Friday OT - Where The Red Fern Grows

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  1. dahliaclone

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    The books I remember most when I was younger:

    Wait 'Til Helen Comes
    Hatchet
    Bridge to Terabithia
    Any Christopher Pike book
     
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    Same. Learned a lot of random facts out of those things.

    Now I am a beast at Jeopardy and crossword puzzles. Not so much on the pop culture stuff though LOL.
     
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    You read 6 Harry Potter books and skipped the 7th? Why would you do this?
     
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    Loved Hatchet
     
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    I read a ton of Choose your Own Adventure books.
    I had my own and my older brother had a ton of D&D themed ones.

    Oddly I can't remember NOT dying in any of them.
     
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    I'd love to try Jeopardy just once. The vixen says my head is a warehouse of useless information. ;)
     
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    Read a lot of the Boxcar Children series as a kid.
     
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    I had two sisters and read a bunch of the Babysitters Club books. Kristi was my favorite until Dawn showed up. Also, read a lot of Tom Swift, Hardy Boys, and every book in the Oskaloosa Public Library about baseball.
     
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    Me too, made me realize I'd make a terrible adventurer who makes incredibly idiotic choices.
     
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    If skimming doesn’t count, I may have read 10 books front to back in my life.

    Skimming got me A- book reports and 8 hours to learn while doing.
     
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    #31 coolerifyoudid, Aug 16, 2019
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    I hated reading as a kid. Sitting still was not my cup of tea. I read some of the Hardy Boys and Encyclopedia Brown books and didn't hate them, but I was definitely not a traditional reader. Like @SCyclone, I would grab an encyclopedia, look up random things and read about them. Short-term reading that I wasn't forced to do.

    The first books I really enjoyed reading were The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogy that my older brother suggested. I also liked Watership Down, In Cold Blood and Johnny Got His Gun.

    In high school, I had a great English teacher that helped steer me to books I enjoyed (Catcher in the Rye, Where the Red Fern Grows, Lord of the Flies). I was also in Speech class and my instructor challenged me with several different genres. She gave me an appreciation for Poe by having me perform A Cask of Amontillado for one contest.

    In college, I dated a girl who loved Shakespeare. While he's not my favorite, I gained an appreciation for him that I didn't attempt to have before.

    I had a lot of good influences throughout my life. I went from detesting reading as a child to thoroughly enjoying it as an adult.
     
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    Go Dog Go from earliest days.

    It's a dog party!
     
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    I had to go and look up some of the D&D books I remember stealing from my brother. The artwork pulled me in with most of them. One of the big influences in making Fantasy my favorite reading genre.

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    I like it. I like that party hat.

    (I just remember from reading it to my kids)
     
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    Johnny Got His Gun was one that I read early too. Very dark, and impactful. Almost all the books I listed, including that one, came from my uncle's library. He had an attic loft area that was all book shelves, filled with books all the way around the perimeter. For a kid who loved to read, it was awesome.
     
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    #36 cyrevkah, Aug 16, 2019
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    Did you know they make Super Hero books for the Level 1 readers? My daughter was reading me Captain Marvel last night.
     
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    Some of my favorites:
    Emily of New Moon is the first in a series of novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery similar to Anne of Green Gables.
    Laura Ingalls Wilder books
    Mickey Zucker Reichert and her Renshi series. I've always enjoyed Norse mythology.
    Elizabeth Moon had several good books

    I remember reading the Baby Sitter's Club,but I found after awhile it just seemed repetitive.
     
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    Read a bunch in elementary school, then that kinda wore off by middle-high school. The only books I read were the ones required for class (has since changed). of those books these were the only ones that peaked my interest.

    Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Fahrenheit 451
    Night

    Also did get into The Hunger Games books
     
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    Sounds delicious
     
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    Encyclopedia Brown
    Hardy Boys
    Hatchet
    Goosebumps
    Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

    Throwback to when I was real young: The Monster at the End of This Book
     
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