A Book My Father Gave Me

In honor of Father's Day 2011, readers are sharing memories of books given to them by their fathers. Perhaps you remember your dad acting out the sounds of The Little Engine That Could. Or maybe he gave you a cherished book when you graduated or started your first job. Vote for a book and share your stories in the comments section of the right-hand column. (Under "My Votes" you'll see a "Why you added this book" field after you vote).
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264 books · 212 voters · list created June 11th, 2011 by Jessica Donaghy (votes) .
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Comments (showing 1-10 of 10) (10 new)

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message 1: by Michael (new)

Michael Economy Created the same list but for moms!

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/11...


message 2: by Marleah (new)

Marleah I love this list. Unfortunately, the book that I think of is one that my dad wrote but never published. It was based on a dream that he had and featured the very memorable characters of Herman and Melville, two men traveling the country. I think this one deserves a re-read ...


message 3: by Evan (new)

Evan Brandt As always, fun with lists.


message 4: by Deborah (new)

Deborah About 30 years ago my dad gave me a book entitled 'Wings on my suitcase' whose author I have forgotten. I was an air hostess at the time and the book told the stories of various people who worked as cabin crew in the early days of flying. The book meant an awful lot to me but, sadly, was destroyed in a flood in a storage area when I was living abroad. I have never seen it since, but the memory of him searching through second hand books and chancing upon this gem is a very precious one. Would love to get another copy, but I think its a long shot.


message 6: by Deborah (new)

Deborah Lyv wrote: "@Deborah: 3 left :-)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-list...

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Many thanks for your interest. It is so uplifting that you would make this effort on my behalf. I hope to secure one of the copies today.


message 7: by Allan (new)

Allan When I was in 3rd or 4th grade, my dad gave me an Easter basket with a Dungeons and Dragons PC game inside. It was based on the DragonLance novels and had a copy of Wanderlust inside. I was intimidated by the "adult" looking book for awhile, but when I got got around to finishing it, I began reading almost non-stop, going to the bookstore every other weekend for that $5 fantasy book ($5, great times).


message 8: by Hemanshu (new)

Hemanshu Das To Kill A Mocking Bird


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads ???????????????


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