• 10 years 13 days ago
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    i thought id submit this because i havent seen much talk about books in the forum. my all time favorite books were:
    #1. Sweet Valley Twins/High/university though none were as good as the first ( fav christmas issue, in which elizabeth wishes she was never born)
    #2 Fear street loved those bboks in fact i just order 78 of then on ebay. its sad how you cant find any of these books any more. i want my kids to be able to read them some day.
    #3 babysitters club(of course)
    #4 Nacy drew
    #5this is acctually my fav book i still read it from time to time, my mom threw out all my other ones :( its called A Spell for Chamelon, by Piers Anthony.
    #boxer car children.
    thats all i can think of right now, theres a few nagging at my brain that i cant seem to rember the name of.
    oh there were thes books about a shool with a bunch floors as in stories
    anyone know what im talking about?
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      • 10 years 13 days ago
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      My favourite books were:

      the babysitters club
      babysitters club little sister (probably the first books I ever read)
      goosebumps

      and my all time favourite book Not Without My Daughter.
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        I was really into the Goosebumps craze, I read pretty much every book and joined the book club through which members got a package of Goosebumps stuff each month.

        There were a lot of Goosebumps rip-offs like "Barf-O-Rama", but I never had time for them.

        I also read a lot of the Scholastic young readers' novels, as my school library had hundreds of them. Some that I remember are "The Wednesday Wizard", another about an NYC family with about ten kids that movies to a farm upstate, one about a school field trip to the city where there's this kid who's like a junior Donald Trump and always looking to make a buck through crazy schemes, and another about a girl whose dad dies of cancer. If anyone knows the names of any of these, I'd love to know.

        There was this other series I read a lot of, they were very thin novels (or as we kids called them, "chapter books";) with a picture on every couple of pages. They were about a school and the kids who went there, and all their adventures. I seem to remember there was a kid who always smelled like pee, cos he wet himself a lot. I think the covers were chessboard-patterned, with a different colour and white for each book. Anyone know the series? (It's not the Bailey School Kids.)

        Aaand of course, who could forget Choose Your Own Adventure?!
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          Serpndepity wrote:

          #5this is acctually my fav book i still read it from time to time, my mom threw out all my other ones :( its called A Spell for Chamelon, by Piers Anthony.

          I've read that book too, but I can't remember much about it. Isn't it the first book in a series? Did you ever read the complete series?

          My favorite book from the 90's has GOT to be Jurassic Park :!:
          A lot of books I really like I've read 2 or 3 times. But since in the last 12 years I have read Jurassic Park over 30 times! There was one summer where I literally read it over and over. I even memorized the page number where 5Nedry gets eviscerated (p.197) :twisted:
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            I also read the book Matilda and the Penny Polard series of books. Which included Penny Polards Diary, Penny Polards Passport. There were a few others that I cant remember the names of.
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              • 10 years 12 days ago
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              I wrote:
              There was this other series I read a lot of, they were very thin novels (or as we kids called them, "chapter books";) with a picture on every couple of pages. They were about a school and the kids who went there, and all their adventures. I seem to remember there was a kid who always smelled like pee, cos he wet himself a lot. I think the covers were chessboard-patterned, with a different colour and white for each book. Anyone know the series? (It's not the Bailey School Kids.)


              The name just came to me. It was the Polk Street School series.
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                In the 80's I was all about stuff like How To Eat Fried Worms, The Indian In The Cupboard, Incognito Mosquito, Ramona Quimby, Superfudge, etc.

                Then I got into Dr. Who books and those choose your own advtures like Revenge Of The Rainbow Dragons and Revolt Of The Dwarves.
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                  I liked the Berenstein Bears and those Little Critter books by Mercer Mayer. Let's not forget Beatrix Potter and her slew of kids books like Peter Rabbit. I also loved Robert Munsch books (Love You Forever is a beautiful storybook).

                  But one of my all time favourite's was Each Peach Pear Plum.
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                    All the Ramona books (well, up to Ramona Forever, since I was too old for the ones that came out in the late 90s) I loved those to death!

                    Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

                    Charlotte's Web

                    Berenstein Bears Books

                    Adventures of Raggedy & Andy (I had the whole set ^_^)

                    Adventures of Dr. Dolittle

                    Babysitters Club

                    Judy Blume books, like the ones that dealt with everyday girl-problems, that kind of thing.

                    R. L. Stein books, Fear Street. I loved those a lot. I never did read the Goosebump books.
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                      I could go through a Sweet Valley Twins book in a day, I'd always eagerly await the next one. So that's my first one. I liked the Babysitters club too.

                      Early on though I read Bearenstain Bears, and my mom would always read me Edward Gorey stories. (It's a wonder I am not preoccupied with dark things) Bridge to Terribithia is my all time favorate story.
                      Let me just list the other obscure ones:
                      Nothing's Fair in 5th Grade
                      Sixth Grade Secrets
                      Thirteen
                      Fourteen and Holding
                      Fifteen At Last
                      Glass Slippers Give you Blisters

                      In about 7th grade all the girls got into reading Lurlene McDaniel stories...you know, those happy stories where people die of terminal illness at the end....
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                        the goosebumps books were really good.. and tv show was even better!.. anybody else remember the tv show?
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                          skaterboy572 wrote:
                          the goosebumps books were really good.. and tv show was even better!.. anybody else remember the tv show?



                          still comes on tv. but i think Eerie, Indiana was better and are you afraid of the dark.
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                            It took 14 posts before anyone mentioned Coose Your Own Adventure books. Shame shame :evil:

                            Blaster Master(or possibly Master Blaster) was another one of my favorites.
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                              Any ladies ever read "Are you there God, it's me Margaret" to help survive *gasp* puberty?
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                                oh my god i tottaly rember are you there god? its me margret. i loved that book. iv read most of the books you guys posted. i also was ubsesed with sweet vally twins. i rembered a few others i read.
                                all the black cauldren books
                                wishmaster
                                the giver is one of my favorite
                                archie comic books, i used to beg my mom for them. thats one comic that never went out of style my mom even read them when she was a kid.
                                bernstien bears when i was really little oh and light in the attic/where the side walk ends who could 4get those:o)
                                the velvetin rabbit was my favorite bookk as a child i still have the copy i got when i was like 3
                                i also used to sneak my grandmas harliquin romances when i was like 9 and 10 lol those things are so chessy to me now.
                                i started reading all of mark twains when i was 8 i have the complete set to this day
                                where the wild things are
                                disney classics
                                cronicles of narnia
                                brian jaqus(i know i spelt that wrong) the books about mice and what not those were great.
                                THE American Girls SERIES i cant beleive i almost 4 got that one.
                                the horse whisper
                                shara plain and tall
                                anne mcarthy drangon riders series and acorna
                                grims fairy tales like the princess and the pea the cobbler ect, i have the whole set
                                and so many more, i wont bore you any longer

                                one last note erie indiana rocked that was one of my favorite shows, i hadnt thout of it in years
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                                  Jason43 wrote:
                                  It took 14 posts before anyone mentioned Coose Your Own Adventure books. Shame shame :evil:

                                  Blaster Master(or possibly Master Blaster) was another one of my favorites.



                                  lol i forgot about them and i have a damn set lol how stupid of me.

                                  my fiance knows i like to read books so she got me the fighting fantasy ones but you have to use a damn dice and paper to play these. I prefer the ones i used to have where you decided on what you was going to do then turn to the page that has your decision. Most the time i died in horrible ways like i would escpae a giant man eating spider only to be zapped by a demented alien tortoise or something like that.
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                                    Anybody remember the book about a school, there were two I believe. The only things I rememeber was that there was an adult name Louis and there was no 12th floor. The chapter about the 12th floor only said "There is no twelth floor. There is no Mrs. so-and-so. Sorry." And that was the whole chapter. In the second book someone accidently discovers the 12th floor. Cool book, anyway.
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                                      Okay heres another I can't remember. Its about a boy who's science experiement is "human Photosysnthesis". He actually turns himself into a plant - needs sunlight, no food, ect. Can't remember the name.
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                                        Googled it myself. It's:

                                        Allen Brewster in [u]Top Secret [/u]by John Renolds Gardiner.

                                        A must read!
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                                          iv read both those books! the one about the twelth floor was what i was refering to in my frist post about the school with a bunch of floors. krazy.
                                          does any one recall a book or a set of books that had a title like myserys mr brown encylopedia? ok i know that sounds sketchy but i think all those words are in the title. it takes place in a museum or maby a libary, theres a lil boy and girl thats all i can rember
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