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    Oh, and of course, putting on the movies as background noise and listening to Alan Rickman's voice as Snape. LOVE his voice.


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    Oh AIrs about the Ground! I LOVE Mary Stewart! (her novel This Rough Magic, about Corfu is great too, as is Nine Coaches Waiting, in France is great too.Her Merlin series is not bad either , very different from Once and Future King.

    And James Herriott! for sure! Can listen to his books over and over and over (sometiems take my TAPE RECORDER,d ates me, to the barn and listen to his stories while cleaning!)


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    I read Pride and Prejudice every summer around my birthday. Hands down my favourite book ever.


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    TWILIGHT!!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by fatappy View Post
    Ender's Game and all the books that follow.
    Glad to see this as I just picked up Ender's Game and am about to read it for the first time!

    My re-reads are Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Wheel of Time. Although WoT rereads were mostly to catch up as years went by between book releases!



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    I reread Flame Trees of Thika over and over. Its about a girl growing up in Africa, it touches on the turmoil all around her, but its told from such a true girl point of view- its naieve in away, but not completely unaware. Its just perfect. My copy recently dissolved, so I must aquire another!


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    Most things Vonnegut. Especially Breakfast of Champions, Slaughterhouse 5 and Sirens of Titan
    Also have an itch to reread my Camus collection as well.

    Love Wilke Collins as well, and will be rereading The Moonstone and The Woman in White again for suresies.
    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night



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    Louisa May Alcott and Walter Farley books to return to my "safe happy" place
    "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
    Courtesy my cousin Tim



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    The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz
    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe



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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteyPie View Post
    My favorite was the one where the protagonist was a professional groom specializing in transporting horses by air to foreign countries. He was also a pilot, and therein lies the plot... (See what I mean? I can't remember titles).
    Flying Finish There was another on about a pilot called Rat Race.

    HUGE Dick Francis fan here...I could read them over and over and never get bored!

    My favorite was 10 Pound Penalty...there was something about the relationship between father and son that really made that book special. I also loved To The Hilt and just read it again recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pony baloney View Post
    Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome. The only book I've ever read that makes me laugh out loud.
    I enjoy a good laugh. My library doesn't have this book but it is coming through the inter-library loan program. Thanks for the recommendation!

    The Boat Who Wouldn't Float (by Farley Mowat) is funny. John Gierach I enjoy as well. Though I am not in any respect, actually into fly fishing, I enjoy his writing.

    I re-read many of my really OLD ( 1700-1800's) books on Foxhunting (fiction and non-fiction), and Ocean Voyaging books (from the pre radio and GPS days).

    I do re-read Dick Francis and Agatha Christie.



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    Quote Originally Posted by KellyS View Post
    Flying Finish There was another on about a pilot called Rat Race.

    HUGE Dick Francis fan here...I could read them over and over and never get bored!

    My favorite was 10 Pound Penalty...there was something about the relationship between father and son that really made that book special. I also loved To The Hilt and just read it again recently.
    Thanks, KellyS! I might have to read that again. There was something about it that was so exciting. The flying scene at the end had me totally on the edge of my seat.

    I love the way Dick Francis presents so many different professions in his various novels, that is, professions involving horses. Or even the vocations which have nothing to do with horses.



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    A Room With A View E.M. Forster.



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    Three Men in a Boat is also one of the best audiobooks that I ever heard. Written at the turn of the 20th century its humor is timeless and it has never been out of print.
    "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller



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    Quote Originally Posted by arabiansrock View Post
    Oh, and of course, putting on the movies as background noise and listening to Alan Rickman's voice as Snape. LOVE his voice.
    Voicegasm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skydy View Post
    Ocean Voyaging books (from the pre radio and GPS days). .
    Can you recommend some? I devoured O'Brian's Master and Commander. I love reading about the olden days.


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    Quote Originally Posted by arabiansrock View Post
    Oh, and of course, putting on the movies as background noise and listening to Alan Rickman's voice as Snape. LOVE his voice.
    The best thing about Costner's Robin Hood was the Sheriff of Nottingham!

    AR: "I want to gouge his eyes out with a spoon"

    Dumb cousin/goon: "Why a spoon, Cousin?"

    AR: "Because it'll hurt more, you idiot!"



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    I forgot to mention Ian Rankin. His Rebus series especially are like comfort food to me because they are all based in Edinburgh. I love following Rebus around the city I miss more than words can describe.
    "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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    The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Graham
    A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (this is a MUST READ every December)
    The Witches of Eastwick - John Updike



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    Quote Originally Posted by lovey1121 View Post
    Can you recommend some? I devoured O'Brian's Master and Commander. I love reading about the olden days.
    You might like Bernard Cornwalls Sharpe series (from the early 1800s). Sharpe is a sharp shooter for the Brits. Really well written, in Sharpe's Trafalgar, a very very well written story about that battle, lots of historical data and a good story, and for a contemporary (80s I thinnk) high seas adventure, his Stormchild is great! and of course mutiny on the bounty, although I guess bligh was no where near as bad as others were! Love the movie M & C as well!!!


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