This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks:
“What’s the first book that you ever read more than once? (I’m assuming there’s at least one.) What book have you read the most times? And–how many?”
For as long as I can remember I have been re-reading. Books were short on supply and my demand was high. I remember reading my first four illustrated fairytales (Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Thumbelina and Goldilocks & the Three Bears) repeatedly every afternoon for a long time. Then the fairy tale collections got thicker. Russian Fairy Tales got a thorough re-reading! I think these were the books that I’ve re-read the most.
As an adult I think I have re-read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen the most. Five times at the last count. Agatha Christie’s Cards on the Table comes a close second with four.