", by reader's digest
2. "To Kill A Mockingbird"
3. "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
4. "The Dilbert Future: Thriving on Stupidity in the 21st Century"
5. "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom (or The Diary of Anne Frank--their tied in place to me)

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11/24/10 11:50 P

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I guess I agree both ways. I have so many both as a child and adult it is difficult to pick just one. But I also agree I loved To Kill a Mockingbird both as a child and as an adult (I have read it twice this year alone). So that might define my most favorite but that definition also goes for I, Robot and the other Robot stories by Issac Asimov. I guess I could have a favorite in every type of book that I read.

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11/23/10 8:51 A

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WOW!! What a topic. I'm with everyone else...I have many favorite books and authors:
The Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter series
Dragonriders of Pern series to name a few
authors: Phyllis Whitney, Agatha Christie, Tolkein, Anna McCaffrety (sp), Nora Roberts (J.D. Robb), Robert Ludlum, Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan and so many others

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11/23/10 7:14 A

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I can't pick one but I have three all time favorite series. They are below.

Twilight
Harry Potter
Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood)

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11/23/10 1:25 A

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I greatly enjoyed Outlander but I believe my all time favorite novel would have to be Public Secrets by Nora Roberts. Harry Potter and the Twilight Saga are also among my favorites.

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11/22/10 10:35 A

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I also cannot pick just one...I love too many of them to even list. :)

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11/22/10 9:35 A

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I think I have to agree with Outlander, lol. That is the first book that popped into my head. Does the whole series count?

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11/21/10 10:36 P

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Really, I could never pick just one book. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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11/21/10 8:19 P

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How funny when I read this, I thought I'd like to hope it would be the last book I read.

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11/21/10 7:53 P

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I sonetimes think that my favorite is the last one that I have read. It is hard to come up with just one. The Harry Potter series is at the top of the list, along with books by Nora Roberts, Elizabeth Lowell, and others.

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11/21/10 3:10 P

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That is very hard to pick.I have read books ever since I can remember.Books like Little Women and Little Men come to mind.I love James Patterson's books.No way I can pick a favorite. emoticon

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11/21/10 2:18 P

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Pride and Prejudice

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11/21/10 2:01 P

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This is hard for me as well since I like so many books and for many different reasons. I think my favorite comfort book is an audio book version of The last Promise by Richard Paul Evans. I love Italy and want to go there some day and this audio book lets you hear the language and it also vividly describes the places. I love the story too but sometimes I just get lost in the place. I love the way he always starts each chapter with a quote and they read it in Italian first and then translate it.

I also love the Christmas box series by Richard Paul evans and I usually read it every holiday season. It makes you appreciate people more. I also give this one as gifts every year.

The oldest Favorite that I have was assigned reading in high school. I think it was published in the 70's. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. I still have my original copy and I'm afraid it will fall apart if I read it again.

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11/21/10 1:54 P

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Like others I just don't know what I would pick. I like a number of types of books, non-fiction, memoirs, historical fiction, mysteries like the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, and I also love books about food.

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11/21/10 1:29 P

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I, as so many others here, find it impossible to pick just one or even just a few.
If I had to narrow it down, I probably would pick a series but even there, I would have difficulty. I do prefer series. There I count on visiting again later with the characters (my friends).
This is a good, interesting discussion forum. Thanks for suggesting it.

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11/21/10 1:12 P

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After 56 years of reading, favorite book is impossible. I can think of classics,and their authors, that changed my life. I can think of the 100 books I should read before I die, but when I think of favorite, it is what book(s) do I wait for to read to entertain and delight. J. D. Robb's (Nora Roberts) "In Death" series falls into that catagory. Isn't that what reading should be, and it is different for every individual.

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My all time favorite is a romance by Linda Howard titles Mackenzie's Mountain. I love the heroine in the book.

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11/21/10 12:46 P

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I have many favs so its hard to pick one, so I will go with A Tigers Woman by Celeste De Blasis. It is very well written and The characters seem to come alive! It is a historical romance.

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11/21/10 12:44 P

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My all time favorite is also "To Kill a Mockingbird." I have read it many times over the years and plan to read it again soon, since 2010 was the 50th anniversary of the book being released. The book and I are the same age (a few weeks difference).

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11/21/10 12:37 P

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"Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon. I know it's not a classic or anything, but when I want to read purely for comfort, that's a book I break out. I love the storyline, character development, and Ms. Gabaldon's attempt to incorporate historically accurate facts when at all possible.

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What is your all time favourite book?
Mine has to be To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I read it at school in the 1970's. She wrote so beautifully that you can imagine being in the book. I live in England & being a teenager at the time of reading was only slightly aware of the racial problems in the US so it really opened my eyes to the big wide world. Reading does let you "travel" to all sorts of places & situations in the comfort of your own home doesn't it!
Happy Reading Everyone.
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