Thursday, May 16, 2013

Booking Through Thursday: Returns

This week's BTT question/topic:
What book(s) do you find yourself going back to? Beloved children’s classics? Favorites from college? Something that touched you and just makes you long to visit? (Because, doesn’t everybody have at least one book they would like to curl up with, even if they don’t make a habit of rereading books? Even if they maybe don’t even have the time to visit and just think back longingly?)
Well, to be honest, the older I get, the less I'm tempted to "think back longingly" about any of the books I've read in the past -- there are just way too many books to be read, and WAY too little time left to read them!

But I'm certainly not opposed to re-reading, and I do have favorites that I've read more than once: Lewis Carroll's Alice books, Huckleberry Finn, Wuthering Heights, Orlando by Virginia Woolf, Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier, The Aspern Papers and The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, The Ox-bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Nabokov's Lolita, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, and most of Barbara Pym's novels (actually, I can't think of anything by Pym that I haven't read more than once). Also The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody by Will Cuppy -- one of the funniest books ever written.  I'm sure there are others, but those are the ones that come to mind.


  1. Oh how I love to read these books, too! It was just this year that I really started reading, so I have a whole lifetime of books to read... but I would love to read Huckleberry Finn; I have watched the movie adaptations and I just have this longing feeling of reading the book, too.

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  2. Wuthering Heights is one of my favorites, too. I can read it over and over and never get tired of it. :)

  3. Rebecca is on my list, too; and now that you mention Huckleberry Finn, I fondly recall checking Tom and Huck out of the library at age eight. My first library books!

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  4. Oh wow I can't believe I left Alice In Wonderland off my list, doh! I haven't read Huckleberry Finn in years.

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  5. Loved the Disney classics.

  6. Wow, Lolita is a heavy one to go back to, but I'm sure its easy to find new things in a book like that in each re-read. Great list!


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