Wednesday, August 08, 2007

WIP Wednesday

I got nothing. I know it's a knitting blog and all that, but there hasn't been too much knitting going on at my house lately. Just haven't felt too up to it. I've been slogging (don't you love that word?) away on the Diamond Stole edging, but still haven't finished the first side yet. I haven't done any socks or started anything else, so I got nothing. Makes for a rather boring knit blog, doesn't it?

I am rather tempted to start something new just to have something to show. But I really need to finish one or two projects first. Maybe I'll get around to finishing next week.

I've been doing a little bit of reading. I finished re-reading Little Women and have just begun re-reading Great Expectations. I get in these occasional moods where I want to re-read the classics. I'm one of those people who loves re-reading good books. I've read the Harry Potter books several times each (except for the last one). (I also like re-watching good TV episodes or good movies). What about you? Do you like to re-read certain books, or is once enough? Anybody have any re-readable books to recommend?

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Anonymous Mindy said...

If there is a book I love, I will re-read it over and over again. To Kill a Mockingbird and Gone With the Wind are the first 2 that come to mind. I also love Barbara Kingsolvers' The Prodigal Summer. After I finished reading HP, I'll probably pick that one up again.

9:35 AM  
Blogger LUL said...

I have a weakness for the Earth Children series by Jean Auel.

9:48 AM  
Anonymous cheryl said...

I love Little Women, I haven't read it in ages though. I should re-read that too, now that you mention it!

I've read the Anne of Green Gables series about 8 times too.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

I reread books all the time. I'm currently rereading The Half Blood Prince. I've read James Michener's Hawaii at least three times! My husband thinks I'm nuts - he almost never rereads a book. I've come to the conclusion that we read for different reasons. He reads to find out the story, and once he knows how it ends, he has no need to read it again. I read because I love the way the words go together. I can never get tired of rereading those words and marveling at the author's skill in putting them together.

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Ebony said...

If I love a book or a series of books I re-read them as the mood strikes me. I love books in series, because then I can go back and re-read the whole series. I never sell those to used book stores. And when I do decide to sell something, I usually re-read it before making the decision. I thought I was one of the few people who did that.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

I can relate to having nothing. The blame in my case falls upon DH who was home from work for 5 days straight. Then yesterday I had to take him to work while his car was in the garage and he had asked that I stay until the garage opened and he could talk to them, but then he had me stay down there all day. No knitting, no spinning, no Internet. I just sat and twiddled my thumbs. It sucked!

I only recently started re-reading books and I've really enjoyed re-watching TV episodes on DVD in the past couple of years.

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Beth S. said...

Oh yes. Individual books, series of books... my favorites all get re-read many, many times. Wringing every last drop of enjoyment out of my favorites (and always discovering new things to appreciate about them) makes up for missing out on some other titles, I think.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous AlisonH said...

I'd been putting off Harry Potter, because I wanted to reread a bunch of them to refresh my memory before diving in. I finally caved, and just finished #4.

Rachel Remen is my favorite author for going back and reading again and again.

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Jan said...

Missed you Monday!

I got nothin' either -- nothin' to enter into the fair, nothin' done to turn in for charity -- what a bummer!

And I haven't been reading because I was afraid it would take away from knitting that I wanted to do.

Instead it has been the incredible stresses of work that have taken away most of my 'free' time, and let me exhausted and incapable for the rest.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

I know what you mean about starting something just so you have something for the blog. I admire your perseverance to stick to finishing the projects you already have on the needles instead. :)

One book that I like to reread is a John Irving book named "A Prayer For Owen Meany". I just love the characters. After so many years of having it on my shelf, it's like visiting with old friends whenever I go back to it.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Read both Penmarric and Wheel of Fortune by Susan Howatch. She's a wonderful writer and the books are fictional characters based on lives that parallel real ones...British Royalty real ones. Oh how I love those books and I've read them so many times.

Opal, you do know that A Prayer for Owen Meany is the basis for Cider House Rules? One of my favorite movies. Good night you Princes of Maine, you kings of New England :)

2:40 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Oh yeah, I definitely reread certain books. Just made it through (listening) HP 1-6 again. I love rereading Charles de Lint - he has lots of interconnected and overlapping characters, which makes things feel really comfy/familiar. I also like rereading Bellwether by Connie Wilils, as well as her book To Say Nothing of the Dog, or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump At Last.

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Angel said...

I re-read The Chosen everytime I go home for Christmas- it has been one of my favorite books since I read it in high school.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

I love to re-read books. I just bought a copy of Mark Helprin's Winter's Tale, which I read when I was in high school. I am hoping it is as good as I remember.

1:54 PM  

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