Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Books I've Read..and Re-read...and Re-read

I don't reread a lot of books. There are so many wonderful books I haven't read yet.



But there are a few books I have read...and reread...

Gone With the Wind

The Good Earth

Gilead

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

The Great Gatsby

To Kill a Mockingbird

My Name is Asher Lev

Lonesome Dove

Traveling Mercies






And there are a few books I have read...and reread...and reread...and reread, many many times....I am a school librarian, you know....Each of these books I have read approximately 448 times. 


Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

Elephant and Piggie: There is a Bird on Your Head

No, David


Green Eggs and Ham





And the prize for the book I've read and reread in the most languages?

The Little Prince (English, Spanish, French, and now Italian)




What books have you read and reread?





Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.

22 comments:

  1. I re read some of my favourites like Lord of the Rings & the Hobbet and at the moment I'm going through R E Feists Rift war Cycle which I am buying on Kindle. Must admit I find it easy to read books again using it.

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    1. I’ve been busy lately acquiring Kindle books of my favorites just for this very purpose.

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  2. From Joyce Boatright at Twitter: I’ve read and re-read the same book as you, minus only a couple of the children’s books. We have great reading tastes!

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  3. I FORGOT THE LITTLE PRINCE! Such a precious novel! I should probably re-read Gone with the Wind! I really liked it the first time around.

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  4. I have no idea how many times I've read The Little Prince--a treasure each time. I've reread Tolkien, but not in years. To Kill a Mockingbird and still love it; The Woman in White is intriguing every time; Daughter of Time :); Robin Hobb's Farseer trilogy. I don't reread that often, but some books have just as much satisfaction each time.

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    1. I’m reading Little Prince right now in Italian.

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  5. I've only read a couple on your adult list and don't think I've reread any of them. However, I have watched the movie of Gone With the Wind many times. Ha! Now, the kids books - oh, yes. I bet I've read Green Eggs and Ham more times than you - really. My daughter's name is Samantha and she was 'Sam I am' in the family for years and years. She loved that book. Finally got to where she could quote every page.

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    1. I wonder how many total times Green Eggs has been read....

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  6. Pete the Cat is one of my four year old's favorite books!

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    1. It is amazing. And so simple one inevitably says to oneself, Why didn’t I write that?!

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  7. I have reread Barbara Kingsolver's Animal Dreams and the Harry Potter series. I am not a big re-reader. But when my daughter was young there were certain books we read EVERY SINGLE DAY.

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  8. GWTW, TKAM and The Great Gatsby nearly made my list too.
    I forgot to include/think about all the picture books I've re-read during my teaching days. Not sure I was make 448 though, although I did read The Spooky Old Tree to one class 2-3 times a day for 6 months, until their love of it finally waned.

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  9. To Kill A Mockingbird made my TTT post this week too.

    Here's a link to my TTT for this week: https://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2018/02/top-ten-tuesday-top-20-books-i-want-to.html

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  10. Awesome list! I need to reread To Kill a Mockingbird again and I love How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  11. I can't even count the number of times I've read the Mo Willems books! They're always a delight. The Great Gatsby is one I love. I think every time I read it I pick up something new and I always wonder if the people who have Great Gatsby themed parties have actually read the book!

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  12. I don't know how I forgot to mention The Great Gatsby! I reread that so many times when I was studying it, but I definitely want to read it again for enjoyment rather than education - I really enjoyed Fitzgerald's writing.

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  13. I read 84, Charing Crossroad by Helene Hanff every few years. It's such a delightful little book and one that can be read in a day. I just love it. I've reread The Sparrow (Mary Doria Russell), Losing Julia (Jonathan Hull), My Antonia (Willa Cather), News of the World (Paulette Jiles) and The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd). These are the few that I remember off the top of my head. I have a full bookcase of books that I intend to reread again someday, but new books keep getting in the way!

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  14. Since I read it six times a semester for about ten years, S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders probably gets the prize for the book I've read aloud the most times. A Wrinkle in Time is a close second. (I can't wait to see the movie. Have you seen it?) On my bucket list is to read everything Madeline L'Engle has written.

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    1. I read Wrinkle in Time to my fifth graders every year. I’m always disappointed by movies about books I love so I doubt I’ll go see it.

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  15. From the trailer to A Wrinkle in Time movie, all I can tell is that Oprah makes a bad Mrs. Which (She's still Oprah) and the girl who plays Meg is wonderful. I MAY go see the movie as a stand alone apart from the book.

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