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What is your favorite book?

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1 What is your favorite book? on Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:06 am

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I know it can be hard to just choose one, but what is your all time favorite book and why?

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2 Re: What is your favorite book? on Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:36 pm

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It is hard to choose just one - but I can definitely say that Guards Guards by Terry Pratchett is up there - probably top 3.

It's the one that introduces us to Vimes - who is probably my favourite Pratchett character. I also love Sybil, and enjoy the way their characters are brought together - "he could probably do better, but then she probably couldn't do much worse". Can you tell I've read it a fair few times?

For me though, it's the wonderful twist at the end involving the huge scary city destroying dragon and sickly, small Errol. I remember the first time I read that and realising what a brilliant story teller Pratchett is.

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3 Re: What is your favorite book? on Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:42 pm

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I remember that book with errol taking on the conjured dragon though its been a long time since i have read it!

My favorite is probably The Reaper Man, Death is my favorite character by terry pratchett, i even catch myself flicking through his books to see if death comes into it at some point Embarassed Laughing

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4 Re: What is your favorite book? on Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:32 am

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So many books to choose from!

I go through phases of having favourites, but consistently at the top is The Catch Trap by Marion Zimmer Bradley.

It's about a young circus boy who discovers that he has a talent for the trapeze, then he falls in love and the book is about a doomed love affair really, but not in a mills & boony way.

When I am asked about my favourite books, I tend to generalise and say "anything by Terry Pratchett or Dean Koontz" and, whilst I like Marion Zimmer Bradley, I would never list her as one of my top authors, yet this one book just always does it for me. Every time I read it.

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5 Re: What is your favorite book? on Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:28 am

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ooooh favourite book, i think that would have to be the time travellers wife, i just love that book, every time i read it i find something new in it. It is such a romantic book

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6 Re: What is your favorite book? on Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:44 am

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I enjoyed that, too, Jo.

It is one of the many books I have "borrowed" from my mum.

I suppose I should give her some of them back...

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7 Re: What is your favorite book? on Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:33 am

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The Time Traveller's wife is one I keep hearing about - so it's a recommended read then?

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8 Re: What is your favorite book? on Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:43 am

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ooooooooh yes you must read it, i think it is a modern classic, i guarantee that you will enjoy it

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9 Re: What is your favorite book? on Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:05 am

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Don't think I could choose just one, but I am reading the first of the Dark Materials trilogy at the moment and loving it so that might be my favourite when i have finished! Otherwise it would have to be something by J G Ballard or maybe Margaret Atwood.

10 Re: What is your favorite book? on Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:39 am

Can't decide but one I come consistently back to is Paula by Isabelle Allende. DH is into Terry Paratchett and I must read some of his again soon, think I will start at the beginning again. I love Weird Sisters.

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11 Re: What is your favorite book? on Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:12 am

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would probably have to say circle of friends by maeve binchy. i read this while at school after it was recommended by a friend and it was brilliant. i've been hooked on her books ever since

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12 Re: What is your favorite book? on Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:25 am

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My all-time favouritest favourite would be Dinner at
the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler. Seriously, I
totally love the way she takes on the perspective of
all her characters and makes an otherwise mundane
plot so enchanting!

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