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Old 04-27-2013, 07:53 PM   #2911
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I am curious. Have any of you read any books in the far past that have stayed in your memory to this day? For me the first one was My Friend Flicka by M. O'Hara. That book turned me on to reading during my early school years. And the next one was Five Smooth Stones . A story of an interracial relationship during the fifties. The ending left me stunned. It goes into the 60's and the last sentence was the main character being shot at the same moment Kennedy was shot in Dallas and at that very same moment the interracial baby of his was born. That book has stayed in my mind all these years. There have been others, but not like these two.
five smooth stones--one helluva book, addie. i found myself searching for a book as good as fss for a long while after, not finding one....
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:51 PM   #2912
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As a youngster I loved The Biography of a Grizzly by Ernest Thompson Seton. And all the Tarzan series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
I'm sure I read all of ER Burroughs when I was in 7th and 8th grade...Tarzans and the Mars books. Loved them. I know I spent a year reading all the Louis L'Amour books, too.
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I am curious. Have any of you read any books in the far past that have stayed in your memory to this day? For me the first one was My Friend Flicka by M. O'Hara. That book turned me on to reading during my early school years. And the next one was Five Smooth Stones . A story of an interracial relationship during the fifties. The ending left me stunned. It goes into the 60's and the last sentence was the main character being shot at the same moment Kennedy was shot in Dallas and at that very same moment the interracial baby of his was born. That book has stayed in my mind all these years. There have been others, but not like these two.
I remember reading all the stories made into movies by Disney, "My Side of the Mountain", "Charlie the Lonesome Cougar" etc. Many of the books you mention, Addie, I read so long ago I don't remember the stories that well. At a young age (6-9) I was reading 2-3 books (novels) a week, more in the summer months. The books I remember the most have some aspect of Science Fiction in them.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:58 PM   #2914
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five smooth stones--one helluva book, addie. i found myself searching for a book as good as fss for a long while after, not finding one....
The ending left me stunned.
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I am curious. Have any of you read any books in the far past that have stayed in your memory to this day? For me the first one was My Friend Flicka by M. O'Hara. That book turned me on to reading during my early school years. And the next one was Five Smooth Stones . A story of an interracial relationship during the fifties. The ending left me stunned. It goes into the 60's and the last sentence was the main character being shot at the same moment Kennedy was shot in Dallas and at that very same moment the interracial baby of his was born. That book has stayed in my mind all these years. There have been others, but not like these two.
"Gone with the Wind" will always hold a special place in my heart. I read that book one summer in junior high school. Mom said it was a good book for me to read. It was the longest book I had read up to that point. Coincidentally, just as I finished the book, a movie house near by was showing the 1939 movie. Mom decided we needed to go see it. We left Dad home with the little kids and just Mom and I went. What a special memory that is.
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five smooth stones--one helluva book, addie. i found myself searching for a book as good as fss for a long while after, not finding one....
Ann Fairbairn wrote only two books. The other one is That Man Cartwright. Amazon has it and you can get it on Kindle. Again she tackles one of life's unjustices. Immigrant farmers. I am going to have to get it myself.
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"Gone with the Wind" will always hold a special place in my heart. I read that book one summer in junior high school. Mom said it was a good book for me to read. It was the longest book I had read up to that point. Coincidentally, just as I finished the book, a movie house near by was showing the 1939 movie. Mom decided we needed to go see it. We left Dad home with the little kids and just Mom and I went. What a special memory that is.
As good as the movie was in an effort to stick to the book, there is nothing like reading it. To bad she only wrote that one book.
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"Gone with the Wind" will always hold a special place in my heart. I read that book one summer in junior high school. Mom said it was a good book for me to read. It was the longest book I had read up to that point. Coincidentally, just as I finished the book, a movie house near by was showing the 1939 movie. Mom decided we needed to go see it. We left Dad home with the little kids and just Mom and I went. What a special memory that is.
GWTW was Mom's and my fave too, Jabbur, and we went to see it together at our home theatre with my good girlfriend and her mom. Will always remember that, it was really special.
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GWTW was Mom's and my fave too, Jabbur, and we went to see it together at our home theatre with my good girlfriend and her mom. Will always remember that, it was really special.
What movies do you go to with your bad girlfriend?
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same movie, dropped the mom, hiked up our skirts, stuffed our bras, sat way in the back, picked up boys, and spiked our cokes with sloe gin....:)
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