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Postby Price Putnam » Fri Aug 27, 2004 3:33 am

fave book ever is "This Side of Paradise" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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Postby Arwen Tonks » Fri Aug 27, 2004 8:50 pm

Wow, I've read and like loads of books but these are my all time favourites, I can't choose between these lot except that Harry Potter is and always will be my favourite!! biggrin.gif
So here goes:
His Dark Materials - Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass

Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King and The Hobbit

Artemis Fowl - The first one, The Artic Incident and The Eternity Code

The Edge Chronicles - Beyond the Deepwoods, Stormchaser, Midnight Over Sanctaphrax, The Curse of the Gloamglozer and The Last of the Sky Pirates

The Ender Series - Ender's Game

Sabriel Series - Sabriel

A Merlin Conspiracy

I've read others but these are the book that stand out, that I loved most.
I'd like to read the whole Ender Series and Sabriel Series and the rest of The Edge chronicles too so that's what I'm planning to read now, then there's a book called 'Eragon' I saw in the library and thought, 'Oooh!' and so I'll probably read that too, then I'll have to find something else to read while I wait for Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince to come out! laugh.gif
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Postby Morgan Fenwick » Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:20 pm

I don't think I have just one favourite book, but here are my top favourites...

Harry Potter Series (obviously)
particularly Chamber of Secrets and Goblet of Fire
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Forest by Edward Rutherfurd
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
not exactly books, but Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

I'm sure I could go on...
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Postby Prof. Audiaa Martin » Sat Aug 28, 2004 9:53 pm

My favorite books are:

Sci. Fi/Fantasy
Lord of the Rings
Contact by Carl Segan
Imzadi by Peter David
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One (this is an anthology, and it includes lots of great old school science fiction short stories my favorite is Mimsy where the Borogroves by Lewis Padgett, but there are lots of other great stories in this book, too.)

Other
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
The Double Helix by James Watson
Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
Harry Potter

Now I want to go and read them all again smile.gif .

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Postby Bran Lycan » Sat Aug 28, 2004 10:47 pm

well this is my first post and i think that it's for a good cause tongue.gif

like many outhers i read to many books to point my favorits
(sorry the english,veryyyyyyyyyyy rusty......lol)
back on topic:
-his dark materials(just found out the name of this series
in this topic biggrin.gif didnt know)
-everything by J.R.Tolkien(the only book that i havent read is
that about tom bombadil,dont know the name in english )
-harry potter of course...
-the Da Vinci Code(i think that is the correct name)
-Sevenwaters trilogy(this is one of my top choice,even my
HOL name is based in one of their characters, "Bran" ).

and this just for now, until i get another great book in my hands
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Postby Stokely Dragomir Sekhemet » Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:37 pm

I REALLY Love The Harry Potter series (obviously), The Lioness series, Armageddon Summer, Shade's Children, The Mediator, Anything Ray Bradburry (esp. A Sound Of Thunder... Can't WAIT for the movie!), and Animorphs!i!

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Postby Fabio Merger » Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:51 pm

Favorite: Lord of the rings
Next: HP

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Postby Guinevere Eytinge » Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:10 am

Well I love Harry Potter...duh!!!

Sloppy First, and Second Helpings are amazing books by Megan McCafferty.

The Assassin's trilogy by Robin Hobb. They're not really called the Assassin's trilogy, but they all have the word Assassin in the title.

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Postby Marmy Stevens » Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:35 am

I am definately hooked on Harry. Every time I try to read another book, I just can't seem to get into it. I need to broaden my horizons (and mind). Any suggestions? dry.gif
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Postby Azelma Roark » Sat Sep 04, 2004 1:53 am

Marmy Stevens wrote:I am definately hooked on Harry. Every time I try to read another book, I just can't seem to get into it. I need to broaden my horizons (and mind). Any suggestions? dry.gif

Check back on page seven, I've posted some of my favorites. All of them are awesome. You might especially like Sabriel, by Garth Nix. It's very similar to HP, although I think it's a bit scarier. Ender's Game is a good read, too. Same basic concept (really talented kids fighting a war), minus the magic. Really interesting story and some very quotable dialogue! The kids are quite a bit younger than the HP crowd, though (Ender is six at the beginning of the story).
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Postby Athene Cavendish » Sat Sep 04, 2004 3:03 pm

Well, aside from Harry Potter series, I'm into reading the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan...I mostly read fanfictions and one-stand novels...like Anne Rice or Julie Garwood...don't really like much of a series book...with the exception, of course, of Harry Potter and Wheel of Time
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Postby Platy Brooks » Sat Sep 04, 2004 10:27 pm

It's hard to pick a favorite really, but I'll try:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Good in Bed - Jennifer Weiner (I think that is how you spell her last name)
She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb
White Oleander - Janet Fitch

and I'll leave it at that for now.
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Postby Ireth Pang » Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:06 am

Hey there!

I used to follow The Babysitters' Club when I was 7, but finally grew out of it. My all-time favourite books will have to be the Lord of The Rings series, Harry Potter series and all the Anne Rice vampire books. I also read other varieties, especially if it's horror, magic, fantasy or mystery based.

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Postby Aurora Sommerset » Sat Oct 09, 2004 8:46 am

Obviously, the Harry Potter series is a favourite. I also like the Left Behind series, Animorphs, Catherine Asaro's Skolian series, and Madeline L'Engle. There are many others, but those are the most beloved. Most of my Animorphs books are falling apart.
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Postby Lyall Wolfe » Sat Oct 09, 2004 11:38 am

Apparently it's a universal thing - Animorphs books falling apart. My friend's copies are all in shambles...

Anyway, amongst my favourites are:

Harry Potter (naturally), Terry Pratchett's Discworld series (absolutely brilliant!), Lord of the Rings, David Eddings' Belgariad series, Lois McMaster Bujold's Vor series, Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech...

There are plenty more, but these are the ones I can come up with right now.

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Postby Selena Astralis » Sun Oct 10, 2004 6:36 am

I tend to like books I read in school far too much. I think they are some of the best books I have ever read, and I have reread some of them. yes, I know. imadork. i.e.
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Germinal - Emile Zola
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Notre-Dame de Paris - Victor Hugo [French for Hunchback of Notre Dame]
A Modest Proposal & Other Satirical Works - Jonathan Swift

but there are other books:
Wicked - Gregory Maguire
A Series of Unfortunate Events - Lemony Snicket
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
andofcourse: Hairy Pottah!
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Postby Cynthia Stout » Sun Oct 10, 2004 4:06 pm

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Let's see... my favourite books are definitely things I've read in school (other than HP and Hitchhiker's Guide). My favourite book this past year was "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" which is really a play, but it's absolutely fantastic. I love it because it makes you think. I got done with it and had to call up my friends to talk about it.

From the year before that, I really enjoyed "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" which is a fairly short book, but full of social criticism, imagery/symbolism, and in about 160 pages, develops such character in so many people by only describing their everyday tasks and motivations as they go through a single, normal day of a prison camp in Siberia. (Ok, I really enjoy social criticism novels.)
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Postby Adeline Agape » Fri Oct 15, 2004 3:01 am

hm... The whole HP series of course, The perks of being a wallflower, and the hitchhickers guide to the galaxy. They are all great "Where the Heart is" is a good book too.
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Postby Danielle Lupin » Sun Oct 17, 2004 2:24 am

Let's see, favorite books...There are so many! But I'll try and narrow it down to just a few.

The Harry Potter Series (yes, we all knew that one)
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkein
Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkein
Shadowmancer - G. P. Taylor
Diary of a Mad Playwright - James Kirkwood
The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan
Eragon - Christopher Paolini

Please please tell me someone else has read Shadowmancer??? It's an excellent book!
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Postby Salana Mondego » Sun Oct 24, 2004 3:41 pm

without sating the two most obvious series *g*, here are my other favorites:

"a scent of magic" by andre norton
"the counte of monte cristo" by alenandre dumas
" a breach of promise" by anne perry
"the hound of the baskervilles" by sir arthur conan doyle
"the power of the myth" by joseph campbell


there are many others i enjoy, but those are the few i pick up over and over again that aren't hp or tolkein tongue.gif
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