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I'd pick the original three Earthsea books for childhood and for "middle grade" I'd pick the original three Earthsea books and for adulthood I'd pick the original three Earthsea books...
BrokenTune 2 years ago
LoL. I'm somehow not all that surprised.
Flagon says, roar! Some Pesky Dragons but more that aren't!
Your favorite children's book sounds fun (and I think I might have loved it, too, if I'd known it as a kid). Heidi, though ... ugh. Even as a child, I knew the Swiss parts just had to be too good to be true, and I positively hated the part set in Frankfurt -- not to mention that the sleepwalking episode scared the living daylights out of me.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Heidi is the pits. I'm sure my earliest memory of repetitive eye-roll strain is from the scene where what's-her-name gets up from the wheelchair. Gaaaah....

I still have the book but only because it was my gran's.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Oh, and I'm also pretty sure that "Ziegenpeter" (as he's known in my family) is the first character I ever wanted to kick...
I'm feeling glad I missed this "classic!"
@Arbie: Be glad, really -- you seriously don't want to catch up on this one.

@BT: Oh, that wheelchair scene. Double ugh tripled. And I always had to laugh at the "freshly made cheese as wholesome food" thing -- as a kid, I HATED (in supersized capital letters) anything even remotely related to cheese. So that in and of itself was a big turnoff for me -- it was like "waitaminute, they seriously want me to be stuck up here without a proper bed and basically without ANYthing decent to eat? *How* could *anybody* possibly expect me to find that an even marginally attractive idea??"
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Oh, yes! Omg, the cheese.... And I liked cheese as a kid, but still....

God, this was such an awful book. Quite scarring actually.
And, yay!!! Finally someone else who didn't love the book!
LOL. I really am blaming "Heidi" for the fact that it took until my teenage years for me to reconsider the question whether cheese should be included in my diet ...
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Ha!
I didn't like Heidi either!!
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Yay! Three's a club, right?
More like support group by the sound of it!
Definitely a support group. That book is seriously scarring.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
I'll take "support group". There really should be one. Well, at least one.