This weekend’s question was prompted by a conversation with my pal bronxbee, in which we lamented the fact that it’s almost impossible to keep up with all the new books being published that we’d like to read, never mind rereading all the books we love. (This is a not infrequent converation of ours.) So:
What books do you read over and over again (or wish you had the time to reread)?
I don’t even have to think about it: The Hobbit [Amazon U.S.] [Amazon Canada] [Amazon U.K.] and The Lord of the Rings [Amazon U.S.] [Amazon Canada] [Amazon U.K.] — which I consider one work — and Stephen King’s The Stand [Amazon U.S.] [Amazon Canada] [Amazon U.K.]. (They’re pretty much the same story, in fact: Stu Redman is Frodo Baggins!) I’ve read Tolkien at least four or five times since I was a teenager, and King probably three times. And thinking about them again like this only makes me want to read them again… and I probably will make time to read The Stand again after I finish what I’m reading now.
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