I probably look silly for making this post, but on Tuesday night I was in a really foul mood, due partly to the horrible cold I have that will not go away, due partly to this seemingly unending winter. I needed a new book to read, but I wanted something that I knew would whisk me away. So I climbed into bed with Harry Potter VII, and it was the perfect choice. Snape was leering, Malfoy was snivelling, Hedwig was smoldering, and Bill and Fleur were getting married. In moments I was gone.
When I was younger I used to read my favorite novels several times, but these days I have about 150 books in my to-read pile, so it seems counterproductive to re-read. I had forgotten what a great feeling it is to come back to a favorite book and discover that it's still great.
I have a bookcase at home that is filled with all of my favorite novels. I am going to resist the temptation to start reading them again, but it would be fun. Vonnegut, Michael Chabon, A.S. Byatt, Margaret Atwood, Dennis Lehane, John Berger, and many more.
What books have you read more than twice?
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