Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Reading it again


What are your favorite books that you've read more than once? The ones that just never get old and still make you laugh or cry or ponder?

Right now I'm reading A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole again. I lived in New Orleans for a time and I swear I knew these people!

Serve it up folks! Share your favorites.

5 comments:

susan s. said...

Since Chemo, I can't remember a book more that 3 months. So I read them all again! I will admit that I love McCall Smith books, especially the ones about Precious Ramotswe. Also Agatha Christie's Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane books. I am a very shallow person...;-)

And you might be interested to know that the verification word is 'sways,' an apt description of me sometimes.

Arkansas Hillbilly said...

I'm still trying to work my way through the list of must reads I've been working on, much less go back to visit old friends. Right now Bishop Robinson's book has my attention, that and Dr. Borg's Heart of Christianity.

Just heard from the Mad One that you had dialysis earlier. Hope your feeling better.

Oh, and I think your troll from a few posts ago followed me home. She was bugging me on my blog later that same day. That'll teach me to feed 'em.

Blessings,

AH

jae said...

Got your bloglink from OPOV...Personally, I think he is just trying to distract me from the fact that he is off blogging until after TGing, but I am open minded, so here I am!
Already I see a topic I can enjoy and contribute to.
'Lust for Life' by Irving Stone has been a favorite of mine for over 40 years.
A newer favorite is 'Dry' by Augusten Burroughs.
Hopefully someone will give them a try based on a high recommendation.

Being Peace said...

jae! thanks so much for stopping by. I enjoyed Dry very much. Some of Burroughs is just so gut wrenching like Running With Scissors. I've added Lust for Life to my library queue (which like my Netflix queue is out of control)

susan...you're so not shallow silly person!

AH...yep, don't feed 'em.

Grandmère Mimi said...

I lived in New Orleans for a time and I swear I knew these people!

Of course, you did, Roseann. Toole got it right. A friend of mine dated Toole for a brief spell. I met him once or twice, but I knew him as Ken Toole. It took me a long time to make the connection between the guy I met and the author of "Dunces".

My favorites would have to be all of Jane Austen's books, which I have read many times over.