Monday Mind Game… What is your “indulgent book?”

Come on…. you know you have one.  What is that one book that you have loved so much, that you take it and read it once every year or two.  The one that going back and revisiting the great characters makes you feel a part of their world.

Maybe you display in proudly.  Maybe.  Maybe you can’t believe you keep reading it over and over when there are so many books out there begging – crying even, to be read…. yet this one calls you so you have it hidden like a bag of Milano Cookies.  milano better one

So here is mine.  It is actually three books.  It is the Three Sisters Trilogy by Nora Roberts. These books, Dance Upon The Air, Heaven and Earth, and Face The Fire are the books I turn to again and again.  If I find extra copies at sales I always pick them up to give to friends because to me – they are MUST READS.  For the record, I am not a Nora Roberts fan…. yet these three books are nothing like I feel she has written before.

There.  I said it out loud.  What a relief.  What a weight lifted off my shoulders.  Thanks for listening.  So come on…. what’s yours?

Leave your comment here and I will enter you  into a random drawing for a new copy of Dance Upon The Air (the first book in the trilogy) (US addresses only please and no po box #’s) Contest ends on Monday July 6th.

Blog about this on your blog and link it back to this contest…. I will give you an extra vote.  So come on…. spill it.  :)

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Posted on June 29, 2009, in Monday Mind Game. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. I would have to say that’d be James Herriot’s “All Creatures Great and Small”. He has a brilliant talent for writing, and I love his characters of Seigried and Tristan, his vet partners. The humor is downright funny, and all the animals adorable.

    I never get tired of reading of his works!

  2. laurelrainsnow

    Hey, Sheila, I had to go through my “favorites list” to find this one, as I have a few…but this one stood out. It’s “A Woman of Substance,” by Barbara Taylor Bradford.

    I blogged about it here:

    http://laurelrainsnow.wordpress.com/2009/06/29/an-all-time-favorite-book/

  3. The Bible!
    Of course my children’s books bring out the kid in me. Makes you want to blow some bubbles…LOL…

  4. no need to enter me as I live in Canada :P

    but, I’d have to say the Harry Potter books are ones I could read over and over. Also the Dragonlance Chronicles. Those are ones I would keep forever.

  5. Oh so funny i was just thinking about posting something like this!! The 2 books that i may re-read tho very hard since there are sooooooo many other books that want to read so badly . Barbara Kingsolver The Poisonwood Bible and the Left Behind series by Tim Lahaye. Now that you posted this i think i’m going to start reading them LOL!!
    Great post!
    Natalie

  6. No need to enter me in the contest but I do like the question…

    I reread Pride and Prejudice at least three times a year just to cleanse my pallette. I still have my orginal high school copy but since it has started to crumble, I’ve moved on to another reading copy.

    I read a lot and I read pretty fast, but when I’m feeling the need to just zone out and decompress after a particularly challenging few books, I always fall back on Agatha Christie or Dorothy Sayers to perk me back up.

  7. I’ll have to second Pride and Prejudice. While it is in no way a quick read, I find myself turning to it once a year or anytime I need to quickly grab a book that I know I’ll enjoy. I think it must be the scintillating plot of knowing that Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet should be together but their pride, prejudice and overall first impressions are keeping them apart. Also, the language is beautiful! Mmm… Milano cookies!

  8. Hmmm….Twilight…I know Sheila, not the best literature in the world, but when I read it I couldn’t put it down. I read while I walked and that’s hard hehe…I still haven’t found a book that intrigued me as much Twilight =) And Sheila did we have the same thought…we both decided to make Monday a question day haha…I guess we think alike lol…it’s funny I’m like what they hey I didn’t even look at your blog until now …

    -Eleni

  9. Actually there are several books that I have read and reread: Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck, Mystic River by Dennis Lehane and The Soul of a Horse by Joe Camp. I think what I like most about all three is they engaged me on a real emotional level. Steinbeck for his great characterizations and commentary on human behavior. Lahane likewise, and Camp because I am a sucker for horses and he really got into the mind of a horse the way he did dogs with Benji.

  10. I read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon over and over again. As a matter of fact, I do several mini-rereads all year long on the entire series. I just love all six (soon to be seven) books and never get tired of them.

  11. I don’t think I have ever had that type of reaction to a book. I have many times started to read a book only to remember the entire story line because I had read it before. I sometimes reread parts of books that I didn’t really understand, especially dealing with events in the middle east. Also the Bible.

  12. The Bible is first and foremost the book I will always be reading through again and again. It is fascinating to me how at different times in our lives, different scripture really speaks and holds your heart.

  13. Interestingly enough, I don’t have a book that I pick up and re-read periodically. Am I broken? (Don’t answer that!)

  14. C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia are fun to pick up and re-read.
    Otherwise, with fiction I am so drawn to so many wonderful books that I don’t read any fiction more than once.
    I have a huge collection of nonfiction that I continually refer to, lots of gardening books and apologetics.

  15. I very rarely reread, which is odd because I love to own books. Perhaps I just like to look at them and remember the time that I did read them? It’s all in the memories.

  16. My indulgent book is The Swan House by Elizabeth Musser. This book speaks to me in so many ways but I was originally drawn to it because I was born, raised, and still live in Atlanta within 5 miles of the Swan Coach House. I actually picked up the book on a visit to the Swan House for tea (and possibly too many mint juleps-they make them very strong). The glimpse of Atlanta history really ties the book together but it is the intense emotional feeling that pours off of every page which really makes your heart ache with a combination of sadness, pride, and discovery.

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