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Meme about books!

I grabbed this from amberdreams. It was a lot more rewarding than my job search, and a great excuse to think back over some of my favourite/most influential books.

If you're curious about any of the titles, just ask.

Take 10 minutes to make a list of books that have been important to you at some time in your life. Don't stop to think, justify, add authors, or make notes. When 10 minutes are up, you can reorder the list and add additional information.

Readers can ask questions about the books on the list.

The Tightrope Men – Desmond Bagley
Ripley’s Believe It or Not
Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss
Whip Hand & Dead Cert – Dick Francis
Venetia & The Grand Sophy – Georgette Heyer
Sherlock Holmes collected works – Arthur Conan Doyle
David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
Dragonrider s of Pern – Ann McCaffrey
Dune – Frank Herbert
The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton
Clouds of Witness (Lord Peter Wimsey series) – Dorothy L. Sayers
All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
King Rat & Shogun – James Clavell
Testament of Youth – Vera Britain
Hamlet - Shakespeare
Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Robert A. Heinlein

Captain Newman, M.D. – Leo Calvin Rosten
Miss One Thousand and One Spring Blossoms – John Ball
Holy Blood, Holy Grail - Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln
Riddlemaster of Hed – Patricia A. McKillip
Man, Woman, and Child – Harold W. Percival
The Final Reflection (Star Trek novel) – John M. Ford

Sharpe’s Rifles – Bernard Cornwell
Black Jewels Trilogy – Anne Bishop
The Beginning of the End (FFVII fanfic) – Jaded Grin (purefoysgirl on
Kushiel’s Chosen (Kushiel series) – Jacqueline Casey
Melusine (Doctrine of Labyrinth series) – Sarah Monette
Freakonomics – Steven Levitt
What’s It All About? – Michael Caine
Heartthrob & Hot Target – Suzanne Brockmann
Junjō Romantica (manga) - Shungiku Nakamura
Curse of Chalion – Lois McMaster Bujold
On Writing – Stephen King

There's one series I cannot remember the name or author of. A man is pulled into a rugged desert world in which he's a swordsman with a Destiny. Women are subservient and often kept as sex slaves (it was a 'bodice ripper' for men, I realized later), and then after solving The Problem, he's tossed back to earth. They were my brother's books, and my introduction to the world of created world sci-fantasy (rather than the hard science sci-fi that I rarely finished). Without them, I probably would've stopped reading any sci-fi since Heinlein and Asimov were (to me) essentially unreadable.If anyone knows the name of this series (late 60s, early 70s?), I'd appreciate knowing. 
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