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11/17/11 7:29 A

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This is a really good forum to find good books.
Thanks to all for all the good ideas.

Slowly and surely wins the race.


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11/17/11 6:12 A

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. No other book tore me down like this one did.

Why did I stand up? Wasn't I waiting for tomorrow?
Tomorrow should be--
I should be going to meet tomorrow


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11/11/11 9:38 P

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The Golden Notebook, by Doris Lessing

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11/11/11 12:08 P

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I have several - LOL - among them Gone With the Wind - The Robe - and The Black Dagger Brotherhood series!

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11/10/11 9:50 P

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My fav is actually a series: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. I LOVE LOVE LOVE those books. I also love to read my Holy Bible.

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11/10/11 6:28 A

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I read the Color Purple by Alice Walker in one afternoon because I couldn't put it down, so it definitely is up there in my favs!

DIET IS A FOUR LETTER WORD!!!!

We are constantly creating our "karma" or destiny through our intentions, thoughts and deeds in this moment. It is achieved through countless deliberate acts of selflessness.

It's hard to be happy with others if we are not happy with ourselves.

Just keep on moving and you'll get there.


If you ever want to feel good about yourself, go out and help someone else!


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11/9/11 8:30 P

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Gone With the Wind. I love all the descriptions of clothes,meals and manners. I can use them as sustenance!

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11/9/11 6:09 P

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11/9/11 12:57 P

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There are several that I would probably call my favorites but not one book. When I was younger, I read Jane Eyre several times.

~Barbara~

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say....Ralph Waldo Emerson"


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11/9/11 12:39 P

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Robert Heinlein's The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. It has my favorite quote TANSTAFL--There Ain't No Such Thing As a Free Lunch. On the moon, air is a purchased commonity. It should make us think here on Earth.

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11/9/11 12:20 P

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Hard to choose
One that most affected my spirit was A Boy Named It............

And the spirit fills the darkness of the heavens

It fills the endless yearning of the soul

It lives within a star too far to dream of

It lives within each part and is the whole

It's the fire and the wings that fly us home

Fly us home, fly us home

Words by Joe Henry, music by John Denver from Wings that Fly Us Home


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11/9/11 10:56 A

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To Kill a Mockingbird, hands down

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11/9/11 10:27 A

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I would have to say, based on the number of times I reread it and still found something in it, it has been "The Story of Florence Nightingale," a book I read when I was in the 4th grade. It made me the reader I am today and all throughout my life.

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"The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today." -- Les Brown

"Once you begin to believe there is help out there, you will know it to be true. " - Saint Bartholomew


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11/9/11 9:33 A

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Yargo by Jacqueline Sussan

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11/9/11 7:43 A

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I have many, many favorite books but I would have to say my favorite right now is The Help. It was a book I couldn't put down......The movie was just as good.

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11/9/11 7:36 A

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I have a lot of favorites, but one of my faves right now is Heartbreaker by Julie Garwood

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11/9/11 7:09 A

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The Bone People by Keri Hulme. I've tried to get others to appreciate this book as much as I do; unfortunately, they only see the dark in it, whereas I see the dark but also find the hope and light through the journey of it. It deals with the interesection of 3 lives and how they struggle to find their identities and define their relationships to each other, their culture and the world around them. LOVE IT

When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.--Erasmus

One expects so much from a chicken, and is so dreadfully disillusioned.--Sherwood Anderson


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11/9/11 12:41 A

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Tough one, I love so many!! I would have to go with Eat, Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert because it came into my life at a time when I needed a new direction and helped me to find a new path.

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11/8/11 11:48 P

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The Bible. It contains all you need, and it never grows old!

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11/8/11 10:34 P

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Oh my. Only one you say? Hmmm...I'm gonna have to say The Book of Flying by Keith Miller.
It's such a magical journey about following dreams and fighting to achieve them at all costs. Also a wonderful self-discovery book.

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11/8/11 7:14 P

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I've have to go with The World According to Garp by John Irving.

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11/8/11 7:12 P

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I'd have to pick The Harvster by Gene Stratton Porter. It's a very innocent story by today's standards. It's a love story about a man who gathers medicinal plants and herbs for a living who dreams of and finds his ideal young women and sets out to win her. Porter was a naturalist who wrote fiction and non fiction. Her books center around nature and are appropriate for all ages.

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11/8/11 7:05 P

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Can't choose just one. It changes from day to day, with the weather and the seasons, and what is my latest passion.

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11/8/11 6:13 P

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Too many to count! I am an avid reader...but most recently my favorite book has been the original story of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"....that was written in 1900. Such sweetness, friendship and integrity! In a world where life seems to go too fast and people are forgetting their manners or kindness...it was a great escape for awhile! It's free to download on the Kindle!

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11/8/11 5:25 P

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Your permission to pick only one doesn't help me.
I can not name JUST one. In the 70+ years that I have been reading, there is no way that I can pick just one to be my favorite and I am glad that I have read so many that are my favorites.

Slowly and surely wins the race.


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11/8/11 5:16 P

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And yes, you can only pick one!

Don't forget to include why it's your favorite.

Courtney

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* At the moment of commitment, the universe conspires to assist you.

* I believe that when the body is strong, the mind thinks strong thoughts.... Once the mind and body have been awakened to their true potential, it's impossible to turn back. ~ Henry Rollins


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