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Bobsey Twins
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1.92%
Three Investigators
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13.46%
Power Boys
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0%
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What did you read growing up?

Old 05-22-02, 01:25 PM
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What did you read growing up?

Do you still have your books?
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Three Investigators!!!

I don't have them any longer though.
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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 ]:
where I bemoan the loss of many of my childhood books that I had "stored" at my mum's house!

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Apparently the forum URLs were a lot different in the early days.
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Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars. Excellent series and yes, I still have the books. Someone shoud make big screen versions of these.
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Where's the TinTin option?
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I read a lot of "Alfred Hitchcock vs. The Three Investigators" and a little "Hardee Boys." Like grunter, I also read "Tin Tin."
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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.
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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".
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Alan Dean Foster and Stephen King.

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Lots of Endless Quest books:


Also lots of Stephen King.
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yeahh Choose Your Own Adventure....
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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.
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I had Nintendo. Not a page was turned of my own free will in my youth.
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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 is an answer. Although methinks that testing such a philosophy to destruction is not the wisest move hereabouts....


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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.
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Aslan was my protector!
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Encyclopedia Brown was my favorite mystery series when I was a kid.
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I voted Hardy Boys, but Clive Cussler, Jack London, and Steinbeck were my other favorites.
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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.
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If it weren't for Roald Dahl, I probably still wouldn't know how to read.
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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.

Honk!
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Beverly Cleary
Judy Blume
Narnia
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
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Roald Dahl
Tintin
Encyclopedia Brown

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