I was just talking to someone the other day that was going about what a waste of time it is to reread a book. Yet I asked them if they ever watch a movie more than once. "All the time" eye roll follows
That is extremely sad..but you're right. I know of parents with kids the same age as mine that have told me they never read to their kids. They say "there is never any time for it".
A loooot of them. I'll go by series that first come to my mind: Anita Blake, Harry Potter, Brac Pack (and all the others from the same universe), Mortal Series (J.D.Robb), J.R.Ward(vampire and fallen angel series), and many more. I like reading series, and entire new universes. I've read way more stand alones, but if I start posting all I've read more than once, I'll never get out of here.
But I'll mention one book - it was the very first book I read by my own choice (that wasn't comic books), and I read it more than once - Tre Metri Sopra Il Cielo by Federico Moccia. I've read the translated version.
Nice list. I've reread Harry Potter, LOTR, Dark Tower, ASOIAF enough that I've lost count of how many times.
I'm embarrassed to admit I've never read LOTR or Game of Thrones, or any book by Stephen King. I have to change that. This summer, probably.
That goes beyond embarrassing....it's a damn travesty.
A blasphemy even. I know.
Old Yeller. Once many years ago and then again out loud to my children when they were around the ages of 5 and 7.
This is a good question.
Besides, the more I read into JJC's answers, the more I like him. That's disturbing!
Burroughs' Mars series is "a must" for every classic novel lover. I'm not certain, if JJC would love my take on humor + scifi + fantasy... Probably, he would hate it, but that's normal with American-Finn relations. ;o) :D :D At least, he would hate my novel.
LOL... Never know. I lived in Europe for 5 years, and also lived in the Middle East and the Orient. (Even spent a week in Finland back in 74.)
As to ERB, I have 25 of his works in first editions and the rest in older editions and digitally. (You know you can download all his works for free, right?)
I have also proof-read a couple novels for authors prior to publishing. I read everything in the genre.
JJC, I will translate my first and only novel to English (American). Just be warned, there is a chainsaw involved as a love interest.
Is it an electric or gas powered chainsaw? One does what you want, anytime you want and gets turned on with a simple pull on the trigger... the other may be more powerful, take both hands to control and louder but is sometimes harder to get started, and if you're not careful can burn you. One, you can be all alone with in the deep woods, but the other needs to be close to it's source of power....<s>
I'm a Finn. :D :D :D
Then that explains why you need something that heats up quickly to keep you warm... LOL
We have sick bastards in the US as well.. :)
That wasn't very nice of you, JJC. :D :D
It is when I am one of the sick bastards I was talking about...LOL
Alrighty then. :D :D :D
I read DOS 5.1 a few times, I wonder if that counts?
I started out with DOS 3.21 and even then I was having problems.
Then again, my brother was stupid enough to purchase a 5,25" floppy drive, instead of a 3,5"... So I'm not the most retarded one in our family.
My first computer had a 5.25. It also had no user manual and computer courses didn't exist. It was one of two at work. It had this crazy dos based graph paper called lotus 123. When I worked out it was a spread sheet and what it could do, I was so excited. I ran around telling the management but they were annoyed by anything that might take away their filing cabinets and calculators. So I just played PAC man on it.
I played Digger.
The most exciting day was when I got the code to Gallagher. That's normal right?
I see this site is getting older and older. Soon, I might be the youngest person alive, ever.
In no particular order, here are the ones I remember.. I'm not a big reader.
Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions by Vonnegut.
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
Darkness at Night: A Riddle of the Universe by Edward Harrison.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
Actually, I just realized it would be both prudent and more than appreciative to actually answer the question.
Yes. Two trilogies. One trilogy has five books, the other one has only three, which is weird for a trilogy.
Douglas Adams (no need to say anything else than that).
Robert J. Sawyer:
Dean Koontz: Twilight Eyes. That's the one that got me writing.
That being said I've also read Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land" at least three times. Orwells 1984 at least 3 times. There are a few more.
Many many books that I have read a number of times. I think the series by Eddings and Some of the series by E.R. Burroughs tops the lists though. I read for escapism so Si-Fi and fantasy are my preferred genres.
It's commitment to reread one of those long franchises. Stephen King's The Dark Tower is 8 books long and I've read them all at least 4 times now.
Oye, JD, if I rewrote my first novel of my upcoming trilogy in English, you'd read it, correct? EDIT: Gotta ask the same question considering me pops. Sukie doesn't count, neither will Darkey.
That's just horrible.
That was a nasty remark, JD.
A good one, though.
I'm sorry, PS. I can't love that post. It's too disturbing for me.
Yup have read every Archer book. The Clifton Chronicles was awesome!
Though I love the short stories the most.
Cat O' Nine Tales. If you haven't read them you are missing out. :)
I have read a lot of Sheldon. I've always loved short stories. The true masters Poe, Lovecraft.. Tis a true art in taking what could be a full Novel and breaking it down to 20 pages. It's something I'm halfway decent at having written over 130 short stories myself. Thing is with my latest work I'm looking at all those short stories and creating the glue that can bind them together Pulp Fiction style. Once I'm done you will have one of the first copies. :)
Once I read it I am done, I can't think of one I read a second time. As for movies I watch the classics over and over.
I can think of many, but The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters would be one.
Is that what Band of Brothers was adapted from?
Yes!! I also read band of brothers and was very excited about the miniseries although it wasn't as detailed as the book. I think it was the most expensive series ever made at the time.
I LOVED Band of Brothers. Such an incredible series. I watch it every couple years. I've been wanting to read the book.
If you're a fan there's three books worth reading. Band of brothers of course but my favourites were the Dick Winters biography and autbiography. Both amazing insights into an amazing guy and his equally amazing team.
Thanks for the info Oz.
The Holy Bible. Food for the spirit.
To kill a mockingbird