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I am still in a TeaRoom mood, and off the tea topic for another day. Today, is there a book(s) that you tend to keep going back to and reading again? Please share of course the book(s)

Yes, many actually
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Yes, several
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Yes, at least one
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Not really
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Monday TeaDay 6/6/11 Book 'im ...

Postby Chip » Jun 6th, '11, 02:20

Greetings TeaFriends and welcome to a new TeaDay. Please stop in throughout the day and share what is in your cup with us. Also be sure to discuss the day's topic.

Yesterday we discussed ... movies, yeah, off the tea topic. Please continue to vote and discuss yesterday's topic.

After a stressful couple days, I am still in a TeaRoom mood, and off the tea topic for another day. Today, is there a book(s) that you tend to keep going back to and reading again? Please share of course the book(s) and reasons why. Will it be adventurous, romantic, sci-fi, fantasy, classical, western, true crime or other?

We are looking forward to sharing another TeaRoom TeaDay with ... everyone. Bottoms up!
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Postby karmaplace » Jun 6th, '11, 02:54

Douglas Adam's The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide. It's all his Hitchhiker's Guide novels in one giant book (about 1,000 pages). I've read it more than three times in the past few years. I tell people it's my bible and it never fails to put me in a great mood. :D

I had store-bought green tea powder instead of proper matcha today, but it was still good, and I had a green tea latte at work. :mrgreen:
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Postby Eludes1 » Jun 6th, '11, 07:15

Cervantes: Don Quijote
It's easy to read, it's funny and also deep and meaningful.
Just as a good cup of tea :)
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Postby IPT » Jun 6th, '11, 08:02

I am a book fanatic! I have a couple of books I often go back to.
My favorite is Peter and Wendy by J.M.Barrie. I have read the original novel literally hundreds of times and it was the first book I ever read to my daughter and it has been read to her 4 times now..
I also often go back to Howard Pyle's The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, the original Fran Striker Lone Ranger Novels, and all of Mark Twain's works. I have read each one at least twice.
These books are just feel good books. I keep most of them by my bed.
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Postby tea fish » Jun 6th, '11, 10:05

Hi everybody...

Having just posted my first message in a long long time, I'll pipe up here--what a great question. I find myself returning to Alice Munro's stories again and again. They never get old for me. I just reread _Who Do You Think You Are?_ (titled _The Beggar Maid_ in the US) and was awed by it anew.

I'm also looking forward to picking up the newest translation of _Madame Bovary_. It'll be my third time reading the novel, and it's interesting to see how my responses change over time. When I first read MB, when I was 16, I felt really bad for Emma and wasn't really clued into her selfishness. Now I am and I still feel really bad for her. I find the novel hilarious and heartbreaking, whereas when I was 16 it was just heartbreaking.

Happy teaday all!

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Postby Trey Winston » Jun 6th, '11, 12:26

karmaplace wrote:Douglas Adam's The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide. It's all his Hitchhiker's Guide novels in one giant book (about 1,000 pages). I've read it more than three times in the past few years. I tell people it's my bible and it never fails to put me in a great mood. :D


+1. That thing is just so full of all kinds of goodness. Did you ever read Last Chance To See? I'm re-reading it again now, and it's been long enough since last time that I'm floored by Adams' superb writing all over again.

I also read The Lord of the Rings once every few years, The Player of Games by Iain Banks is a favorite re-reader, I'm pretty sure I'm about to read the entire Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson again soon, and Drei Kameraden by Remarque is a nice one that I always keep handy. There must be more, but I can't recall any more at the moment. Also, I'm too ashamed to confess that I've re-read Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy more than once, so I certainly won't mention that.

A nice, summery white tea today, called First Love and recommended to me by Victoria on this forum years ago. It has become a solid favorite and re-drinker.
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Postby gargoylekitty » Jun 6th, '11, 13:50

The only books I tend to reread are non-fiction(On Ugliness, The Animator's Survival Kit, and anything bell hooks top the list) or comics(Gotham Central, Perez & Rucka's Wonder Woman runs, Mister Miracle(v. 1 & 2), Runaways(before BKV left), Thor: TMA, and Blue Beetle along with many others).

I mean, I have other books I've enjoyed, but not big on rereading with so many left to get to.

No tea yet today. Waiting to see what my plans with friends will be and if I have time for some sencha before we go.
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Postby debunix » Jun 6th, '11, 14:23

I reread books a lot, whether because I want something reliable and predictable to help my mood, or in the hopes that this time I will spend more time appreciating the nuances of character and philosophical shadings instead of getting caught up in the plot and galloping straight through.

Things on the rereading shelf include Jane Austen, Calvin & Hobbes, the Odyssey, Emily Dickenson, The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi, all the Aubrey-Maturin novels by Patrick O'Brian, Dune, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.

Today, moved on to a middling aged shu puerh after starting with some Tai Ping Hou Kui from Jing Tea Shop.
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Postby Michael_C » Jun 6th, '11, 17:11

The books I return to most often are "Sounding Natural In Japanese", "The Statesman's Yearbook 2010", and "How to Cook Everything". I've been returning to "Theory of Poker" and "Casino Game Protection" quite a bit as well.

I'm drinking an oolong I bought from ebay seller zen8tea.
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Postby teaisme » Jun 6th, '11, 17:54

I used to read a lot more books then I do now...just don't seem to find the time any more
Most of my reading these days is online or in magazine/periodical format.

Darjeeling tea day for me so far, risheehat clonal flowoery 2010 2nd flush at work, risheehat exotic spring first flush 2011 this morning. Both very enjoyable.

Last book I read that was memorable to me was Paul Hawkin's "The ecology of commerce". A non fiction. Good stuff.
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Postby jaderabbit » Jun 6th, '11, 19:09

I've reread Haruki Murakami's collection of short stories The Elephant Vanishes at least 3 times. Some stories I go back to constantly for kicks.
I reread the first volume of Harry Potter a few times back in the day. :lol:
I tried rereading Anna Karenina the other day but I dozed off .... :oops:
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Postby laura99 » Jun 6th, '11, 20:03

I don't do as much rereading as I used, my to be read list is so long! But most those that I have read more than twice are all epic fantasy. I am cheating with George RR Martin right now, and rereading them by listening to the 3rd and 4th books, prepping for the 5th that comes out this month. Audio books are great for long commutes!

Stephen R. Donaldson's Thomas Covenant series is one I have read at least 3 times. About ready to try them again, if they would just release on the Kindle! My 30 year old paperbacks are falling apart! It's been quite a while, and it is always interesting to see how your perspective on a book changes over time.
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Postby Drax » Jun 6th, '11, 20:26

Hrm, as with movies, I used to re-read a certain number of books (in particular, the many Oz stories), but I haven't re-read a book in a long time. Too many other "new" books to read!

Today was a pretty good tea day. Oolong in the afternoon and pu'erh in the evening. Enjoying the first cup of EoT's Nannuo right now.
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Postby Proinsias » Jun 6th, '11, 20:31

For rereads, Roald Dahl wins here.

In general I'm more likely to dip back into books I've read than reread the entire book.
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Postby debunix » Jun 6th, '11, 20:53

Proinsias wrote:likely to dip back into books I've read


I often I pick up a favorite book and open it at random to read for a short time, especially if I've just finished another one and don't want to start something new. But as often as not it leads to finishing that book, from whenever I started it. It's a very risky practice in my hands.
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