Anyone else obsessed with Little House on the Prairie...or books you loved as a kid?

  • TroyAthlete

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    Jan 08, 2013 6:47 AM GMT
    (no homo)

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    Jan 08, 2013 1:53 PM GMT
    My 4th grade teacher read us the Little House on the Prairie books each day. She would only read a chapter. This was long before the series was on tv. I had the chance to thank her recently. (She seemed old then..now she really is old) It was because of those books that I fell in love with reading books.
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    The Phantom Tollbooth Quotes:

    “Expect everything, I always say, and the unexpected never happens.”

    “the most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what's in between..."

    “Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven't the answer to a question you've been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you're alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”

    “You may not see it now," said the Princess of Pure Reason, looking knowingly at Milo's puzzled face, "but whatever we learn has a purpose and whatever we do affects everything and everyone else, if even in the tiniest way. Why, when a housefly flaps his wings, a breeze goes round the world; when a speck of dust falls to the ground, the entire planet weighs a little more; and when you stamp your foot, the earth moves slightly off its course. Whenever you laugh, gladness spreads like the ripples in the pond; and whenever you're sad, no one anywhere can be really happy. And it's much the same thing with knowledge, for whenever you learn something new, the whole world becomes that much richer.”
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    Jan 08, 2013 2:18 PM GMT
    More Phantom Tollbooth Quotes:

    “So many things are possible just as long as you don't know they're impossible.”

    “Everybody is so terribly sensitive about the things they know best.”

    "You must never feel badly about making mistakes," explained Reason quietly, "as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.”

    “You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and not get wet.”



    “Would it be possible for me to see something from up there?" asked Milo politely.

    "You could," said Alec, "but only if you try very hard to look at things as an adult does."

    Milo tried as hard as he could, and, as he did, his feet floated slowly off the ground until he was standing in the air next to Alex Bings. He looked around very quickly and, an instant later, crashed back down to the earth again.

    "Interesting, wasn't it?" asked Alex.

    "Yes, it was," agreed Milo, rubbing his head and dusting himself off, "but I think I'll continue to see things as a child. It's not so far to fal
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    Jan 08, 2013 2:49 PM GMT
    Aside from the Harry Potter series...my other favorite books were books by Roald Dahl, especially these two:

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    Jan 08, 2013 4:57 PM GMT
    Yeah Roald Dahl books are ace.

    I also loved reading Beatrix Potter books when I was really little and Paddington Bear.

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    Jan 08, 2013 4:59 PM GMT
    always watched the tv show as a kid, and the theme tune...
    *gets misty-eyed*
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    Jan 08, 2013 7:49 PM GMT
    I know someone who grew up on the same farmstead as Wilder but I never watched the series. Well- I saw clips just to see how they depicted Mankato, but I don't think it's realistic.

    EDIT: But to be more relevant, I remember reading all those books as a kid.
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    Jan 08, 2013 8:32 PM GMT
    I own the entire series!
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    Jan 08, 2013 9:32 PM GMT
    I loved the Berstein Bears as a kid.
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    Jan 08, 2013 9:59 PM GMT
    Yes actually