Friday, July 13, 2007

50 Books I've Read More Than Once & Freebie Friday ... combined!

This autumn, Douglas Coupland will have an exhibit at Simon Fraser University called Fifty Books I've Read More Than Once.

Some of the books in his exhibit are:

Age of Extremes
Karen Ann
Giant Molecules

Hmm...I have not read any of these books once, nevermind twice, though I'm wondering if my high school Intro to Canadian History book counts? I definitely read that textbook more than once. Still, this exhibit inspired me to create my own list of books I've read more than once. But once I started I realized that if I love an author, I read all the books by that author more than once, such as Stuart McLean, Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, the Nancy Drew Mysteries... and then I started to wonder, do each of the books in the Nancy Drew Mystery series really count as separate books?

I'm not sure. Anyway, instead of listing each of my favourite Nancy Drew books, I've created my 10 top list of Books by 10 Different Authors that I have Read More than Once. Here goes:

1. Lord of the Flies
2. Bridget Jones's Diary
3. Catcher in the Rye
4. Good Grief
5. Eat Cake
6. The Bell Jar
7. Frankenstein
8. Are you there God? It's Me, Margaret.
9. Stories from the Vinyl Cafe
10. Booky.

Now, because it's Freebie Friday, if you send me your list of favourite books you've read more than once, I'll post the lists, then send you a Stuck in Downward Dog bookmark, which has a handy list-making feature on the back of it, so you can make a list of the books you want to read twice, then use the actual bookmark to mark your favourite passage in your favourite book. Because sometimes, you don't want to read an entire book over again, but just your single favourite passage. Over and over. Again and again. Sort of like this Brenda/Dylan/Kelly scene from 90210. Because if we were naming TV episodes we've watched more than 10 times, this would make the list.

Can you ever watch this scene too many times?

I didn't think so.

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness, how did I miss this last week?

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. Scruples II
3. Bitten & Smitten
4. The Prizewinner of Defiance Ohio
5. Soon To Be a Major Motion Picture
6. What a Girl's Gotta Do
7. Misery
8. Olivia (hey, it has words!)
9. Ill Wind (and Heat Stroke and Chill Factor, the Weather Warden series)
10. Dazzle

Oh well, at least one of them is a "classic." ;)