I was 8 yrs old. Itchy and covered with calamine lotion, i got the huge hardback book down and settled back on the noggahide couch. My dad used to say, "Two dozen Noggas died for this couch". LOL! Anyway, i opened it to the first  page, and immediately became engrossed in the story. I was entertained by the detail  and character development. I read the entire novel during the week home from school. I haven't stopped reading since that first book, "The Shining" by Stephen King.

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Cryst...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 2:41 PM I just want to add, that i do not recommend giving your 8 yr old "The Shining" to read for the accelerated reader program at school. LOL!

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genxm...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 2:49 PM

Ha!  I read a lot of books that I probably should have waited a few years to read!  That book still scares the crap out of me!  Did you have nightmares or what?

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Cryst...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 3:01 PM

LOL! I love your button avatar!!! LMAO!

I didn't have nightmares, amazingly!  But when i saw the movie and Jack Nicholson and whats-her-name (Olive Oil in Popeye), brought those characters to life on screen, i was truly terrified!

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mamahet
Jun. 3, 2008 at 5:07 PM

I love that book!!  I agree, not good for an 8 year old!  The Stand is another fav of mine!!

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happy...
Jun. 5, 2008 at 11:12 AM I read "Where the red fern grows" and got to the end and the dogs die. I cried for weeks after. If I even thought of the book, I welled up with tears!

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Cryst...
Jun. 5, 2008 at 4:29 PM AWW! Steph. I haven't read "Where the red fern grows". I won't now, for sure!  I also read a series of books kinda like Nancy Drew mysteries, but it was Trixie Belden.

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digit...
Jul. 3, 2008 at 6:51 PM "Two dozen Noggas died for this couch".... ROFL!!! I love Stephen King but I haven't read all his books yet (my FAVE is "Thinner"!) ... I'm a major Dean Koontz fan, myself. ;-D

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Moomie
Jul. 13, 2008 at 12:30 AM My husband says something similar about some naugahide chairs we have "I wonder how many nogga's died for this chair" *lol*

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