Sadly, I don’t know which book I could read over and over again

What book could you read over and over again?

I’m going to be frank with you. I used to read books with a voracious quality, signaling my need to read more and more. My mom used to go to the public library on my behalf, at times, and come back with ten books. I write a novel (a bad one) at a young age. I wish I still had it. I would cry a storm if I were to ever find it because it represents a time where the written word meant so much to me. It’s a time when I was enchanted to go on a journey of imagination.

Fast forward to today, and I haven’t read a book in a long time. I want to read one. I don’t want to just be reading bite or Twitter-size ramblings all day-long. I also am a bit tired of all my field papers, I supposely need to read to keep up with the prevailing wisdom that healthcare is and needs to change.

Healthcare, a year from now, will be different. The world banking system will be different. None of what we are currently doing is sustainable. But I most certainly have digressed. Although, I have not.

With all the changes afoot, I need to read these snippets that supposedly give you insight into the world. They don’t. Either way, I wish I could go back to my escapism of youth.

Now, I am going to admit something. I love the movie Dirty Dancing. I’ve seen that movie at least once a year. There’s no such book for me.

I do believe that when younger, I re-read Catcher in the Rye. I actually liked it. I would re-read Random Family despite it being over 1,000 pages. Unbelievebly well-captured non-fiction of a community in the early ’80s and early ’90s. I’m also willing, in theory, to re-read all the Harry Potter books in the series. I think the book Salt is important to understand and perhaps re-read.

With that said, I think I will get a bew book and give it a try. Any good suggestions welcomed. Perhaps it is time for me to go back to my childhood, exploratory times.

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  1. I do not read fiction books, and I am a WWII aficionado, so that is the subject I read the most. There is a book called “Flight to Arras”, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, about a reconnaissance mission he flew, during the German invasion of France. I re-read that book more times than I care to remember. It is about war and the futile effort to stop the nazis, but it was written poetically, after all, it is Saint-Exupéry.


  2. I rarely reread a book. There are so many I haven’t gotten to, yet! I don’t think I’d dare make a recommendation, not knowing what kind of book you might be looking for. I read very broadly, though do gravitate more to some genres than others. It does help both to reflect on the world and the human condition, but also to block it out for a little while. Happy reading!


  3. Have you read any books by Malcolm Gladwell ? They’re non-fiction but he tackles really interesting subjects….my favorite is Outliers. Do you have a favorite hobby or activity you’re interested in or maybe a place you want to visit in the future, perhaps start there


  4. “Oh yeah, life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone”
    “Oh yeah”
    He’s saying “Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone”
    Oh, let it rock, let it roll
    Let the bible belt come and save my soul
    Holdin’ on to sixteen as long as you can
    Change is coming ’round real soon
    Make us women and men”

    Oh Dear Lord Dear Miriam

    With Memories of ‘The Boss”

    Singing What A Nightmare if i Had
    to Go Back to ‘Sweet 16’ Compared

    To Soul Felt Free Close to 63 In June
    of Course ever since 6.6.60 on Course

    i Remember As A Small Child So Very Bored
    Wishing There Was Some Kind of Machine Where

    i Could Press A Button to Ask it Anything i Wanted to Know

    in Life of Course
    After Age 4 When
    i Could Speak as Before
    That Just Absorbing the
    Environment Around me in Input Way

    So Much To Do in College to Earn 3 Degrees at Once With 3 Part-Time Jobs

    Then Mind Turning to Mush After That With Some Kind of Job to Make Pay

    Yes And Then in the 80’s That First Work Computer Where You Could Play
    the Little Game with the Snake Eating Digital Artifacts on a Black And White

    Screen Growing Longer That Yellow Color of the Little Snake So Bright Seemed



    to A World Without
    Much Stimulation for Mind That Way

    “Flowers For Algernon” Sure When i Was in School

    And Now That Book Read in Youth “Jonathan Livingston
    Seagull” and Even the Movie “Forrest Gump” Has Really

    Come True for me as All i Really Aimed to Do is Fulfill Whatever
    Human Potential i Could Do From Young Not Money And Stuff

    Related Yet

    Ascending in All
    The Virtues of what
    it Means to Be Human
    Free With Fur and Wings

    And True Transcending too

    Yet of Course Space For That
    Comes With Avenues to Improve
    As Far As Human Tools Come and Go

    And Financial Independence No Longer
    Under the Whim of Who Runs my Life With Theirs

    Every Day i Awake to A New Adventure Full of Wonderlust

    It Doesn’t Matter if it is

    A New Color of Flower in Eden

    Outside The Window in my Bedroom
    Smaller than this 27.1 Inch iMac Screen

    Or the Vast Arts and Sciences at my Finger Tips
    And 5K Screen of Colors All Around the World Practically Free

    Every Day is a New Page of my Life There is Just Way too Much to

    Learn and Evolve to Be And Do in Co-Creation Moving Connecting

    Than Read Any Story From Yesterday Unless It May Be New to

    Evolve A Soul From
    All Viewpoints
    Worldly of


    And the
    of Fur And Wings Within

    Yet of Course i Do Understand
    The Need to Decompress With

    Some Kind of Cultural Comfort at Hand
    We Actually Watched Old Shows Like ‘Bewitched’

    in my 30’s to Wind Down After Work on the ‘Old Show
    Channel’ From our 10 Foot Satellite Dish Oh Dear Lord So

    Much Change in One Life Oh Dear Lord For Those Who Master
    The Tools And Do Not Become Mastered By Them or Becoming the
    Tools in Form

    More than
    Essence of


    These Are the Best
    of Days Yet to Be Alive

    Still Evolving Always Now A
    New Avenue to Pursue Spiraling Wings Higher…

    Anyway i’ve Got More ‘Ads For Heaven’ in This Work
    Space at Home To Do And Yes i Do Believe my Wife is
    Twitching Her

    Nose For

    For Whatever

    Magic Recipe
    i Will Come to Eat Next

    Life Continues to Be More
    Like ‘Bewitched’ With ‘White
    Magic’ Indeed Yet Of Course

    There Are Circus Clowns

    From the Gutters


    to IT
    Returning Again too

    A Balance oF DarK and LiGHT
    DarK is LiGHT NiGHT iS Day

    Full Moon


    Sun New

    Now Comes and
    Goes And Continues to Return…

    Oh What Humans Will Achieve Together More..:)


  5. There aren’t many books I’ve read more than once. I read “The Lord of the Rings” twice, I think, and I’ve made a couple of passes through all the Rex Stout “Nero Wolfe” books, but that’s about it …


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