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Favorite Books from your childhood.

Like the majority I too read The Hardy Boys, Roald Dahl, J.R.R Tolkein, and C.S. Lewis. I read a few of Doc Savage books, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. I really enjoyed Up Periscope, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, My Side of the Mountain, and How to Eat Fried Worms. I read a lot, so much that a family member said he would give me $100 if I read Webster's Dictionary in a year, which I actually finished it in 9 months. After that it was another $100 if I could read the encyclopedia set in a year, which took me 11 months.

I really liked the Great Brain series by John D. Fitzgerald. I remember writing about it in one of my papers I had to write for my Children's Literature course in college. In that class we also had to read the whole Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, which was not my favorite part of the course.

I also read A LOT of comics. Spiderman, Batman, Iron Man, X-Men, Sgt. Rock, Jonah Hex, Green Lantern, Daredevil, and Travis Morgan the Warlord. I am really impressed that they have not made a movie of Travis Morgan or Sgt. Rock.
 
When I was at primary school in the 60s there was a thing called the puffin club. I have an idea puffin books were Penguin books for younger people.
I ordered “ The Owl Hoots Twice at Catfish Bend”. Loved it.
Narnia Chronicles were brilliant as well.
Later got into Lotr but fell out of love with it.
 
The above mention of Sgt. Rock brought up a memory of me 10-12 years old walking along the beach with a bar of semisweet chocolate, a cold Dr. Pepper (in a glass bottle), and the latest issue of the Sgt. Rock comic. Three of my favorite things. I must have been feeling pretty good.
 
My favourite book as a young man was All Quiet on the Western Front. At that time I was fascinated by history and it was terribly interesting for me to learn the German mentality from Remarque's books.
 
My favourite book as a young man was All Quiet on the Western Front. At that time I was fascinated by history and it was terribly interesting for me to learn the German mentality from Remarque's books. Even then, thanks to the website, I knew a lot of information about culture shock and the culture of other nations in general. My parents were always surprised at my addiction to the literature of this genre because all my peers read magazines and hung out a lot.
Another very cool book Life on loan
 
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