What Book Could You Read Over And Over?

I’m linking up with the Literary Junkies to talk books again.  They meet up the second Tuesday of every month.  Click the button at the bottom to read more about it.

All the books shown are linked to Goodreads.

Questions for this month:

1. What book could you read over and over? Why?

As far as non-fiction goes, these are some that I’ve read over and over or I’ve highlighted sections and read those sections repeatedly. I pull them out during my morning quiet time (when I get it).



Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott is about writing. I read it once, over a year ago, but want to read it again…and again.

I can’t read fiction more than once unless we’re talking Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb – that I read every night.

Update: After reading through some other blogs in this link-up, I remembered that I LOVE read A Bridge To Terebithia.  I’ve read that a few times and would definitely read it again.  I look forward to when my kids are old enough to read it, so we can read it together. *Sigh*

2. If you could be any character from any book you’ve read, who would you be?

The first character that comes to mind is Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird. She’s inquisitive, a seeker of justice, and has a cool name.

Another I thought of was Hadassah in the Mark of The Lion series by Francine Rivers. She exemplifies a life of faith and selflessness.

I’d like to be like both of them, but I’m too shy to be like Scout and too narcissistic to be like Hadassah.

3. Do you ever put a book down because you just can’t get into it? Or do you stick it out to the bitter end? Any examples?

I used to keep reading, but now I feel like I’m wasting my life, so I’ve been stopping lately. Recently I stopped reading The Shack. Theologically, I enjoyed it, but the story dragged. I got 80% through and stopped.

I read most of The Bluest Eye. I really enjoyed it until the scene with the pedophile. I threw the book in the trash, literally.  I couldn’t read it. I couldn’t get through that scene. I’t made my stomach turn. I didn’t want to know what a pedophile was thinking. Anybody else have trouble with this?

4. Show us your book shelves! Do you have one designated spot in your house for all your books? Do you scatter them around?

This is our “neat” book case.

And this is our guest room book case. I actually let people sleep in here. I’m a pig. 

And the paneling is pretty ghetto, but, ya know, I’m lazy.

Have you read any of the books I listed? What’d you think? Or pick one of the questions and answer it in the comments.  

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  1. says

    I could read Pretense by Lori Wick time and time again. I’ve actually read it 3 times already. It’s a fantastic fictional novel about life, love, loss, faith, resistance, and just all around salvation through Christ. It’s so incredibly realistic. An encouragement to all who pray for loved ones to see their need for Jesus. Yet it is practical and patient.

    Enough of that!

    I have put books down before but it doesn’t happen too often.

    I like the idea of being Scout.



  2. Christine says

    I have a room that looks exactly like your “guest room”! Ha Ha! We even have the awesome paneling. My husband tried to paint the paneling white. Guess what? It still looks like paneling!

  3. says

    LOL! Our entire basement, next to that guest room, is paneling that was painted white by the previous owners. It’s ok for a playroom – but, yeah, it still looks like paneling.

  4. says

    I couldn’t read The Lovely Bones or A Time to Kill…way to graphic for me in the beginning pages and I just couldn’t bring myself to want to endure that through words. Thanks for linking up with us! :)

  5. Sarah K says

    Hey, Kate! Hahaha~ I love Blue Like Jazz! Great book!
    Yeah, I can’t continue reading a bad book. If it starts out bad it will probably end bad. hahahaha

  6. says

    Hey!! Coming to you from the link up!
    I just added Bird by Bird to my list. Anything writing…I love. =)

    And don’t worry about the paneling… I have some pretty questionable wall paper in my house..along with paneling in the basement, weird fake stained glass… .hahaha. It’s character. ;)

  7. Stephanie Sprenger says

    I really need to read that Anne Lamott book- thanks for reminding me. I was *this* close to ditching out on the Shack, but I finished it. I will no longer be planning to read The Bluest Eye after what you said; there are certain themes that I just can’t handle as a mother. I love keeping up with what you are reading! Oh, and I adore the paneling, and Scout, too!

  8. wisterious says

    The Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch.
    Just got the third one, after waiting about four years because of some stupid
    publishing drama delay.

  9. davromega says

    I reread virtually everything I buy! Fantasy, Sci-fi, Sports, Humor, Trivia, Non-fiction etc…
    Rarely do I not finish a book as seem to be a good judge of whether I will like it by its description.

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