Which book have you read the most number of times?

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Re: Which book have you read the most number of times?

Post by midenianscholar » June 25th, 2010, 10:25 am

I love reading books again, because I rush through them so fast in the first go.

Pride and Prejudice is mine, without a doubt. I lost count after 8+.

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Post by sarahdee » June 29th, 2010, 10:41 pm

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - I must have read this 20 times.

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Post by D. G. Hudson » July 1st, 2010, 1:33 pm

I. Asimov's "Foundation" series, and the "Robot Series: Caves of Steel, etc." Dorothy Dunnett is another author (writes historical fiction set in medieval Europe & Asia in the 15th century) who is excellent to re-read.

Other than a select few, I don't like to re-read books. There are so many new ones to discover.
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Re: Which book have you read the most number of times?

Post by steve » July 1st, 2010, 3:35 pm

"Billy Phelan's Greatest Game" by William Kennedy

at least a dozen times.
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Post by hulbertsfriend » July 13th, 2010, 7:07 pm

I never tire of Patrick O'Brien's novels. I have all 19 and re-read them all. He shows you a time in history that far outstrips C.S. Forrester' ability to convey.
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Re: Which book have you read the most number of times?

Post by One of the Mad Ones » July 14th, 2010, 1:46 am

I rarely read a book more than once because the joy of discovery wanes. My favorite to re-read has been The Bell Jar. Cheery, I know.

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Re: Which book have you read the most number of times?

Post by elfspirit » August 9th, 2010, 12:39 pm

It would be a tie between East of Eden and Jane Eyre. In both cases, I've lost track.

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Post by cheekychook » August 10th, 2010, 12:12 am

The literal answer to "read the most number of times" would have to be either "Where the Wild Things Are" or something Dr. Seuss (The Lorax or The Cat in the Hat), because those are books that I not only enjoyed numerous times when I was a kid, but read countless times to my own kids.

As far as more grown up reads go, hands down Anton Myrer's The Last Convertible----read it for the first time when I was in high school and have reread it, on average, once every year since. It's not a perfect book, by any means, but it's filled with characters who you feel like you know personally by the time you're done reading (even the first time)---that's a sure way to suck me into a story.
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Re: Which book have you read the most number of times?

Post by tanvi02 » August 10th, 2010, 2:43 am

the book is the alchemist....the more you read it the more you believe in the power of dreams.....an awesome book that has the power to inspire you.

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Post by Dreamstate » August 10th, 2010, 10:49 am

Chronicles of Narnia, at least 20 times each. It what I'm read when I don't want to be reading (like if I'm ill and can't concentrate). It is the book version of comfort food or having the TV on for background noise.

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Re: Which book have you read the most number of times?

Post by Jaded » August 11th, 2010, 3:54 pm

tanvi02 wrote:the book is the alchemist....the more you read it the more you believe in the power of dreams.....an awesome book that has the power to inspire you.

I've not tried "The Alchemist", but I've read "The Devil and Miss Prym" a few times. That man definitely has a gift and the power to make you think way beyond yourself as well as deep inside yourself.

Most of my re-reads are dirty secrets. :)

The two that stand out the most in my mind are Christopher Moore's "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal" and Carl Hiaasen's "Strip Tease". Both are excellent and hilarious. Tim Dorsey is re-read worthy as well.

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Post by tanvi02 » August 23rd, 2010, 4:47 am

hmmmmm the alchemist by paulo coelho....every time i feel low or think something is unattainable, i grab the book and starts going through it..the book gives me confidence and hope to move on and focus on my dream..

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Re: Which book have you read the most number of times?

Post by beeboo15 » August 23rd, 2010, 8:48 am

Robert Lynn Aspirin's Myth series--I've read them all equal number of times, at least 6. I'll just get in the mood and sit down and read them all straight through--his charachter development was great fun to watch, and they're just flat out funny. I'm talking about the original series, before his break and getting back into the series. The new ones aren't as crisp.

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Re: Which book have you read the most number of times?

Post by stephmcgee » August 23rd, 2010, 10:02 am

I would have to guess that for me it's Tamora Pierce's earlier works. The Song of the Lioness quartet, the Immortals Quartet, and the Circle of Magic series. One of them (I can't recall which at the moment) has pages falling out of it. So, yeah. That's my best guess. Although I'm sure I read and re-read Champion Dog Prince Tom and TeeVee Humphrey a bunch when I was little.

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Re: Which book have you read the most number of times?

Post by Lillian Grant » August 24th, 2010, 4:36 am

The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson. My son says it is a book with no plot and yet I find it completly fascinating.

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