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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    I agree with Tolkien and the Douglass Adams books. I also have a number of baseball anecdote books that are pretty dog-eared.
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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    Another nod to Hitchhiker's Guide here.

    Also, I've read Jim Brosnan's Pennant Race about ten times.
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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    The Stand

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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    I can - and do - read anything over and over again.
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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    To Kill a Mockingbird.

    Also loved "The Great Brain" series when I was a kid- read those things 10 times a piece.
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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    The three books that I have probably read, and re-read, the most are the Bible, The Great Gatsby (easy to re-read because it is short), and, well, many of Bill James books, especially his Historical Baseball Abstracts.
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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    Slaughterhouse Five

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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    +1 for Hitchhiker's Guide and also Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.
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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    Also loved "The Great Brain" series when I was a kid- read those things 10 times a piece.
    good stuff

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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    well, many of Bill James books, especially his Historical Baseball Abstracts.
    Yep, I just pick up the last edition (2003) and start thumbing throw it when the game's on the radio. Brian Downing and Ernie Lombardi were my favorite profiles.

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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Burton View Post
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    Vonnegut saved me in HS

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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    This may be a strange pairing, but I read both Lewis' Narnia books and Douglas Adams' Hitchhikers books every two or three years. Also collected ghost stories, particularly by E.F. Bensen and M.R. James.
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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    I always find myself reaching for A Clockwork Orange (including the omitted final chapter)

    and The book of James

    Weird combo.
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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    James Clavell's Shogun
    Stephen King's Dark Tower series
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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Vonnegut saved me in HS
    Ahhh! Kurt Vonnegut and J.D. Salinger helped form my life. They were largely the reason I majored in English in college. God Bless you Mr. Rosewater, Breakfast of Champions, Slaughterhouse Five, and his other works were great reads. The Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters... were also great books that influenced me and have been read over and over again.

    I actually met Kurt Vonnegut back in the mid-1990s. He and his wife were staying at a bed and breakfast in Bridgton, Maine. We talked for a short time, and I explained his influence on my life. Just like Elliot Rosewater to Kilgore Trout, I told him he should be president. It was a great line from one of my favorite books, but he didn't seem to get it. Actually, I was a bit disappointed in our meeting. He was not very friendly, but he did give me a great autograph/self portrait/cartoon. It looks very similar to the portrait of Kilgore Trout in Breakfast of Champions. I have it laminated and hanging in my classroom.
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