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Hey everybody,
      What were some of those books that you loved to curl up with on a rainy day as a kid? The kind of stories or adventures that transported you far away and absorbed all your attention? My early years were a lot of Where's Waldo, Frog and Toad, and Corduroy. Late middle school, I went for  old stuff, like Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. Of course I can't forget my YA years of Middle Earth, and a galaxy far, far away…
       
#1 - August 01, 2016, 05:59 PM

For me, it was always Enid Blyton's books. From short stories to the Wishing Chair and Enchanted Woods series. Like chicken soup on a rainy or sicky day.
#2 - August 12, 2016, 12:18 AM
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Mary Norton's The Borrowers and Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. It's raining this weekend in Texas. Say what? Yes, rain! I might visit Arrietty and have cup of hot tea to celebrate.
#3 - August 12, 2016, 03:02 AM
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I have happy memories of digging into Trixie Belden books.
#4 - August 12, 2016, 04:29 AM
ROLLER BOY (Fitzroy Books, 2018)
AMY'S CHOICE (Luminis Books, 2014)
CALL ME AMY (Luminis Books, 2013)
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The one that stands out to me was 20,000 Leagues; I was a Jules Verne girl.
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Those are all great titles, some of my favorite actually. I had wondered if I was the last person who knew who Trixie Belden was. Another favorite of mine was Freddy the Detective.
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For me, it was always Enid Blyton's books. From short stories to the Wishing Chair and Enchanted Woods series. Like chicken soup on a rainy or sicky day.

For me too!
#7 - August 12, 2016, 05:59 AM
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When I was younger I read the Wizard of Oz over and over, and I loved the Great Brain books by John D Fitzgerald. Also anything by Judy Blume. I think when I was around 13-14 my brother got me hooked on the Stainless Steel Rat books by Harry Harrison and the Bandy Papers books by Donald Jack, and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, and I bought Citizen of the Galaxy by Heinlein for 25 cents at a library sale, and I still reread it. And I stole one of my dad's books that I still have and reread and never plan on giving back, City of Darkness, a novella by Ben Bova.
#8 - August 12, 2016, 10:37 AM
THIS LITTLE PIGGY (AN OWNER'S MANUAL), Aladdin PIX June 2017 :pigsnort
KUNG POW CHICKEN 1-4, Scholastic 2014 :chicken

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