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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 6:34 pm 
What book is your first love? Not neccessarly some classic, or even the greatest book you ever read, just the first book that really touched you, or got you fascinated with reading, or with reading a specific genera. The book you could read a thousand times, or never read again but always have a copy on your bookshelf. What book gives you warm, fuzzy, excited, loving feelings?

Mine is So You Want to be a Wizard by Diane Duane.


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Frank Herbert's Dune. Read it when I was around 10 or 11 years old, and still love it.

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Hugh Lofting's "Doctor Doolittle's Circus", and Karl May's "Winnetou".
I couldn't imagine a world without them.


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When I was ten or so, I read Cameron Langford's Winter of the Fisher. It got me interested in nature books, so I started reading some stuff by Hal Borland and Edwin Way Teale, both of whom are still favorites of mine.


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Bruce Coville's Goblins in the Castle. I was young. Actually, I still admire the guy.


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Oh! I love Bruce Coville. I loved Jennifer Murdley's Toad when I was little, and plan on reading it to my own, or someone else's children one day.


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The first book I probably truely loved, is one titledPrincesses and Peasant Boys. It had stories like "Mighty Mikilo(sp?)", "How the Princess's Pride was broken" and others I can't remember the title of anymore.


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Well, Robert Heinlein's Have Space Suit, Will Travel is what really got me interested in science fiction...

Where the Wild Things Are is another favorite. Probably my first favorite.

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Difficult question. My tastes have tended more toward science fiction and fantasy than anything else over the years. It's reached the point where I actually have to make a conscious choice to pick up something that isn't in those genres, which means it's probably time to make the effort.

Some of the ones that stand out in my memory are Waylander by David Gemmel (not his best, but the first I read) and The Hobbit, both when I was about 10 or 11. I was inspired to read Lord of the Rings, but didn't enjoy it then, probably too young. I have since reread it and enjoyed it immensely.


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Gah! So many... I think the first book I read to death was Tom Sawyer. The first scifi was the Dune series; I still keep both of those series on a shelf close at hand.


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