Saturday, November 19, 2011

30 Days of Book Discussion: Day 2

A book you've read more than 3 times

As a librarian, re-reading books doesn't happen often at all.  You are usually so inundated with new material on a weekly basis that taking time to re-read something means sacrificing something else that you haven't read before and could possibly love.

It's rare.

The last time I re-read a book was when I was on maternity leave last year.  I was feeling happy and nostalgic and so I re-read two books: my Favorite Book (that's day 30), and Bridget Jones's Diary.  BJD was a gift from my best friend several years ago during college (when I read it twice) and reminds me of my friendship with her and is also a guilty indulgence into frivolous, hilarious, irreverent chick lit.

Since then, I've actually checked out the audiobook versions of books that I have read: The Hunger Games and Life As We Knew It.  The audiobook versions were every bit as amazing as the actual books, and kept me sitting in the car long after I had gotten home just to hear what happened next (even though I already knew).  I will probably read both of those again so they also sort of count as 3.

So what about you?  Do you have a favorite book that you like to re-read every now and then?  What times of the year do you find yourself wanting to re-read books?


Hugs from mom said...

My favorite is a series, The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander. Ryan bought it for me for Christmas one year and I find myself craving it every year. It's perfect snuggled up with a blanket in front of the fire.

MBC said...

I read Laurie Colwin's food memoirs every year (sometimes every 6 months). They are so comforting to me when I'm sick or too tired to read anything else.

amy jo said...

I read each of the Hunger Games books at least 3 times. I think I read the first one 4 times so far. I just had to know what happened so I read it so fast that when I was done I wanted to go back and savor the details I missed. Loved it.

Hannah said...

In high school, I read Pride and Prejudice MANY times. Now I just watch the 2005 movie. ;)