A taste for excellence: re-reading The Shipping News

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  1. Sadly, I have never read the Shipping News, but it is one of my favorite movies…ever. I just love it. I will have to read it now. As for re-reading, every few years I re-read Outlander by Gabaldon for a bit of time travel and romance. Like Water for Chocolate never gets old for me…for that magic realism….I tend to pick up Longfellow’s Song of Hiawatha from time to time-I have always loved the rhythm of those words and Little Women, at least 3 or 4 times.

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    1. Kelly!!! You have to read the book. I’ll watch the movie if you’ll read the book. Deal? I love Like Water for Chocolate – it’s been years since I read it, and now I want to re-read it. And I’ve never read Song of Hiawatha. Thanks for the titles!

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  2. I have The Shipping News in my to read pile. I think I will now push it up to the top! Thank you Andrea!

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  3. Another re-reader here. You made me want to re-read the Shipping News. Some of my books I like to read over again are the same as yours. One I just re-read was the Hobbit.

    I am so loving your blog.

    Love, Mom

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  4. Most of the time I prefer something new…I love the high from the new adventures I get from a book I’ve never read, but every now and then I just want that comforting feeling you can only get from something familiar, especially during stressful times…and then i re-read my favorites. 🙂

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  5. Yeah. You can re-read when you can do this –>> “eating Proulx’s sentences, relishing her metaphors, savoring her arrangement and choice of words”

    You get to re-savor the beauty of the thing. Like looking at a painting again

    Swell post

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