It's one of those things. Impossible for me to really explain.
Maybe you think you'll die when you have finished it?
Can't really explain it beyond that (and am interested on how you knew that was my issue with it).
Name of the book plus your reluctance.
The very first Artemis Fowl book. I know it's a book for grade 7's but I read them when I was in grade 3/4. I really love them! My friends are puzzled as to why I like them, I don't really know. They were just really fun to read when I was a little kid.
I haven't given away any of my Soho Crime series books, since most of them are well written compared to the norm. When I'm out of new books to read, and not in the mood for an actual educational book (I'm read Witold Rybcynski's City Life off and on, and trying to work my way into Nabokov stories), I'll reread a Soho.
I've read so many police procedurals over the years, and read them so fast, that I can't just tell you what happened in one of those books I've already read.
So, I'm reading Grace Brophy's The Last Enemy as if like new but not quite. I remembered, looking at the cover, that I liked the two books of hers I'd read, and that they were both set in Perugia and its environs, and started to recognize some of the characters, but now, on page 93, I can't say 'who did it'. That's like getting to eat a delicious ice cream sundae twice.
Jane Austen's all books I can read again, esp. Pride and prejudice. Withering heights, Jane Eyre are my favourites too. And Elizabeth Gaskell, Wilkie Collins, Thomas Hardy, etc. Mainly all classics. And Sherlock Holmes.
human all too human
the gay science
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
The Book of Five Rings
tao te ching
art of war
The Military Maxims of Napoleon
just to name some
how is that showing off i've read all those books too plus more..
is it showing off to read alot too?
you might be jealous.
if any thing you might have something to learn from him/her if they retained the knowledge
I guess I'm cynical.
What I would prefer is a title and an explanation of what makes the poster keep coming back to that read...you know....like an exchange on a passionate subject that informs others...or am I asking too much?
then say that rather than what you said early.
since i read all those books, could i giv some insight into it?
Which book have you reread most often? why do you reread it?
1 human all too human- it gives deep insight to human behavior history religion metaphysics the state the individual women etc... it expressed in a collection of aphorisms which are easy to read and fast. he covers topics in depth while being quick about it and to the point without any red herrings, also very humorous and amusing, quick wit and cleverness, one of the best writing styles ever. also his apollo & dionysain resembles yin yang http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.sparknotes.com/philosophy/nietzsche/section1.rhtml&sa=U&ei=oeByU4D1KbLesASnxYCgAw&ved=0CB0QFjAA&usg=AFQjCNF5L2Qt4wNt1svSYoQLtE1uO108rw
hagakure - love the fatalistic mentality the stoical writing the fascinating way of the noble servant. a quote: although it stand to reason that a samurai should be mindful of the way it would see that we are all negligent, consequently if some one where to ask what is the true meaning of the way, the person who would be able to answer promptly is rare. this is because it is not established in one's mind beforehand, from this one's unmindfulness of the way can be known. negligence is an extreme thing. the way of the samurai is found in death when it comes to either/or there is only the quick choice of death. it is not particularly difficult be determined and advance. to say dying without reaching's one aim is to die a dog's death is the frivolous way of sophisticates. when pressed with the choice of life or death it is not necessary to gain one's aim. we all want to live and we make our logic to what we like, but not having reached our aim and continuing to live is cowardice.
tao te ching - it expresses its metaphysics in a poetically profound way.
it teaches against confucianism. it encompasses totality. it's a manual for success and leadership.
zhuangzi - same as explanation above except the manual for success and leadership... but it teaches how to have a sage like mind.
Eclectic. Maybe too eclectic.???????