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Kat (polbio) -
Subject: What Book have you RE-READ the most?
Date Posted: 12/22/2008 7:54 PM ET
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When I find a book that I LOVED, I find myself picking it up again and again.

So, what book(s) have you re-read the most and do you know how many times you have re-read it?


I have re-read Illusions by Richard Bach atleast 15 times. It is definately my number one most read book. Second would have to be Blue Birds by David Frasure, same type of book and I have read it about 10 times.

AmiSue -
Date Posted: 12/22/2008 8:17 PM ET
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I am NOT a re-reader, however I have re-read Echoes by Maeve Binchey about 10 times! Once, I spent the entire weekend reading this book. I have re-read Daphne DuMaurier's Rebecca about 5 times.

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Date Posted: 12/22/2008 8:40 PM ET
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The one book I've re-read the most is Marathon Man by William Goldman.  I first read it in college when I should have been studying for finals--that's probably why it captivated me so much!  I just love the main character, Babe.

Date Posted: 12/22/2008 9:08 PM ET
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I can DEFINITELY identify with rereading Illusions so many times!!!  The book I've reread the absolute most is, by far, Be Here Now, by Baba Ram Dass.  It's not for everyone, but I've always been able to find something new in it each time I've read it, and I cannot even begin to guess how many times that's been.

Date Posted: 12/22/2008 9:18 PM ET
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I have never re-read a book just because I want to.  I have re-read a very few for a book club.  As I grow older, I think about it; however, the TBR stack calls my name more loudly than any book I've read.  I'm beginning to realize that I might actually enjoy re-reading some, but, so far, I haven't done it.

Date Posted: 12/22/2008 11:38 PM ET
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I read Devil in the White City about once a year.  I usually read Pride and Prejudice every year and a half.  Other frequent rereads: Jane Eyre, Bridget Jones' Diary, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Big Trouble.  I seem to go throw moods where I really want to read a certain book again.

Date Posted: 12/22/2008 11:47 PM ET
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Even though it's so long, I usually read The Stand by Stephen King once a year.  I also LOVE A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and I've read Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe several times.

Date Posted: 12/22/2008 11:53 PM ET
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Without a doubt, easily: Pride and Prejudice, Anne of Green Gables series and the Harry Potter series...

Date Posted: 12/23/2008 2:42 AM ET
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None, I have way too many others that get in the way.

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Date Posted: 12/23/2008 4:28 AM ET
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I almost forgot about Pride and Prejudice, lol. I have read that book atleast 5 or 6 times. I had to read it for a literature course in college and ever since, I pick it up every once in a while when the mood hits me.

Date Posted: 12/23/2008 9:16 AM ET
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I read my Lenora Mattingly Weber books over and over again.  The characters are like family to me.

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Date Posted: 12/23/2008 10:04 AM ET
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I re-read Phantom by Susan Kay at least once a year. It's the only book that ever made me cry. And the great thing about having read it about  15 times is that I can just read my favorite passages without having to re-read the whole book - and yet it still manages to move me.

Date Posted: 12/23/2008 10:05 AM ET
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Although I don't have exact counts, the books that I have re-read the most often are "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett, "Gone With The Wind" by Margaret Mitchell, "Lonesome Dove" by Larry McMurtry, the entire "Poldark" series by Winston Graham, the "Little House" series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and the "Anne of Green Gables" series by L. M. Montgomery. I did most of my re-reading back in my pre-teens, teens and twenties. Now that I'm a mom, I do well to get through a book once. Although, now that I've read that list, I think I might go back and re-read some of those!
Date Posted: 12/23/2008 10:07 AM ET
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Oh! I forgot "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte. I've probably read that a dozen times through the years.
Date Posted: 12/23/2008 10:26 AM ET
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I'm not a big re-reader....the only book i can say i have, though is To Kill a Mockingbird and this was because i remebered liking it in school, so i chose to give it another go.  I also have The Diary of Anne Frank on my TBR, which i also read in school...however, the one i have is a different version.

Date Posted: 12/23/2008 10:57 AM ET
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I like to re-read favorites. I rarely re-read a whole book though, usually just the chapters that appealed to me the most.

Date Posted: 12/23/2008 1:04 PM ET
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I will re-read some of my favorites after a couple of years and have forgotten the details. The one that stands out the most that I've re-read is "Stand Still Like the Hummingbird" by Henry Miller.
Date Posted: 12/23/2008 1:40 PM ET
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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Date Posted: 12/23/2008 4:19 PM ET
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One Hundred Years of Solitude- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Date Posted: 12/24/2008 2:14 AM ET
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'The Lord of the Rings' by J.R.R. Tolkien

'The Great Divorce' by C.S. Lewis

The Bible

Date Posted: 12/24/2008 7:40 AM ET
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Date Posted: 12/24/2008 11:23 AM ET
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I know I have probably reread a book at some point but I cant remember one. I really dont like to reread books.

Date Posted: 12/24/2008 3:45 PM ET
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the harry potter books

jurassic park

the first three dragonriders of pern books, crystal singer, and killashandra by anne mccaffrey

i used to reread a lot more books than i do now. they're like comfort food, i guess.

Date Posted: 12/24/2008 3:47 PM ET
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Watership Down. it's one of my all time favorites.

Harry Potter is a close second though.

Date Posted: 12/24/2008 5:57 PM ET
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I've re-read the Outlander series 4 times and am currently re-reading Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve. I've also read Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk a few times. I'll be re-reading Breadking Dawn within the next week.

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