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Re: Favorite Book?
« Reply #50 on: November 13, 2008, 07:25:59 pm »
Nope, you haven't missed any. Outlander was originally supposed to be 5 books. It's at 6 now with 2 more planned (the next one will be out Fall 2009).

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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #51 on: November 13, 2008, 07:31:17 pm »
    Have to admit I am a big romance reader, but surprisingly none of my favorites are in that genre.
    As a kid my all time favorite was A Wrinkle in Time.
    Later it switched to Clan of the Cave Bear.
    I also liked Ken Grimwood's Replay
    and all 9 of Robin Hobb's Farseer/Liveship/Fool books

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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #52 on: November 13, 2008, 07:37:55 pm »
    Just one? Can't do it.

    1. Harry Potter Series (Goblet of Fire is my Favorite)..Not on Kindle
    2. Outlander Series (Outlander is my Favorite)
    3. Water for Elephants (AMAZING BOOK! Listen to the Audio version..TRUST ME!)
    4. If Tomorrow Ever Comes by Sidney Sheldon..Not on Kindle
    5. Dragonlance Chronicles..Not on Kindle
    6. Imzadi (Star Trek)


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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #53 on: November 13, 2008, 09:36:49 pm »
    My husband's favorite book is Clifford the Big Red Dog. At least that is what he always tells people when asked!


    From Betsy:  you can request that it be Kindlized!  LOL!
    thanks Betsy, but if Larry wants Clifford kindlized, he's gonna have to buy his own Kindle cause I ain't sharing!!  ;D
     

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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #54 on: November 14, 2008, 01:11:42 pm »
    For me, it's always a tie between Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre.

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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #55 on: November 14, 2008, 01:52:30 pm »
    For me, it's always a tie between Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre.

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    I love Jane Eyre! Do you like Wuthering Heights by Bronte?

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    « Reply #56 on: November 14, 2008, 02:16:32 pm »
    For me, it's always a tie between Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre.

    Kat
    I was browsing through Amazon a little bit ago, and Jane Eyre just came out on Kindle for 80 cents.  It's supposedly typeset just for Kindle.

    They have a few classics listed that way, and I think they were all 80 cents.



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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #57 on: November 16, 2008, 12:15:30 pm »
    I couldn't actually limit myself to a single favorite, but if there was one book that I've reread more than any other (and would LOVE to have on the Kindle to make it easier to continue to do so), it would be The Mote in God's Eye, by Niven and Pournelle.  I've already read my original edition paperback (bought ages ago) that now it's just held together with rubber bands...!


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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #58 on: November 16, 2008, 12:22:37 pm »
    I have not been a reader in past but since Kindle I read The Lucky One and liked the style of Nicholas Sparks.  My niece is bringing me her dead tree versions of many of his books.  Tradeoff is that she wants to read The Shack and Dreams From my father on my Kindle.  I will probably suffer separation anxiety over this deal.  She has loved Kindle for a year now and had not seen one until I stopped by her office and pulled it out of my purse.  She went into shock.


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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #59 on: November 16, 2008, 01:20:28 pm »
    No way can I limit it to one...  here are a few of my favorites:

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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #60 on: November 16, 2008, 04:45:42 pm »
    Kirstin I loved Kite Runner and also A Thousand Splendid Suns. Hoping for a 3rd book.

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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #61 on: December 27, 2008, 11:47:18 am »
    Wow, tough question.  It's really hard to pick an all time favorite.  My LATEST favorite would be The Pillars of the Earth.  Other all time favorites would include The Celestine Prophecy, Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Fountainhead, The Kite Runner.....so on, so on!!  I've heard so much about Harry Potter, but I'll be honest - I still haven't read it.  I'd read it in a heartbeat if I could get it on the kindle.  I did 'inherit' the whole series, so I have it, but I got it after I already had the kindle!!  Those things are HUGE!!



    I love The Celestine Prophecy! I read it when I was about 11. (Because the title was like my name - you can see I was picky about my books) I'm sure a lot of it went over my head, but I just loved it. I'll have to read it again. I also was so interested by The Fountainhead. The ideas are just so interesting, there was a lot I agreed with, but some places it went too far. I loved the story but sometimes I felt Ayn Rand used it too much as a vehicle for her beliefs. We weren't really open to make our own judgements because she would sometimes break the story to talk about the 'view' for a few pages. I loved the book anyway though.
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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #62 on: December 27, 2008, 12:04:00 pm »
    The Breadwinner is another one of my favourite books. I haven't read The Kite Runner, but it sounds like it has similar themes. If someone has read both, please let me know!
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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #63 on: December 27, 2008, 12:08:01 pm »
    The Stand - Stephen King

    I've forgotten how many times I have read that book! It was the first book I bought for Phoebe.


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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #64 on: December 27, 2008, 12:35:56 pm »
    The Complete Sherlock Holmes
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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #65 on: December 27, 2008, 01:24:06 pm »
    You guys sound so smart! I like Nancy Drew and Harry Potter! LOL

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    My favorites are also old ones.  Trixie Beldon.  Kind of Nancy Drew-ish.  I read them all when I was much younger, and I've been one-clicking them like crazy.  My most favorite book is from when I was in junior high.  I have absolutely no clue what the name is.  It was about a boy that was on a pirate ship as a stow-away.   That's about all I can remember about it, except that it was a really great book.  Maybe one day I need to climb into my dad's attic and see if it's still in any of the boxes of my stuff. 
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    « Reply #66 on: December 27, 2008, 01:52:39 pm »
    My favorites are also old ones.  Trixie Beldon.  Kind of Nancy Drew-ish.  I read them all when I was much younger, and I've been one-clicking them like crazy.  My most favorite book is from when I was in junior high.  I have absolutely no clue what the name is.  It was about a boy that was on a pirate ship as a stow-away.   That's about all I can remember about it, except that it was a really great book.  Maybe one day I need to climb into my dad's attic and see if it's still in any of the boxes of my stuff. 

    I loved the Trixie Beldon books.  I think I read all of them and then re-read my favorites for many years.  I may have to read them again just for fun.

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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #67 on: December 27, 2008, 01:54:02 pm »
    There are several Trixie B fans on Kindleboards, myself included.  Saved my books from when I was a kid when we emptied my parents' house.

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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #68 on: December 28, 2008, 06:01:33 pm »
    I named Sherlock Holmes and it is my favorite that I go back to regularly however I see others have posted multiples so I'd have to add runner ups of the Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators series, a few books on Adolph Hitler that got me an A+ on a term paper in 8th grade from the toughest history teacher in the school and the Danny Dunn books among others.
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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #69 on: December 28, 2008, 06:03:03 pm »
    I loved the Trixie Beldon books.  I think I read all of them and then re-read my favorites for many years.  I may have to read them again just for fun.
    I have been clicking want this on kindle on Amazon on all of the T. Beldon books...Hope they listen.
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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #70 on: December 28, 2008, 06:25:13 pm »
    There are so many and it changes from time to time but I think my favorite is The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.   

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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #71 on: December 29, 2008, 03:03:46 am »
    Hard to pick because I've read so many good ones over the years but if I had to pick one that I've read numerous times it would have to be Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes.

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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #72 on: December 29, 2008, 04:51:39 am »
    Oh, I read that years ago, loved that book!!! (Johnny Tremain).

    To Kill a Mockingbird...
    Five Smooth Stones...

    neither on Kindle.   :-\

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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #73 on: December 29, 2008, 04:52:24 am »
    I should add that my favorite book of the moment is Outlander!!!  Book Klub!!! Yay!!!

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    Re: Favorite Book?
    « Reply #74 on: December 29, 2008, 06:22:37 am »
    I have a few

    -Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
    -Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
    -Emma, Jane Austen
    -American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
    -Helter Skelter, Vincent Bugliosi
    -In Cold Blood, Truman Capote

    There are some more but those are the ones that came to me right off the bat.

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