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Old 09-25-2008, 02:22 PM
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Yeah...I don't recall any books in the "I had to read this" way.....I loved reading everything so nothing ever felt like an assignment...also, somewhere in the early 80's things got a bit fuzzy and I'm pretty sure there was data loss from the earlier decades.
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Yeah...I don't recall any books in the "I had to read this" way.....I loved reading everything so nothing ever felt like an assignment...also, somewhere in the early 80's things got a bit fuzzy and I'm pretty sure there was data loss from the earlier decades.
Maybe that's what happened to Joyce? I mean, really. That emperor has no clothes.
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...Oh, heaps.

I reckon I read all the Faraway Tree books so many times that I could have recited them off by heart.

Trying to remember, but...

Day of the Triffids
The Hobbit
The Never Ending Story
The Magic Pudding (ok not technically a novel but it was a good story)

um... I used to read so much as a kid, but honestly I can't remember what books they were.
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You read Bradbury as a child, that is great. My first Bradbury was The Illustrated Man at 16 or 17.
I don't remember that I had to read anything as a child.
I recall we had a list of books to read from in 6th grade and I picked that one. I guess I was a geek even as a kid
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I recall writing school reports on Bradbury's work, especially The Martian Chronicles. I actually met him once, briefly, quite a few years ago at some writing symposium event. Couldn't chat him up for long, but he was nice and friendly.

One of the best classes I had was a speed reading course, in which you could choose any novel (within reason), so I gravitated toward genre novels and 'fun' reads. That's also where I read Clarke's 2001 for the first time.
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My Grandmother, God rest her magical, beautiful soul, used to read to me when i was young. I could already read myself, but it was just a thing we did together, and i LOVED it! Sometimes, we would switch chapters and I would read to her. We read:
1. Around the world in 80 days
2. The Swiss family Robinson
3. The casebook of Sherlock Holmes
4. Robinson Crusoe
5. The Virginian
6. 20,000 leagues under the sea

I wouldn't trade those memories for an extra year of life. What marvellous days those were for me. I miss you Grandma. And I miss your pancakes shaped like gingerbread men and smiley faces, and your chicken and dumplings, and your hot cups of Irish breakfast tea. I hope you're happy, wherever you are.
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In the had to read list:

Red Badge of Courage; Tom Sawyer; Huck Finn; The Good Earth

Books I read because they were there in my house:

All of Bradbury; All of Isamov; Roger Zelazny
Anne McCaffrey; Leon Uris; Louisa May Alcott
'Jane Eyre'; Barbara Cortland; Clare Darcy
Larry Niven; Phillip K. Farmer; Ursala K. LeGuin
The 'Trixie Belden' series; The 'Black Stallion' series; and Frank Herbert

and that's a short list!
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As a child i treasured "the little prince" and yes i liked the movie too,it will always bring tears in my eyes
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In the had to read list:

Red Badge of Courage; Tom Sawyer; Huck Finn; The Good Earth

Books I read because they were there in my house:

All of Bradbury; All of Isamov; Roger Zelazny
Anne McCaffrey; Leon Uris; Louisa May Alcott
'Jane Eyre'; Barbara Cortland; Clare Darcy
Larry Niven; Phillip K. Farmer; Ursala K. LeGuin
The 'Trixie Belden' series; The 'Black Stallion' series; and Frank Herbert

and that's a short list!
I remember the good earth and our teacher had us watch the movie after
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