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  1. #41
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    Diana Gabaldon! Amazing stuff. I always thought of Alex Kingston as Claire http://www.nbc.com/ER/images/wherear...x_kingston.jpg

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    Dick Francis & Dan Brown novels
    Jane Eyre
    The Thorn Birds

    I can see myself picking up the Harry Potter books again, along with the Twilight books.
    "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy



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    I have read several of my books several times. In fact, because I do, the "new" books (purchased at second-hand stores and elsewhere) pile up. I recently took most of my "read" books upstairs and hauled down the non-read books to my built-in bookshelves. Sooner or later, I want to catch up.

    Lots of times, reading one book in a series, i.e. The Black Stallion, Tarzan of the Apes (or the Pellucidar or Barsoom/Mars series), Dick Francis' mysteries, etc. leads me to reading the rest. But to make a short story (Hah! A pun!!) long, here are some VERY favorites and many-times read:

    A Stitch In Snow, Dragonsong, and Dragonsinger - all by Anne McCaffrey
    Olympic Horseman - John Richard Young
    A Horse Named Doodlebug - Irene Brady
    Spice Box and A Daily Rate - both by Grace Livingston Hill
    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir - Josephine Leslie
    The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey
    The Incredible Journey - Sheila Burnford
    Spotted Horse - Glen Balch
    Champion Dog Prince Tom - Jean Fritz and Tom Clute
    A New Leash On Death - Susan Conant
    A Pedigree To Die For - Laurien Berenson
    (non-fiction) Games Mother Never Taught You (Corporate Gamemanship for Women) - Betty Lehan Harragan (My mother gave me this book, and I gave several copies to friends after reading it.)

    Some of these are books for "younger readers", easy and quick to read, but they are still very good. I LOVE my "dog mysteries", and I like to re-read them for the dogs/dog showing parts of the books.
    "Oh, sure, you may be able to take down one smurf, but mark my words: You bonk one smurf, you better be ready for a blue wave."---Bucky Katt



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    Comfort books: Harry Potter, The Da Vinci Code, Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts.

    Both of Alexandra Fuller's books and Peter Goodwin's When the Crocodile Eats the Sun.
    "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
    "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey



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    Wow?
    I'm the only Horse-Nerd here who rereads National Velvet?

    Besides that one, Mary Renault's historical fiction - particularly her Alexander the Great series.
    I learned more of the ancient Greeks' world from her books than from any History class.
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
    Hey Vern! 1982-2009
    Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009



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    For me, I read and re-read:

    Shogun

    Tai Pan

    The Thorn Birds

    Lord of the Rings (probably re-read it the most)

    Harry Potter series

    A Canticle for Lebowitz

    Dune

    Stranger in a Strange Land
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    My Horses, My Teachers -- Podhajsky
    Atlas Shrugged -- Rand
    The Fountainhead -- Rand
    LOTR trilogy -- Tolkien
    1984 -- Orwell
    Animal Farm -- Orwell
    Parliament Of Whores -- O'Rourke
    All The Trouble In The World -- O'Rourke
    Hitchhiker's Guide set -- Adams
    “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
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    James Clavell is pretty awesome so I'm going to second shogun and Tai Pan, and add;
    King Rat
    Noble House
    Whirlwind

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    Hmm. I reread Tolkien and also have what I call "festivals" where I reread Dick Francis mysteries in copyright order. I also reread Robin Hobbs's fantasy trilogies.

    On a more classical note, i go back to the Jane Austen novels, and to the Russians - mainly Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, but I was a Russian lit major so read others again as well.
    Only one cat - must not be totally crazy yet!


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    Stephen King books (except for the Dark Towers series) and Orwell
    "When a president can pick and choose which laws to follow and which to ignore, he is no longer a president. " Ted Cruz



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    Any of the Dragonriders of Pern or Heralds of Valdemar. Writings of Mark Twain and Rita Mae Brown. She Walks These Hills by Shayrn McCrumb.


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    Quote Originally Posted by evenstar View Post
    Hmm. I reread Tolkien and also have what I call "festivals" where I reread Dick Francis mysteries in copyright order. I also reread Robin Hobbs's fantasy trilogies.

    On a more classical note, i go back to the Jane Austen novels, and to the Russians - mainly Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, but I was a Russian lit major so read others again as well.
    I just bought a bunch of Dick Francis novels at a second hand shop that I did not own but had read. It has been fun rereading them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Luseride View Post
    Any of the Dragonriders of Pern or Heralds of Valdemar. Writings of Mark Twain and Rita Mae Brown. She Walks These Hills by Shayrn McCrumb.
    Heralds of Valdemar -Magic's Pawn, Magic's Promise, Magic's Price. My problem with Mercedes Lackey is that she doesn't always follow her own history and backstory so you read a later book about a past character and he has a new history (Stef the former thief comes to mind).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovey1121 View Post
    I forgot the childhood goodies - Harriet The Spy, A Little Princess, The Secret Garden, Man O'War, The Horsemasters, Jump-Shy....some of my oldest friends
    The Horsemasters!! I might just have to reread it tonight!


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    The Prince of Tides- Pat Conroy
    The Earth Children series by Jean Auel
    The Witch of Cologne- Tobsha Lerner (sp?)
    The Island of Blue Dolphins - Scott ODell
    “While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.” Mark Twain



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    Quote Originally Posted by lovey1121 View Post
    I forgot the childhood goodies - Harriet The Spy, A Little Princess, The Secret Garden, Man O'War, The Horsemasters, Jump-Shy....some of my oldest friends
    Just scored an original edition of The Wind in the Willows at the Salvation Army. For a dollar. Happy Dance!
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    I love feral children. They taste like chicken.


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    Glad I'm not the only Harry Potter fan here. I revisit them pretty regulary.

    I adore The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. When I read it, I forget it's fiction. I really believe I'm reading an interview, or a diary. Love it.
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    I love feral children. They taste like chicken.



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    I 2nd/3rd/20th the Harry Potter series, Shogun, LOTR/Hobbit, Watership Down, the first 3 Jean Auel books (the 4th was OK and the last 2 were so incredibly bad it almost made me take the first 4 off the favorites list!), and The Stand.

    I'll add (don't think anyone mentioned these ones yet) the ASOIAF series (currently on my 3rd reread of the whole series, I pick up so much more each time), Colleen McCollough's series on Ancient Rome (started with the First Man in Rome), London by Rutherford, IT by Stephen King, and the Jeff/ Michael Shaara series on the US Civil War & Revolutionary War (started with the Killer Angels).

    The above are the ones I've read multiple times, but I have a very very long list of books I've read at least twice.

    Geesh, looking at that list and knowing how much I reread all of those, it's a wonder I get anything new read!

    Hmmm, and I'm starting to think it's been a loooong time since I read The Stand...
    ~Living the life I imagined~



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    Shaara! Indeed! Similarly, Sharon Kay Penman. BTW how the heck do you pronounce Auel? Ow-well? Ahll?

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    Of Human Bondage, by Somerset Maugham



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