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    I've just started re-reading Madame Bovary--brilliant as always--and wondering how many others have a bunch of books they always return to. I'd add Portnoy's Complaint (or pretty much anything by Philip Roth), perhaps The Handmaid Tale and a few others. Anyone else?
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    Generation X- Douglas Coupland (poor fellow did not age well)

    Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card (rabid homophobe, too bad)

    Shogun - James Clavell (kinda dead)
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    When I start feeling overwhelmed with tasks and life I stop and read "The Long Hard Winter" by Laura Ingalls Wilder and immediately feel worlds better that I'm not starving/freezing in a hovel on the prairie.

    I've read most of the classics at least twice. Modern books I've read more than once include "White Oleander" and all of Chuck Barris' highly entertaining autobiographies that might or might not be true.

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    Everything by Jane Austen & all 3 Bronte sisters. And the Lord of the Rings.
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    Celia Garth
    Where the Red Fern Grows
    Most Anne Rice novels...
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    -Anything by Oscar Wilde-wit never gets old
    -The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (must have read it about 9 times since I was 10)
    -The Harry Potter books

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    Anything by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Especially when I feel like escaping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aella
    -Anything by Oscar Wilde-wit never gets old
    -The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (must have read it about 9 times since I was 10)
    -The Harry Potter books
    Whenever I get stressed out or feeking really depressed I reread All my Harry Potter books , it helps me escape reality

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    Am I the only one to fess up to reading trash????

    Yea, I love Jackie Collins and read it over and over.......

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    I also read VC Andrews books too,those have some crazy plots and I read Chic-Lit ,both can be a bit trashy , I re read my Stephanie Plum books too , those normally make me laugh

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    Pride and Prejudice..I've had a crush on Mr.Darcy for years now.

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    buttmunch, no offence, but i can't imagine the pain of re-reading la bovary. i know, i know she's a sacred cow and all that and i know that was precisely the whole point but all the characters in that book are so profoundly unlikeable i could never get into it. i just kept waiting for the stupid bitch to die already

    i used to re-read books a lot more when i was younger. i must have read all the s.e hinton books a hundred times each, i literally destroyed them. same with 'catcher in the rye' and all the boris vian books.

    i also re-read all my v.c. andrews books a tonne of times when i was a teenager. those were fun

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    Anything by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Especially when I feel like escaping.
    i know what you mean. i don't know how many times i've read tender is the night and it still gets better every time

    i've re-read 'la nada cotidiana' (the daily nothingness) by zoé valdés a few times. and i admit to going straight to the sexy bits a couple of times (seriously one of the hottest books i've ever read)
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    I've been studying Dr. Rudolph Steiner (1871-1925) for a few years now and I always return to How to Know Higher Worlds. I think its a must read for anyone studying spiritual science. Oh and I still love the Outsiders even if I am in my early thirties.

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    Rex Stout
    Agatha Christie
    Donald Westlake

    Only Donald is left alive, I'm running out of re-readable authors!

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    I like to read Good 'ol trash! Try Fanny Hill (aka Memiors of a Woman of Pleasure) written in the 17 or 1800's....can be found for free on the net in electronic form Warning: NASTY BOOK!

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