04 August 2009

august 4



What book do you read at least once a year?

I´d love to say Jane Austen or Gabriel García Márquez... but honestly, it´s India Knight. My Life on a Plate cracks me up.

29 comments:

Coucou Couture said...

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. I don't know why, but since it was required reading in highschool, I've been fascinated by it, and obsessed with the idea of falling in love with an architect like Howard Roark. Now, I can never look at a building in quite the same way again. Gaudi's cathedral, Frank Gehry's Dancing House, anything by Tadao Ando, the chapel of Notre Dame du Haute by Le Corbusier at Ronchamp and the incredible "mud hut" structures in Mali rising six storeys high is sacred space to me!

http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/dancinghouse/index.htm

angeltreats said...

Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy. I hang my head in shame.

l i s e said...

I am very found of Jim Harrison.

Inna said...

I would love to say Jane Austen too.. I have read almost all her books but not once a year, not at all. It would sound great though! During last years I have read the Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón at least once a year. The book only gets better the more I read it!

ibb said...

It is a strange book. It is "Letter to a young poet" of Rainer Maria Rilke. It has something. A friend of mine give it up to me when I was 15, and I think I open it nearly every year.
Or "The Invisible Cities" of Italo Calvino.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Les fleurs du mal - Baudelaire ; Tao te King - Lao Tseu ; Art of war - Sun Tzu ; Calvin and Hobbes - Bill Watterson...

Jeannette said...

The one and only books I open every single year..the South Beach Diet. How sad is that? ;)
And the books of Susan Loomis..Tarte Tatin and Rue Tatin. Now you know the reason why I´m always on a diet...I love food way too much! hehehehe

Polly said...

It's I Capture the Castle. I'm a hopeless romantic

adrienne said...

song for night...chris abani

and coming through slaughter...michael ondatje

i love calvino as well, though i've only read the baron in the trees twice...

Franny said...

I don't usually re-read books, but if I did, I would read Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert :+)

Kamana said...

I wish you hadnt said Jane Austen, because now i feel awkward to admit it is pride and prejudice that i read over and over again. i think i am secretly in love with mr darcy.

McGillicutty said...

Oh Jane Jane Jane... I don't read anything over and over there are too many new things to be pretending to read! hahahaa... I love this daily question you clever thing you!

The Girl in the Yellow Shoes said...

I have to read the Count of Monte Cristo. I can't help it. I love it! And I do love Pride and Prejudice. I don't make it back every year though.

Kari said...

I'd have to say one of the many Sidney Sheldon books that I have.

Anna said...

i love this question and reading everyone's answer, but i hardly read books twice :(
that's no fun.

but i just finished colum mccann's let the great world spin, and i have to say i would read it over and over if i could because it was amazing!

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Kathy said...

Straight Man, by Richard Russo. He's a hoot!

marinik said...

for the past few years I can't even finish a book I start let alone read it twice in a year :) I stick to short articles I can actually finish...

Cris Siqueira said...

The Little Prince, is one of my favorite!!!

caitlin said...

Number the Stars.

Crescent Moon said...

The only books I ever seem to reread are children's books. Right now I am reading James and the Giant Peach aloud for the third time.

Dorit said...

So cool questions! Love reading the answers.
Right now children's books are my rereads, but Pride and Prejudice is closest to an annual thing for me.
And to yesterday's question I wanted to respond Jane Austen. But then thought that she might scare me to death, so I didn't say anyone :)

janis said...

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, though not every year, but often :)

Nadia said...

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

When I was a child it was Little Women although I believe I read that 2-3 times a year. It was my all time favorite and still is one of my dearest books.

Katy said...

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - I have a thing for Atticus - shhhh don't tell the Mr!

Daan said...

I think the Childrens Bible, but than read to the children by my Love so i don;t read it myself but i listen ;-)

Elizabeth said...

I don't read any book at least once a year, but I do read certain poems -- mainly by Yeats and Wallace Stevens and Mary Oliver.

kim said...

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Bonnie said...

I generally do not read a book more than once ... there are way tooooo many to read in my lifetime to ever go back and read one I've already read !!

state of bliss said...

"Underworld" by Don DeLillo is one of those books I love to return. And there are few others.

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