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francie_
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« Reply #60 on: May 21, 2016, 12:02:39 pm »

I was  a huge fan of The Prydain Chronicles as a kid, especially Taran Wanderer, so I bought a set to reread as preparation for when my niece will be old enough to be given a set of her own. I'm shocked by how much I forgot.
Oh!  Now you've gone and reminded me...I have to dig those out of whatever box they're still in and read them again, even though I probably have most of it memorized.  Eilonwy was probably the first princess character I ever encountered who had motivations beyond "be princess; find prince".

Yes, yes, yes to both posts, especially about Eilonwy.  I gave my son that series as a set.  It's on his bookshelf still.  Summer reading, here I come!

This really belongs on the thread about books we liked as kids.  Off to see if  the Search Function will bend to my will . . .
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« Reply #61 on: May 22, 2016, 8:38:37 pm »

Mary Renault's Alexander books. I love them so much.
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« Reply #62 on: May 27, 2016, 9:40:33 am »

I recently re-read Catcher in the Rye.  I had previously read it as a (ahem) somewhat younger adult, pre-offspring.  Strangely, I found the main character much more tolerable the second time around.  Maybe having raised a rebellious teen son allowed me to have more sympathy toward Holden. 

Even more curious, I was reading it as part of an English project for a suspended HS senior boy whom I was tutoring.  He didn't care for Holden.  Part of the assignment was to 'asplain to an adult why we should cut Holden some slack, which made for interesting, role-reversed discussions.
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« Reply #63 on: May 28, 2016, 9:12:30 am »

Mary Renault's Alexander books. I love them so much.

So do I. What a good way to get through the heat and humidity of this weekend. Maybe a little ouzo on ice to go with...
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« Reply #64 on: June 01, 2016, 12:01:12 pm »

Rereading A Song of Ice and Fire aka Game of Thrones. It's pretty cool to see how well-planned out the series is. Chapter 2 or 3 book one - dire wolf killed by stag's antler, for one example. All the details I didn't notice the first time or forgot - such as Jorah Mormont being exiled due to selling poachers to slavers - ironic given his later devotion to Daenerys, breaker of chains (among her many titles).
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« Reply #65 on: July 01, 2016, 8:05:17 am »

Seriously planning to reread "Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts, my favorite.
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« Reply #66 on: July 01, 2016, 4:11:20 pm »

George MacDonald's Lilith.  What a long strange trip.  I can't believe I made it through this as an 11-year-old.
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« Reply #67 on: July 21, 2016, 10:07:13 am »

I'm currently rereading--based on what I've recently set down, open, in four different locations in the house (office, bedroom, kitchen, and living room)--the following:

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion
Elizabeth Moon's Remnant Population
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Identity
Louis L'Amour's Comstock Lode
Robert Heinlein's Citizen of the Galaxy
Mary Norton's The Borrowers Avenged
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« Reply #68 on: July 21, 2016, 5:52:47 pm »

I usually don't reread books. There are already too many books I haven't read but would like to eventually.
However, I have reread Graves' I, Claudius and its sequel in two languages. Given my moniker, this isn't a surprise, I guess, but this is the book that got me into history. Furthermore, I have reread Follett's The Pillars of the Earth. I understand that it's written from a thoroughly modern perspective, but still it's highly enertaining. Hated his sequel though. There I could guess the major plot points from the first chapter.
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