Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Road Trip Wednesday- rereading- reliving

Ya HIghway asked, which book would you read over and over again.  

I love books but there's a short list of books I'd reread. 



To Kill A Mockingbird is one of the few I've reread more then twice.   I love the richness of the language and the characters.  I"m also a sucker for Boo Bradly.



The Sandman Series (graphic novels- I've reread in its entirety twice now too.  It's Death's character I relate to the most and if you've read the series you'd understand that's not nearly as morbid as it sounds. And if you haven't read it, you really have no excuse not to... it was written by NEIL FRAKING GIAMAN. 

Restaurant at the End of the Universe I've read three times now.  I carried it with me in my car for four years while I was in college.  I also carried a toothbrush too in college but not a towel so clearly I didn't read the book to carefully.


But Dark Knight Returns wins for the most rereads-- I think I've read it at least 5 times.  A possible gay Joker, Batman as the baddest badass that ever lived.  It's perfection in every sense of the word.  If I had a big enough house I would frame every page of that book and wallpaper my office with it. 

Recent possible contenders for books I'd reread but having gotten around to them are Anna and the French Kiss, Perfect Chemistry, Paper Towns and Half Life of Planet (A NEW BOOK BY BRENDAN HALPIN AND EMILY FRANK CAME OUT THIS WEEK? Guess what I'm buying this weekend)

23 comments:

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird all the way! What a wonderful story.

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  2. Great ones! I'm not as aware of the graphic novels and TKAM, but it's such a wonderful book. I also love the film. Gregory Peck. yes, please.

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  3. oh i would re-read To Kill a Mockingbird! loved that book. i'd add to that The Hunger Games trilogy and Lost Horizon.

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  4. *sigh* Sandman is sooo good! You have great taste in comics! Have you read Fables or The Unwritten or Y: The Last Man? I think you'd really like them!

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  5. Loved To Kill a Mockingbird! I've reread Alice Hoffman's "Practical Magic" five times and will continue to reread it - it's just that amazing. "The Time Traveler's Wife" and "The Lovely Bones" are on that list, too...which I'm just now realizing means I'm a bit of a masochist when it comes to reading because holy crap do those three books make me cry. :)

    I love that you have a Douglas Adams book on your list!

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  6. I hadn't heard of lots of your re-reads, but I'm totally checking them out now! Thanks for the post :)

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  7. I haven't finished Sandman. Great pics, Erinn!

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  8. i havent read any of these books--i know, haven't read to kill a mockingbird?! whaaat? must do so soon.
    still, interesting picks!

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  9. I LOVE To Kill a Mockingbird. Your other choices are all good too.

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  10. Nice! I need to read Sandman. I'm not the world's biggest Gaiman fan, but he always has something interesting to say. The Dark Knight Returns, Mockingbird, and Douglas Adams are all made of pure awesome. Good list!

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  11. If I could have the whole Hitchhiker's Guide series, I probably would have picked that.

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  12. I love To Kill A Mockingbird. I could totally re-read that forever. And Sandman sounds really good. It's definitely one I need to read.

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  13. Very interesting choices! I'll have to check out The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

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  14. Ooh, To Kill a Mockingbird is a great choice... I love that book! I kind of wish someone would remake the movie, though the original is a classic.

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  15. Hey, I'm about to reread To Kill a Mockingbird, too! :) And I can definitely tell I'll be reading Anna & the French Kiss again. And again...

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  16. I so need to read Anna and the French Kiss! nice selection here :)

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  17. Some great selections! I've read The Witching Hour by Anne Rice three times. I love that book!

    Thanks for the follow, and I look forward to reading your answers in the Bernard Pivot Blogfest!

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  18. Good choices. I haven't read Sandman, but my two sons both have, and liked it a lot.

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  19. I read the Dark Knight many times way back when...so I'd pick DKR as the one I'd reread too.
    :)

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  20. To Kill a Mockingbird is absolutely beautiful.

    Man. I really, really need to read Sandman. I don't know anyone who's read that series who hasn't raved about it.

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  21. Good choices...I loved To Kill a Mokingbird when I first read it. I've been meaning to reread.

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  22. I'll have to take a look at the Jenna and Jonah one. Thanks for the heads up!

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