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Books of your youth. What really stood out to you?


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#61 Panda Wizardry

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:13 AM

I was also a goosebumps kid. I also enjoyed the Help! I'm trapped in (insert something wacky here) books. I actually read quite often as a kid, and even enjoyed going to the book fair held at school to buy whatever my mom could get me.

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#62 JolietJake

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 03:17 AM

I remember being in around 3rd or 4th grade when the Goosebumps series became popular, had lots of them. Also read Animorphs for a while, thought it was a cool concept.

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#63 RuzzT

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 03:28 AM

A good resource for books to read with kids is:
http://bookstogether.squarespace.com/

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And I'm pretty sure I read just about every one of the Choose Your Own Adventure series.

#64 diaeresis

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 04:49 AM

I started reading Stephen King when I was 11 and had read over half of his written works (at the time) when I was 14. In retrospect, I wouldn't recommend that. I finally read the Phantom Tollbooth when I was in my mid-twenties and wished I had heard of it sooner.

The Hardy Boys, Dune, and the first two or three books of the Sword of Truth series were all magnificent. Wizard's First Rule was the most engaging of any book that I remember. The first few Shadowrun books (Never Deal with a Dragon, etc.) by Charrette and the first Magic: The Gathering book (Arena) were also ridiculously entertaining.

#65 davo1224

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 05:20 AM

Indian in the Cupboard and Island of the Blue Dolphins

#66 c0rnpwn

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:21 PM

Lot of good books here! I used to love those scholastic book fairs, it was like Christmas in school.

My list includes the aforementioned My Teacher is an Alien, The Giver, Fahrenheit 451 (read those two about the same time), The LOTR trilogy + the Hobbit (read those just before the movies came out), Shel Silverstein, RL Stine, some of the old toddler books mentioned here, The Stinky Cheese man was the shit, Star Wars novels (still shamelessly love them), and in class The Yearling (guilty pleasure).
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#67 Sofa King Kool

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 05:08 PM

Anyone remember this one?

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Man I used to love that trilogy of books. I read the stories so many times that I can actually recite the stories to my nieces and nephews. Not word for word, but the general gist of them.



I fucking loved those, though the drawings inside scared the shit out of me when I was little.

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#68 Chairman_LMAO

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 07:29 PM

Goosebumps books, Choose Your Own Adventure books, Animorphs, Berenstein Bears, etc.

I also loved this book where everything was a pickle. Anyone remember the name of it?


It's wasn't this http://en.wikipedia....i/Sweet_Pickles was it? I doubt it, but those books were some of my favorites.

Someone mentioned Hatchet, and I remember all those books were great. My favorite was Brian's Winter, even though the whole thing was hypothetical.

#69 crunchb3rry

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:53 PM

My absolute favorite book was Cars And Trucks And Things That Go. Richard Scarry was the fucking man! I loved that book.

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#70 Nirvanaguy777

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 04:47 PM

During my younger years I read alot of Goosebumps. When I got older I ended up reading more series novels such as Night, and The Color Purple. In Junior High School I found a copy of Fight Club in my schools library. Bizarre don't you think, but I read it, love it, and stuck with those kinds of novels. Now I read alot of scifi and cyberpunk fiction.
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#71 Nirvanaguy777

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 04:48 PM

A hero ain't nothing but a sandwich also stands out in my mind.
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#72 legonerd

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 05:08 AM

Little Fox Goes to the End of the World - Ann Tompert

I still have the copy from when I was kid. I tried to buy it for my nieces and nephews, but it is out of print.

#73 nelson77

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 12:44 PM

Hitchhiker's Guide series by Douglas Adams http://releasebytes.net/smile

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 12:57 PM

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 03:05 PM

"dude" :lol:

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