Aloha Friday - Week 15

January 4, 2008

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

Today’s question is:

What is your all-time favorite book?

I would love to say that mine is a classic like Anne of Green Gables or Crime and Punishment or even Harry Potter. However, my absolute favorite book which I have read over many times is:

Confessions of a Shopoholic by Sophie Kinsella

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32 Comments on “Aloha Friday - Week 15”

January 4, 2008
4:57 am

Sher :) said:

humm… I’d have to say one of Jane Austin’s books. I really enjoyed all of them. I only wish she had written more. :)
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January 4, 2008
5:48 am

Corrie said:

I’ve been wanting to read that book.

Story-wise, I love Jane Eyre.

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January 4, 2008
6:18 am

Renee said:

I think the Harry Potter books have been my favorite of all time…they are the ones I have read all of them at least twice some 3 times.

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January 4, 2008
7:09 am

Krista said:

My all time favorite book is called Dream Voyagers. It’s futuristic and deals with telepathy while having this amazing love story. I’ve read it multiple times and can actually remember a good portion of it (which is saying something from all the probably thousands of books I’ve read!)

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January 4, 2008
7:33 am

Angie said:

Picking just one is terribly difficult, but I think anything by the Bronte sisters or Jane Austen ranks up there on my top 10 list.

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January 4, 2008
7:52 am

Rach (Heart of Rachel) said:

My favorite is Og Mandino’s Twelfth Angel.

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Take care!

Rach (Heart of Rachel)’s last blog post..Aloha Friday #13

January 4, 2008
8:22 am

Shoshana said:

I love that series too. I laugh so hard and so loud, I end up waking everybody!

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January 4, 2008
11:19 am

Heather said:

I could be really generic and say the Bible. But I’ll add the “Power of a Praying….” series by Stormie Omartian. Great books on praying for yourself, your husband, your children. She really helped me to focus my prayer time to pray for my loved ones.

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January 4, 2008
11:32 am

Baby Advice said:

I was a fan of John Gresham, but I haven’t read a good book in a long time other than “man’s search for meaning”

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January 4, 2008
12:35 pm

Jacki said:

I don’t know how to choose just one! I have loved to read since I learned how. But, of all time, I love Charlotte’s Web.

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January 4, 2008
1:42 pm

Jamie said:

I love that book, too!

As for all time favorite, I’ll have to say Gone With the Wind. To Kill a Mockingbird is a close second.

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January 4, 2008
1:46 pm

Courtney said:

That is such a hard question. There are some many books I love. One I just finished that I wouldn’t mind reading again sometime in the future is Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts. She also has 2 other books that I can’t wait to start reading. I am currently reading The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, which I am absolutely loving.

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January 4, 2008
2:15 pm

Sheila said:

When I think of all time favorite books, I start thinking of middle school age. I loved Judy Blume books. My favorite was “Are You There God, It’s Me Margret”

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January 4, 2008
2:29 pm

Jessica K said:

That’s a hard one. I love so many books, but I think the Harry Potter series takes the cake for me. They were so good, I had trouble reading any other books for a while after I finished those, so I just read them again! Good question!

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January 4, 2008
2:39 pm

Lulu said:

Aloha! I’m baaaa-ck! And I’ve missed my favorite Hawaiian!

This is a tough question! Well, I do love me some historical fiction, so I’m going to go with The Autobiography of King Henry VIII. Very intriguing, indeed!

Happy Friday!!

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January 4, 2008
2:44 pm

witchypoo said:

To qualify as a favourite, it has to be a book I want to read again and again. Only two come to mind: “The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran and “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver. I’m a big fan of all her books as well.

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January 4, 2008
3:02 pm

Dee said:

The only book that comes to mind right now is a book called Shabanu……’s a 5-6 grade reader………but I loved it. :)
Dee’s last blog post..The Happenings

January 4, 2008
3:10 pm

Jennifer said:

I read so much thanks to Paperback swap! As a child I loved the Bobsie Twins & Trixie Beldon.

As an adult I like Suzanne Brockman, Janet Evanovich, Julie Garwood, Patricia Cornwell & Lori Foster. It is hard to pick a favorite!

Jennifer’s last blog post..Happy New Year! Aloha Friday

January 4, 2008
3:44 pm

Summer said:

It’s near impossible for me to decide but I’ll go with Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink. It was my favorite book as a child and just holds such fond memories for me of pouring over it again and again.

Summer’s last blog post..I only looked away for two minutes!

January 4, 2008
4:07 pm

DebMomOf3 said:

All-time favorite? Yikes, that’s really, really hard to answer. I have so very many favorites. If you go by how many times they’ve been read since I was a kid, I’d have to say the 3 ‘Dragonsinger’ books by Anne McCaffrey - they are what started my love of science fiction/fantasy. Or the Belgariad series by David Eddings - I think I’ve probably read those books 20 times at least.

More recently probably Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, the Harry Potter books and Sue Grafton’s alphabet mysteries.

See, I can’t narrow it down to just one! :)
DebMomOf3’s last blog post..Ringing in the New Year with robots and rats…

January 4, 2008
5:20 pm

Charlotte (Charmed Life) said:

I love to read The Gifts of Life and Love by Ben Zion Bokser. It contains so many inspirational topics and poetry, one of which is my all time favorite poem, I Have Heard The Song!

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January 4, 2008
5:33 pm

Mo said:

My favorite genre is post-apocalypse. I’d say my favorite is a tie between Pat Frank’s Alas Babylon & Simon Clark’s Blood Crazy. Cormac McCarthy’s The Road places high as well :)
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January 4, 2008
6:51 pm

Meg said:

My all time favorite book is Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton!

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January 4, 2008
10:27 pm

Holly Schwendiman said:

I’m almost whoozy catching up on my favorite blogs today after my holiday sabbatical but it’s all good. I love all the updates and photos and expect many more based on your Christmas gift! :) That’s awesome.

All must be well at my house because the kids are spoiled while mom and dad are fat and happy! LOL Here’s to a wonderful 2008!

My all time favorite book remains the classic “Counte of Monte Cristo” and “Les Miserables” but I love reading and have more fun ones than I could list. The most recent was the Twilight series and those were down right addictive!


January 4, 2008
10:30 pm

Marie said:

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho.

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January 4, 2008
11:05 pm

Write From Karen said:

LOL!! That book/series totally suits you, Kailani. Good answer! :D

I’d have to say anything by Edith Wharton. Wow, I really admire that woman. She’s right up there with Jane Austen on revolutionizing women’s fiction. She inspires me every time I read her work.

Have a great weekend, GF!

January 5, 2008
1:35 am

Vader's Mom said:

“Marley & Me” What a great book for dog-lovers!

January 5, 2008
1:53 am

donetta said:

It is bead books that make my heart go thump thump and get that readers thrill.

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January 5, 2008
4:32 am

Fresh Girl said:

“To Kill a Mockingbird”! Definitely my all-time favorite. I love every word of that book and try to read it at least once a year. I *still* remember the thrill of the first time I read it.

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January 5, 2008
6:50 pm

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January 5, 2008
8:33 pm

Hotomom said:

Have you read the whole series? It’s pretty wonderful. Especially the last one about having a baby. But my favorite book is Harry Potter book 7. You have a very cool blog by the way. I love checking in with you.

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January 7, 2008
3:21 am

Zippy Voice said:

I prefer audio books (specifically downloadable audio books) so it’s not just the book but also the narrator that makes a difference.

I thoroughly enjoyed 1776 (the Unabridged version) written and narrated by David McCullough.

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