Sunday, April 19, 2009

mini-challenge break

Jessica at The Bluestocking Society is hosting a mini-challenge asking us about rereading.

In general, I do little rereading. Which, in a way, makes me sad. 'Cause there really are oodles of books I'd love to reread. But I think I'm always daunted by the size of the piles of books I haven't even read a first time.

There are two books that I've read multiple times though.























I seriously wish that my sleep-craving mind could think of some kind of good reason why these are the two books that I have spent more time with in my life than any others, but I just can't. Nothing that makes me sound the slightest bit sane anyway. Sheesh...sometimes I wish I were more classy, and I could eloquently explain why I've felt the need to read War and Peace twenty-four times. But I am neither classy nor eloquent, and I haven't read War and Peace for the first time yet, let alone the 24th.

11 comments:

Marta said...

I'm with you. I rarely reread something...too much new stuff that tempts me ;)

Keep reading...we're past the hump and heading into the last couple of hours!

Nise' said...

When I was a teenager babysitting they had the book Helter Skelter and I picked it up to read and was scared out of my mind!

Nymeth said...

I will read The Stand soon! Promise, promise!

Kailana said...

I rarely reread either. There are too many new books that I want to read. :)

Trish said...

Now that would be a good one for me during the read-a-thon--would scare the crud out of me and I WOULDN'T be able to sleep. I don't do scary.

Care said...

you are one crazy kid. you've read and read again?! Helter Skelter!? oh my,

Amanda said...

The idea of reading War and Peace 24 times is terrifying to me! I dont know that I could get through it once, haha!

alisonwonderland said...

I do have to say that choosing those two books to re-read and re-read does make you look a bit twisted. LOL.

I thought The Stand was a great book - but it's so long I doubt I'll ever re-read it.

Chris said...

I haven't read War and Peace either :/ I've always wanted to read Helter Skelter though! I've told you before I'm a big true crime fan and that's like the ultimate story!

Carl V. said...

The kind of class you are referring to is overrated! ;)

I love rereading and used to do much more of it than I do now. I rarely give in to that pleasure in comparison to the way my reading habits used to be. But once in awhile I just have to visit old friends.

Hope you are doing okay in these wee hours! I'm pooped!

Jessica said...

Thanks for participating in my mini-challenge. Too often now, my rereads lose out to the books I haven't read. I really enjoyed The Stand. Happy resting today.