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Narnia
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There are several of his books that I have no problem reading over and over...and over and over again. My favorites and most worn out are:

Lovelock
Enchantment
Speaker for the Dead


What about you? (Try to pick your favoritest!! The top 3.)

[ April 08, 2004, 12:33 AM: Message edited by: Narnia ]

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Ender's Game.
Ender's Shadow.
Folk of the Fringe.

Hey, Cecily - did I tell you I got an official "we are removing your name from the rostered list and your baptism is no longer valid" letter?!

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Narnia
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That's why those missionaries were lurking around I suppose. I wonder why they didn't just ask you?

[ April 08, 2004, 12:49 AM: Message edited by: Narnia ]

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Only one I've read more than once is Ender's Game. Though I'm quite certain that Enchantment will join that short but honorable list soon enough. Love that book.
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Shan
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No clue - although I've some ideas. Better discussed in person next time we meet. [Smile]

I forgot that Songmaster is somewhere between EG and ES. Powerful. I loved it! Every time I read it - which is innumerable.

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Ender's Game because it is the shortest so if I just feel like reading a book to take up the evening then that is one I read.
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quote:
Lovelock
Enchantment
Speaker for the Dead

Yup. Those 3 for me too.
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All of them.

Really, except for the Women of Gensis series since I don't have that.

Hobbes [Smile]

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When I was in college, I used to read Ender's Game once a semester. Maps in a Mirror is pretty worn out, too, since I tend to read it when I get a short chance to read between novels.
I haven't done as much reading since I had kids (especially the second one!), but OSC is the only author I still buy in hardcover because I can't wait. Fortunately, I've converted my wife, so she's always waiting for me to finish the latest installment...

-Don

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Enders Game whenever I have a a few hours to fill. I've read it so many times now that My book is quit lterally in pieces.

I also re-read all of the Alvin books each time a new one comes out. They are my favorite seires of books by OSC and any reason to read them again is good for me.

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I don't think any remain that I haven't read at least five times, aside from An Open Book.

Top three? Probably Enchantment, Hart's Hope, and Stone Tables.

--Pop

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Ender's Game is definitely at the top of that list, it's the only one that I'm not sure how many times I've read it (I think 4 or 5). I recently re-read the Alvin Maker series, and it was just as good as the first time. I've gone back to Maps in a Mirror a couple of times, as well as Pastwatch. I want to re-read Enchantment and Stone Tables, when I get the chance, those were two of my favorites.
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Mmmm. I think Stone Tables would quickly reach the top of my list if I owned it. (soon!!)

C'mon Hobbes. What are the ones you read the MOST?

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I think it would be cool if OSC did some New Testament work, like a life of Paul or the parables. Or John the Beloved seeing the fall of the church.

I read the whole original Ender series over and over. I need to get more of the Alvin books. Say... There is a Salt Lake County Library book sale tomorrow. Maybe I'll go down and see if I can get a bunch of OSC. Dang, it already started today. Well, I should still go look.

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I've read over and over again:

Treasure Box
Enchantment
Children of the Mind
Speaker for the Dead

The above list is in no particular order. I actually like Enchantment best of all, though.

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I agree with Pooka. I'd love to see more Biblical Fiction from OSC - either New or Old Testament. I've got better access to a Deseret Books now that I'm travelling to Albquerque for my experiment, so it should be easier to get a hold of them.

Actually, it will be hard to read them with a straight face if they have any overlap with the Veggietales stories. I have a hard time thinking of Jericho with out thinking of "Silly little pickle - you are not a mighty dill, you are just a baby gerkin!" followed by, "I'm a cucumber!"

-Don

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Pastwatch
Enchantment
Speaker For the Dead

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Ender's Game for one. I had to get a new copy of the book because my old one fell apart.

The other two are Speaker for the Dead and Enchantment

[ April 09, 2004, 02:46 PM: Message edited by: Gottmorder ]

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Ender's Game in definitely number one. Probably followed by... all of the other books in the Speaker and ES series. All of the other ones that I've read have only been read between 1 and 4 times each, but EG is completely covered in tape. I'm not ready to let go of it to get a new one yet.
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Ender's Game and the Shadow series. I have no more patience for long and slow books like in the Speaker series. I usually just pick up Ender's Game or a Shadow book and flip to a random page and start read a few chapters from there.
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1. Enchantment
2. Speaker for the Dead
3. Tossup between Lost Boys, Ender's Game, and Seventh Son

These are the only ones I've read more than once. I'm sure that if I owned a copy of Pastwatch I'd have read it at least 3 times by now.

BTW, my all-time most-read book is Jurrassic Park, which I've read 7 times and debated starting reading it again the other night. I love the math in that book. I'm a closeted math nerd.

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This is interesting. Enchantment is racking up the most votes, as well as Speaker and EG. Interesting...
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Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
Ender's Shadow

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Enchantment
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Treasure Box

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The only one that I have read more than once is Ender's Game. But I haven't been a fan long enough. Give me time, give me time.
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*blows whistle* C'mon BOY! Drop and give me 50 pushups!!

[Wink]

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The most would be Ender's Game, but The Worthing Saga and The Lost Boys are working their way up.

I think we've bought a couple replacement copies of Ender's Game. It's been read so many times by everyone in the household that the binding has come loose in all the paperbacks.

I don't usually read books more than once. Apart from OSC, only Stephen King and Jane Austen keep me coming back. And then only for some of their work. However, there isn't a single OSC book I wouldn't read again at the drop of a hat. In fact, it takes self-restraint not to read his books over and over again.

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I guess I'd have to say Ender's Shadow, Enchantment, and Shadow of the Hegemon; although closely followed by Ender's Game and The Call of Earth. [Razz]
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I read Ender once a year. It's like a comfy security blancket I can't ween myself of, not that I want to any time soon. I still get something new out of it every time I read it.
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At any given moment it is almost certain I am rereading or dipping into Speaker for the Dead, Ender's Game, Lost Boys, or Alvin Journeyman. I know that's four books but I just couldn't leave one out in the cold.
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I don't think I have read individual books by themselves over and over. I have read Homecoming at least 10 times by now. I have read the Alvin books about 4 or 5 times. I read Ender's Shadow twice. I have read Wyrms twice. I thought that was a good one. I'm thinking about reading Songmaster for a second time.

Homecoming: The best books ever. [Big Grin] IMO

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1. Enders game
2.Enders shadow
3. Shadow of the hegemon...

I m a Huge military tactic type person and find shadow of hegemon to be perfect
The whole shadow series i jsut keep re-reading..im on my 6th time around.,..,i only found enders game last august:-)

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Enchantment any number of times. And I tend to go back and reread the Ender and Alvin series whenever a new book comes out.
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What is it about Enchantment? I find that I can read it over and over and over again and it seems that most of you feel the same...
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Enders Game not suprisingly but even more than that I have read Treason so many times some of the pages are illegible with dirt and oil from my fingers. Luckily I know what they say... [Taunt]
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Wow, I just re-read Enchantment again, and can I say [Hail] OSC.

What I really noticed this time is it has as much pithy wisdom as Dune but the epigrams aren't in italics at the chapter headings. I guess there was a bit of that in the Ender series, but I really like how it is woven in with Enchantment .

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I think a lot of feel like saying:
[Hail] OSC

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Enchantment is just so full of people to fall in love with...even Baba Yaga is endearing in her own sick way. I love Ivan's parents, I love Ivan...and Ruth is hilarious.

Honestly, I think it's one of his best laid out stories ever!! I second the [Hail]

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I tend to reread books a lot. I've read Ender's Game, Xenocide,Speaker for the Dead and Children of the Mind more than once. I just bought Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon and Shadow Puppets yesterday, so I'll begin rereading the series when I'm done with the series I'm on now by another author.

I've read the six Alvin Maker books once, borrowed from the library, but I started buying them and will be reading them again.

Those are the only OSC books I've read ... so far.

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quote:
even Baba Yaga is endearing in her own sick way
Sick certainly is the correct term to describe that. [Angst]
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The shadow series is my favorite. [Big Grin]
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