Favorite books from childhood

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  1. Linderbee

    Linderbee Let's GO, CARDINALS! Contributor

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    I also enjoyed the "Soup" series of books by Robert Newton Peck (NOT the Chicken Soup for the Soul books). These are fiction stories written mostly in the 70's, but are just about typical boy stuff. Great books for young kids.
     
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    earthsci That Rapscallion!!

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    I never really ever read "kid's" books. When I was a kid I read "200 Years: A Bicentennial Illustrated History of the US", "Alistair Cooke's America" & poured through atlases. I did read "Whom the Gods Would Destroy", "The Hobbit" & the LOTR Trilogy for fiction.
     
  3. Jersey Girl

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    I never read Watership Down, but I remember not being elected to the "elite" six-student reading group in the sixth grade. Their main task was to read Watership Down. I always vowed to read it anyway. Never did though.

    Guess they knew what they were doing when they didn't put me in that reading group, lol. :p
     
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    Love Shel Silverstein. Still have A Light in the Attic, which my aunt gave me in 1982. Not sure where I got Falling Up. Might have bought that one myself.

    We have a curriculum at school that involved famous authors. Tough to teach to kids 5 to 8 years old on an 18-month old cognitive level; however, there is always something from Shel Silverstein I can manage to adapt to their level. Love, love, love it.
     
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    Ramona Quimby, anyone? Ladies?
     
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    After my time. :(

    Besides, I was over in that "elite" reading group where they were making us read historical California literature like "Ramona" (without the Quimby) which, I don't mind telling you, was a real yawner.

    Count yourself lucky, Jersey. We were not having fun over in Room 12 with the evil Mrs. Wade. ;)
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br'er_Rabbit

    I read a ton of those with my mom when I was very little.

    Then I read a lot of sci fi and fantasy books as a teen.

    The Hobbit and LOTR, favorite books of all time, really loved reading those books as a kid.

    Guilty pleasure was Piers Anthony books, he's written about a bagillion of them, don't read them anymore.
     
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    Adults are just obsolete children and to hell with them....


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  9. Jersey Girl

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    Thanks for your reassurances, Dems, but I still feel slighted. :p
     
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    Watership Down, Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Old Yeller, Savage Sam and Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee.

    These were all books i read from the 3rd to 6th grade, and I read all of them more than once. Once I started them, I couldn't put them down.

    Later, 8th and 9th grade, I read the Hobbit and LOTR in a week and read every Conan book. I also read the Dune series at that time. Those books I found so exciting that it was hard to sleep, so I'd go ahead and read for hours more in bed.

    I read a LOT as a kid, but those are the books that I remember the most. Now, I hardly read for pleasure. :( It's usually research articles and such.
     
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  12. Jersey Girl

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    Sucks, doesn't it?

    For the past few years, I have found myself reading magazines simply because I just don't have the time to engage myself in a book.

    Would like to find something to read this summer. I very much prefer non-fiction. Suggestions?
     
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    Anything by Malcolm Gladwell.

    The Tipping Point
    Blink
    Outliers

    (they don't seem to be showing up as links, but the above titles are linked to Amazon)
     
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    82CardsGrad 7 x 70

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    Curious George, Hardy Boys, Pyewacket...

    Loved to read as a kid as well... sadly, the only time I can grab for reading is when I'm on a plane - which has been more frequent as of late so getting in some lost reading time!
     
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    I've heard of The Tipping Point. Will check those out. Thanks!
     

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