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Tell us about your favourite book and why you like it

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My Favourite Book

Started by yellowcanary. Last reply by tizliz Jan 29, 2014. 1 Reply

One of my favourite books is Black Beauty by Anna Sewell - I read it as a child and still have a copy on my bookshelf to go back to every so often.  Continue

My Favourite book

Started by tizliz. Last reply by tizliz Jan 29, 2014. 1 Reply

I have just started reading Ann Cleeves' books and I love all her books.  Sometimes when you get free e-books they are such rubbish - from the content to the editing and the proof reading or rather…Continue

My Favourite book

Started by tizliz. Last reply by tizliz Jan 29, 2014. 2 Replies

Terry Pratchett's Colour of Magic is such a wonderful book.  It introduces you to a wonderful new world, though I think you need a slightly warped sense of humour to appreciate it. Now I look forward…Continue

My Favourite Book

Started by AnneMarie55. Last reply by Maryemm Jan 26, 2014. 1 Reply

Probably To Kill a Mockingbird.  Loved it when I was about 15 and have re-read it a number of times since and still love it.  One of those almost timeless, classic books.  It has so many lessons to…Continue

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Comment by celia on October 2, 2013 at 19:32

 My first book was Enid Blyton and like Venabarb it was the Famous Five and The Secret Seven i so wanted a life like those girls had.and then as an adult i was reading Enid Blyton to my two young children and that was Noddy and Big ears, and no one questioned the stories in those days as our minds accepted them as sweet.

Comment by yoeydavis on December 31, 2013 at 19:22

i've read a lot of books of all different genres but one of the best i've ever read was Call The Midwife by Jennifer Lee. I read it long before it was made into a series and loved every bit of it. I cried, i laugjhed, i got lost in her story so much i felt like i had been there with her. Set in Poplar, by the docks in the east end, just after the war, Jenny is a trainee midwife living with and working alongside the nuns of Nonnatus House.Some of the tales she tells of the poverty at the time are shocking but fascinating.one of her patients is a woman giving birth to her 28th baby, another an older lady damaged from the horrors of the workhouse.An absoloutely brilliant book that i highly recommend.

Comment by judylow on December 31, 2013 at 21:54

It's on my 'to read' list. I love the programme.

Comment by The Crafter on January 2, 2014 at 14:04

I think only a person who loves reading will understand how I felt when before Christmas the time had come to sort out my beloved books, I had to as they were taking over the house some even stored under the bed. I gave carrier bags full to friends and family box loads went to charity shops, I felt bereft as I handed over my books, some I just couldn't part with like Castaway by Lucy Irvine the first book I ever read, and my collection of Martina Cole. I do seem to have a bit of an obsession with crime books and strangely bare knuckle fighting, of course I kept my collection of craft books too what would I do without them! I managed to get my collection down to a very small amount and they now live out in the garage. I got four new books as gifts at Christmas so I'm in no doubt my books will soon be taking over again.

Comment by yoeydavis on January 2, 2014 at 15:55

Ijust realised i called the author of my favourite book, Call The Midwife, by her maiden name. For all of you intertested in reading it yourselves the authors name is Jennifer Worth. Her other books about her time in the Eas-tEnd are just as brilliant.

Comment by judylow on January 2, 2014 at 22:20

I know how it feels Crafter.  We've downsized three times and every time I've had to part with so many books.   The first time was the hardest but I did manage to sell quite a lot to a local book shop but after that they just went to charity shops.  I've learnt to toughen up and not keep every book I read but we still have books in every room.

Comment by May Fenn on January 3, 2014 at 18:18

I was in Secondary school during the war and that was where  I first read "The Wide Wide World" by Elizabeth Wetherell. This story about Ellen Montgomery and her struggle to cope with the difficulties of life refllected so much the troubles I too was suffering. My father and brother were away in the forces and my mother dying of an incurable disease. I found comfort in the way the child was able to keep her religious beliefs despite everything that happened to her and in some way this helped me to do the same.  We were bombed out during the blitz and this book was lost with all the others I had.  In the years since I have seldom thought about it and then a strange thing happened. When I was in my seventies and suffering from a heart attack a visiting friend  brought me an old book she had found when clearing her late Mother's effects. It was "The Wide Wide World"
Once more I was able to read it and share my troubles with the heroine Ellen.
This will always be my favourite book.

Comment by katherinesara on January 4, 2014 at 9:38

I think my favourite book of all time would be the magic faraway tree by Enid Blyton.  I used to read it so my sister every night when we were children.  Now my children love it and i love reading it with them.  You can totally get lost in the magical world.  I have to admit i always wanted to run away with Moon Face!

Comment by judylow on January 4, 2014 at 10:41

What a lovely touching tale May about your favourite book.

Comment by paperbackbutterfly on January 5, 2014 at 9:17

I always loved reading, it's probably why I became a school librarian, being able to pass on my own enjoyment to others is very special. So I was very sad that my own son didn't like books.  My favourite books are thrillers and Micheal Crichton's books are amazing.  When my son was 13 we went on holiday and I took The Lost World by Micheal Crichton with me.  As we settled on the sun beds my son asked me to read it to him!  I agreed to read one page aloud if he would read one page as well.  We spent the whole week reading to each other and he became as passionate about reading as I am.  Now he is 30 and reading to his 4 month old.  We both still love Micheal Crichton's novels but they hold a special place in my heart as they started my son on a magical journey.SAM_0566.JPG

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