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Initial post: Mar 31, 2009 12:48:37 PM PDT
I've only had my BabyKin (yes, I named it, just like I named other important things in my life) a short time. I just started reading letters in this Forum yesterday and find that I am hooked. Opened it first thing this morning; have read SO many of them and replied to some. Now I am curious about something (sorta like the fellow who wanted to know our median age of Kindle owners - it was 48, I think) - curious as to people's favorite book of all time and why.
To start it off mine was ATLAS SHRUGGED - changed my thinking. Or
the books about EDGAR CAYCE - changed my life.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009 12:54:34 PM PDT
MBreader says:
Prince of Tides

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2009 12:58:29 PM PDT
If I get many replies, I'll keep a record and let the people know what are the main favorites. Shows how much I have on MY hands, right. Should be reading right now or at least washing the dishes.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009 12:59:28 PM PDT
No question for me: The Count of Monte Cristo.

I have no problem with re-reading books, but its the only only one that I ever finished and then immediately started over again. I like to read it at least once a year.

For non-fiction, I would pick "The Machinery of Freedom" by David Friedman.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009 1:58:37 PM PDT
Confederacy of Dunces
Catch 22
USA trilogy by John DosPassos

Posted on Mar 31, 2009 2:12:34 PM PDT
To Kill A Mockingbird

Posted on Mar 31, 2009 2:30:21 PM PDT
My favorite book of all time would have to be the first book I fell in love with at age 7 and still reread about once a year....."Little Women" :)

Posted on Mar 31, 2009 3:06:03 PM PDT
Johnny Boy says:
A Prayer for Owen Meany

Posted on Mar 31, 2009 3:18:05 PM PDT
Hanad Duale says:
The Thorn Birds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Mar 31, 2009 4:52:54 PM PDT
Spooky says:
Neuromancer. I've read the dead tree version a few dozen times and have read my Kindle version twice already.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2009 5:32:19 PM PDT
L. Evans says:
Frank Herbert "Dune"--I'm trying to be patient waiting for it to come to Kindle--I wanted to make it the first book I down-loaded, but it wasn't available!

Posted on Mar 31, 2009 5:46:26 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2009 5:49:08 PM PDT
PJ says:
Random Harvest by James Hilton---I read it every year.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2009 6:16:51 PM PDT
One of my all time favorites.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009 6:18:13 PM PDT
WAS - by Geoff Ryman - learn the true story of Dorothy Gale from Kansas!

Also Prince of Tides; To Kill a Mockingbird, Crime and Punishment; War and Peace

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2009 6:32:38 PM PDT
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Posted on Mar 31, 2009 7:10:32 PM PDT
Planet of the Apes, yes Planet of the Apes!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2009 8:32:37 PM PDT
Lbridge says:
Pillars of the Earth....sigh....:0)

Posted on Mar 31, 2009 9:54:49 PM PDT
Penny V. says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2009 10:36:34 PM PDT
Chloe says:
Patricia, thank you for reminding me that Atlas Shrugged was also one of my favorites. Unfortunately, I gave away all my books to the Salvation Army this year because they were in the basement and smelled "a little musty". Now, I am rebuilding my library on Kindle. I just looked for Atlas Shrugged on Kindle - not there, but I just downloaded for 80 cents Ayn Rand's Anthem.

Another of my favorites was Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Brothers Karamazov - which, by chance, I just found in the Kindle store (with a bunch of his others).

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2009 6:57:43 AM PDT
D. Lohnes says:
Penny V asked
"Isn't this almost a repeat post? There's a discussion just 2 up right now that asks, what was the 1st book you fell in love with."

No, I started the other discussion and I was thinking more about the very first book you fell in love with. The one that started it all - basically a childhood memory.

I think this thread is asking for the one book - at this time in your life - that you just can't live without.

For the record (and it is HARD to narrow this down) my favotites are "The Doomsday Book" by Connie Willis and "Desiree" by Annemarie Selenko.

Great post!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2009 8:26:07 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 1, 2009 8:29:42 AM PDT
Earthling says:
Boy's Life by Robert McCammon is one of my favorite books and the one I give most as a gift. I never tire of these type of threads. When people are asked to name one book I know I am going to read some great suggestions.

Posted on Apr 1, 2009 8:32:06 AM PDT
CarmenM says:
I can narrow it down to five that I have read and reread throughout my life:

"Kristin Lavransdatter" by Sigrid Undset
"My Antonia" by Willa Cather
"Lost Horizon" by James Hilton
"The Ten Thousand Things" by Maria Dermout
"A Town Like Alice" AKA "The Legacy" by Nevil Shute

Posted on Apr 1, 2009 8:34:37 AM PDT
I wanted to give everyone a partial update. Only 4 books have multiple listings as being a favorite. I am also surprised at the number of people who noted that it was their mother that prompted their reading habits. Bless those mother's hearts. Here are the multiples with The Prince being the most. I'll give you a complete list when people stop sending in their favorites of all time.
Prince of Tides
Atlas Shugged
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Lord of the Rings
The Thornbirds

Posted on Apr 1, 2009 8:38:25 AM PDT
Made an error - To Kill a Mockingbird did not have multiple listings. Sorry.
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