Did you have a favorite book series as a kid

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  1. seem to recall that particular plane had had issues, carbs?, previously...will look it up
     
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  3. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    I liked the Encylcopedia Brown mystery stories when I was in grade school
     
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  4. drmilktruck

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  5. drmilktruck

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    I had a crush on his sidekick Sally Kimball.

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  6. wabash slim

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    I'd actually read the Encyclopedia at times. I wouldn't read everything obviously, but I'd always find something interesting as I perused the pages. It started of by coming across a tidbit I'd come across on the way to looking up something else.
     
  7. Tele295

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    I would do that as well.
     
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    I would do that, as well.
     
  9. LivingMyDream

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    Yep, I read every Tom Swift book. It was SyFi for kids, and I loved every minute of it. I'm still a SyFi fan today.
     
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  10. phil66

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    Not really as a kid I could not read, I have dyslexia. it took a long time for me to learned to read ( yeah there are some story's there) and I haven't stopped yet. As a teenager "The Hobbit" "and the lord of the rings"
     
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  11. slickfaster

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    No book but Play Boy n Penthouse rocked my world.. I found a big stack of them left next to a trash can on the way to school in 3rd grade. I took and hid them in a field next to the apt complex we lived in.. all my friends got one I got in big trouble......geez
     
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  12. Eh, what would you expect with one of the Univ. of Colorado Buffaloes slogans something like . . .
    "Jus' do it in the Buff"
     
  13. Back on topic to OP . . . and yeah, "not really as a kid" . . .

    Michael Crichton's 'Andromeda Strain' we had to read in English class, but my all-time favorite. The movie was very average with Jon Voight as the main character "the Odd Man out".

    Later, Robin Cook, MD wrote the novel 'Coma' - and Crichton adapted it to the screenplay as another sci-fi medical thriller (in the movie/trailer a young Tom Selleck is one of the "coma" patients hanging by tubes) yadayadayada . . .

     
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  14. Jeff67

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    I was in the US Merchant Marine for 25 years, so that kind of thing is right up my alley.;)
     
  15. wabash slim

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    Then Clive Cussler stories are for you!
    The quote is from Sponge Bob. My grandson's love it. It's a cartoon that adults can watch with their kids coz it's so surreal.
     
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  16. Jeff67

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    Yep, read a lot of Clive Cussler at sea. And I have a 5-year old, so I see SpongeBob almost every day.
     
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  17. phil66

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    That's funny when I was about 12or 13 me and some freinds found a whole 50gl trash can full of playboys and penthouse and some we never heard of. we divide them up and passed them around till we had wore them out. Finding them like that must be a right of passage.
     
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  18. wabash slim

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    That's about when you stopped being a kid.
     
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