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DesertRose 
Posted: 09-May-2005, 07:34 PM
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I generally don't like to read a novel more than once, but occasionally I come across an author whose style I really like or his/her stories I just have to read over and over again. And always as a result, I discover new things each time I re-read the books that I didn't catch the first time around.

Do you have certain books that you could read over and over? If so, how many times have you re-read a certain novel?


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  Posted: 09-May-2005, 07:51 PM
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Nonfiction:

Lies & The Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
Dude, Where's My Country? by Michael Moore

Fiction:
Pandora's Clock and The Last Hostage by John J. Nance
Anything by Stephen King
1984 by George Orwell (very relevant to these times biggrin.gif )


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Posted: 10-May-2005, 07:22 PM
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I could read Diana Gabaldon's books over and over. Haven't done it.........yet, but I plan to!

Have read "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee several times."

And have read my Bible all through many times as well. That's 60 books in one, I think that counts. wink.gif
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I can't stop reading Harry Potter.It give the feeling to be in another world but having a feet in this world too , being in 2 worlds at the same times.I have read the 5 books so many times.
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I've read the Bible several times also, Rosie! I've also read and re-read the first Left Behind book many times. I enjoy reading and re-reading Shakespeare's plays (I've read Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Tempest - my favorites - many times). Another favorite is a book called The Nephilim by L. A. Marzulli. I've read Charles de Lint's books many times too.


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My top reread novel is The Lord of the Rings, which I have read too many times to count. Out loud is the best way to really get the rhythm of the language, especially singing the songs and poems.


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There's not many books I can read over and over...don't like that, I like to be surprised and discover new authors. But I must confess that, as Wizard, I'm a big fan of Shakespeare so I read his works many times, specially Henry Vth, my favourite play wink.gif . There's a french book I love too and read 6 or 7 times : "The dangerous affairs" by Choderlos de Laclos, the masterpiece of this author of the 18th century, the writing is so beautiful ! smile.gif


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I have read Winter Dreams by Don J. Snyder many times over. It managed to bring two of my "I'm too tough a guy to read" friends to tears. It's a golf/romance novel. Given the audience for this type of book is small but I would suggest it. I would also suggest The Cliff Walk by Snyder as well. It is basically his memoirs from when he got fired from his job teaching at Colgate. A sad, sometimes terrifying read. But in the end you are left feeling uneasily satisfied.


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Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Chronicles of Narnia, Grimm's Fairytales.


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The Lord of the Ring is a must read over and over for me. I also enjoy Tom Clancy's books as they go in different directions and keep my ADHD under check.


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I'm a "repeat offender" with many books, sometimes after many years, and then I find them saying very different things to me than at first reading.

Most recently, I picked up "Greyfriar's Bobby" again, after recommending it to someone on this site as a nice model for a way to represent Lowland Scots dialect. I have not read it since I was in my teens, so we're talking maybe 35 years, but I read it many times back then -- it was a real favorite, both as a dog story and a picture of a time and place that captivated me completely.

What a marvellous story it is! I am seeing many things in it that I wasn't mature enough yet to pick up on, as a kid. No doubt I will read it, or favorite parts of it, several times in the near future. thumbs_up.gif

Here is a link to the plain text of the book on the Gutenberg Project.

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext01/bobby10.txt
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I read most of my books over and over again, I have one book that between my brother and mother we have bought 4 times it got read so much (Santiago by Mike Resnik if anyone was wondering). I also like to read the Harry Potter series, having read the Whole series twice over and am foaming at the mouth for the next book. Also the Myth series by Robert Asprin and the Destroyer series (sorry forgot the authors names and dont wanna get up to go look) I enjoy rereading my books cuz it is a way to visit other places and the second time you read a book its got a familarity to it that i enjoy.


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QUOTE (stoirmeil @ 19-Jun-2005, 06:11 PM)
I'm a "repeat offender" with many books, sometimes after many years, and then I find them saying very different things to me than at first reading.

Most recently, I picked up "Greyfriar's Bobby" again, after recommending it to someone on this site as a nice model for a way to represent Lowland Scots dialect. I have not read it since I was in my teens, so we're talking maybe 35 years, but I read it many times back then -- it was a real favorite, both as a dog story and a picture of a time and place that captivated me completely.

What a marvellous story it is! I am seeing many things in it that I wasn't mature enough yet to pick up on, as a kid. No doubt I will read it, or favorite parts of it, several times in the near future. thumbsup.gif

Here is a link to the plain text of the book on the Gutenberg Project.

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext01/bobby10.txt

Stormeil! I didn't know there was such a book on Greyfriar's Bobby! Oh, how I would love that! I looked at the link, but how would I get the book itself and who is the author? Thanks so much! thumbs_up.gif

I'm really going to have to get to work on adding another room to my house for all the books I am to be reading. rolleyes.gif
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Harry potter is one of my favorites. finally about 2 weeks becomes book 6!!!
darren Shan's adventures are also books to keep reading.


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QUOTE (CelticRose @ 20-Jun-2005, 12:28 AM)
Stormeil! I didn't know there was such a book on Greyfriar's Bobby! Oh, how I would love that! I looked at the link, but how would I get the book itself and who is the author? Thanks so much! thumbsup.gif

I'm really going to have to get to work on adding another room to my house for all the books I am to be reading. rolleyes.gif

The link IS the book!!! biggrin.gif That's the Gutenberg Project's plain text format -- it has a kind of longish notice at the beginning, and then the whole book is all there. Scroll past the beginning language. You can download it or print it legally.
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