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What's your favorite novel or story which touched you deeply?

  1. shamelabboush profile image72
    shamelabboushposted 7 years ago

    Hi everyone, the novel is an inseparable part of every literature around the world. It constitutes the collective memory of nations, and a history reservoir. So, please mention one novel only, a novel that touched you or changed you or just impressed you in some way or another.

    I will begin here with a nice novel that I liked so much. It is: Jude The Obscure by Thomas Hardy.
    I like it because it is a highly controversial novel which shocked the society at that time. Hardy shocked the world when he wrote it because he tackled the prevailing, and sometimes forbidden, issues of his time like politics, marriage, religion and other secular issues. Unfortunately for Hardy, his novel was burnt publicly due to the severe language and content.

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      oOo...so many...I have to choose The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck because it is a novel that has stayed with me my entire life after I first read it at age 12. An incredibly moving inspirational story.

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        shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        this sounds fun...

    2. SimeyC profile image90
      SimeyCposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wow there are so many - one of the best I have read is 'Grapes of Wrath' - it's because of the stark reality it portrays and how human's manage to struggle through adversity - it's well written and easy to read.
      I think it inspires me to look at my own life and realize how lucky I really am - there are millions of people in far worse situations...

      1. shamelabboush profile image72
        shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I have heard a lot about this novel but never read it! I gues I will try to read it soon.

    3. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "To Have and to Have Not" -Earnest Hemingway

    4. First Aid Doc profile image61
      First Aid Docposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I like Henry Kuttner's fiction stories: "Cold War", "Mimsy Were The Borogoves", "Absalom"

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      bevnsalposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The book that inspired me was Johnny Shiloh by James Rhodes and Dean Jauchius.

      The story is a fictionalized novel about real events.  It follows young Johnny Clems, a 9 year old Drummer boy through the Civil War.  He became known as Johnny Shiloh from his heroic stand at the Battle of Shiloh in 1862.

      I was 13 when my mom handed it to me, and it changed my life.  Started me down the path of studying history.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    never read that but one of Hardy's best, in my opinion is far from the maddening crowd.... read and re read that and seen the film something like a 100 times

  3. PhilD41 profile image60
    PhilD41posted 7 years ago

    I don't read much, but I try to get a good novel in once a year or so.  The last few that really captivated me was Ted Dekker's "The Circle Trilogy" (Black, Red, White).  I would recommend these three to absolutely anyone!

    1. shamelabboush profile image72
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I will give it a shot, thanks

  4. landthatilove profile image61
    landthatiloveposted 7 years ago

    I was 13 when I read Uncle Tom's Cabin by author and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe. This  was in the 1960's when there was so much going on with Black Civil Rights and this book gave my young mind much to think about on slavery and how it was affecting the modern Black people of that time and place. I only knew a couple of Black kids from school. My father was very racist so I have to say I did not understand or desire to get to know any of those kids until I read that book and it humanized them and allowed me to open up. I was one of the first girls to date a Black boy and boy did I ever pay the price. Friends gossiped and dropped me, my family freaked out. It was scarry for such a young kid but I kept to my guns and defied them all. If I had never read that book I am not sure I would have gone that far.

    I have learned that Harriet Beecher Stowe created a furor over this book and she must have suffered personally from doing so. She was brave and stood firm by her values. I have to believe that she would be proud of me for the same thing. I had even been called N*gg*r Lover to my face and constantly behind my back. It was very hard. But as time went by interracial dating and marriage became commonplace. Looking back I realize I was somewhat of a pioneer.

  5. Lady_E profile image82
    Lady_Eposted 7 years ago

    I read a lot of Danielle Steele's

    HRH was a very touching story with a bitter/sweet end.

  6. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    I grew up on Marley Fowat big_smile

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    Bredaviesposted 7 years ago

    Kite Runner.so far. I had to take a break from it.

    1. shamelabboush profile image72
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's been said this one is great. Never read it but I will...

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      rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i was going to say kite runner. i read it in one day!! such a good book, it breaks your heart.

  8. sassychic profile image61
    sassychicposted 7 years ago

    My favorite book of all time has to be Telling Christina Good Bye or Until Angel's close my eyes. I love that book and encourage other's to read as well.

    1. shamelabboush profile image72
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Who's the author of both sassychic?

  9. JamesCurtis profile image59
    JamesCurtisposted 7 years ago

    Journey to the End of the Night, not the film with Brendan Fraser, the novel by Celine. And not Celine Dion...

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      rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      wasnt the movie journey to the center of the earth?

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        JamesCurtisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No, the film is called "Paul Blart: Mall Cop"

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          rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          what?

  10. Beth100 profile image81
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
    Five People You Meet in Heaven (Mitch Albom)
    Five Languages of Love for Children (escapes my mind)

  11. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    A book that touched me deeply was one called 'The Diddakoi' by Rumer Godden. It was written in the early 70's and I read it when I was in early junior school.

    It was adapted into a series for children in 1976 but renamed 'Kizzy'.

    It centred around a Gypsy child that moved into a town - she subsequently suffered awful bullying at the hands of local school children.

    It had quite an effect on me and, to this day, I'd love to live a nomadic life. Me, a dog, my horse and caravan smile

    1. shamelabboush profile image72
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Believe it or not, that's the kinda life I've dreaming about... to live freely.

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    megs78posted 7 years ago

    I have many books that are dear to me, but one that changed me the most and that gave me a lot of hope was;

    'Left Behind' by Tim Lahaye and Jim Jenkins

    It is actually a 12 book series, but the first is the one that hooks you and then you will have no choice but to continue reading (seeing as you only gave me the option of choosing one)  smile 

    It may not be for everyone, but it certainly changed me for the better.  In my opinion, it's a must-read.

    1. shamelabboush profile image72
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No worries megs78, since they are 12 book series, we will consider them as one book smile

  13. mirajraha profile image61
    mirajrahaposted 7 years ago

    my favorites are war novels by Tom clancy.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    A Separate Peace by John Knowles

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    zampanoposted 7 years ago

    When I was a young boy, there was no internet.
    We use to read a lot.
    One of the books that the most influenced my
    young sensibility was The Citadel by Cronin.
    But there are some others but this one I wanted to mention.

  16. mirajraha profile image61
    mirajrahaposted 7 years ago

    Cradle by Sir Arthur C. Clarke.

    1. shamelabboush profile image72
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      this is a good one.

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        mirajrahaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        you read it?

        1. shamelabboush profile image72
          shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Of course I did! It's a science fiction novel about a dormant creature or alian in the sea. It's very fun and interesting.

  17. wesleycox profile image83
    wesleycoxposted 7 years ago

    Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird."

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    logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago

    The Thomas Covenant series by Stephen Donaldson.
    It has great depth of emotion.

  19. shamelabboush profile image72
    shamelabboushposted 7 years ago

    At this time, I'd like to mention another masterpiece by Christopher marlowe called: Dr. Faustus.

    I think everyone wknos this one. It is one of the best plays ever. It discusses the greed of human being in general.

  20. lydia_rae profile image68
    lydia_raeposted 7 years ago

    Have you ever read "Bell Jar" by Slyvia Plath? It is really dark but seems to capture such disillusionment with devastating honesty. Her suicidal impulses and depression really touched me and I would recommend it!

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    torimariposted 7 years ago

    Hugo's the Hunchback of Notre Dame--Sure, I've seen the Disney film, and the awesome musical, and loved them both.

    The book tops them all with its depth, and how each character is not cut-and-dry 'good or evil.'

    Also the end scene of the book is morbidly beautiful--won't ruin it.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Any books that deal with animals, like Zamba or Christian the Lion, or Marley & Me...those kinds always touch my heart.

  23. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
    I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago

    Jitterbug Perfume, Tom Robbins

    And

    Geek Love, Cathrine Dunn

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    badcompany99posted 7 years ago

    " A Stone For Danny Fisher "......Harold Robbins, deff the best book ever written !

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      BC!!!! *HUGS* *HUGS* *HUGS* I've missed you dude

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        badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Jeeeez babe, not half as much as I have missed those hugs, good to see the looking hot pic of you back smile

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          Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          CG said you weren't coming back in the forums sad why not? I need two of those peeps that can make me laugh on here still.

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            badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            CG is like a blocked toilet, full of shite, Thursday wouldn't be a Thursday without us Pirates smile

  25. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
    I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago

    oh my, the pirate is back...hmmm, guess it is Thursday night! lol smile

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      CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I love an intellect that has a Calendar handy smile

      1. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
        I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I love pirates that add some spice to the dry docks! Missed ya both! smile

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          badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Jeeez thank god for that, had some dust in my eye and misread dry docks lol !

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            I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol......ha ha ha , maybe it's just been THAT long.. lol

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              badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              My oh my, don't all the girls say that smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    yep I've missed you both a lot smile and it's Thursday already? wow I can't believe it....this is what happens when you don't have ajob you forget what day of the month it is sad I'm such a sad person

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey you are deff not a sad person, I loves ya loads and you are a really fun person. Jeeez look around these forums and see you stand out from most of the other boring a-holes. I loves a Thursday night, BadCo stay off the forums, like get real smile

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        oh no you didn't you said Like lmao You valleygirl. hehehe
        And thanks I am not trying to stand out just being me and being my witty sarcastic fun self hehe

  27. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    LOL. Maybe we should change this thread to "what is your favorite book about PIRATES that has moved you deeply"!!!

    Come to think of it, no fictional pirate could ever stand up to the likes of our own captain BC. Aye mateys, what say yas?

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Something about that outfit does things to me !

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        CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Oi ya said that to me last night !!

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    CabinGirlposted 7 years ago

    Yet another thread hijacked by us Pirates, jeeez doncha just hate that. I think thats why we do it ya know, raises the Jolly Roger smile

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you all need to hijack one of mine lmao

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        CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        We may just hijack you and tie you to the mast, the cabin girl has a nasty whip with 9 tails smile

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          Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          LMAO one problem there...I don't go near boats I get sea sick too easily...shoot I get sick on a car that is driving on a windy road

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            badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Fear not we will blindfold you, not that I carry or possess a blindfold smile

    2. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hmmmmm... sorry thought you said Jolly Rancher. lol smile

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        badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Isn't that a someone who brands cows smile

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          rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          its a hard candy.......

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            badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Maybe it is where you live lol !

  29. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Misread the dry docks you say?
    What did you think it said?
    Dry CLOCKS perhaps big_smile ?

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      CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh girl I could deff give you some of my time smile

    2. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think he thought spice meant lube.. LOL

  30. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Why do you think I wear it?
    You are not the first to comment on my Mighty Mom "costume" but your comment is very kindly accepted, Sir.

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe we shud pop into a telephone box !

  31. Jess Killmenow profile image61
    Jess Killmenowposted 7 years ago

    Books were really a refuge for me as a teenage geek.  To prove it I practically memorized The Lord of the Rings trilogy by JRR Tolkien.  I read it nine times. 

    In more recent times I was influenced by Don Delillo's novel, Mao II.  His prose is very poetic.  That really opened my eyes to different writing style possibilities.

  32. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    CG,
    Fine with me as long as the parrot doesn't watch.

  33. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    invictus -- silly. spice isn't a lube. it's a rub wink

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Either way I will take it !

      1. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
        I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm sure you'll have anything that comes near a tug! wink

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          badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Lol now replying to that will have Maddie down on me like a ton of bricks, hmmmm hold that thought smile

          1. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
            I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Shhhhhh... I'm sure your holdin more than a thought! lol

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      rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    lol sorry BC but I can feel the boat rocking then yea I'll get sick lol

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      CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Baby that ain't the boat a rocking smile

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol lol lol

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          CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You make sure you keep that laugh ok, cause we watch you and know when you are down. In future you keep a smile on that pretty face, tis why God gave you it smile

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            Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I'll try my hardest CG but sometimes it does slip

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              CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I know, trust me I know but know that people on here carry you into their real lives and think about you. Stay strong and anyways tonight you laugh ok !

      2. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
        I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol.  careful if THE mast!! It's a gusty gale with fierce head winds! smile

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          badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I once went out with a girl called Gail, she was full of wind as well but man could she blow smile

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            I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol  Ok, Richard  lol

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    CabinGirlposted 7 years ago

    My fav novel was " Jane Eyre ", it so inspired me and I read it 43 times !

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      rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yeah, that bronte chic knew how to write. tell your old captian i am going to change my stupid avitar when my computer turns on again.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You guys liked Jane Eyre? wow I couldn't stand it lol

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        CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank god, you have no idea how sick it looks watching him kiss those bugs every night before he goes to sleep !

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Carry me into their real lives? Naw that'll only happen when my picture is plastered to the back of my books when i get published in the future lmao

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So where does one think I am typing from now, the real world or disney world smile

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Disneyworld lol

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          CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yer taking the Mick yeah smile

      2. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
        I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        dunno, depends on which real world your referring to.. lol

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          CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The crazy world of BadCompany, is there another ?

          1. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
            I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Well, Than I guess you would be in the real world, eh? smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Don't freak out guys but I changed my picture again

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    badcompany99posted 7 years ago

    No way one has to remain insane to stay sane in a world of morons !

    1. shamelabboush profile image72
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hello BC, we missed you man!!! Where have you been all this time?

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        CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Working on my new hub " A Beginners Guide To Hubpages ", naturally the sarky, fun guide to being a much loved hubber !

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          shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'd love to read this. I bet it'll be fantastic smile

  39. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Jolly Ranchers for everyone!

    http://image.funexpress.com/feimg/k613.jpg

    1. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hmmmmmm. Thanks MM, nothin like Jolly Ranchers for the Jolly Rodgers! rofl

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      CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I want Apple please big_smile

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      CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What are you doing in that pic lol !

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm snuggling with my kitties. that was the first and only time that they have all snuggled with me together. tiger the on one my hip is a big bully and doesn't like to share his mommy with my other two kitties

  41. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    Did anyone else notice cabin girl took her clothes off again?

    1. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      she's too hot for clothes, esp. on Thursday's! wink

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        readytoescapeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        you also direct attention to a very clear and concise point right to the butt of the issue as it were.

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      CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You should see my real pic before I animated it on Photoshop, be an ever so good boy and I might mail ya it smile

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        readytoescapeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I am always good....when I'm bad I dont get caught

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          CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I dunno I am just a shy cabin girl, you seem a married man to me out to seduce a shy girl like me !

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            readytoescapeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            of course the wife cant keep up and needs the help

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            sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I knew there was no way you read a book! Mine would be ,'Call of the Wild.'

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              readytoescapeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Actually and I'm sure you'll be shocked, read and written

  42. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    She did? I think I would notice it more if CG put clothes ON!

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yep like what MM said hehehe

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      readytoescapeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You may have a point

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        CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No, thats the parrots beak, kinda tickles though smile

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    CabinGirlposted 7 years ago

    Hey good choice actually, I loved both the book and the movie by Jack London starring Charlton Heston, hey why do you be such an ass with such good taste in books !

  44. RooBee profile image85
    RooBeeposted 7 years ago

    Oooh, I didn't know there would be Jolly Ranchers! *jumps up and down* Thanks MM!
    The most recent novel I read that was powerful and deeply touching to me was Octavia Butler's Kindred. It's about a young (black) woman who keeps getting transported from her home in the 1970's back to the antebellum South. It's heavy, graphic, heart wrenching, and (sometimes frustratingly) real in its portrayal of slavery and how something like it can be accepted and even embraced by both its perpetrators and its sufferers. It easily could have been too fantastic, too cliched, and too 'good guy, bad guy' perfect, but it was complicated, multi-faceted, and gave no easy dismissals or answers for the reader.
    Definitely recommended. It is very fast-paced and an easy read.

  45. hnbiz silhou3tte profile image60
    hnbiz silhou3tteposted 7 years ago

    well for me its   "tuesdays with Morrie" by mitch albom

         try to read it guys....its about an old man, a young man and  life's greatest lesson.

       by the way guys its mitch albom true story.

    1. shamelabboush profile image72
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I recall a similar story by Hemingway called the old man and the sea!!! Maybe I'll try it.

  46. elisabethkcmo profile image82
    elisabethkcmoposted 7 years ago

    The last book I read that touched me deeply, made me really think, was 'The Cellist of Sarajevo' by Stephen Galloway
    a story about war, but more it's about human nature..

    http://www.randomhouse.ca/catalog/displ … 0307397034

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      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Its a famous one. I will check it out now...

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    reconciled heartposted 7 years ago

    I have to say "Possession" by A.S. Byatt.  Beautifully crafted!

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      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Have you read anything else by her? She is a nice author.

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        arrrgonautposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Really good question and my answer changes all the time.
        Right now I'm obsessed with Douglas Coupland who wrote Microserfs, Hey Nostradamus!, Life After God and a whole lot more.  I appreciate how he really writes for our time.  Most of his books focus on finding spirituality in a world consumed by consumerism.

        I also recently read Looking for Alaska by John Green, and it really made me rethink the importance of fiction for teens.

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          shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Excellent read actually. I like such books written by Douglas. Great stuff.

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        reconciled heartposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I've read a collection of short stories by her called "The Matisse Stories", which is a small book, but such a gem!

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          shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          That's nice. I like this writer...

  48. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Your original question was which novel or story. For me, it's been the short story "The Gift of the Magi" since I was a very little girl. It's all about selflessness and love -- two things that I hold very near and dear to my heart.

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      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It doesn't matter whether a short story or novel, it is still a piece of art produced ny an original author.

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      megs78posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I loved that story and used it once in my ESL classes thinking that it would be a good way for my students to practice their vocabulary and to read between the lines a bit. Unbelievably to me, they didn't like the story and viewed the characters as idiots.  I was appalled. Because I too, saw the story as a testament to love in all circumstances and selflessness on a level that is rare to find.

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    LEWJposted 7 years ago

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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    jiberishposted 7 years ago

    Who moved my cheese? Great story! smile

 
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