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Monday, May 16, 2016

ROBERT LOUIS STEPHENSON

Question/s Of The Week 5-16-16

Do you read? Has any particular book influenced you or left a life-changing impact?
Which are your favorite authors? 


Blogger Granny Annie said...
A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES by Robert Louis Stephenson. I own my original, well worn copy of this book.
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Blogger Tabor said...
I find your book choice so interesting! There are so many books that changed how I look at things: Black Like Me which I read in Middle School, Heidi which I read as a child, and Charlotte's Web which I read but not sure when...and so many more.
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Blogger Louvregirl said...
Hinds' Feet on High Places is a GREAT read!!! It is an an allegorical novel by English author Hannah Hurnard written in 1955. It is the story of a young woman named Much Afraid, and her journey leaving home from her 'Fearing family' and UP into the High Places where the Shepherd is found. She is guided on her journey by her two companions...both Sorrow and Suffering. It is an allegory of a Christian devotional life from salvation through maturity. I will never forget this book!!! If you haven't read it, you must!
lg!
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Blogger Jan said...
Anything by George Orwell or Winston Churchill had been life changing for me.
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Blogger LL Cool Joe said...
The Bible of course, but a life changing book for me was "A Case of Mary Bell: A child who murdered" by Gitta Sereny. Mary Bell murdered 2 children when she was 11 years old.
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Blogger Lynn said...
My mind went to childhood favorites, such as Anne of Green Gables and Little Women. But as an adult, one book I've read over and over is Blue Highways, by William Least Heat Moon. He was at a place in his life at which he could just take off and drive around the country. The book is his experience during that trip. I've so often just yearned to do something like that. My sister asked me once, "Are you reading that AGAIN?" Yes - and my copy still has the Nestles Crunch wrapper I used as a bookmark the first time I read it.

I was thrilled when he messaged me a thank you on facebook, when I commented there about what that book has meant to me.
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Blogger Olga Hebert said...
I still have my copy of No Children, No Pets, the first book I picked out and bought myself through a school program. Now I love Toni Morrison and Alice Hoffman. A day without reading is a day without sunshine!
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Blogger Elephant's Child said...
I am a book guzzler.
My favourite authors are many, but Barbara Kingsolver is up there. Neil Gaiman. Alice Hoffman. Terry Pratchett. Biographies. Diaries. Letters...
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Blogger Arkansas Patti said...
Have read voraciously since a child. Uncle Tom's Cabin and Black Beauty altered my life.
James Herriot was my favorite pleasure read.
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Blogger Brighid said...
A voracious reader here, across all genres. Terry Pratchett has long been a favorite, wagon train diaries, history, econ, repair manuals, shooting manuals, how to, how not to...
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Blogger Barb said...
I've been a "book worm" since I was a child. However, when I was a teenager, I read A Death in the Family by James Agee, and it resonates with me to this day. I still have my original dog-eared copy. All my children read it, too. I lost my father as a child, and the book's plot and theme helped me realize that my personal feelings are often universal ones.
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Blogger Birdie said...
I read. I read a lot. Maybe too much. I currently have two very large stacks of books waiting to be read on my bedside table. My library has about 500 books. As for my favourites that is hard to say. So many different genres, I really can't decide.
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Blogger Beverly said...
A book that profoundly affected my life is Elizabeth Elliot's Shadow of the Almighty, written after her husband and four other missionary men were martyred in Ecuador in 1956.
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Blogger Lee said...
I've had quite a few, I guess. As a child, all Louisa M. Alcott's books...from "Little Women" forth. "Black Beauty"....I loved that book. "The Yearling". "Jane Eyre"....the list could go on and on...and it still does. :)

Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead", "Atlas Shrugged", "We, the Living" etc.

"To Kill a Mockingbird", of course.
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Blogger Kerry said...
Oh my yes. I am a voracious reader. Everything, garbage to good literature. Last best read was A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. Best read of my life was Charlotte's Web.
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Blogger G. B. Miller said...
I read all the time, probably since I was. Never did the children's section while growing up, always the adult section. And I've always read mostly non-fiction. Been adding a little fiction to the mix though. There never were any books that influenced me, but certain book titles have stuck with me.

One was an early memoir by Judge Judy called "Don't Pee On My Leg And Tell Me It's Raining.", about her days as a family court judge in NY.

The other was by former child (like 1930's) actor Richard Moore called "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, But Don't Have Sex Or Take The Car".

Father Nature's Corner
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Blogger Changes in the wind said...
Oh my that is a loaded question. I have really enjoyed John Hart's books but I feel that every book you read touches your life in some way.
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Blogger cube said...
I'm an avid reader. I just wish I had more open ended time to read like the old days. Now I'm lucky to grab a little bit each day.

I have too many favorites to name them all, but I will name one of my top favorites that is an unbelievable book, "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace. It's an unusual book, though, and I don't know that I'd recommend it unless you like convoluted plots.

John Kennedy Toole's "A Confederacy Of Dunces" isn't life changing, but darn good satire. A comedy of errors with some characters that you'll love to hate.
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 Blogger Sparkling Red said...
I really can't pick just one. I always have at least two books on the go, and I try to alternate between fiction and non-fiction for a balanced "diet". The book which I learned the most from recently is "One Hell of a Gamble", a history book that gives a play-by-play of the Cuban missile crisis. The book which I enjoyed reading the most recently was a novel called "Snow Falling on Cedars".
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19 comments:

  1. A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES by Robert Louis Stephenson. I own my original, well worn copy of this book.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I find your book choice so interesting! There are so many books that changed how I look at things: Black Like Me which I read in Middle School, Heidi which I read as a child, and Charlotte's Web which I read but not sure when...and so many more.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hinds' Feet on High Places is a GREAT read!!! It is an an allegorical novel by English author Hannah Hurnard written in 1955. It is the story of a young woman named Much Afraid, and her journey leaving home from her 'Fearing family' and UP into the High Places where the Shepherd is found. She is guided on her journey by her two companions...both Sorrow and Suffering. It is an allegory of a Christian devotional life from salvation through maturity. I will never forget this book!!! If you haven't read it, you must!
    lg!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Anything by George Orwell or Winston Churchill had been life changing for me.

    ReplyDelete
  5. The Bible of course, but a life changing book for me was "A Case of Mary Bell: A child who murdered" by Gitta Sereny. Mary Bell murdered 2 children when she was 11 years old.

    ReplyDelete
  6. My mind went to childhood favorites, such as Anne of Green Gables and Little Women. But as an adult, one book I've read over and over is Blue Highways, by William Least Heat Moon. He was at a place in his life at which he could just take off and drive around the country. The book is his experience during that trip. I've so often just yearned to do something like that. My sister asked me once, "Are you reading that AGAIN?" Yes - and my copy still has the Nestles Crunch wrapper I used as a bookmark the first time I read it.

    I was thrilled when he messaged me a thank you on facebook, when I commented there about what that book has meant to me.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I still have my copy of No Children, No Pets, the first book I picked out and bought myself through a school program. Now I love Toni Morrison and Alice Hoffman. A day without reading is a day without sunshine!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am a book guzzler.
    My favourite authors are many, but Barbara Kingsolver is up there. Neil Gaiman. Alice Hoffman. Terry Pratchett. Biographies. Diaries. Letters...

    ReplyDelete
  9. Have read voraciously since a child. Uncle Tom's Cabin and Black Beauty altered my life.
    James Herriot was my favorite pleasure read.

    ReplyDelete
  10. A voracious reader here, across all genres. Terry Pratchett has long been a favorite, wagon train diaries, history, econ, repair manuals, shooting manuals, how to, how not to...

    ReplyDelete
  11. I've been a "book worm" since I was a child. However, when I was a teenager, I read A Death in the Family by James Agee, and it resonates with me to this day. I still have my original dog-eared copy. All my children read it, too. I lost my father as a child, and the book's plot and theme helped me realize that my personal feelings are often universal ones.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I read. I read a lot. Maybe too much. I currently have two very large stacks of books waiting to be read on my bedside table. My library has about 500 books. As for my favourites that is hard to say. So many different genres, I really can't decide.

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  13. A book that profoundly affected my life is Elizabeth Elliot's Shadow of the Almighty, written after her husband and four other missionary men were martyred in Ecuador in 1956.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I've had quite a few, I guess. As a child, all Louisa M. Alcott's books...from "Little Women" forth. "Black Beauty"....I loved that book. "The Yearling". "Jane Eyre"....the list could go on and on...and it still does. :)

    Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead", "Atlas Shrugged", "We, the Living" etc.

    "To Kill a Mockingbird", of course.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh my yes. I am a voracious reader. Everything, garbage to good literature. Last best read was A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. Best read of my life was Charlotte's Web.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I read all the time, probably since I was. Never did the children's section while growing up, always the adult section. And I've always read mostly non-fiction. Been adding a little fiction to the mix though. There never were any books that influenced me, but certain book titles have stuck with me.

    One was an early memoir by Judge Judy called "Don't Pee On My Leg And Tell Me It's Raining.", about her days as a family court judge in NY.

    The other was by former child (like 1930's) actor Richard Moore called "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, But Don't Have Sex Or Take The Car".

    Father Nature's Corner

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  17. Oh my that is a loaded question. I have really enjoyed John Hart's books but I feel that every book you read touches your life in some way.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'm an avid reader. I just wish I had more open ended time to read like the old days. Now I'm lucky to grab a little bit each day.

    I have too many favorites to name them all, but I will name one of my top favorites that is an unbelievable book, "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace. It's an unusual book, though, and I don't know that I'd recommend it unless you like convoluted plots.

    John Kennedy Toole's "A Confederacy Of Dunces" isn't life changing, but darn good satire. A comedy of errors with some characters that you'll love to hate.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I really can't pick just one. I always have at least two books on the go, and I try to alternate between fiction and non-fiction for a balanced "diet". The book which I learned the most from recently is "One Hell of a Gamble", a history book that gives a play-by-play of the Cuban missile crisis. The book which I enjoyed reading the most recently was a novel called "Snow Falling on Cedars".

    ReplyDelete