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Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

There are a lot of books that I've read more than once, and all for different reasons. But I suppose there are some I've read more than others.

1-Marie-Tempête : One of the few French books I've actually enjoyed reading. I think I've read this 2 or 3 times, once in grade 5 (oh lord, what was I thinking then?!) and once or twice in junior high. It's a really stunning book that deals with relationships, illness, sex, teen pregnancy, loss, running away, and having to face the consequences of your actions. It's actually 3 books, but I managed to find a compilation of the three. Dominique Demers is an absolute genius.

2-The Gemma Doyle Trilogy : Not a series I read religiously, but I've read it in it's entirety at least 5 times. A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, and The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray follow Gemma Doyle and her friends from Spence Academy. Set in turn-of-the-century England, the series gives a new look at the possibilities of magic and other worlds. Absolutely haunting, it keeps pulling you in the more you read. I became so attached to the characters that by the end of the third book, I had to stop and put it away, because I knew what was going to happen. I still read this series about once a year.

3-The Moth Diaries : I don't even know where to begin with this book. There is so much going on in such short time, and you never know what's real and what's not. Written in diary-form, It's a psychological journey into the mind of a schizophrenic, paranoid teen girl at a private school in the US. There are so many plot twists and unbelievable characters, it's hard to know where to look next. The weirdest part? You never know if this if the story is completely fiction, or if it's really the author's experience. I still go back to this whenever I want a quick read that will get my mind spinning and send shivers down my spine.

4-Harry Potter : Alright, it's out there. I am a total Harry Potter nerd. I love it. I can't get enough of it. I read the series at least once a year, sometimes twice. I don't think I need to explain why, because these books are just awesome beyond words. I got the chance last fall to go to the theme park at Universal Orlando. Holy friggin crap, dream come true. It was seriously beyond words. 'Nuff said.

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