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I am reading pride and prejudice--next up, some random book I pull off my book shelf, or Johnny Tremain, or maybe The Witch of Blackbird Pond(it is not a book about witches, just so you know). =D
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Has anyone read the book Wicked?
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Oh, I've read the Witch of Blackbird Pond. For school. It was okay, I think. Kind of boring if I remember right. =p I think it was a little similar to the Crucible, but my memory may be wrong...

I have, Beth! And I've regretted it ever since. xD I really liked the depth and politics whatever-the-author's-name-is wrote about in order to deepen the character of the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz. It also has (basically) no similarities to the musical which is strange. xP I liked the book, but it did have a /lot/ of adult moments. =/
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I really like it! It is one of my favorites; I really like author’s other books, too.
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You sure like kiddy book Helios. ;)

Uh I don't remember discussing Blood of Kings with you.
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Anne of Green Gables, Sugar Creek Gang, Pollyana, Little Women, Little House on the Prairie... I'm a fan of all those (except I've never read Sugar Creek) but this topic is in desperate need of variety. That two of these titles have the cutesy word "little" says something about the books so far. Let's shake things up with some manly stuff! Well not really but here goes.

Also, is it really worth listing LOTR every time? It is a truth universally acknowledged, that there is not single man or woman who has not read LOTR.

The following isn't ranked according to how good I think they are but just how much I like them:

10. Anne of of the Island (best Anne book because Phillipa Gordon is best character!... Until she's ruined at the end.)

9. Narnia

8. Peter Pan

7. The Scarlet Pimpernel

6. A Tale of Two Cities

5. Ender's Game

4. Winnie the Pooh

3. Pride and Prejudice

2. Macbeth

1. The Sea Wolf

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Hunger Games

Raising Dragons

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Inkheart series
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Pound Foolish wrote:Also, is it really worth listing LOTR every time? It is a truth universally acknowledged, that there is not single man or woman who has not read LOTR.
I'm happy to be the exception. :mrgreen:
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*peeps head in*

*proudly stands with Countess as the [other] exception*
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I, too, have not read all the LotR books. I read through Fellowship of the Ring in fifth grade, and got halfway through The Two Towers before I stopped reading and never did pick the series up again. I could start reading it again, but college is crazy busy for me; I barely have time to do the stuff I like.

Anyway, I'm not really that much of a reader, but my favorite books are Harry Potter, The Mysterious Benedict Society, All the President's Men, The Westing Game, the Half Upon A Time series by James Riley, a number of Andrew Clements and Beverly Cleary books, and To Kill A Mockingbird. I also remember having a certain fondness for The Great Gatsby, though that may be simply because it was a book we read in AP English that didn't try so hard to make itself impossible to understand. (Lookin' at you, Faulkner. >_>)

Also, moved to the Bookshelf so we don't have two redundant topics.
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Blitz wrote:You sure like kiddy book Helios. ;)

Uh I don't remember discussing Blood of Kings with you.
I am a unrepentant child. Go away and leave me to my kiddy pursuits. *channels her inner Dick Grayson*
Also, that was my point. How come we have never discussed it when we've both read it?
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TigerShadow wrote:Anyway, I'm not really that much of a reader, but [....] The Westing Game.
Westing Game and Mockingbird, excellent.

Was the topic redundant? It was specifically discussing favorite books. So people were listing they're absolute favorites, which isn't what The Bookshelf is used for so much as discussing whatever book you read recently or is on your mind. So that's why people discussed it in the favorite books topic when they hadn't here. *pouts* Oh well, hopefully the conversation will continue.
Helios wrote:I am a unrepentant child.
Welcome, sister. Children's books are some of the finest literature ever to be penned.
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Pound Foolish wrote:
Helios wrote:I am a unrepentant child.
Welcome, sister. Children's books are some of the finest literature ever to be penned.
Amen, brother. Though I must admit I have a great fondness for Jane Austen and Dickens, which are not children's books. Not all my literary tastes are as juvenile as *winces* Gordon Korman. He's just really great. :D
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I FINALLY finished Mockingjay. Now I'm starting on the first Percy Jackson.
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I just finished Fahrenheit 451 for school. I honestly think it's weird, like really weird.
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I just finished The Remains of the Day. Most of the reviews on the back talked about how sad and cruel it was... they weren't lying. :cry:
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I just finished reading carry on Mr. Bowditch for school and I cried we had to talk about it at school and all the boys in the class were like EVERYONE DIES!!! YEAH and my friend and I were like :x :oops: :( :( :( :cry: :cry: :cry: I have tear stains in my book but today I started reading book 8 (How to steal a dragon's sword) out of 12 of the how to train your dragon book series and the next book I need for school is the the magician's nephew we just read (right before carry on Mr. Bowditch) the lion the witch and the wardrobe so we are kinda going in order everyone likes the Narnia book series but we are not reading them all :( I'll have to do it on my own time

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I just finished Way of the Kings for the 5 time and am reading Words of Radiance for the 4th time. Not a small feet at 1000 pages. Hmm... AS you should check out Jill Williamson.
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I just started The Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge. It's quite intriguing. I love her style, and the concept of the Lost is fascinating. Also, people die. This is a good book. :twisted:
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I just finished Soul's Gate; it's the first book of the Well Spring series and it is AWESOME! I'm starting the second book it's super great.
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I just read A Wrinkle in Time. I thought is was weird when I first started it, but by the time I finished it, I really, Really REALLY liked it!!!
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