Books of your youth. What really stood out to you?
Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:13 AM
Posted 04 September 2009 - 03:17 AM
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 03:28 AM
My first experience with The Hobbit...
One of my favorite books as a 10 year old...
And I'm pretty sure I read just about every one of the Choose Your Own Adventure series.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 04:49 AM
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.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 05:20 AM
Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:21 PM
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).
Posted 04 September 2009 - 05:08 PM
Anyone remember this one?
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.
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.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:53 PM
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 05:08 AM
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.