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Books You Reread Every Year?
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Books You Reread Every Year?
I'm an avid reader and there are three books I read cover to cover every year:

1. The Art of War, by Sun Tzu (James Clavell interpretation)
2. The Art of Worldly Wisdom, by Baltasar Gracian (Christopher Maurer translation)
3. The New Testament (New American Standard Updated)

Just out of curiosity, are there any on here who also reread books and what are they?
11-10-2015 11:51 AM
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RE: Books You Reread Every Year?
The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights by Richard Burton

The book takes me away to a different time & place. Sort of like my very own way of meditation.
11-10-2015 01:03 PM
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RE: Books You Reread Every Year?
On war, by Carl von Clausewitz. I re-read it every 3 years. It's not an easy subject.
Dropped Names, by Frank Langella, such a delicious book.
Beyond Good and Evil, by Nietzsche, the Last Philosopher's best book.
Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius, a kind of secular Bible.
Palimpsest, by Gore Vidal, the biography of America's biographer.

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Meditation by Marcus Aurelius

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11-10-2015 01:30 PM
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11-10-2015 04:44 PM
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(11-10-2015 04:44 PM)Isaac Jordan Wrote:  Dupe-ish: Books You Have Read More Than Once

I confess I didn't see that.

The moderators are welcome to delete this thread.
11-12-2015 03:12 PM
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RE: Books You Reread Every Year?
I re read Scar Tissue, the autobiography by Anthony Keidis of the chili peppers, and The Dirt: Confessions of the Worlds Most Notorious Rock Band every couple years. Both are great.
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11-18-2015 05:11 PM
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RE: Books You Reread Every Year?
To nervous to post on previously linked forum all of their books are mature and very red-pill based.
But I only ever enjoyed reading Fiction. Mainly science fic/ or fantasy.
Fic
I highly recommend the Eragon series if your'e interested in dragons/humans/etc Lord of the rings feel less detail in that rock over there that took 2 pages to describe in LOtR.
I've read the Belaron a few times but forgot how to even spell it will link later if its wanted but for now eh. fantasy based magic...stuff
I don't remember other "must" reads in the fiction section.
Maybe the Hobbit if you have time or LOtR series.
Non fic
I've only read a few Non-Fiction books and most of them were for school, but there was one psychology book that got me. My Psychology class in High school was almost based off i and for the love of me i cant remember its name. It had chapters dealing with the Kubler-Ross theory and others with Hawthorne effect and such..etc.etc, I recommend those and if someone could find the one about psych i would love to have it linked ill probably remember it as soon as i post and make an edit but for now i don't remember.
11-29-2015 02:46 AM
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RE: Books You Reread Every Year?
(11-29-2015 02:46 AM)Wisetell Wrote:  But I only ever enjoyed reading Fiction. Mainly science fic/ or fantasy.

Oh, then I have some great recommendations for you and these are ones I reread constantly:

Look up John Stoddard's The High House. It is incredible. Will be reading the sequel soon (The False House) and I've been told that a third book will be coming out next year.

Here's a list of other fantasy, SF, and dark fantasy books I reread on a continual basis, but I will only list the ones you might not have yet read and leave out H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and other better known authors and works:

Mythago Wood, by Robert Holdstock
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, by H.P. Lovecraft is a solid fantasy while his At the Mountains of Madness is solid SF with a strong horror theme.

Also, look up Algernon Blackwood (The Willows) William Hope Hodgson (The House on the Borderlands) and Arthur Machen (The Three Impostors). They are of an older generation and their writing takes some getting used to, but they have their rewards. Their works are legally free on Manybooks.net.
12-01-2015 09:43 AM
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RE: Books You Reread Every Year?
Not really one that I make a point to read every year, but every so often I'll pick up Walden and read it, sometimes from a random spot or where I left off months ago. The same goes for Ben Franklin's works, but those are easy reads so I'll just quickly read/listen to one whenever I have some time to kill.

Every year, when going over my fitness achievements and goals for the next year I'll read Arnold's Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding to decide on what I want to work on in the coming months.

As far as fiction, I'll read Ender's Game and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series about once a year. I also make a point to start reading Watchmen on October 12th every year, and read each comic on the chronological date it occurs on.
12-01-2015 02:38 PM
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RE: Books You Reread Every Year?
Meditations - as mentioned by others. I pick that one up several times each year.
Letters from a stoic - by Seneca. In the same league as Meditations.
The way of the superior man - by David Deida. I only think I have finished it once, but read the first half close to 10 times. Whenever I feel down, lost or exhausted the first half of that book gets me to man up and fill with energy. The latter half never really caught my attention.
The obstacle is the way - by Ryan Holiday. I have only read it once, but I am absolutely certain that I will return to it over and over again. A obvious choice for a once-each-year book.

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12-01-2015 04:02 PM
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