Favourite books from your childhood?

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Sailea Nerid, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Zen Apiros

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    Oh my god I have so many.

    The Percy Jackson series, Harry Potter, Charlotte’s Web, The Tree House Series, there’s so many I’ll have to write down!
     
  2. Jarl Lewin

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    Do you know, I enjoyed Charlotte's Web as well ^^ Although I wouldn't have freely admitted it at the time :lol Tom Sawyer was another one, that first read as a set with an abridged version of Huckleberry Finn (love that book and have read it several times). I now own Huck in a leather-bound edition from Easton Press which I am thinking of reading again :love

    One of my favourite things to do at the library was to look through the Guinness' Book of World Records and Ripley's Believe It or Not, though those are books of a different sort.
     
  3. Zen Apiros

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    I love Tom Sawyer, I love all old literature and scripture, because it shows how different our times are compared to ours, I love Lord of The Rings now that I think about old times, even though it’s fantasy it’s just awesome to imagine ourselves in that situation.
     
  4. Jarl Lewin

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    Indeed it is, Zen! My most favourite books are Victorian, especially Dickens, Austen, Trollope and Gaskell. I have a particular love for the Bronte sisters, especially Emily. Dickens, however, is my absolute hands down favourite author of all time. If you are feeling down, just search out a favourite passage from Dickens, and the laugh will make you right as rain again! The same with Twain, and his essays. Wonderful stuff!
     
  5. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

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    Jarl you're my kind of reader! <3
     
  6. Jarl Lewin

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    :fistbump I'm a sucker for all things Regency and Victorian :D
     
  7. Narysse a'Jahar

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    I wore the covers and spines off Tom Sawyer, Black Beauty, and Helen Keller's autobiography. Then I tried Treasure Island in seventh grade, and just couldn't do it.

    Other favourites: Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, The Boxcar Children, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Complete Adventures of Lucky Starr.......
     
  8. Jarl Lewin

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    I couldn't appreciate Treasure Island until I was older. Some books are like that.

    I also enjoyed the Hardy Boys, and received my first copy of the first in the series from my aunt, Light rest her soul, with a copy of the Last of the Mohicans (another I couldn't appreciate until I was older). But heavens, yes, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn were just the bee's knees for a nine year-old boy (or a thirty-nine year-old boy ^^) I often revisit old favourites for the memories . . . I am extremely sentimental and I won't apologise for it!
     
  9. Nebka Galyn

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    I learned to really read with the "Little House on The Prarie" books and then moved on to "Little Women"
    after that I read a few "Nancy Drew" books but like Tallan says here:
    I did read a lot of the "Dune" books
    Some "James Bond" books
    Then by the time I was 12 I discovered Stephen King's "The Shining" and I've been hooked on horror books / movies ever since.
    Moved from him to Anne Rice.
     
  10. Imzadi Hopewind

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    I've read many books when I was young, but can't remember when I read my favorite books, but two stands out:

    Mio, min Mio by Astrid Lindgren (or Mio, my Son in English)
    Serafin og hans makeløse mesterverk by Phillippe Fix (french: Le merveilleux chef d'oeuvre de Seraphin)
     
  11. Jarl Lewin

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    I was 11 when I read The Stand and I enjoyed it, but much of it went over my head until I reread it in my 20's. I was a somewhat precocious reader, and my parents supported my love of reading (though they were cautious where they thought it merited it).
     
  12. Nebka Galyn

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    I was pretty much precocious personality wise and matured faster than was probably good for me... so yeah... I read things that were more advanced than what my age would have suggested
     
  13. Cernunnos

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    The Iliad and The Odyssey were my childhood favorites.
     
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    The Alchemist, The Little Prince, Rick Riordan's Greek, Egyptian and Norse myth. series(series continue and I am reading the new ones :look)
     
  15. Idril Alfauro

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    My favorite is A Little Princess by Frances Hodgsin Burnett.

    I also remember The Bread Sister of Sinking Creek and Maggie Among The Seneca by Robin Moore rather fondly.

    Also The Story of Serapina by Anne H White. It was written in 1951 and not well known these days. Its about a cat with a long metal, prehensile tail who arrives at a family's home one day, helps them out, then one day vanishes. It was left very open-ended for a younger kids' book haha.
     
  16. Ashara Koh'inor

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    Hmmm, childhood book favorites. I'd have to say The Adventures of Lucky Star (@Narysse a'Jahar I didn't know anyone else even knew about them lol :ha), the Odyssey, The Golden Hawk, The Secret Garden, Treasure Island, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Star Wars