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    I don't read nearly as much fiction as I once did, but a few works have stuck with me through the years.

    If on a Winter's Night a Traveler - Italo Calvino
    1984 - George Orwell
    The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewomack View Post
    I don't read nearly as much fiction as I once did, but a few works have stuck with me through the years.

    If on a Winter's Night a Traveler - Italo Calvino
    1984 - George Orwell
    The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    Oh, I keep forgetting that I want to read The Little Prince again! Thanks for the reminder.
    To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer." Mahatma Gandhi
    Be nice whenever possible. It's always possible. HH Dalai Lama
    In a world where you can be anything - be kind. Unknown

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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    SciFi:

    The Deryni Chronicles - Katherine Kurtz
    The Dragonriders of Pern series - Anne McCaffrey
    Then - really going back - a tie between: The Telzey Amberdon series by James H. Schmitz and the Fuzzy Sapiens series by H. Beam Piper.

    I'm not really a horror fan. Especially after reading The Shining - LOL.
    I have to come back to this. Someone mentioned the Pern series on another books post. I had forgotten about them. Had read a good number of them when I was in college (at least the ones that were published up to the early 90s). I’ve been rereading them and oh, awesome! There are books Anne published up until the early 2000s, then she did a few with her son, then he’s done some and her daughter wrote one. There are a few Pern reference book written in the 80s or early 90s I’ve found used. A CD of music from the books and a FB group for fans. So much fun. Just what I needed right now with all that’s going on. A wonderful imaginary world to immerse myself in.

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    Tradd, after the previous conversation about Pern, I went on ebay and ordered about 5 of the books that I don't have. Have most of them now (not all of them...yet. lol) Now I need to find some time to just sit and read them.
    To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer." Mahatma Gandhi
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    In a world where you can be anything - be kind. Unknown

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    I am glad that The Pern books are still so popular. I do think they are modern classics, the cream rises to the top over decades. I have not read them myself but probably need to put the first one on my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I am glad that The Pern books are still so popular. I do think they are modern classics, the cream rises to the top over decades. I have not read them myself but probably need to put the first one on my list.
    You need to put the first trilogy on your list - Dragonquest, Dragonflight, The White Dragon. Also the Harper Hall Trilogy which overlaps with the first three.

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