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Frazz by Jef Mallett for May 16, 2020

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    eromlig  11 months ago

    Huckleberry Finn.

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    PoodleGroomer  11 months ago

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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    sdmitchell02  11 months ago

    Groundhog Day. I’ve read it thousands of times.

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    Wilde Bill  11 months ago

    Foundation and Earth.

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    allen@home  11 months ago

    Iron Coffins.

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    Odd Dog Premium Member 11 months ago

    The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. I know I’ve read them over a dozen times.

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    amethyst52 Premium Member 11 months ago

    Gone With the Wind, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Prince of Tides, all the Harry Potters, Green Dolphin Street, How Green Was My Valley.

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    Concretionist  11 months ago

    I seem to go through periods of re-reading one book (or several) for a year or two and them moving on to some other. Used to be a really blood chilling horror novel, then some very technical SF, then I spent awhile as an expert/guru about a very technical subject and had to keep reading on that … and most recently a nice theological fantasy…

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    Bilan  11 months ago

    I’m like Mr Spaetzle, but with the tv guide; always hoping there’s suddenly something decent to watch.

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    rekam Premium Member 11 months ago

    Gone With the Wind. I read it 3 times I think and each time I discovered something new.

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    stellanova87  11 months ago

    The Junie B. Jones books, I used to read them to my kids.

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    LobosSolos Premium Member 11 months ago

    Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein (And no, the book and the movie have nothing in common other than some names).

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    Nachikethass  11 months ago

    A lot of them – but for some reason, I keep repeating Nevil Shute novels the most. Not the most intellectual books in the world, but they have heart! James A Michener and Wilbur Smith are other favourites!

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    222jo  11 months ago

    Harry Potter because I’m learning french so it helps if you already know the story and it isn’t too complicated.

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    gsawyer101  11 months ago

    Atlas Shrugged

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    The Old Wolf  11 months ago

    Lord of the Rings

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    matthew  11 months ago

    Fahrenheit 451

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    Gizmo Cat  11 months ago

    The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, It, The nutmeg tree, The hitchhikersguide to the galaxy and ‘Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek”

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    AlanM  11 months ago

    Eric Flint’s “1632”.It can be downloaded for free from https://www.baen.com/1632.html

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    lee85736  11 months ago

    “The Free Lunch” by Spider Robinson. Highly recommended, if you can find a copy.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 11 months ago

    Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. I’ve also read Of Mice And Men a bunch of times. And LOTR. And Narnia. And Dante. And Shakespeare.

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    danketaz Premium Member 11 months ago

    Maybe he should work his way through all the Oreo variations.

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    Charles Spencer Premium Member 11 months ago

    “Soul Music”, although I don’t think I’ve read any Discworld less than three times.

    There’s a lot of fantasy and sci-fi on these posts!

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    Kkrnc74 Premium Member 11 months ago

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, at least 5 times!

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member 11 months ago

    Harold & the Purple Crayon

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    sandpiper  11 months ago

    CS Forester’s the Hornblower series

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    Old Girl  11 months ago

    I’d have to say, “The Cat in the Hat” takes a slim lead over a few others. So what’s the slam against nutritional information not changing? I would guess that’s more likely that the other three.

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    The Legend of Brandon Sawyer Premium Member 11 months ago

    A raisin in the sun

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    David Wolfson Premium Member 11 months ago

    LOTR, Catch-22, Watership Down, most of Terry Pratchett and most of Lois McMaster Bujold. All at least a dozen, some probably pushing 20.

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    OshkoshJohn  11 months ago

    When I was in school, I took a course in economics. I read Samuelson, Keynes, and many others; but the most boring and hardest to find the back cover was Leftwich. That book was so bad, the only way I could get through it was to read something else, alternating every 45 minutes. The book I chose was LotR in 1973 for the first time. I re-read LotR annually until 2006, when I realized there was nobody in my circle with whom I wanted to talk about it. I’ve re-read Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy several times, but nothing like LotR!

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    EdMeiller Premium Member 11 months ago
    Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis
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    jessegooddog  11 months ago

    Watership Down

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    cj7ole  11 months ago

    The rest of us aren’t commenting as our taste in books isn’t so highbrow…

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    Geophyzz  11 months ago

    Everything by Carl Barks, starting with A Christmas For Shacktown.

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    landyk  11 months ago

    Sorry I couldn’t reread it , but the book that pushed me into being a reader was “The Shining”. Going through the topiary garden actually raised my hackles. That convinced me to let my imagination go. I have reread “Lord of the Rings” many times and each time the world expands. God I love books.

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    Jhon Adam  11 months ago

    I like some Steinbeck but I hated Of Mice and Men. I guess not my cup of tea. But I sure love Cannery Row.

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    Cortez  11 months ago

    Since the movie I can’t read “No Country” without the voice of Ed Tom Bell being Tommy Lee Jones in my head.

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    jscarff57 Premium Member 11 months ago

    1984

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    Sportymonk  11 months ago

    No time to read. Too tired when I come home from work. Have at least three books I have started but never finished. “Einstein” is the one I want to finish first.

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    sloaches  11 months ago

    The Stand by Stephen King, although not recently.

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    cissycox  11 months ago

    The Virginian and Pride and Prejudice at the beginning of every summer for years.

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    animemom50  11 months ago

    I haven’t re-read a book since I was a kid. Back then my two favorite books was Follow My Leader, author I don’t recall and My Side of the Mountain by Jean George..

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    lagoulou  11 months ago

    Outlander series…3 times so far

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    fusilier  11 months ago

    Nero Wolfe mysteries.

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    Seed_drill  11 months ago

    He’s old enough to have had Oreos with lard, so that changed.

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    djlactin  11 months ago

    Dune

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    cervelo  11 months ago

    Mine is Shane by Jack Schaefer. When my family move to Ontario I had to learn English in a hurry. By the time I got to high school my vocabulary still needed improvement. Mr. Duquette my English teacher assigned Shane as additional reading, just to me. I wasn’t all that thrilled at first. Turns out I never thanked him enough.

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    ppw04 Premium Member 11 months ago

    To Kill a Mockingbird although the 2015-published prequel/first draft has taken the shine off Atticus.

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    MichaelHelwig  11 months ago

    The Jerry Todd series.

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    kconnell  11 months ago

    J.R.R. Allison’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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    ArtisticArtemis  11 months ago

    Hah! The ingredients list of Oreos HAS changed!

    High Fructose Corn Syrup and palm oil wasn’t in them when I was a little girl!!!!!!!

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    scherzo  11 months ago

    “Frazz”, at its most grotesque. Let’s see who can outdo whom for naming the book with the most lit-nerd cred. And let’s all laugh at the non-reading lard bucket. So gross.

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    Bill Löhr Premium Member 11 months ago

    I’m not sure i’ve read any book more than twice. But those i have read a 2d time include: Venus on the Half-Shell(Kilgore Trout), Lying Awake (Salzman), Walkin’ Matilda (Graham) (don’t think anyone else here would have read this one), Siddhartha (Hess). I did start to read Tom Sawyer multiple times over the years but just couldn’t get into it; i finally finished it last Summer.

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    Stephen Gilberg  11 months ago

    I think the only books I’ve read more than twice are ones I read in early childhood. Not sure how much I read them on my own, tho.

    …Oh wait: There are also the baby books I’ve read to my nephew.

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    Bill The Nuke  11 months ago

    Does he expect the Oreos package or any of the books mentioned to change?

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    rlaker22j  11 months ago

    Yeager also into the mouth of the cat character builders

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    dhmcgee04 Premium Member 11 months ago

    Lord of the Rings Trilogy

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    Leadvilledave  11 months ago

    All the “Heath Barrington” Murder mystery books!

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    Darwinskeeper  11 months ago

    “The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and its sequels.

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    DonLee2  11 months ago

    “Imperial Earth” by Arthur C. Clarke. And then “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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    Boots at the Boar Premium Member 11 months ago

    I’m still waiting for Oreos made with Olestra.

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    Jan C  11 months ago

    Not a single book, but a series: E.E. “Doc” Smith’s Lensman series.

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    jbmoore2 Premium Member 11 months ago

    The Great Gatsby, The Sun Also Rises, Old Man and the Sea are favorite re-reads among others.

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    amxchester  11 months ago

    Read the Bible through every year. Read Tolkien’s main 4 about 10 times….then libraries networked through ILL program – not enough years too read all the books available now. My reading list is up to 64! No more re-reads…..

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    contralto2b  11 months ago

    My current most re-read book is “The Deed of Paksenarrion” by Elizabeth Moon. It was originally 3 books published in 1988 and 1989. I think I picked it up about 15-20 years ago and have read it at least 10 times – sometimes back to back. It reads like a really good DnD game. I just love it.

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    Pequod  11 months ago

    As much as I like No Country for Old Men, it is far from McCarthy’s best work. Personally, I favor Suttree and Blood Meridian.

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    gcarlson  11 months ago

    Bible every other year, the Apocrypha and the Lost Books the alternate years. Michener’s and Edward Rutherfurd’s epics about once each decade or two. On my third trip through Shakespeare’s canon (of course, any play I’m in gets extra readings). Have also read Lord of the Rings and its prequels and the Sherlock Holmes canon many times, just not recently.

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    streetbeater  11 months ago

    “Brave New World” – Aldous Huxley

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    asrialfeeple  11 months ago

    Ronja the robbers daughter. Narnia. Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. Will see if I can get Kruistocht in spijkerbroek from the library.

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    Leewit  11 months ago

    I love that this has lead to a great sharing among readers. I have re-read a lot of classics and science fiction and fantasy (definitely LOTR and the Hobbit) but I have probably read the New Testament and the Book of Mormon more than any other, followed by the Doctrine and Covenants, the Old Testament, and the Pearl of Great Price. The Old Testament almost as much as the New Testament if you don’t count skipping Songs of Solomon, Psalms, and Proverbs. ;)

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    RussellRogerBe1  11 months ago

    Most read book in our house, for both SWMBO and I, The Holy Bible.

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    GreggW Premium Member 11 months ago

    “The Brothers Karamazov”, twice. Maybe that’s not legit because it was two different translations. Planning on a third.

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member 11 months ago

    Mobey Dick.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 11 months ago

    LOTR, Larry Niven’s Known Universe, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, manga version, Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

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    syzygy47  11 months ago

    Certain ‘graphic novels’ aside, Alfred Bester’s The Stars My Destination and The Demolished Man

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    cabalonrye  11 months ago

    Too many, I can’t remember which one I read the most. But I don’t think I have ever read an Oreo packaging, even though I was once so desperate for something to read I read the instructions on the box of my toothpaste.

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    evilsofa  11 months ago

    “Wow, you have a lot of books! You’ve read all of them?”“No, I haven’t read any of these. Why would I want a bunch of books I’ve already read?”

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    Mark Devney  11 months ago

    I echo Robert Heinlein and Larry Niven. I’ve read many of their books more than 5 times. Riverworld series by Farmer. Nero Wolfe as fusilier above mentioned – odd to re-read a mystery! But with Wolfe it’s enjoyable whether you remember the ending or not! When. I was younger I binged Asimov robot stories and mysteries like Caves of Steel and kept going back to them.

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    Mark Devney  11 months ago

    Oh! And David Eddings’ fantasy series’. I come back to The Belgariad every decade or so. :-)

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    Daeder  11 months ago

    “No Runners for Mice and Men”

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    davidringler  11 months ago

    wow….Once A Runner….you had to have been one…classic

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    LoveBritTV Premium Member 11 months ago

    Pastwatch by Orson Scott Card. Tailchaser’s Song (also Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series) by Tad Williams. 1984 by George Orwell. The Gate to Women’s Country by Sherri S. Tepper. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. The Chronicles of Narnia (also The Screwtape Letters) by C. S. Lewis. The White Plague by Frank Herbert. All the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling. The Hitchhikers series by Douglas Adams. Plus Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg, Robert Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke.

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    ars731  11 months ago

    The Stand by Stephen King

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    Sanspareil  11 months ago

    “The Ring of Ritornel” and “The Rose” and The Venetian Court and The Paradox Men by Charles L. Harness.

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    ampeck  11 months ago

    the Narnia Series 20+ times start from the time I was 10.

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    joeparkmoor  11 months ago

    “The Martian Chronicles”

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    mischugenah  11 months ago

    Terry Pratchett’s THUD

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    dbmail545  11 months ago

    Holy crap! I’ve read all those books!

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