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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    The world atlas, especially the section in the front about the solar system.

    I was a weird kid.
    Me too. Atlases are awesome.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post
    And I used to read our set of World Books for fun, too. I kind of miss physical encyclopedias. There was so much I'd learn about because I turned past a picture that was interesting, then I'd read the article.
    I do the same thing with Wikipedia, now, too, but it's not the same.



    I used to do it with dictionaries, too. Read them for fun and learn all sorts of new words.
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    As a young chld:

    The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
    The Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
    The Wind in the Willows
    What Katy Did and What Katy Did Next
    Artur Mee's Children's Encyclopedia
    The Song of Hiawatha
    A Child's Garden of Verses by RL Stevenson
    Fables, Myths and Legends of other countries - various authors
    The Odyssey and the Iliad
    1,001 Arabian Nights (Scheherezade)
    the poetry and stories of AB (Banjo) Paterson (author of Waltzing Matilda)
    particularly The Geebung Polo Club, The Man From Ironbark,
    Mulga Bill's Bicycle and The Man from Snowy River
    the poetry and stories of Henry Lawson
    Heloise
    May Gibbs' Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Blinky Bill,
    and the Gumnut Babies
    As a pre teen:

    the Billabong Books
    Anne of Green Gables series
    Emily of New Moon Series
    The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam
    The books of Jean Plaidy
    The Prophet
    The Crucible
    books of RL Stephenson
    too many more to mention!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patches View Post
    The entire Animorphs series.

    THIS

    also, The Redwall Series



    I also read a lot of Stephen King, starting around age 10 or so. Reading was about the only way to shut me up when i was young, and my aunt had a bunch of his books lying around so i guess it was the logical solution

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    I, too, have the Wiki-mania. I suffer similar symptoms on YouTube and StumbleUpon.
    "Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get, but if you work really hard, and you're kind, amazing things will happen. I'm telling you...amazing things will happen" --Conan O'Brien

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky is BLUE! View Post
    Oh, I was a total bookworm as a kid. I remember a book I turned into a cabbage when I was 6 - The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlöf. Read that over and over again, always carried it around, what a weirdo.

    Books by Astrid Lindgren were always my favourites. Karlson on the Roof; The Children of Noisy Village; Ronia, the Robber's Daughter; the Pippi Longstocking series; The Brothers Lionheart; etc.

    Later on I couldn't get enough of the Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Tarzan and the Martian series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Dracula by Bram Stoker. The Three Musketeers and the sequels by Alexandre Dumas. The Leatherstocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper. Books by Karl May with the characters of Winnetou and Old Shatterhand. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Anything by Agatha Christie!!! Basically, I read anything with a hint of adventure, thriller, crime, mystery. Good times.

    In my teens I expanded my interest on to works by Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters, Shakespeare...stuff like that.

    I was and still am into the classics a lot and even though I read anything that piques my interest, I always turn back to the classics. Oh, this is great, it brings back so many wonderful memories. Now I want to start reading those books all over again.
    My best books were not written in English.

    English is a good second. Burroughs and Conan. Very entertaining.
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    I didnt read at all when I was under 16-17, except few books for school.
    But among those I read:

    The Diary of Anne Frank
    - I was around 12 when I read it and adored it. Felt like I understand Anna very good.

    Around 17 it was Catcher in The Rye.

    around 18 it was Steppenwolf

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    Childhood:
    The American Girl series... loved the elements of history infused into the storyline. After reading the Samantha stories, I got heavily into Victorian era stuff.
    The Secret Garden
    A Little Princess
    Charlotte's Web
    Little House on the Prairie
    Dr. Seuss books
    The Magic Schoolbus Series (science nerd in action)
    Issac Asimov's The Rocky Planets
    Various encyclopedias
    Lynn Reid Banks' The Fairy Rebel
    Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
    Various fairy tales
    Non-fiction books about meteorology, butterflies, marine life, the solar system, the human body, and dinosaurs.

    Adolescence:
    Homer- The Odyssey
    Daniel Keyes- Flowers for Algernon
    Jack London- The Call of the Wild
    E.L. Doctorow- Ragtime, The Water Works
    Steinbeck- The Pearl, Of Mice and Men
    John Knowles- A Separate Peace
    Edith Wharton- Ethan Frome
    Charles Dickens- Great Expectations
    Shakespeare- Romeo and Juliet, Othello
    J.D. Sallinger- Catcher in the Rye
    Harper Lee- To Kill a Mockingbird
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    How did I forget "Charlotte's Web"????
    Murphy Brown: What is it with us? Why can't we take the easy road once in awhile?
    Avery Brown: Because it's boring and dishonest and uncomfortable, like wearing a pair of shoes all day that pinch your feet.

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    Let me see if I can remember them all.

    Treasure Island
    Great Expectations
    A Tale of Two Cities
    The Lord of the Rings (The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, etc.)
    Paraifals Page
    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
    All of the Narnia's
    Lord of the Flies
    Odysseuss
    A few of the Redwall's
    The Voyage of Jerle Shannara Trilogy


    I can't remember anymore right now but I'm having flashbacks from some of these posts! Animorphs and Ramona the Pest! My fourth grade teacher read the entire Ramona series for us. It was the best part of the day - even better than recess.
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    This will not end well...
    But it will at least be poetic, I suppose...

    Hmm... But what if it does end well?
    Then I suppose it will be a different sort of poetry, a preferable sort...
    A sort I could become accustomed to...



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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    The world atlas, especially the section in the front about the solar system.

    I was a weird kid.
    I used to read my grandmothers Encyclopædia Britannica set when I went over to her house. My aunts medical books were over there as well but they took those away from me after I showed them the section about pelvic exams... There was a picture of a woman undergoing a speculum exam and it showed all of THAT. I don't know why they let me read that book in the first place though because it had some very mature pictures in it.
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    This will not end well...
    But it will at least be poetic, I suppose...

    Hmm... But what if it does end well?
    Then I suppose it will be a different sort of poetry, a preferable sort...
    A sort I could become accustomed to...



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