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104. It is mainly about a childhood in England between the two world wars
It's his best novel , in my humble opinion
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  -Books you read obsessively as a child InternalDialogue  Nov-15-08 03:08 PM   #0 
  - Nancy Drew  MorningGlow   Nov-15-08 03:11 PM   #1 
  - Encyclopedia Brown was also one of my favorites.  InternalDialogue   Nov-15-08 03:13 PM   #2 
     - I loved Encyclopedia Brown! And also the Three Investigators when I got older.  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-15-08 03:27 PM   #14 
     - EB was so cool. I wanted to be EB....  WCGreen   Nov-15-08 03:36 PM   #20 
     - Yep... that and "The Mad Scientist's Club".  Dr_eldritch   Nov-15-08 04:36 PM   #25 
     - Yes, yes, a thousand times YES!!!  dicksteele   Nov-16-08 01:35 AM   #80 
        - My favorite was when...  Dr_eldritch   Nov-16-08 05:42 AM   #87 
           - That episode, although not my favorite, mentioned a fantasy-world that I still visit in my dreams.  dicksteele   Nov-17-08 02:23 AM   #136 
              - What a treasure trove!  Dr_eldritch   Nov-17-08 12:45 PM   #141 
     - Ditto here.  peruban   Nov-18-08 03:23 AM   #168 
  - anything by Enid Blyton  Skittles   Nov-15-08 03:14 PM   #3 
  - "Misty of Chincoteague", and I read and re-read the Nancy Drew  livetohike   Nov-15-08 03:26 PM   #11 
     - Trixie Belden!  turtlensue   Nov-15-08 10:04 PM   #57 
     - Do you think Trixie was gay?  PassingFair   Nov-16-08 01:24 AM   #79 
     - Maybe. I just loved her - more than Nancy Drew  livetohike   Nov-16-08 10:48 AM   #102 
        - I preferred her to Nancy Drew, too.  PassingFair   Nov-16-08 02:14 PM   #106 
     - I forgot about "Sea Star" and "Stormy" - but it was "Misty" that I wore  livetohike   Nov-16-08 10:46 AM   #101 
     - LOVED TB! Bought replacements on e-Bay!  WinkyDink   Nov-16-08 09:32 PM   #133 
     - I loved Trixie Belden, as an adult I recently started to reread them.  marn999   Nov-15-08 10:33 PM   #59 
        - That's really nice that your mom has your old books  livetohike   Nov-16-08 10:49 AM   #103 
  - Are you there God, it's me Margaret, Little house on the prairie books and there  chimpsrsmarter   Nov-15-08 03:15 PM   #4 
  - "How To Save People From Themselves" and "Not From A Jedi" by Palpatine  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-15-08 03:18 PM   #5 
  - And of course, at the Ayn Rand Daycare center, we read Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged repeatedly  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-15-08 03:19 PM   #6 
  - Were there even caretakers at the ARDC?  InternalDialogue   Nov-15-08 03:22 PM   #9 
  - No, it was just acres of wild forest we were dropped in and in 6 months were picked up  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-15-08 03:26 PM   #13 
  - Did they have posters reading:  cemaphonic   Nov-15-08 04:41 PM   #28 
  - What! Ayn Rand didn't believe in children.  mnhtnbb   Nov-17-08 12:51 PM   #143 
     - Well, it was technically "The Ayn Rand Parasite Bootstrap Pulling Parent-Freeing Survival Camp"  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-17-08 01:52 PM   #148 
  - "Tale of Two Cities"....Dickens  Tikki   Nov-15-08 03:21 PM   #7 
  - I didnt really read them, and I always had to put them back under Dad's matress b/f he got home. n/t  Dr Fate   Nov-15-08 03:22 PM   #8 
  - And of course, "Why Are You Reading, You Should Be Working" by Blanck and Harris  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-15-08 03:25 PM   #10 
  - My Grandmother was librarian  laylah   Nov-15-08 03:26 PM   #12 
  - I dint read...  crimsonblue   Nov-15-08 03:29 PM   #15 
  - Narnia, My Side of the Mountain, Lois Lowry, Beverly Cleary  XemaSab   Nov-15-08 03:30 PM   #16 
  - Susan Cooper, "The Dark is Rising" series. Also, Lord of the Rings.  oktoberain   Nov-15-08 03:30 PM   #17 
  - Stuart Little I loved a lot. Also a series with a couple kids, maybe brother and sister,  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-15-08 03:32 PM   #18 
  - And my all-time favorite and most influential: Pippi Longstocking.  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-15-08 03:32 PM   #19 
  - My dog is named Pippi  XemaSab   Nov-16-08 12:11 AM   #68 
  - I loved the Pippi!  Oregonian   Nov-16-08 12:36 AM   #73 
  - They ruined My Side of the Mountain  WCGreen   Nov-15-08 03:39 PM   #21 
  - Made my post, below, before I read yours....  PassingFair   Nov-15-08 04:41 PM   #27 
  - That was such a cool book...  WCGreen   Nov-16-08 12:51 AM   #75 
     - YEARS later...  PassingFair   Nov-16-08 01:23 AM   #78 
  - OK, this has been bugging me for a long time  Art_from_Ark   Nov-18-08 01:34 AM   #163 
  - the "box car" kids series n/t  MrsBrady   Nov-15-08 04:21 PM   #22 
  - I remember that book..  skooooo   Nov-16-08 05:50 AM   #90 
  - Wordless Workshop.  surrealAmerican   Nov-15-08 04:22 PM   #23 
  - Old Yeller and The Phantom Tollbooth  mokawanis   Nov-15-08 04:22 PM   #24 
  - Anything by E.L. Konigsburg...  PassingFair   Nov-15-08 04:40 PM   #26 
  - "Karen" and "With Love From Karen" by Marie Killilea.  fifthgendem   Nov-15-08 07:32 PM   #29 
  - OMG, I have never heard anyone else mention these books!  MassLiberal   Nov-17-08 08:30 PM   #159 
  - Some I read repeatedly (I was a horse nut):  Oregonian   Nov-15-08 07:52 PM   #30 
  - and some others:  Oregonian   Nov-15-08 09:16 PM   #49 
  - Aha--horse nut also  buzzycrumbhunger   Nov-16-08 02:25 PM   #107 
     - I used to go to the library and check out every horse book I could get my hands on.  Oregonian   Nov-16-08 04:20 PM   #117 
  - Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys books.  SeattleGirl   Nov-15-08 07:53 PM   #31 
  - Does age matter?  VenusRising   Nov-15-08 07:55 PM   #32 
  - Where the Red Fern Grows  libnnc   Nov-15-08 07:55 PM   #33 
  - Oh, gawd, that book traumatized me.  Oregonian   Nov-15-08 09:16 PM   #50 
     - Me too!  Jade Fox   Nov-16-08 03:01 PM   #111 
  - The Boxcar Children.  jtg33   Nov-15-08 07:55 PM   #34 
  - I so wanted to be a homeless orphan.  Sisaruus   Nov-16-08 06:37 PM   #125 
  - This one  bob_weaver   Nov-15-08 07:59 PM   #35 
  - Little House series, of course!  grasswire   Nov-15-08 08:03 PM   #36 
  - Loved those ... Read all of them at least twice.  Oregonian   Nov-15-08 09:20 PM   #52 
     - As a huge LIW fan, I totally agree with you re: "Farmer Boy."  susanna   Nov-15-08 11:49 PM   #65 
     - Wow ... That sounds like a great trip.  Oregonian   Nov-15-08 11:55 PM   #66 
        - Ding Ding Ding, you are correct - it was "The First Four Years."  susanna   Nov-16-08 12:09 AM   #67 
     - But the Ingalls had a better sense of humor!  sfexpat2000   Nov-16-08 07:19 PM   #128 
  - The Lost Queen of Egypt  LibertyLover   Nov-15-08 08:04 PM   #37 
  - oh, and the Beverly Cleary books  grasswire   Nov-15-08 08:05 PM   #38 
  - Loved her.....  Jade Fox   Nov-16-08 03:04 PM   #113 
  - Softly roars the lion.  Imagine In Texas   Nov-15-08 08:08 PM   #39 
  - ... mostly Star Wars.  DarkTirade   Nov-15-08 08:09 PM   #40 
  - the Doc Savage series  blockhead   Nov-15-08 08:14 PM   #41 
  - Encyclopedia Brown. n/t  Lil Missy   Nov-15-08 08:19 PM   #42 
  - The Little House books, anything by Lois Lenski, Betsy-Tacy & Tib  WolverineDG   Nov-15-08 08:20 PM   #43 
  - Did you ever read the Moffats books?  grasswire   Nov-15-08 11:44 PM   #64 
     - I may have, but can't remember  WolverineDG   Nov-16-08 09:26 AM   #97 
        - all-of-a-kind family?  Hannah Bell   Nov-18-08 02:06 AM   #167 
  - Robinson Crusoe; Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea; Sherlock Holmes  jeme   Nov-15-08 08:28 PM   #44 
  - Animorphs  sakabatou   Nov-15-08 08:33 PM   #45 
  - Chronicles of Narnia  gabby garcia   Nov-15-08 08:50 PM   #46 
  - Mine when I was in...third grade, I think  reyd reid reed   Nov-15-08 09:05 PM   #47 
  - Bambi and Little Women  GoddessOfGuinness   Nov-15-08 09:13 PM   #48 
  - Did you ever read "Bambi's Children" or "Perri"?  Lorien   Nov-15-08 11:17 PM   #61 
     - I read Bambi's Children once...  GoddessOfGuinness   Nov-15-08 11:28 PM   #62 
        - Perri is about a squirrel  Lorien   Nov-16-08 02:16 AM   #85 
           - Neat!  GoddessOfGuinness   Nov-16-08 09:25 AM   #96 
  - Lots of books  RandomThoughts   Nov-15-08 09:16 PM   #51 
  - Its odd to reply to your own post,  RandomThoughts   Nov-16-08 08:03 PM   #130 
  - Table of Integrals, Series, and Products, Gradshteyn Ryzhik.  NNadir   Nov-15-08 09:23 PM   #53 
  - I still love to read.  luv_mykatz   Nov-15-08 09:32 PM   #54 
  - "three investigators" books  harmonicon   Nov-15-08 09:50 PM   #55 
  - Alfred Hitchcock and the 3 investigators?  Connonym   Nov-16-08 12:22 AM   #71 
     - yep, those ones  harmonicon   Nov-16-08 07:43 AM   #92 
  - "Coming up for air" by orwell  UndertheOcean   Nov-15-08 09:52 PM   #56 
  - never heard of that book!  skooooo   Nov-16-08 05:49 AM   #89 
     - It is mainly about a childhood in England between the two world wars  UndertheOcean   Nov-16-08 11:07 AM   #104 
        - Have you read "Down and Out in Paris and London?"  skooooo   Nov-16-08 06:29 PM   #122 
           - Yes , I like those books much more than the more famous  UndertheOcean   Nov-16-08 07:17 PM   #127 
  - My Side of the Mountain  MassLiberal   Nov-15-08 10:24 PM   #58 
  - The Prydain Chonicles by Lloyd Alexander  Lorien   Nov-15-08 11:16 PM   #60 
  - Loved "My Side of the Mountain."  susanna   Nov-15-08 11:39 PM   #63 
  - Boxcar children, Chronicles of Narnia, Uncle Remus' stories, The rats of NIMH...  Elrond Hubbard   Nov-16-08 12:13 AM   #69 
  - Oh, yeah, Rats of NIMH -- good one.  Oregonian   Nov-16-08 01:18 AM   #76 
     - Very interesting and moving story, and the movie based on it is one of my favorite animated movies..  Elrond Hubbard   Nov-16-08 01:22 AM   #77 
  - LOTR- Confession time (read it more than 30 times)  JCMach1   Nov-16-08 12:14 AM   #70 
  - Jenny's Jungle.  amitten   Nov-16-08 12:33 AM   #72 
  - Trixie Belden series.  auntAgonist   Nov-16-08 12:42 AM   #74 
  - The Hobbit.  MrSlayer   Nov-16-08 01:36 AM   #81 
  - For me, it was Swiss Family Robinson, Treasure Island, and The Fur Person.  Jamastiene   Nov-16-08 01:40 AM   #82 
  - The Frank Gifford Story  Awsi Dooger   Nov-16-08 01:46 AM   #83 
  - The Finches' Fabulous Furnace  WCIL   Nov-16-08 02:13 AM   #84 
  - The Hardy Boys,  petersond   Nov-16-08 03:03 AM   #86 
  - The Anarchist's Cookbook.  Dr_eldritch   Nov-16-08 05:48 AM   #88 
  - The Great Brain  Bertha Venation   Nov-16-08 07:37 AM   #91 
  - That was one of my faves as well! Good call! n/m  IntravenousDemilo   Nov-16-08 02:49 PM   #109 
  - This kid runs away and builds all these weird houses  SurfinBetty   Nov-16-08 07:48 AM   #93 
  - The Boxcar Children LOL  stewartcolbert08   Nov-16-08 08:11 AM   #94 
  - All the Baby-Sitter's Club books.  AspieGrrl   Nov-16-08 08:38 AM   #95 
  - To Kill a Mockingbird...  Just A Yeller Dawg   Nov-16-08 09:30 AM   #98 
  - The entire "Happy Hollisters" series from Doubleday.  Amerigo Vespucci   Nov-16-08 10:10 AM   #99 
  - This is weird. Me too. I must have read  Winebrat   Nov-17-08 08:53 PM   #160 
  - All the "Anne of Green Gables" books  electron_blue   Nov-16-08 10:37 AM   #100 
  - Little Richard  HypnoToad   Nov-16-08 11:12 AM   #105 
  - All of the Doctor Dolittle books and all of Freddy the Pig books.  IntravenousDemilo   Nov-16-08 02:42 PM   #108 
  - I *loved* Freddy the Pig!  FloridaJudy   Nov-16-08 03:07 PM   #114 
     - I assume they still are. I don't think they've gone out of print.  IntravenousDemilo   Nov-16-08 03:11 PM   #116 
        - I just checked with Amazon  FloridaJudy   Nov-16-08 05:59 PM   #121 
  - My Side of the Mountain...  LWolf   Nov-16-08 03:00 PM   #110 
  - I was obsessed with "My Side of the Mountain."  Kutjara   Nov-16-08 03:02 PM   #112 
  - the "Shoes" books by Noel Streatfeild  musette_sf   Nov-16-08 03:11 PM   #115 
  - The books of the "Conrad Stargard" series by Leo Frankowski  krispos42   Nov-16-08 04:32 PM   #118 
  - Dune, Dragon Riders of Pern. Crap like that.  leeroysphits   Nov-16-08 04:42 PM   #119 
  - Dune isn't crap  midnight armadillo   Nov-17-08 01:13 PM   #147 
     - Meh.  leeroysphits   Nov-17-08 05:36 PM   #154 
  - any and everything by Walt Kelly. This addiction started years earlier than  sohndrsmith   Nov-16-08 04:59 PM   #120 
  - Bobbsey Twins and Nancy Drew *the OLD ones, I was born in 1948. Also a couple  yellowdogintexas   Nov-16-08 06:34 PM   #123 
  - The Bobbsey Twins, Misty of Chincoteague, War and Peace, Ulysses  DeposeTheBoyKing   Nov-16-08 06:35 PM   #124 
  - "Tom Sawyer" and "The Hardy Boys"  Bluzmann57   Nov-16-08 06:37 PM   #126 
  - Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, The Happy Hollisters  tigereye   Nov-16-08 07:50 PM   #129 
  - The Necronomicon  BlueDogDemocratNH   Nov-16-08 08:05 PM   #131 
  - The Jungle Book, the Black Stallion series, anything with Dinosaurs...  InvisibleTouch   Nov-16-08 09:27 PM   #132 
  - Oh my gosh! "For Love of a Horse" -- I had that book ...  Oregonian   Nov-17-08 12:57 PM   #144 
     - That's the same version I have...  InvisibleTouch   Nov-17-08 07:08 PM   #155 
        - Yep ... That was probably from "Scholastic"  Oregonian   Nov-17-08 09:12 PM   #162 
  - Swiss Family Robinson, A Child's History of the World, & the Golden Book Encyclopedia.  WinkyDink   Nov-16-08 09:36 PM   #134 
  - Everything  vard28   Nov-16-08 09:38 PM   #135 
  - 2 from age 11  enigmatic   Nov-17-08 02:37 AM   #137 
  - Watership Down  stuntcat   Nov-17-08 07:09 AM   #138 
  - Little Women, and the Little House on the Pairie series.  azmouse   Nov-17-08 09:35 AM   #139 
  - many that have already been mentioned, and...  blueraven95   Nov-17-08 11:07 AM   #140 
  - The Oz Books. Starting with The Wizard of Oz. I still had about 10 of them  mnhtnbb   Nov-17-08 12:49 PM   #142 
  - All of the LITTLE HOUSE books. Also the books by Beverly Cleary  trueblue2007   Nov-17-08 12:58 PM   #145 
  - I read a lot......I didn't care for fiction though, well except for the first item listed.....  new_beawr   Nov-17-08 01:05 PM   #146 
  - "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Fantastic Mr. Fox"  LynneSin   Nov-17-08 01:54 PM   #149 
  - I forgot about The Fantastic Mr Fox!  kick-ass-bob   Nov-17-08 02:16 PM   #153 
  - Dickens  SOteric   Nov-17-08 01:56 PM   #150 
  - Weirdly, these:  LaraMN   Nov-17-08 02:01 PM   #151 
  - I memorized the 1991 Physicians Desk Reference  prodn2000   Nov-18-08 01:38 AM   #166 
  - The Westing Game and the Foundation novels  MrCoffee   Nov-17-08 02:13 PM   #152 
  - The World According to Garp  Mike 03   Nov-17-08 07:11 PM   #156 
  - I doubt you are going to believe this but here goes  socialdemocrat1981   Nov-17-08 08:14 PM   #157 
  - That's just ... wrong.  Oregonian   Nov-18-08 01:37 AM   #165 
     - I was fascinated with the Reagans  socialdemocrat1981   Nov-18-08 09:26 AM   #170 
  - "The Outsiders" and "Bugs in Your Ears"  WakeMeUp   Nov-17-08 08:26 PM   #158 
  - White Fang  gemdem   Nov-17-08 09:11 PM   #161 
  - The Boxcar Children  prodn2000   Nov-18-08 01:36 AM   #164 
  - I'm embarrased to say I used to love Judy Bloom novels.  peruban   Nov-18-08 03:28 AM   #169 
 

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