I love that book but....

@34momma (13895)
United States
January 4, 2008 8:32am CST
If you were told you had to pick only one book to read over and over for the rest of your life, what book would it be? I have over 500 books in my home and if i had to pick only one I have no idea which one that would be. Of course I love my bible, but I can talk to God when ever I want. So I am not sure which one to choice. What would you choice?
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7 responses
4 Jan 08
It would be so hard to narrow it down! I love my books so much! I suppose my top three would be, "Little Women", "Gone with the Wind" and "Oranges are Not the Only Fruit". I don't know how I'd choose out of those three though!
@34momma (13895)
• United States
4 Jan 08
i guess if you had to pick a book gone with the wind would be a good one. it would take forever to finish reading it
@olaff123 (434)
• Namibia
5 Jan 08
Who wrote "Oranges are not the only fruit" and what is it about? It sounds interesting.
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5 Jan 08
I've read "Gone With the Wind" many, many times and it's so good it goes really quickly! "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" is an autobiographical novel (yes it is still a novel!) by Jeanette Winterson about her overbearing mother and her struggle to come to terms with her sexuality in an oppressive environment. Her style of writing is beautiful. It flows like water and it's heavenly to delve into. I can't recommend it highly enough!
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
6 Jan 08
I would definitely have to say the Bible. Although, I have read it through in it's entirety, I can never read it too much. It ministers to me and blesses me and I get something new out of it each and every time I pick it up.
@34momma (13895)
• United States
6 Jan 08
yes girl that is a very important book to have. there is nothing better then the word of the lord
@olaff123 (434)
• Namibia
5 Jan 08
Would you allow me to keep all the Steinbecks? I honestly can't go through life without his books. I keep on rereading them - 'The Winter of Our Discontent' at least once a year, and the rest less frequently.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
5 Jan 08
ok ok only because it is all the same author i am going to let you keep your steinbecks! read them in good health
• United States
5 Jan 08
OMG, momma, that is the hardest question you could ever ask me! This would be deeply troubling to me, as I am an avid reader and have MANY favorite books. I would probably pick a book of short stories by Raymond Carver, probably "Where I'm Calling From". But I would miss my other books SOOOOOOOO much.....
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
5 Jan 08
i know it's a hard one. I am still thinking it over myself. it would have to be a book to make me think and feel good. one to make my smile and laugh. girl i have no idea which one i would pick
@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
4 Jan 08
Actually, that's an easy one for me, I own a lot of books, but if I had to read one over and over, it would be Marley and Me. A great read for any dog lover. Well written, and full of laughs and tears.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
5 Jan 08
i never heard of that book before, i got to look into that! thanks
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
4 Jan 08
I have about 80 books and have not read all of them so i can't really say which one I would pick to read over and over again. The one that comes to mind now is My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult. My husband lost a cousin to Leukaemia and so that book made me understand a little of what she was going through, her and her family before she passed away a year ago. Makes you also appreciate what you have in your own life and thankful that you have your health. I think that is one of many books I would read over and over again.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
4 Jan 08
oh that is a great book. I read that and it is one of those books that always sticks out in your mind.
• United States
6 Jan 08
Mine would have to be Harry Potter. And any of them. I know that I've already read it several times, it's always a huge page turner and no matter how many times I read it, I always find new things that I didn't notice before and I always the things together better and better each time I read it.