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bpatt 05-22-02 01:25 PM

What did you read growing up?
Do you still have your books?

cineman 05-22-02 01:50 PM

Three Investigators!!!

I don't have them any longer though. :(

benedict 05-22-02 03:16 PM

I started reading more challenging books when I was about ten but earlier on enjoyed all the old classics by such authors as Enid Blyton, Edith Nesbit, CS Lewis, Frances Hodgson Burnett to name but a few!

FYI there are various interesting reminiscences/recommendations on a thread right back from the early days of this forum [OK, October 2001 :)]:<ul><li><A HREF="http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=103697" target="_blank">Damm ! I wish i still had all the Books from my Childhood ! </a></li></ul>
where I bemoan the loss of many of my childhood books that I had "stored" at my mum's house!

[Edit: :o:o:o]

Aghama 05-22-02 03:18 PM

Apparently the forum URLs were a lot different in the early days.

Surf Monkey 05-22-02 04:17 PM

Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars. Excellent series and yes, I still have the books. Someone shoud make big screen versions of these.

grunter 05-22-02 04:39 PM

Where's the TinTin option?

Groucho 05-22-02 04:42 PM

I read a lot of "Alfred Hitchcock vs. The Three Investigators" and a little "Hardee Boys." Like grunter, I also read "Tin Tin."

Hokeyboy 05-22-02 05:46 PM

I was weaned as young one on Narnia, Tolkien, Tom Sawyer, Encyclopedia Brown, the Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing/Superfudge tales, and about a billion other timeless and wonderful stories...

... but for my money the best of the bunch were J.D. Fitzgerald's The Great Brain series. I lived for these books!! Just thinking about them makes me want to go out and grab them... and the books, too.

Darren Garrison 05-22-02 10:47 PM

Never read any of those, and never heard of half of them. I read largely novelizations of SF movies I liked, graduating into real SF and horror (read my first Stephen King novel, Pet Semetary, at around 12 or 13). Now I'm past the novelizations, past the horror, and largely past the SF (reading non-fiction the majority of the time now). I never did have a stage of reading "juvies".

Scheherazade 05-23-02 02:01 AM

Alan Dean Foster and Stephen King.


Goblincat 05-23-02 08:47 AM

Lots of Endless Quest books:

Also lots of Stephen King.

planetaire 05-23-02 09:00 AM

yeahh Choose Your Own Adventure....

Cornfed 05-24-02 12:46 AM


Mourn 05-24-02 02:04 PM

Hardy Boys till i was like 6 or 7, after that Dragonlance and Robert Mcamon (sp?) type stuff...i think by the time i was 11 i'd read IT and The Stand.

sexy_overlord 05-24-02 02:29 PM

I had Nintendo. Not a page was turned of my own free will in my youth.

benedict 05-25-02 07:45 AM

A wise man once said....

Originally posted by sexy_overlord
I had Nintendo. Not a page was turned of my own free will in my youth.
.... sometimes no answer<i> is</i> an answer. Although methinks that testing such a philosophy to destruction is not the wisest move hereabouts....


Cedar 05-25-02 02:58 PM

I admit I read little or nothing as a youth,even into adulthood.One day my wife picked up a book and sat in the chair for 10 hours straight reading Watchers by Dean Koontz.I couldn't believe someone would sit for that long reading a book,and what could be so entertaining.So I sat down and promptly did the same thing,and have been an avid reader ever since.

zooroaster 05-27-02 01:16 AM

Aslan was my protector!

darkside 05-27-02 04:21 AM

Encyclopedia Brown was my favorite mystery series when I was a kid.

gondorspit 05-30-02 01:24 PM

I voted Hardy Boys, but Clive Cussler, Jack London, and Steinbeck were my other favorites.

whitetigeress 05-30-02 02:23 PM

Awww..Come on. Where is the Little House on the Prarie option. I read those books so many times when I was little. I actually wore them out:) They are classics.

Darren H 05-31-02 07:59 AM

If it weren't for Roald Dahl, I probably still wouldn't know how to read.

Charlie Goose 06-03-02 06:17 PM

Originally posted by zooroaster
Aslan was my protector!
I'm reading the Chronicles now. I wish I had done so when I was a kid. :(

Encyclopedia Brown - Darn that Bugs Meany!
The Three Investigators - This is with Jupiter Jones, correct?
Danny Dunn

I read "The Amityville Horror" when I was 9 or 10 and it scared me to pieces.
No, literally. I was in little shivering pieces after I read it.

I also really enjoyed reading fairy tales when I was a lad. Not the Disneyfied fairy tales of today, but the original versions with deaths and angry monsters and torture and blood and screaming and kicking.

My mother was the reader in the family and she would give me her books after she was done as long as they didn't have too much talk of nakeditity.

I would give my left nut to today have all the books that I read and reread all those years ago.

http://charliegoose.homestead.com/files/goose.jpg Honk!

jfoobar 06-04-02 12:50 AM

Beverly Cleary
Judy Blume
Encyclopedia Brown
Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain
John D. Fitzgerald's The Great Brain series
Bertrand R. Brinley's The Mad Scientist's Club series

Aghama 06-04-02 09:13 AM

Roald Dahl
Encyclopedia Brown

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