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Old 08-26-2021, 08:54 AM
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What are your best loved books - past or present?

I’ve always loved David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. I read this as an early teen, and it was wonderful at the time and still is a favorite.

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah on audio was a blast. You have to listen to this one! Trevor is the narrator and it is delightful and funny!
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Old 08-26-2021, 08:57 AM
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I love me some science fiction, so pretty much anything by authors ranging from Arthur C. Clarke to John Varley to Larry Niven to Orson Scott Card to John Scalzi. When not in a sci-fi mood, I'll read anything by John Sandford and Carl Hiaasen. When feeling like a classic, I'll re-read Catch 22 for the umpteenth time.
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Old 08-26-2021, 09:21 AM
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One of my favorites is Sidhartha by Herman Hesse. This is a short easy to read book. I read it in high school, college, and at least once a decade after that. Amazing how my life experiences made different parts of the book stand out more each time I read it.

Sci-fi authors I enjoy are Orson Scott Card, Robert A Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, Madeleine L’Engle.
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Old 08-26-2021, 09:47 AM
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What are your best loved books - past or present?

I’ve always loved David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. I read this as an early teen, and it was wonderful at the time and still is a favorite.

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah on audio was a blast. You have to listen to this one! Trevor is the narrator and it is delightful and funny!
If you live in Florida, you will probably be delighted by any novels by Carl Hiassen, who until recently was a journalist in Miami. Outrageously comic crime capers.
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Old 08-26-2021, 09:52 AM
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Add Isaac Asimov to the SciFi mix. I am soooo looking forward to the upcoming Foundation television show!
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Old 08-26-2021, 06:38 PM
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One of my favorites is Sidhartha by Herman Hesse. This is a short easy to read book. I read it in high school, college, and at least once a decade after that. Amazing how my life experiences made different parts of the book stand out more each time I read it.

Sci-fi authors I enjoy are Orson Scott Card, Robert A Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, Madeleine L’Engle.
I read Siddhartha in high school. I bought it at a used bookstore recently and reread it. Great book! I passed it on to a friend this spring and she loved it too.

Jerusalem Jerusalem by James Carroll is an eye opener.
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John Sandford - The Official Website

I enjoy John Sandford's books as well as those of Lee Child.

Hard to pick a best book.

Frankenstein maybe or The Invisible Man.
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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand! Very relevant to today’s world also. Highly recommend.
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I have read all of James Michener books. The Carl Hiassen books as mentioned above are so entertaining. I am rereading “Roots” right now.
Give me any good mystery thriller and I love Fantasy and Vampires!. How do you pick favorite books.
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One of my favorites is Sidhartha by Herman Hesse. This is a short easy to read book. I read it in high school, college, and at least once a decade after that. Amazing how my life experiences made different parts of the book stand out more each time I read it.

Sci-fi authors I enjoy are Orson Scott Card, Robert A Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, Madeleine L’Engle.
Once read, that book stays with you. It’s worth reading.
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Leaving for a 15 hour journey to TV tomorrow morning. Just downloaded Born a Crime from Audible. Thanks for the recommendation.



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What are your best loved books - past or present?

I’ve always loved David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. I read this as an early teen, and it was wonderful at the time and still is a favorite.

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah on audio was a blast. You have to listen to this one! Trevor is the narrator and it is delightful and funny!
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That’s one of my favorites too. Nothing beats Three Musketeers for a good read though. The Hobbit is another favorite. The Merchant of Venice is my favorite by Shakespeare, and Pride and Prejudice is my favorite by Austen.
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Wendell Berry, Jaber Crow. Big fan of Hiassen also.
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Man's Search for Meaning by Frankl...in the darkest of times, hope will sustain us.

Watership Down by Adams...entertaining adventure but also an allegory for our times.
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