How Often Do You Read Your Favourite Books?

@cher913 (25867)
Canada
March 7, 2007 6:36pm CST
I have 3 favourite books that I usually read once a year - One is called "The Inn of Sixth Happiness" about an amazing missionary during WW2 in China; the next is (believe it or not) a Danielle Steel book "Message from Nam" (I like this one because I am very interested in the war and she tells it like she was actually there....) the third fav is a historical glimpse of the 20th century (hubby bought it for me!!) and it gives about 4 pages on each year starting at 1900 what are your fav and how often do you read them?
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28 responses
8 Mar 07
I generally am the type of gal that borrows books from the library rather than buying them, but certain books I have loved so much that I have had to have them for myself. I would say that I read them each every two years or so. Every once in awhile something will remind me of a beloved piece of literature and I will get the urge to pick it up again. For example, I read "Memoirs of a Geisha" for the first time many years ago and although I loved it, it eventually faded from my memory. However, when the motion picture based on the memoirs was released last year, I went out and bought the book and read it immediately. I couldn't believe that I had forgotten it. I know that it is a book that I will read again and again. Another book that I have read several times is "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd. I even like to return to my childhood favorites once in awhile, including "Where the Red Fern Grows" and "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh". You are never too old for such classics as far as I'm concerned. I think that the true mark of success as an author comes when your readers can enjoy your book over and over and never tire of it.
@cher913 (25867)
• Canada
8 Mar 07
I totally want to read 'Memoirs of a Geisha'...was it good?
• United States
8 Mar 07
I rarely reread books at all. I'm not sure why. I just don't care to read books more than once. Some books, like the Bible, I will open up and read snippets of over and over again, but usually I just... don't read a book more than once.
• United States
8 Mar 07
You sound like me.
• United States
8 Mar 07
Have you ever seen the movie? It was made in the early 50's I believe and starred Curt Jergens, and Ingrid Bergman. I love that movie! It is such a great story. Although I am a huge fan of Nora Roberts, my favorite all time book and one whose pages are coming apart is Danielle Steele, Thurston House. I think it was one of her first, and I love that story. I am so happy someone else is familiar with Inn of Sixth Happiness. I thought I was the only one who knew the story any more. I haven't read the book, how closely does the movie follow the book.
@cher913 (25867)
• Canada
8 Mar 07
No, i have never seen the movie, but would so love to!! Its an amazing story of an amazing lady who totally relied on God! I hope you can get your hands on the book someday (come to canada, i will lend you my copy...as long as i get it back lol!!)
@kramxel (27)
• United States
8 Mar 07
The only thing I read is the t.v guide and mylot lol. And if the power ever goes out I got an extra 3 hour battery for my laptop. Books annoy me.
• Singapore
8 Mar 07
my favourite books are the harry Potter series and the Anne Rice vampire chronicles.... i constantly read them over and over...
• India
8 Mar 07
i am also having a hobby of reading books. I have started it from last one year. and now i am continueing with the power of subconscious mind. I have read book of jeffry archer's Not a penny more Not a penny less, Prodigal Daughter etc. I like to read this book many a times till i get thorough it.
@Slashher (117)
• Denmark
8 Mar 07
From time to time, Social Dynamic books are awesome because you can see the theories in action every day.
• United States
8 Mar 07
Unfortunatly even though I possess hundreds of books i have never even read one of them twice .I realise what a waste this is but i am an obsesive collecter of things like books and movies !
• United States
8 Mar 07
I have several favorite books that I re-read every so often. Normally it's about once a year but sometimes twice. That includes the entire Dune series, all 6 books. And I also re-read several of Urusla LeGuin's books every year. They are The Left Hand of Darkness, The Earthsea series, Three Hainish Novels and The Fisherman of the Inland Sea. I probably read several of her other books yearly too. I just enjoy her so much as an author. I also read alot of historical non-fiction yearly as well. Now that is way too much to list...lol!
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
8 Mar 07
I too have quite a few books that I read often. It's a huge list, but I tend to re-read Robert Heinlen and Azimov's books all the time - yeah i do like science fiction :) There is also Utopia, that I read often and stepenwolf. I also re-read my collection of sherlock holmes books often.Gabriel Garcia Lorca is also on my list of the books that I read more than once.
• Canada
8 Mar 07
Yes, I have favourite books, as well. My all time best one is Abra, by Joan Barfoot. It's about a woman who leaves her husband and two young children to go live in the wilderness alone. It's weird, but there is something about this book that draws me, I don't know why. It's not that I would do that, or would even want to, but it intrigues me. It's a great read.
@japboy (572)
• Malaysia
8 Mar 07
i actually read something interesting like harry potter.. although i juz read 2 books..
• Lithuania
8 Mar 07
I don't read books :)
• Canada
8 Mar 07
I have SO many favorites, but I think the one I like most is PS, I love You by Cecelia Ahern. I've read this book over and over again and it never fails to make me laugh and cry at the same time. Cecelia Ahern has a wonderful gift and it shows in her writing. Her stories flow smoothly and there are no breaks where you think "Wait, what'd I miss??" I love her stuff. Well worth the money for sure.
• Malaysia
8 Mar 07
Not very often actually. Do not have much time to reread the books.To finish one book will require lots of time. I wish i have more time to read my favourite books like Desperation by Stephen King, While My Pretty one Sleeping by Mary Higgins Clark and Partners by John Grisham.
@thanmeir (141)
• Indonesia
8 Mar 07
i dont like to read book over 2 times, because i was understand where the story ended, and whats the person in the book do
@cutepenguin (6448)
• Canada
8 Mar 07
I reread my favourite books quite often. They are: Of Human Bondage by William Somerset Maugham and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I also like to reread other books by these authors and by authors like Terry Pratchett.
• Australia
8 Mar 07
It is not easily to have time to read what you like~~
@abhi333 (407)
• India
8 Mar 07
i usually read my favourite books atleast twice a year. my two favourite series are 'harry potter' n 'lord of the rings'. so i can say that there r 10 books (6 from harry potter n 4 from LOTR) which i read atleast twice a year.
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
if i would read a book, it would be an adventure type of book, coz it makes me boring to read books dont have much action, i think for me, it doesnt makes sense.