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Over and Over
lj_bot wrote in writersblock
What book have you re-read the most number of times, and why is it so worthy of repeated readings? Do you pick up new plot points or details each time, or do you simply find comfort in spending time with a favorite storyline and characters?

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Stealing Shadows by Kay Hooper is worn out. I keep re-reading to find more clues, or understand how I missed her little clues after I finished the book the last time (if I find a new one). It is very comforting and I yell at the characters like I yell at the t.v., alas they make the same mistakes every time! I try to warn them :)

I have read the first volume of the "Princess Diaries" series (by Meg Cabot), my favorite throughout the first years of my adolescence, a ridiculous amount of times. I loved the multiple references to various movies and TV shows, how easy it was to relate to the main character, Mia Thermopolis, the epistolary format and the many twists and turns of the plot. It was just this fresh and fun read. Incidentally, it took me a dozen readings to realize that Mia's math teacher's name was "Giannini" and not "Gianni" as I had always assumed.

When I was in high school I used to borrow out this one cheesy teen-romance book called Your Cheatin' Heart, the plot was so simple - two best friends dating two best friends, but one of the boys and one of the girls who weren't dating each other fell in love. I'm not sure what it was exactly that I loved about the book, but it was easy to read, the characters were very relatable it was easy to get lost in. And it was the one book that if I couldn't find anything that grabbed me, I'd get it.

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