Once again, I’m joining in again with Feature & Follow hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Each week they post a prompt, which you respond to, and then spend some time visiting and following other blogs (the following is an important part). Feel free to join in – it’s fun and a great way to meet other bloggers.
This weeks prompt is…
What book do you reread the most? (For people who don’t reread, what books have you considered rereading?)
This is a pretty easy one to answer because I rarely re-read books, and when I do it’s only once. Which means I don’t have to sit here trying to coust re-reads on my fingers because there is only one book up for consideration, Dracula by Bram Stoker.
I actually don’t know how many times I have read Dracula, at least 10 times and probably more since I first read it as a teenager. Every few years I have an overwhelming desire to read it.
Why this book? Because it scares me, every time, and I love being scared. I always read it at night and always at winter. And then I always sleep with the hall light on. It’s just so creepy and tension just build s all the way through.
Plus, it’s set in part in my favourite part of the world (yes world), Whitby. With it’s cliffs, harbour, gothic church and ruined abbey it is the perfect setting for Dracula to land and when I read it I could picture it clear as day. And it sent a chill down my spine.
As far as books go, I know many now are gorier and hold more twists and turns but this still can’t be beaten for me for setting a scene, building tension, and presenting the ultimate villan, one you kind of want to meet.
What about you, what do you re-read or what do you think you should?
I used to re-read occasionally but now it’s more or less never, although I have reread A Christmas Carol in the build up to Christmas!
I used to reread a lot when I was young, probably because I didn’t have a lot of newer books. Even so, I reread Gone with the Wind a couple of times. Now I have a stack to reread, including GWTW, Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, and a few others. I’ve never read Dracula. Oooh.
I think I should re-read some of the classics I read when I was really young but there are so many new books.
I mostly re-read light stuff… like JD Robb, Robert B Parker, Sue Grafton’s alphabet series and Martha Grimes’ Richard Jury series. I think of them as ‘comfort reads’.
That’s what Dracula is for me. A comfort read. Having just re-read A is for Alibi I can see re-reading more of them….though I don’t know if I’d end up reading anything new if I started.
To Kill A Mockingbird for me, the only book I have reread multiple times since I first read it nearly 20 years ago (OMG!!)
I think that’s a favourite of a lot of people. I am ashamed to say I have never read it.
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