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What book/audio book do you enjoy going back and re-reading (to the point you have to buy a new copy)? (Scriptures link Bible, Torah, etc. don't count :D)
This is hard (and I asked the question).
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe & The Hobbit are up there. The Stand is as well.
[UPDATE Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011] Posted by Cliff Ravenscraft
I have a request.. I hope you don't mind Geoff... Would everyone here be willing to take the your well worn books and actually go in and create a new discussion topic in this "Book Discussion" group. I think we would get a great deal more discussions related to the books we are reading if each topic were lated to single book.
I think if each book had it's own topic, we would see the conversation around that book build over time as other people come in and see that book as a topic.
To create a new topic in this group, simply scroll up to the top of this page and click the "+ ADD" Button:
For me, books/audiobooks I've purchased replacement/additional copies of are:
Gary Vaynerchuk's "Crush It" - I bought the paper copy, and then bought the audiobook version (and then bought another paper copy as a gift).
Tim Ferriss' "The Four-Hour Workweek" - I started with the original version on audio. I then bought the paper and audiobook versions of the "revised and updated" re-release.
Philip K. Dick's "UBIK" & "The Man In The High Castle". I bought replacements as gifts to a few people and I bought the audiobook versions later so I could enjoy them yet again, in a new way.
The books that came to mind immediately where the books I read as a kid, although they are quite sturdy so I haven't had to buy replacements yet.
The books I probably read the most are 3 Roald Dahl books: Mathilda, the BFG and the Witches (I hope those titles are correct, I own the Dutch versions).
Just finished reading "All Creatures Great and Small" by James Herriot for at least the third time.
Also, I've read "A Walk Across America" by Peter Jenkins more than once.
Most of mine are childhood favorites I think. Little Women I definitely have multiple copies of. I've read The Chronicles of Narnia so many times that I practically have it memorized. I've read The Screwtape Letters at least 10 times, and I always seem to need more copies of Mere Christianity, though that sometimes gets loaned.
Another childhood favorite that I still reread today is the Anne of Green Gables series. My favorite is Anne of the Island and the cover on my paperback is definitely falling off.
Looking at it, I think I also have audiobook copies of all those books now. I know I have both unabridged audiobooks and dramatizations of the Chronicles of Narnia which have definitely saved my sanity in traffic!
Confession: for some reason Harry Potter audiobooks are the only thing I can fall asleep to. They distract me enough to keep my mind from wandering but I know them well enough that they don't keep me awake to listen. They're also long enough that they last a while as a bedtime book and I don't care that I've missed 20-30 minutes that played before my ipod went to sleep.
I'm a Audio Book Junkie,
Think and Grow Rich is on constant loop.
Always finding little nuggets of gold
Also big fan of Bob Proctor "It's not about the Money" highly recommended
Jeff Galloway's "Marathon, You Can Do It"
After taking this book out 12 times from my local library it was time to buy the newly revised version for my shelf.
Two of my favorite books ever which I have read multiple times are
Christy by Catherine Marshall - I think this book inspired me to be a teacher and inspires me to teach low-income kids.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcot - I wanted to be a writer like Jo. I haven't read it in years. I will add it to my list of books to read!
which I actually read rather than listen too is "Tuesdays with Morrie"
A fantastic lesson on how you wish to be remember in life. Please read if you have a chance
It's a reminder that you don't who you may leave a impact on... for good or bad