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Subject: Old favorites
Date Posted: 10/17/2007 9:22 AM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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When I was going through my books deciding which to post, (boy do I have a lot of books lol) I came across two in particular that I realized I just could not give up. Both are autobiographical in nature, but not in the boring I was born in 1952 kind of way. The first is One Particular Harbor by Janet Lee James and the second is Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon.

I do not generally reread books, but these are two that I've read multiple times and plan to reread again and again.

Wendy

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 9:46 AM ET
Member Since: 8/28/2007
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I know how you feel - it's like getting rid of an old friend!  I've reread Illusions by Richard Bach, and Good Harbor by Anita Diamant several times.  I just got a new one - The Four Agreements, which I'll probably read over and over as well. 

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 9:50 AM ET
Member Since: 5/17/2007
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Is 'Blue Highways" the book that was made into the movie "Electraglide in Blue"?  That was one terrific movie from long ago.  Quite a remarkable ending, too.  Nope...just checked and they were two different things. 



Last Edited on: 10/17/07 9:53 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/17/2007 10:02 AM ET
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Cindy - now you've got one less.  I LOVE Louise Erdrich, so "Tracks" will be a keeper for me.  and maybe become an old favorite as well! 

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 4:44 PM ET
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I've read The Stand by Stephen King at least 10 times. Jane Eyre is another I keep going back to. Watchers and Strangers by Dean Koontz are old friends that I will never take off my keeper shelf. I do this with movies too! I have 5 movies that I watch over and over. My family is so sick of them I only watch them if no one is home.
Date Posted: 10/17/2007 10:25 PM ET
Member Since: 9/16/2007
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Anything by Chaim Potok will never leave my house; I must have read most of his books a dozen times, ever since I was a kid.  And today I was at the used bookstore, and found one I've never seen!  Unless I just read it so long ago that I've forgotten, lol.

Date Posted: 10/18/2007 10:16 AM ET
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I feel the same way you do about  The Stand, Cindy. It is one of my all time favorite books and I kind of like the movie, although I would have done some of the casting a little differently.

Wendy

 

Date Posted: 10/18/2007 12:05 PM ET
Member Since: 5/17/2007
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Eve, I sent you a PM with this info, but it's worth repeating here.  Since you are relatively new, this may have been confusing.  I assume I am the Cindy (there seem to be 2 of us on this thread right now) that you thought you ordered "Tracks" from...your post fits with my signature line.  But, I think you ordered it from someone else with that book posted, which is perfectly all right with me.  But, in order to order from aspecific person, you must be on their bookshelf at the time.  This comes into play if you have promised to order a book from someone, OR if you are taking advantage of a deal listed by a member.  If you go to the Help Center under Browse Help Docs and type in order from bookshelf  there is a more complete explanation.  Again, this is not a complaint in any way but hope it is helpful to you!

Date Posted: 10/18/2007 3:35 PM ET
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Cindy (summerlady46)... I thought I was the only person alive that remembered "Electraglide in Blue" with such fondness.